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Two women shop for sneakers in Mankato's city center
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Two women shop for sneakers in Mankato / Kvidt Creative

Find the Perfect Gift

Minnesota invented the modern day mall (Edina — a suburb just south of Minneapolis — boasts the country's first enclosed shopping center) and happens to house the most famous mall in the world. True to our DIY tendencies, our small-town streets are also lined with independent shops run by real people making their dreams come true.

Family at Mall of America, Bloomington

Mall of America, Bloomington / Ryan Taylor

Mall of America is Bloomington at its Very Best

The nation’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, Mall of America features 520 stores, 60 restaurants and a variety of attractions, including a theme park and an aquarium. Best of all, there’s no sales tax on the clothing or shoes. 

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Woman shopping at Duluth Winter Village

Winter Village at Glensheen Mansion, Duluth

Pick Up Perfect Souvenirs

The Twin Cities are a treasure trove of stylish souvenirs that will evoke memories of your trip and please the folks you give them to. Many of the goods you’ll discover, be they jewelry, candles or foods, are made by local artisans. 

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Exterior of the Dorset Trading Post

The Dorset Trading Post / Cool Adventures

Up North Finds

Northwest Minnesota offers inviting boutiques and stores with products ranging from quaint and quirky to classy and chic, not to mention practical: Seek out toasty winter duds like lumberjack Bunyan plaids or kayaks for summertime fun.

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Shoppers on Historic 3rd Street in downtown Rochester

Head to Historic 3rd Street in downtown Rochester for shopping, restaurants and entertainment

Hunting for Antiques & Collectibles

Looking for an old fishing basket or ceramic pot? Whatever your vintage product passion, you can find it in one of Minnesota’s antiquing destinations. Numerous stores and flea markets cater to both serious collectors and casual shoppers.  

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Two women shopping on Grand Avenue in St. Paul

Grand Avenue is St. Paul's boutique shopping destination

Shopping Hot Spots in the Twin Cities

Home to shopping centers, boutiques and outlet malls, the Twin Cities area offers retail options that range from the massive Mall of America to unique boutiques in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Stillwater and beyond. 

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