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Family shopping for ceramics at Keg and Case
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Find all sorts of hand-crafted, made in Minnesota treasures at Keg and Case Market in St. Paul / Paul Vincent
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Find all sorts of hand-crafted, made in Minnesota treasures at Keg and Case Market in St. Paul / Paul Vincent


The opening of Southdale Center, the first fully enclosed shopping mall in the United States, put Minnesota on the map as a shopping destination in 1956. Interest in shopping here increased exponentially with the subsequent opening of the most famous mall in the world, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a variety of special events in 2022. Over the years, many unique shops have also popped up in Twin Cities area shopping districts and along the state's small-town main streets. So bring your curiosity and your credit card and come poke around. You are sure to find some one-of-a-kind treasures.

Three women shopping at Mall of America

Mall of America in Bloomington

Mall of America in Bloomington

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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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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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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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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