The Mini Apple is a haven for retail addicts who demand a wide variety of shopping options. An eclectic mix of chain stores, independently owned shops, and upscale malls awaits.
If you’re looking for designer duds, a great bargain, or artisanal goods, these vibrant shopping destinations will cover your needs:
- Mall of America
The largest retail and entertainment complex in the United States, Mall of America boasts 520 storefronts and 60 restaurants. Popular lifestyle brands like Nike and Lululemon Athletica can be found here, along with dining hotspots like Asian Chao and Masu Sushi & Robata.
It’s also home to several indoor attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, FlyOver America, and Amazing Mirror Maze.
- Nicollet Mall
Spanning 12 blocks and encompassing the Minneapolis City Center and Gaviidae Common, this mall features major retailers and world-class restaurants. Ransack the shelves at Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, or visit Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, and the massive, two-story Target.
Familiarize yourself with local brands at Shop Minneapolis, which carries products from homegrown businesses like Illume Candles and Thymes.
- Edina Galleria
Discover an excellent selection of upscale shops including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Kate Spade New York along with locally owned boutiques. There are also restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and American cuisine. Events such as trunk shows and workshops take place throughout the year.
- Calhoun Square
This compact shopping center is considered an Uptown landmark. Stores sell apparel, houseware, and personal care items. There are also coffee shops and casual dining restaurants that serve steak, sushi, and sandwiches
- Warehouse District
The district’s revitalization over the last several years has transformed it into one of the most exciting shopping destinations in Minneapolis. Storefronts, galleries, and over 40 bars and restaurants keep shoppers coming back to the area.
A spectacular array of cosmetics, home furnishings, and clothing by local and international designers can be found here, together with artisanal soap, jewelry, baskets, and textiles.
- Northeast Riverfront District
The district is lined with antique shops and high-end consignment stores that carry luxury brands like Prada, Rick Owens, Marc Jacobs, and Comme des Garcons. Hunt for great bargains and one-of-a-kind pieces to add to your wardrobe. Toys, nursery décor, and eco-friendly pet supplies and accessories are also available.
- Twin Cities Premium Outlets
This outlet mall boasts heated surface parking lots and covered walkways that keep shoppers comfortable as they scour over 100 stores for great finds. Coach, Nike, and Armani are just some of the well-known brands available.
Take a break from bargain-hunting at the sizeable food court, where you’ll find numerous dining options.
- Albertville Premium Outlets
Get a hold of discounted items from your favorite brands. Over 100 stores, including The North Face, Michael Kors, and UGG Australia, offer some of the best shopping deals in the city.
Parking is plentiful, and casual dining restaurants offer respite and a chance to recharge.
- Woodbury Lakes
This outdoor retail complex features 55 local and national stores, including H&M, Banana Republic, and Buckle. Admire the gorgeous landscaping and architecture as you shop, and dine at any of the restaurants that serve steak and seafood.
If you’re thinking of moving to Minneapolis, call Scott Haubrich at (612) 298-5400 or send an email to scott(at)buyrentsell(dotted)com for more information.