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Shopping

Notable Local Shopping

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Clothing, Shoes & Fashion
see also: Artists & Designers for some local costuming links.

  • Blacklist Vintage - 2 East 27th Street Minneapolis.
  • Birch Clothing - 2309 West 50th Street, Minneapolis.
  • Cliché - 2403 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
  • Design Collective - 1311 West 26th Street, Minneapolis.
  • Errant Gear - 2952 36th Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ a new locally owned fringe fashion clothing boutique; credit cards not accepted!
  • Everyday People
    - 323 14th Avenue SE, Dinkytown, Minneapolis.
    - 1599 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul.
    - 2912 Hennepin Avenue South, Uptown, Minneapolis.
    ~ This delightful local clothing exchange has THREE branches now, in the Uptown & Dinkytown regions of Minneapolis, and one near Cahoots on Selby in St. Paul.
  • Heartbreaker - 2941 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.
    - and - 2934 West 66th Street, Richfield.
    - and - 5637-39 Manitou Road, Tonka Bay.
  • Heimie's Haberdashery - 400 Saint Peter Street
    ~ something for the gentlemen! shirts, suits, ties, hats, barber service.
  • Larue's - 3952 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ fine clothing, gifts, & jewelry. luxurious, all-natural textiles in exquisitely hand-crafted designs. prices in the "dream on" range (and up), except during certain special events.
  • Hair Police - 611 West Lake Street, Minneapolis.
    ~ an amazing salon with a worldwide reputation in hair extensions and dreadlocks.
  • Lava Lounge - 3037 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
  • Local Motion Clothing - 2813 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.
    ~ Local seasonal designs.
  • Nu Look Consignment Apparel - 4956 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis.
  • Tatters - 2922 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ a vintage clothes place with lots of costuming essentials; has a little of the quality that ragstock used to have years ago. best place in town to find inexpensive fedoras and goggles.
  • Schuler Shoes - (visit site for locations)
    ~ A good place to find comfortable, well-made shoes. dansko, børn, clarks.


For a wide variety of brightly colored temporary hair dyes, see Extreme Noise (below).

Books

  • Boneshaker Books - 2002 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis.
  • Birchbark Books - 2115 West 21st Street, Minneapolis.
    ~ native arts, books, jewelry, & community events
  • Dreamhaven Books - 2301 E 38th Street, Minneapolis.
    ~ wonderful indy bookstore, specializes in new and used science fiction, fantasy, horror, film and media books, comics, and graphic novels. Also runs Neil Gaiman's official online bookstore.
  • Magus Books & Herbs - 1309 1/2 4th Street SE, Minneapolis.
    ~ provoking thoughts and expanding horizons since 1992!
  • May Day Books - 301 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis.
    ~ a volunteer collective dedicated to selling left-wing literature and providing a space for political education and camaraderie.
  • Once Upon A Crime - 604 West 26th Street, Minneapolis.
    ~ cosy indy book shop devoted to murder mysteries.
  • Uncle Edgar's - 2864 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ named for the mystery novel award, the most complete mystery bookstore in the twin cities metro area, founded in 1980.



Gifts and Toys

  • Creative Kidstuff - 4313 Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis.
  • Duetta Fine Finds - 5005 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ fine finds.
  • Robot Love - 2648 Lyndale Avene South, Minneapolis.
    ~ a design store featuring limited edition designer toys, clothing, books, prints, and magazines.
  • SaraCura - 1411 SE 4th Street, Dinkytown.
    ~ bellydance stuff a specialty. classically eclectic - jewelry, incense, gifts, cards, humor, local art.



Music

  • Cheapo - 1300 West Lake Street, Minneapolis.
    - and - 5151 Central Avenue NE, Fridley.
    - and - 80 Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul.
    ~ "get used & like it." a veritable sea of new & used records and CDs.
  • Discland - 822 W 98th Street, Bloomington.
  • Eclipse Records - 1922 University Avenue West, Saint Paul.
  • The Electric Fetus - 2000 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    an independent music store in business since 1968. other locations in Duluth and Saint Cloud.
  • Extreme Noise - 407 West Lake Street, Minneapolis.
    ~ punk record co-operative serving the punk scene of minneapolis and the upper midwest since 1994. lake street & grand avenue. Whittier.
  • Hymie's Vintage Records - 3318 East Lake St. Minneapolis
    ~ specializes in '50s, '60s and '70s vinyl, with a selection of 8-tracks and cassettes. Buy, sell, trade.


  • Right Key Repair - pro audio repair service, specializes in keyboard and synthesizer repair and modification.
  • The Podium - premium guitars and sheet music since 1959. Dinkytown.



Naughty Things

  • The Cockpit Project - 3015 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ luxury retailer of leather and latex clothing and lifestyle accessories.
  • Smitten Kitten - 3010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ friendly, charming, adult sex toy boutique, owned ond operated by women.



Body Modification

  • Art With a Point - 711 W Lake St, Minneapolis
    ~custom tattoo artwork by appointment only in a small, personal and respectful atmosphere.
  • Electric Dragonland - 923 Main Street, Hopkins.
    ~ one of the most highly awarded shops in the region. they have a long waiting list, but do gorgeous work.
  • Fluid Ink - 570 Snelling Ave North, Saint Paul.
    ~ wonderful work and short waiting time.
  • The Ink Lab - 919 West Lake Street, Minneapolis.
    ~ a local favourite.
  • Inkaholics - 1319 4th St SE, Minneapolis.
  • Saint Sabrina's - 2645 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis.
    ~ a staple since 1993, they now focus more on tattooing and piercing and less on clothing and accessories. new location in uptown since 2006.
  • Tough Love Studio - the corner of 48th Street and Chicago Ave in South Minneapolis.
    ~ is a custom tattoo studio and fine art gallery
  • Uptown Tattoo - 614 W 27th St, Minneapolis
    ~ custom tattoo shop located in the heart of uptown minneapolis, upstairs from bob's java hut.





Nightlife - Coffee - Shopping
Transportation - Food & Beverage
Musicians & Bands
Artists & Designers
Local Exhibits
Print Media - Radio Broadcasts
Forums & Message Boards



Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Games and Entertainment July 18, 2012 7:04 PM Geoffrey D.
Seven County Metro August 3, 2010 10:44 AM Petey
Navigating Minneapolis May 3, 2010 3:33 PM Petey
Navigating Saint Paul May 3, 2010 3:33 PM Petey
DJs September 19, 2012 10:07 AM Petey
Helpful May 3, 2010 6:09 PM alisgray
Food and Beverage May 3, 2010 6:01 PM alisgray
Transportation May 3, 2010 5:58 PM alisgray
Artists and Designers March 11, 2016 4:08 PM Petey
Musicians and Bands May 3, 2010 6:03 PM alisgray
Coffee November 16, 2010 1:59 PM Petey
Forums January 4, 2012 10:06 AM Petey

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