If you’re visiting Minnesota, we can see how the weather might be intimidating. Have no fear—after a visit to these Saint Paul shops, you’ll stay warm, look good and eat well.
Minnesota is a proud place to be—we love our lakes, our music, our food and our somewhat superhuman ability to live in this climate. To blend in, you’ll want to pick something up from Northmade. We can personally vouch for the St. Paul crew sweatshirts.
Golden Fig Fine Foods
When your kitchen is heating up, it’s easier to stay warm. Stay on top of your seasoning, flavoring, spicing (and drinking) game and see what’s in season at Golden Fig. Almost everything is hand-crafted in the store, including blended mixes for soups, dips and more. Need some new kitchen ware to use with it? Cooks of Crocus Hill is down the street.
Scarborough Fair Shop
For a whimsical shopping experience, visit Scarborough Fair in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. The merchandise is inspired by fairytales, and much of it is created by local artisans.
Now celebrating 50 years, Bibelot is a must-stop Twin Cities location for cozy room decor, Minnesota gifts and local art. Stop by when you’re exploring everything that Grand Avenue has to offer. If you like the clothing and accessories at Bibelot, you should also stop by Altelier957 (a European boutique on Grand) and Tradewinds (an international fashion specialty store).
Warm blankets, adorable mugs and big sweaters make winter easier to handle and CorAzon sources local producers to bring you the cutest and comfiest cold weather necessities. Check out the Cathedral Hill location, and make time for Ten Thousand Villages and Primp while you’re out.
Common Good Books
Garrison Keillor, the well-known Minnesota humorist and former host of A Prairie Home Companion, opened Common Good Books as a small bookstore underneath Nina’s Coffee (another great place to warm up this winter). The shop grew too big for its space and now you can find a great read, listen to lectures and meet your favorite authors in its sunny Snelling and Grand location.
Caydence Records and Coffee
Few things can warm your spirits like your favorite tracks or a hot coffee; luckily, you can find both at Caydence Records and Coffee. Not only will you find new and used vinyl treasures at this Payne Avenue setup, but the shop also sells Twin Cities-based coffee, tea and baked goods.