Winter Clothes - Brrr...it's cold outside

Keeping warm does not need to cost a bundle.  And contrary to what you might have heard, it is possible to stay warm while maintaining a sense of style.  Discount retailers, factory outlet stores and consignment and vintage shops offer warm winter fashions for a lot less than the more traditional department stores.  These stores can also provide good raw material for Halloween costumes.  But don’t just take my word for it; check out these local establishments for yourself.

DSW

Knollwood Mall: 8236 Highway 7, St. Louis Park, 952.931.9077

Mall of America: 124 W. Market St, Bloomington, 952.876.0991

DSW offers high-quality brands and in-season fashions for men and women at prices that are competitive with the typical sale price found at specialty retailers and department stores.  Shoppers will find over 30,000 pairs of shoes in more than 2,000 styles displayed on the selling floor.

Everyday People Clothing

Uptown, 2912 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, 612.824.3132

Dinkeytown, 323 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9095

The City Pages voted Everyday People Clothing the best used clothing store in the store in Twin Cities and it was named favorite store for a thrifty, nifty outfit by the readers of The Minnesota Women’s Press.

Marshalls

Southdale Center, Edina, 952-929-2668

The Hub Shopping Mall, 36 W. 66th Street, Richfield, 612-866-4200

Mall of America, East Broadway, Bloomington, 952-851-0750

Minneapolis City Center, 40 South 7th St., Minneapolis, 612-673-9174

Marshalls is the second largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S.  Marshalls has an expanded shoe department. They offer top quality designer and brand name fashions – the same fashions you’d find in department and specialty stores – for up to 60% less than their prices.

Nu Look Consignment Apparel

4956 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, 612.925.0806

Nu Look Consignment Apparel specializes in like-new up-scale and designer clothing for women and men.

Opitz Outlet

4320 Excelsior Blvd , Saint Louis Park , 952.922.2435

Opitz features upscale name brand apparel, shoes and accessories 70% off retail. The type of merchandise you would find in an upscale department store. Their merchandise comes from major manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Some items may have flaws or defects. Others may be off season, discontinued items, "odd lots", production problems or sample lots.

Ragstock

Uptown, 1433 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612. 823.6690

Mall of America 101 North Garden, Bloomington, 612.854.5133

New and vintage clothing and accessories for men and women -- from T-shirts with retro '70s designs to military surplus.  It is a great place to get some cool vintage clothing, and new clothes! They've got great accessories and shoes as well!  They are pretty cheap and on top of that usually have good sales!

Tatters

2928 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612.823.5285

This mostly used-clothing shop offers a selection of men's and women's vintage wear, Levis and leather jackets.   They carry authentic outfits and accessories from as early as the 1940s, but most are from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and a limited collection of new clothes.

TJ Maxx

Southtown Shopping Center

7982 Southtown Center, Bloomington , 952.881.2111

Knollwood Mall

8322 Highway 7, St. Louis Park, 952.238.1039

The largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. They offer brand name family apparel, giftware, home fashions, and accessories, at prices 20 - 60% below department and specialty store regular prices.