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Minneapolis and St. Paul have some of the best local and independent stores in the US, and of course the biggest mall in the country! A guide to shopping and services in the Twin Cities.
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Sales Tax in St. Paul - What is the Sales Tax in St. Paul?
What is the sales tax in St. Paul?

The Best Coffee Shops in St. Paul
St. Paul has a fine selection of coffee shops. Great coffee, free wifi, tasty baked goods, food, and more at these independent coffee shops in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Best Coffee Shops in St. Paul
St. Paul has a fine selection of coffee shops. Great coffee, free wifi, tasty baked goods, food, and more at these independent coffee shops in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Sales Tax in Minneapolis
What is the sales tax in Minneapolis?

Outlet Malls and Outlet Centers Near Minneapolis/St. Paul
Find bargains at these outlet malls and outlet centers near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minneapolis Coupons
Where to get Minneapolis coupons, St. Paul coupons to save money at grocery stores, restaurants, stores and services in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Minneapolis Blue Sky Guide Coupon Book
The Blue Sky Guide is a book of coupons for environmentally friendly businesses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. But is it worth the $20 purchase price?

The Refinery Salon and Spa in Dinkytown, Minneapolis
The Refinery in Minneapolis' dinkytown offers a comprehensive range of spa and salon services at budget prices. Is the Refinery a great bargain, or is the service bargain basement too? Here's a review of the Refinery in Minneapolis.

Hotels in St. Paul
St. Paul's hotels are concentrated in the downtown St. Paul area. Here's where to stay in downtown St. Paul.

Halloween Stores in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Where to shop for Halloween in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here's a list of Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Twin Cities metro area Halloween stores - places to get Halloween costumes, Halloween makeup, party supplies, fake blood and everything you need for Halloween in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Aveda Institute in Minneapolis
The Aveda Institute is a salon and spa school in Minneapolis. Students perform salon and spa services on customers while supervised by experienced, qualified teachers. It's a popular way to get a bargain priced haircut or beauty treatment in Minneapolis. What's it like visiting the Aveda institute in Minneapolis?

Ax Man Surplus Stores: St. Paul, St. Louis Park and Fridley
Do you need parts for a time machine, Halloween costume, robot, art project, hipster home wares, or DIY dentistry? Ax Man Surplus Store in St. Paul is for you.

Shopping at the Intersection of Selby and Snelling Avenues in St. Paul
The intersection of Selby Avenue and Snelling Avenue in Merriam Park is an interesting and up-and-coming shopping district in St. Paul. Fashionable stores neighbor coffee shops and fitness centers. Spare a lone Starbucks, almost every business is an independent, locally owned store.

Save Money on Groceries, Food and at the Market in Minneapoli…
Ways to save money on your grocery bill in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Where are the cheapest markets to shop at? Where are the best deals?

Different grocery items are cheapest at different types of stores. So a popular money saving strategy is to go shopping at a couple of markets, shopping for items where they are cheapest.

If you need extra help with grocery bills, at the bottom of t…

Yard Sales, Garage Sales and Moving Sales in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Minnesotans love a good yard sale. When spring arrives, buds appear on the trees, the geese return, and yard sale signs start appearing. Yard sale season lasts all summer and into fall, as long as the temperature permits. Here's resources for buying and selling at yard sales in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Designer Clothing Outlet Stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul
A budget fashionista's guide to where to find designer clothes on sale at outlet stores and outlet malls in Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities.

Interesting and Independent Toy Stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul
The Twin Cities does indeed have many big-box retailers selling children's toys. There are also many smaller and independent toy stores selling more interesting toys. The stores listed below carry natural toys, educational toys, no-batteries-required toys, and products that foster creativity, artistic and technological ability.

Buying a Christmas Tree in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Where to buy a Christmas tree in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around the Twin Cities. Local stores, and cut-your-own tree farms in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms in and Near the Twin Cities
Want a Minnesota-grown Christmas tree? And the pride that you chose it, cut it down, and brought it home yourself? Local Christmas tree farms in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities metro area grow trees for you to cut yourself, or pick out a fresh-cut tree for the holidays. Most Christmas tree farms are open on weekends between Thanksgiving...

Black Friday Shopping in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is usually the busiest shopping day of the year. Here's when local malls and retailers will be opening for Black Friday shopping. Many local independent businesses are closed for the Thanksgiving weekend, so their staff can enjoy the holiday too. Don't forget about our unique local stores for...

Body Piercing Studios in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Reviews of body piercing studios in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Twin Cities Magic and Costume Store
Twin Cities Magic and Costume store in downtown St. Paul is the place for Halloween costumes and party supplies.

Bookstore
The female warrior Amazons, not Amazon.com. Amazon Bookstore Cooperative on Chicago Avenue sells books and merchandise for women and girls.

St. Paul's Grand Avenue
Grand Avenue is St. Paul's shopping neighborhood. Grand Avenue has many interesting independent shops and stores, plus restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. Plan a visit for St. Paul's Grand Avenue with this guide.

Shopping Minneapolis and Shopping St. Paul: Shopping District…
Want to go shopping in Minneapolis? Or go shopping in St. Paul? Here's the shopping districts in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities metro area for fashionable stores, big box retailers, independent stores, antiques, and more.

Out-of-state visitors will be delighted to hear that there is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota.

Elodie - Designer Denim Store in Woodbury
Elodie is an independent clothing store selling contemporary designers denim, clothes and accessories from the Woodbury Lakes shopping center in the St. Paul suburb of Woodbury.

Salon Rouge: A Hair and Beauty Salon Inspired by Paris in Downtown Minneapolis
Salon Rouge is a beautiful hair and beauty salon in downtown Minneapolis.

Wonderment Natural Toy Store: Linden Hills and Grand Avenue
Wonderment Toy Store is a no-batteries-required toy store: natural toys, toys to encourage creative play, art and craft supplies, and more at Wonderment.

Free House and Garden Items, Baby and Children's Gear, and More
Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? Here's where to find free household goods, free baby gear, free children's toys, free gardening supplies and plants, and much more in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Vintage Clothing Stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Vintage clothing has never been more fashionable. We in stylish Minneapolis and St. Paul knew how fab vintage is, well before vintage clothes became mainstream, so we are lucky to have several excellent vintage clothing stores here in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here's a list of vintage clothing stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Maternity Clothing Stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Pregnant? Congratulations!

Now, what to wear? Here's a list of Minneapolis' and St. Paul's maternity clothing stores, with something for the hip mama, haute mama, budget mama, casual mama and working mama.

Plus, here's where you can buy nursing bras and nursing clothing.

The Bibelot Shops: Gifts for Everyone in the Twin Cities
The Bibelot Shops are a chain of independant gift stores with four locations across Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Wild Rumpus: An Independent Children's Bookstore in Minneapolis
In a world of identikit chain bookstores, independent store Wild Rumpus is out of this world. Wild Rumpus is a independent children's bookstore in Linden Hills, Minneapolis, and it is as wild as they come. Here's a review and guide to the Wild Rumpus children's bookstore in Minneapolis.

Common Good Books
Common Good Books: A Review Of Common Good Books in St Paul

St. Paul's Grand Avenue
Grand Avenue has St. Paul's collection of cool, independent shops.

The Galleria, Edina
A mall filled with upscale stores in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina.

Halloween Costumes in Minneapolis - Finding Halloween Costumes in Minneapolis
Need a Halloween costume in Minneapolis? Here's where to go shopping for Halloween costumes in Minneapolis, and ideas for Halloween costumes in Minneapolis

Minnesota Halloween Costumes - Ideas for Minnesota Themed Halloween Costumes
If you love the state of Minnesota so much that you want to honor it on Halloween, here's a list of Minnesota-themed Halloween costumes.

Review of Saint Sabrina's Tattoo Stuido in Uptown Minneapolis
Saint Sabrina's is a well-known tattoo parlor in Minneapolis. Does their reputation precede them, or is it all hype? Read review of Saint Sabrina's Tattoos in Minneapolis, and write your own review of Saint Sabrina's.

Tattoos in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Getting a tattoo in Minneapolis? Here's the lowdown on safety standards in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities, reviews of tattoo studios, and a list of tattoo studios with good reputations in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities.

Ikea Minneapolis - Visiting the Ikea Store in Minneapolis/St. Paul
The Ikea store in Minneapolis is just south of the city. Here's what you should know for visiting Ikea Minneapolis.

Christmas Shopping in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities

Ikea Minneapolis - Visiting the Ikea Store in Minneapolis/St. Paul
The Ikea store in Minneapolis is just south of the city. Here's what you should know for visiting Ikea Minneapolis.

Apple Stores in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities Metro Area
Where are the Apple stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul? Here's where to find the Apple stores for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and all things Apple in Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Twin Cities metro area.

Drive Through Coffee Shops in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Looking for coffee shops with drive through windows in Minneapolis and St. Paul? Here's a list of drive through coffee shops in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Macy's Santaland Holiday Show: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Holiday Show
A family tradition for many in Minneapolis: A visit to the downtown Minneapolis, to Macy's, and annual Macy's Santaland Holiday Display. What is the Santaland theme this year, when is Santaland open, and what's the best time to see the show?

Ski Stores in Minneapolis - Snowboard Stores in Minneapolis
Shopping for a baby in Minneapolis and St. Paul? Here's a list of the best baby stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Twin Cities for baby gear, baby toys, baby clothes, baby supplies and baby gifts.

Baby Stores in Minneapolis
Shopping for a baby in Minneapolis and St. Paul? Here's a list of the best baby stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Twin Cities for baby gear, baby toys, baby clothes, baby supplies and baby gifts.

Boots for the Minnesota Winter
You want warmth, traction, style, and price from your winter boots. Is it possible to get all of those in one pair of boots? Here's the results of testing various kinds of winter boots in the Minnesota winter.

Mother's Day Chocolate in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Around the Twin Cities
Easter chocolates in Minneapolis/St. Paul - are you looking for a chocolate bunnies and other candy for Easter ? Here's a list of suggestions for places to get unique, gourmet, delicious Easter chocolate, candy, and treats for Easter in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Easter Chocolate and Candy in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Around the Twin Cities
Easter chocolates in Minneapolis/St. Paul - are you looking for a chocolate bunnies and other candy for Easter ? Here's a list of suggestions for places to get unique, gourmet, delicious Easter chocolate, candy, and treats for Easter in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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