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.
Saks' outlet store is one of two premium outlet stores in Gaviidae Common on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The best items tend to go fast but if you happen to be there during a sale, good incredible bargains can be had.
The second designer outlet store in Gaviidae Common. A Last Call clearance center is on the fourth floor of the Neiman Marcus store on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Sometimes it's full of junk, sometimes treasure, but those prepared to dig deep can often find incredible bargains.
At the Mall of America, there is a regular Nordstrom retail store, and a Nordstrom Rack outlet store. Nordstrom Rack has a lot of items that are lower quality than what would be sold in the mail retail stores, but there is also plenty of merchandise from the main Nordstrom store at reasonable discounts.
Len Druskin, the pair of popular mens' and womens' designer clothing stores in Minneapolis and Edina, has an outlet store in Edina's Southdale Center. Len Druskin Outlet sells premium denim, shoes, and accessories, marked down at least 50%.
St. Louis Park's Opitz Outlet has designer fashion and shoes. You might need to do some digging to find a gem, but the discounts here can be jaw dropping. Join the store's email list to receive special offers for extra discounts.
Edina high fashion store Grethen House
has a outlet and consignment store on Hennepin Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis. New, discounted, merchandise from Grethen House, together with carefully selected consignment items, make this a high fashion-low budget paradise.
The nearest outlet mall to the Twin Cities, just under an hour drive northwest. Albertville Premium Outlets has about 100 stores including mid-range fashionista favorites like the Banana Republic factory store, Calvin Klein, Gap, Coach, and Nike.