The Twin Cities is home to numerous local boutiques that rival some of the most popular big name stores. Mpls St. Paul Magazine style editor Ali Kaplan has the scoop on the best local shops based on your favorite national stores.
If you like department stores: Try D.NOLO, 219 N. Second St., Mpls.
If you like Madewell: Try Parc Boutique, 320 Hennepin Ave. E and 5023 France Ave. S., Edina
If you like Brooks Brothers: Try Heimie's Haberdashery, 400 St. Peter St., St. Paul
If you wish we had a Barneys New York in town: Try Idun, 495 Selby Ave., St. Paul
If you like the Room & Board Outlet: Try the Blu Dot Weekend Outlet, 1323 Tyler St., Mpls.
If you like Sephora: Try La Petite Parfumerie, Southdale Center
If you like Marshall's: Try June, 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.
For a full list of 75 local boutiques check out the latest issue of Mpls St. Paul Magazine: http://mspmag.com/Shop-And-Style/Articles/Shopping/Shops-That-Are-Tops/