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Stocking shelves with new and recycled duds since 1971, Ragstock fortifies wardrobes with a storefront brimming with new and recycled men's and women's clothing and accessories. In addition to mainstream garments, stores sling eclectic outfit accouterments such as neon suspenders ($9.99) and thick-rimmed spectacles ($4.99+) that allow shoppers to evoke the air of literature professors without blithely quoting Joyce.

308 N Garden
Bloomington,
MN
US

Beadniks is an interactive bead store. You're welcome to shop from our selection on unique beads and jewelry from around the world or to make your very own work of art that you wear out of the store. No experience required. We offer classes and tool rental. Laughter, advice and experience .... no charge.

368 N Garden
Bloomington,
MN
US

We are an educated and experienced technology group focusing our business on DIRECTV sales, service and Installations. We are also an authorized retailer with Clear Internet and TMobile. We offer the best entertainment experience along with the best communications experience through our internet services.

3835 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington,
MN
US

Microsoft stores outfit cyborgs-in-training with high-tech tools including software, computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, and accessories. Customers can manipulate brawny athletes with their fingertips during endless seasons of Madden NFL 12 ($59.95). A Gears of War 3 wireless controller ($59.99) stamped with the Infected Omen symbol aids the quest to defeat the alien race and discover the cure for Infected Omen symbols. The Xbox 360 4 GB console with Kinect bundle ($299.99) doesn’t need a controller during playtime, so gamers can compete by swaying hips, stomping feet, and knitting leg warmers while playing Kinect games such as Dance Central ($39.99). At both locations, tech wizards roam the stores' airy environs helping customers alight on the right devices or programs for their needs.

162 S Avenue
Bloomington,
MN
US

With more than three decades of lighting prowess under its belt, Acadian Candles floods households with the flickering lights of handcrafted, dripless candles from its 4,000-square-foot shop. Customers can fill quarters with the calming lavender of a 5-ounce aromatherapy candle in a decorative box ($11) that soothes troubled minds or confuses hungry bees. Illuminate kitchens with the familiar aromas of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg from the three-piece spice-rack set in glass jars ($16), or give noses a rest with a nonfragranced burgundy candle($12.50–$17). A white special-occasion candle($14) can commemorate a choice of occasions—such as 25 years of marriage or cavity-free dental checkups—with silkscreened messages emblazoned on its flank. Acadian Candle Company also provides customers with ample free parking.

1920 W 94th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

The Tile Shop—as the name coyly suggests—specializes in tile for every imaginable surface and aesthetic style, making it easy for DIY handypeople to tackle small home projects, such as modernizing an avocado-green and penicillin-pink bathroom floor or re-grouting a small garden grotto. Underscore a kitchen with the appetizing orange of pirita siena ceramic tiles ($2.19 per square foot), then trim the counters in lizett beige ($3.99 each) for a complementary finish. Pick up a honeycomb pattern of hex matte black ($5.29 per square foot)—the quintessential backsplash for a gothy bumblebee—or add a touch of character to a small surface with a deep green verde butterfly mosaic ($11.99 per square foot). With its enormous selection of floor tiles, wall tiles, mosaics, and natural stone, the possibilities are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. The Tile Shop also has a plentiful selection of grout and tools for grouting it all together while grinning groutishly.

8451 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis,
MN
US