Shopping in Minneapolis

Surplus Goods and Oddities at Ax-Man Surplus Stores (50% Off). Five Options Available.

Ax-Man Surplus Stores

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(76)

Massive and constantly refreshed collection of oddities such as metal cogs, tools, and rare-earth magnets

$10 for $20 Worth of Brand-Name Consignment Clothing at Upscale Consignment

Upscale Consignment

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Clothing and accessories for women and men from brands such a Coach and Banana Republic

Jewelry, Charms, and Beads from Pugster (Up to 67% Off). Two Options Available.

Pugster

Online Deal

$45 $14.99

Add to existing bracelets with a vast collection of charms and beads or select new jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, or brooches

80s-Themed T-Shirts and Hoodies from 80sTees.com (Half Off). Two Options Available

80sTees.com

Online Deal

$50 $25

Tees and hoodies bearing 80s movies, TV shows, toys, musicians, and more

Tattoo Magazine Subscription Packages from "Inked Magazine" (Half Off). Six Options Available.

Inked Magazine

Redeem from Home

$19.95 $9.95

Cutting-edge tattoos in "Freshly Inked" and stunning shots in "Inked Girls" complement "Inked Magazine"'s exploration of tattoo culture

Verizon Accessories at Wireless World (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Wireless World

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Accessories include cases, clips, hands-free headsets, screen protectors, and more

3, 6, or 12 Months of Wine of the Month Club from MGM Wine and Spirits (Up to 61% Off)

MGM Wine and Spirits

Golden Valley

$120 $59

Wine of the month club is the easiest way to taste and learn about new wines, all hand selected by wine experts

One-Year Subscription to "The Growler" Craft Beer Magazine with Optional Brewzie (Up to 52% Off)

The Growler - A Beer Dabbler Publication

St. Paul

$27 $13

Magazine exploring Minnesota's micro breweries, brew pubs, seasonals, and beer-themed events delivered to your door bimonthly

$10 for $20 Worth of DVDs at 5 and Under DVDS

5 and Under DVDS

West Seventh

$20 $10

More than 10,000 DVDs in stock with new arrivals every day; films in the action, classics, kid-friendly, and horror genres, among others

$15 for $30 Worth of E-Cigarettes and Accessories at The eCig Shop

The eCig Shop

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Vaping aficionados can shop for a variety of e-cigarettes, Minnesota-made e-liquids in more than 50 flavors, and accessories

One, Two, or Three Custom-Labeled Bottles of Champagne, Merlot, or Chardonnay with Decorative Wooden Box from Select Vintage (Up to 55% Off)

Select Vintage

White Bear Lake

$72.95 $39

Customized wine labels feature unique words and pictures on bottles of Champagne or Wine ideal for gift-giving

Women’s Apparel and Accessories from Caché (50% Off)

Caché

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Day dresses, evening wear, and lifestyle separates sport eye-catching prints and rich colours, as well as demure neutral tones

$25 for $50 Worth of Hair Extensions, Tools, and Accessories at Hair Pop

Hair Pop

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Shop for hair extensions ranging from synthetic to natural Remy tresses, along with tools, styling products, and accessories

$7 for $15 Worth of Jewelry and Accessories at Six

SIX

South Loop

$15 $7

Fashion-forward minds can peruse an inventory of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and bags

$20 for $40 Worth of E-Cigarettes and Accessories at E Cig Zone

E Cig Zone

Blaine

$40 $20

Browse neat glass cases stocked with an array of electronic cigarettes with varied flavors and accessories

One or Two 4 Oz. Bottles of Argan Oil from Sveda Organics USA (Up to 54% Off)

Sveda Organics USA

Blaine

$59.99 $23

Argan oil formula protects hair from environmental stressors and heat damage while infusing tresses with a lustrous shine

$19 for $40 Worth of Custom Clothing — Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Woodbury

Big Frog Custom T-shirts Of Woodbury

Woodbury

$40 $19

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Select Local Merchants

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

148 W Market
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Selected for the Best of Twin Cities issues of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Minnesota Monthly, and named Best Children's Clothing Store in 2014 by CityPages, Jon and Wing Witthuhn founded Pacifier in 2004 in response to the lack of hip baby stores in Minneapolis, and the duo now has a second location downtown at the City Center Skyway, and recently opened a third location in Edina. True to their vision, the shop stocks a whimsical array of eclectic and modern children?s clothing and toys, nursery d?cor and furniture, and maternity items. Its selection of diaper bags facilitates the process of changing little loincloths, and baby bouncers inspire tiny feet to groove to the electric slide with rhythmic movements. Swaddlers keep kiddies warm as they sleep, and a Sophie the Giraffe natural teether sees babies through an important developmental change. In addition to its stock of baby gifts and toys, the shop purveys home-safety devices, including press 'n' pull plug protectors and video monitors.

40 South 7th St.
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Midwest Mountaineering can trace its origins back to 1970, when avid rock climber Rod Johnson found himself frustrated with the lack of climbing equipment available in Minneapolis. When Johnson returned from a voyage to California with a backpack full of gear, he decided to sell his accumulated goodies to friends and local climbers out of his own kitchen, calling his operation The Johnson Company. As his business grew, so did its inventory—expanding to include tents, skis, kayaks, and canoes. Rod’s business quickly became too big for his kitchen, eventually landing at its current location under the name Midwest Mountaineering.

Today, the store continues to equip outdoor adventurers with quality gear and apparel. A cheerful blue-and-red sign splays across its historic storefront, which houses racks of apparel and specialty equipment for an array of extreme sports that includes long-distance backpacking, paddling, and ice climbing. Kayaks and canoes, which customers may try out before purchasing during regular boat demonstrations, dangle from ceilings next to life preservers, and shoes, coats, and athletic gear line the exposed-brick walls. An enthusiastic staff of outdoor aficionados stands by to offer customers tips on finding optimal products and the best clothing lines to impress fashion-conscious wildlife, as well as lead regular instructional workshops, hands-on clinics, and special events.

309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

When Mercedes Austin sees a piece of artwork, her imagination immediately breaks it down into pixels and rebuilds it as a tile mosaic. Recently, she executed this process by making a mosaic of a wall mural: She fabricated jagged tiles, arranged them to resemble the original, and grouted the piece together. The resulting mosaic speaks to her intuition as an artist, and also to the years she?s spent honing the craft.

At Mercury Mosaics? studio, Mercedes and a team of ?tile elves? share their passion in two ways: through mosaic classes and custom installations. Classes explore all facets of mosaic creation, from cutting and gluing to grouting tiles into a pattern that resembles a real-life object or fuzzy television screen. Installations, which are fully customized to the client?s specifications, add a distinctive flair to commonly tiled areas such as bathrooms, backsplashes, and fireplaces.

1331 Tyler St NE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Ever since Jessica Fleming was 14, she has been attached to her camera. It's an extension of her body. Or a third eye, to be more precise. She doesn't leave her home without it, and even while home, it's probably never out of reach. Photography is more than a fascination—it's a passion.

When Jessica is behind the lens, everything becomes clear when seen through the camera's eye. That's why she uses it to document life and emotion in all their myriad forms. It informs her style, which is photojournalistic and documentary. With that approach, Jessica captures people in a natural state, finding beauty in the honesty of candid moments and self-expression. It's part of the reason she loves working with families, couples, and kids.

Everyone has a story to tell, and Jessica relishes the opportunity to help them tell it through pictures. She also helps tell the stories of marriage with wedding photography, and romance with boudoir sessions. She captures those and all stories with shoots arranged at her studio, the client's home, or at a park where kids can run and play and not have to miss their daily boot camp workout.

2400 N 2nd St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

In 1952, after years of ferrying car batteries to wholesalers throughout Dallas in his trusty red Studebaker pickup truck, John Searcy opened a shop of his own. Now a national franchise with more than 300 locations, Interstate All Battery Center powers up gadgets from a catalog of more than 16,000 batteries. Specialized cells from an array of brands including Apple, Motorola, and Creative Labs power home electronics, including the cell phones and singing wall fish that run constantly in most modern households. Cordless tools purr warmly, and medical equipment, such as hearing aids and wheelchairs, continue their crucial functions with fresh energy. The shop also powers up vehicles from golf carts to vintage cars to RVs with batteries from Audi and other companies. The staff collects and recycles upward of 850 million pounds of batteries each year.

335 E 78th St
Bloomington,
MN
US