A jellyfish's handshake is simultaneously weak and poisonous, which is why it seldom makes good first impressions. Avoid the jellyfish effect by donning new duds with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of boutique apparel and accessories from Quince Gifts in St. Paul.
Quince Gifts' color-rich, quirky threads for women and children beg to spruce up tired wardrobes. Pluck apparel by brands including Billabong and Nick & Mo ($10–$150) from groaning racks to harvest the style necessary to stand out at fashionable dinners in the peacock enclosure. A trove of locally made, vintage, and designer jewelry ($2.50+) catches eyes and basks beneath multi-hued walls and festive lighting. Labels such as Mud Pie and Rebel Ink ($5–$100) offer stylish duds for the small fry, and distinctively painted cowboy boots ($85–$500) lead feet into Old West comfort like a saloon's ball pit. Quince Gifts' treasure-room-like territory brims with baubles, stuffed animals lounging on sitting chairs, and hanging art.