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Best Plus-Size Shopping

Rosedale Center

Plus-size shopping can be like foraging for perfect berries, landing a perfect walleye, or even looking for a job—you need patience, stamina, and an optimistic but opportunistic attitude. The solidly suburban stores of Rosedale are a great source of inspiration. Yes, you have to march to the back of the store and mentally inoculate yourself against excessive appliqué. But you'll find items that elude downtown and even Mall of America shoppers—extended-size Levis at Macy's, a decent selection of plus-size prom and event dresses at Herberger's, and solid accessories and underpinnings at JC Penney. At Talbot's a faux-retro, cobalt-and-white print blouse with a little stretch might be the thing to perk up your wardrobe. Or turn to the gilded, ruffled Ralph Lauren sleeveless blouses at Macy's and imagine rocking one of those frothy confections under a business suit for a special night out. Another bonus is Rosedale's proximity to other fashion resources: a Turn Style consignment store, the spacious new Lane Bryant at Crossroads Mall, and the TJ Maxx and Marshall's at Har-Mar. The more, the merrier!

Best Mall (2011) Rosedale Center

Best Mall (2020) Rosedale Center

Best Baby Goods Store Twin Cities Green

Best Bookstore (New) Micawber's

Best Bookstore (Used) Booksmart

Best Boutique Robot Love

Best CD Store (New) Electric Fetus

Best CD Store (Used) Cheapo

Best Children's Bookstore Wild Rumpus

Best Clothing Store (Kids) Savers

Best Clothing Store (Men) VS Social Standard

Best Clothing Store (Women) Opitz Outlet

Best Comic Book Store Big Brain Comics

Best Flower Shop Minneapolis Floral Company

Best Game Store The Source

Best Garden Center Tangletown Gardens

Best Gift Store Corazon

Best Green Home-Improvement Store The Reuse Center

Best Haircut Micah Savage at Moxie Hair Salon

Best Hardware Store North End Hardware and Rental

Best High-Top Selection Status

Best Lingerie Shop Flirt Boutique

Best Liquor Store Big Top Liquors

BEST MALL Mall of America

Best Music Store Twin Town Guitars

Best Mystery Bookstore Once Upon a Crime

Best Pedicures Red Nails

Best Pet Boarding Now Boarding

Best Science-Fiction Bookstore Dreamhaven

Best Store for Knickknacks Heavenly Soles

Best Toy Store Creative Kidstuff

Best Used Clothing Store Second Debut

Best Vintage Store Via's Vintage

Best Wine Store Solo Vino

Best Yarn Store Depth of Field Yarn