Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Neighborhood for Shopping

Selby and Snelling

Merriam Park's Selby and Snelling intersection has really stepped up its game in the past few years. Once little more than a quiet spot to grab coffee and browse vintage clothing, it's quickly becoming a full-fledged shopping district that just might give nearby Grand Avenue a run for its money. Aside from a Starbucks sitting on the corner, nearly every business in the area is independent and locally owned. Secondhand mainstays Lula Vintage and Go Vintage are joined by Up Six and Everyday People Clothing Exchange, as well as the more upscale BlackBlue, which outfitted Bon Iver's Justin Vernon for his 2012 Grammy appearance, and Brow Chic, a sophisticated shop tucked away in a courtyard. Even the lingerie boutique Flirt has taken notice of the intersection, recently moving to Snelling from its digs on Grand Avenue. Add a Patina gift shop and we think it's safe to say that Selby and Snelling has officially made it.

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Best Antiquing Stillwater

Best Art Supply Store Penco Artists' Supply Warehouse

Best Bookstore (New) Common Good Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Magers & Quinn

Best Boutique Cliché

Best Car Repair Great Brakes

Best Clothing Store (Men) Mills Fleet Farm

Best Clothing Store (Women) Nordstrom Rack

Best Designer Deals Opitz Outlet

Best Dog Training The Canine Coach

Best Furniture Repair Miller Upholstering

Best Garden Center Tangletown Gardens

Best Gift Shop Goodthings

Best Haircut Salon Stella

Best Home Brewing Supplies Midwest Supplies

Best Liquor Store Zipp's Liquors

Best Mall Mall of America

Best Meat Shop Everett's Food & Meats

Best Natural Foods Grocery Seward Co-op Grocery and Deli

Best Outlet Store Len Mall of America

Best Place to Buy Vinyl Yeti Records

Best Salon Hairpolice

Best Shoe Repair Lee's Shoe & Leather Repair

Best Sporting Goods Midwest Mountaineering

Best Surplus Store Ax-Man Surplus

Best Thrift Store Arc's Value Village

Best Toy Store Creative Kidstuff

Best Used Clothing Store b. (a resale shop)

Best Wine Store The Wine Thief