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Dazzling Downtown Shopping Spree

Dazzling Downtown Shopping Spree


Does the thought of driving from store to store, getting in and out of your vehicle 100 times shopping for the holidays give you the chills? Do you wish that life were like the movies, when all your holiday gift shopping could be done on one cozy stretch of main street, as you walk from shop to shop bundled up in the season's latest trends, chit-chatting with the store owners as you cross off your shopping list? You're in luck, because Downtown St. Cloud is bursting with local shopping options for every type of shopper! We've consolidated the list here, with some ideas of what to buy for who and where. So grab your blanket scarf & hot drink (maybe from Central Perk?), call up your bestie, and get ready for a dazzling downtown shopping spree.

 

Copper Pony

What: Trendy home décor, fun kitchen collections, and witty, unique gift ideas

Shop for: Wedding gifts when the registry is yawn-worthy, Christmas goodies for the people you know best, and to #TreatYoself as you finish your rustic-chic spare bedroom

Parting thought: Beware of getting a sore neck while shopping there, because everywhere you look there’s something even more on-trend and relatable. You won’t be leaving emptyhanded.

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The Rusty Pick

What: Clean, organized antique store with local flare

Shop For: Hunting down the Bing Crosby Christmas vinyl you’ve always wanted, getting mom a throwback to the toys she had as a kid, and finishing off your quirky collection of teacups.

Parting thought: The Rusty Pick makes antiquing easy, with organized sections, a wide variety of fun knick-knacks and as of recently, two locations!

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Marishka’s Shoppe

What: Trendy women’s clothing and jewelry, adorable home décor, and unique gift ideas.

Shop for: The perfect locket for your best friend’s birthday gift, festive-scented candles and soaps to really get you in the spirit, and even a secret man-cave section for the metro-outdoorsman in your life.

Parting thought: Upscale boutique meets MN nice in this stylish shop. Unexpected items hide in every corner, so there’s something for everyone!

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Bumbledee’s

What: Antiques, antiques, and more antiques!

Shop for: Vintage jewelry for your favorite aunt, the perfect wall art to complete your office decorations, and the perfect garden accessory for Grandma.

Parting thought: Antiquers beware: you may lose hours of your day perusing the many collections in Bumbledee’s, but it will be worth it! Get ready to squeal with excitement as you walk down memory lane.

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Fiddlestix

What: Ultra-trendy kid’s clothing and accessories.

Shop for: Your nephew’s handsome first birthday party outfit, your Instagram-famous daughter’s shoe collection, and all kinds of goodies for the new mommy-to-be.

Parting thought: If ever there were a store for millennial moms to literally die for, it’s Fiddlestix. Audible “aww’s” and “squee’s” can be heard for miles around.

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Rush Boutique

What: Gently used name brand clothing and accessories for her.

Shop for: The perfect holiday sweater-dress, finishing up your business-casual look with a bright colored pair of flats, or spoiling your sister with 5 new scarves because they won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Parting thought: The best resale stores are the ones that don’t feel like resale stores, and that’s what Rush Boutique is like. You won’t think twice about the quality of the items, because the store is so well kept and the items available are trendy and, of course, reasonably priced.

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La Petite Boutique

What: Women’s new clothing and accessories.

Shop for: The ideal top to finish your Holiday Party look, the perfect clutch to match your mini dress at your cousin’s wedding, and a cozy blanket scarf to accompany you on your Christmas tree shopping outing.

Parting thought: High-end boutique fashion right downtown St. Cloud, La Petite Boutique carries all the items that you swoon over on Pinterest and more. 

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Paramount Arts Gift Gallery

What: Handmade goods and pieces of art from local artists. 

Shop for: A truly unique vase for your cousin's wedding, a beautifully framed masterpiece that fits your living room decor perfectly, and a one-of-a-kind bracelet for your new sister-in-law.

Parting thought: Local, handmade, unique goods plus supporting the local art scene, the Paramount Gift Gallery is the perfect place to stop on your downtown stroll or even before you catch a show at the theatre. 


 


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