By Nicole Crosbie

With temperatures reaching 100 degrees, it is safe to say that summer has (unofficially) arrived. To celebrate summer, these five Uptown boutiques hosted a boutique crawl complete with hors d’oeuvres, wine, music and special deals for shoppers. If you missed the boutique crawl, grab some friends and make your way through the boutiques in Uptown to find the perfect look for summer!

Clothes on the racks at Atmosfere

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1426 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Atmosfere, a fashion forward men and women’s boutique, caters to young, trendy, hip professionals. Men’s clothing ranges from classy suits and button-up shirts to casual tees, shorts and funky hats. Popular men’s brands include Ben Sherman, Shades of Grey and Penguin. Atmosfere features a mix of women’s casual shorts, tops and denim, but the party dresses and tops are what really stand out. Fun, playful and sexy, these dresses and tops were made for a night out. Popular women’s brands include Analili, Blaque Label and DEPT.

Bottom Line: Whether you’re looking for an outfit to wear to work, on a date or for a night of drinks and dancing, you can find something at Atmosfere.

A flower print dress hangs on display at Crovered

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1201 Lagoon Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Modern and trendy, Covered has a youthful feel with graphic tees and tank tops, sexy dresses and designer denim. To complete your outfit, check out Covered’s selection of shoes and jewelry. Trending articles from fashion magazines can be found throughout the jewelry section so shoppers know that they’re buying what’s hot for summer. Popular brands include BB Dakota, Eight Sixty and Hudson denim.

Bottom Line: If you’re fun and trendy, you’ll be impressed by the selection of dresses, denim and jewelry.

Jewelry and accessories at Drama

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1203 Lagoon Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Drama offers feminine and flirty looks with pretty little cocktail and party dresses, casual printed tops and lots of cool accessories. Jewelry is either vintage or hand-made by local designers and feather earrings have been especially popular this spring. Popular brands include local designer Kjurek Couture, Yana K Los Angeles and Greylin.

Bottom Line: If you like unique jewelry, you will love the hand-made and vintage items. Shop here for pretty, feminine dresses.

Shop for Shoes, Handbags, Jewelry and more at Local Motion

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Local Motion
2813 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

For the past 25 years Local Motion has been the place to shop for feminine looks. Known for its dresses, Local Motion features a wide variety of casual summer dresses, cocktail dresses fit for a graduation or a wedding and fun, one-of-a-kind pieces, some designed by owner Barbara Heinrich. Cute tops, handbags and jewelry fit with the feminine feel of the boutique. Popular brands include Hale Bob, Sweet Pea and Kokoon.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for something a little more dressy and classy, Local Motion will have something for you.

Bold prints on display at VState

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3001 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
*Located in Uptown Landmark Calhoun Square

In addition to having friendly and helpful sales people, VState offers trendy looks for both men and women. With bold prints and bright colors, shoppers looking for an edgier look will have no problem finding something at VState. VState has a wide variety of printed tops and casual dresses for women and cool graphic tees and button-up shirts for men, along with a large selection of designer denim for both men and women. Popular brands for women include Glam Hippie, Traffic People and Miss Me denim. Popular brands for men include 7 Diamonds, Monarchy and Rock Revival denim.

Bottom Line: With a great selection of denim and a helpful sales team, the daunting task of buying the perfect pair of jeans will be easy at VState. In addition to denim, shop here for printed tops and graphic tees.

Nicole Crosbie loves fashion and shopping, she has lived in Minnesota her whole life and loves finding new places to shop, eat and explore in the Twin Cities. She has degrees in public relations and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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