Best Men’s Boutiques In Minnesota

July 15, 2014 7:00 AM

Photo Credit: Sasha Westin

Men’s fashion is alive and well in the great state of Minnesota. Gone are the days when sweatpants and band T-shirts made up an outfit (although sometimes that is still okay). There are plenty of stores now that offer the finest in men’s fashion, be it suits and ties or casual wear that you’re looking for. To look your best, without an extremely long trip to the mall, head over to one of these local stores.

Photo Credit: Sasha Westin

Photo Credit: Sasha Westin

Heimie’s Haberdashery
400 Saint Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-2354

What is there to say about this classic store that hasn’t already been said? As a tribute to everything man, this store has wowed customers in downtown St. Paul since its opening. Stepping inside is like stepping into a time capsule back to a time where a hat and tie were standard street wear. The finest clothes and accessories offered here create a style that will never fade. To complete your look, head to the back for a shave and a haircut as your great grandfather would have had it, before returning to the bustle of the modern century.

614 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 260-5340

BlackBlue’s small storefront hides one of the coolest stores in the Midwest. Let the East and West Coast snobs berate Midwest fashion all they want, but this store is the real deal. Clothes crafted from the finest wool, canvas, denim and leather create a timeless quality that only increases with wear. You can find accessories, practical and stylish, as well. Bags, belts, shoes, wallets, you name it and the staff, passionate about the quality of the store, will make sure you get it. This store is a true gem; one that elevates St. Paul style to new heights.

Martin Patrick 3
212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 746-5329

The menswear at Martin Patrick 3 reflects the North Loop neighborhood in which it is located. Classic warehouses dot the landscape, converted into hip restaurants, lounges and stores, making for a mix of old word panache and new world modernism. This store has that perfect mix of timeless elegance and modern ingenuity, blending comfort and fashion-forward style in everything from khakis to button-downs, suits to shoes, umbrellas, canes and shoes. And everyone knows the shoes make the man.

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Top Shelf
3040 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 824-2800

The ultimate in men’s style, the custom suits and shirts from this Uptown veteran make any man look his best. Impeccable service is matched only by the quality of the clothing itself, and whether it’s for a meeting with the boss or the promotion that makes you the boss, you will absolutely look your best. Founded in 1976, long before the neighborhood was known as a destination for shoppers and fashionistas, Top Shelf’s commitment to style has never wavered, ensuring it will remain one of the best men’s stores in Minneapolis for many years more.

Askov Finlayson
200 N. 1st St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 206-3925

Minnesota’s proud Scandinavian roots are on display at this store. Housed in the same building as Bachelor Farmer, the mecca of Scandinavian cuisine, you can find anything from deerskin gloves to the finest hats, belts, shoes and bags. For the modern man, there are few places better to find the look you want, as the store offers comfortable, casual wear of the highest quality and without the pretense of haute couture boutiques. Make sure to pop in, maybe while waiting for a table at the restaurant.

Related: Ask A Minnesota Expert: Dressing For Work During The Summer Heat

Adrian Schramm is a resident Saint Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with Saint Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.

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