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Best Places To Shop For Petite Clothing In The Twin Cities

November 6, 2010 4:57 PM

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The best fit for women under 5’3” starts in the petites section of department stores and national retail brands. The right proportions will always flatter.

anntaylor Best Places To Shop For Petite Clothing In The Twin Cities

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Ann Taylor

Multiple locations, check their website

The store chain is an excellent choice for the professional wardrobe. With suits and separates to dresses and accessories in coordinating colors of the season, quality mix and match outfits are easy to create in one stop. Petite clothing is in a defined section of stores in five of six Twin Cities locations with additional sizes and selection online.

loft1 Best Places To Shop For Petite Clothing In The Twin Cities

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Multiple locations, check their website

For petite women in need of a smart casual wardrobe, LOFT is Ann Taylor’s casual sister store full of season appropriate options at reasonable prices. Items can be dressed up or down with what you already own or easily become your favorite “it” piece. Petite clothing is in a defined section of stores in all seven Twin Cities locations with exclusive items available online only.

herbergers Best Places To Shop For Petite Clothing In The Twin Cities

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Multiple locations, check their website

At first blush, petite women will appreciate the vast selection in this department store with a wide range of prices and brands from the house brand Relativity to Jones New York. I recommend shopping with caution as items can date or age women. That said, I can attest to some great finds at fantastic prices. Petites are available at all four Twin Cities locations.

macys Best Places To Shop For Petite Clothing In The Twin Cities

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All six apparel locations have a petite section for women with Southdale having it’s own dedicated space within the mall. The reasonably sized inventory includes everything from suits and separates to casual weekend wear in a wide range of prices. For some items like dresses and coats petite items are mixed in with regular sizes.


Mall of America
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 883-2121

For a solid range of style and “better” designer brands, Nordstrom at the Mall of America is the best department store for petites. The area dedicated to petites includes affordable house brand Halogen as well as designer staple Michael Kors and trendy Nic + Zoe. The dress and suit selection continues to grow next to a sizable selection of separates.


Multiple locations, check their website

As transformation of this legacy brand continues, interest and appeal continues to increase amongst women who appreciate classic contemporary style and value quality construction and fabrics. Petite women can find a generous selection at five of nine Twin Cities stores and plus-sized petite women can conveniently shop three local stores.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.

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