There’s no denying it. Accessories can make or break an outfit, and purses are no exception. When shopping for the best and most current accessories, it’s important to consider all outlets. Not only are designer boutiques great resources, but resale shops and occasional-sale shops can provide excellent deals as well. And don’t forget about bridal shops, as they often have beautiful and unique purses at great prices. Shopping for purses can be an absolute blast — especially when you know where to look. For some of the best places to spice up your accessory collection, check out the list below.
34 Main St. N.
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Purse-a-nalities is an occasional-sale shop located in Hutchinson. The store is open the first Thursday through Sunday of each month, and inventory moves quickly. The store features unique, one-of-a-kind purses with many accessories to match. Purse-a-nalities is known for its vibrant and unique items, fun atmosphere and quickly changing inventory. Check in often, as you’ll likely find different items every time you stop in.
720 W. Lake St. #107
Minneapolis, MN 55408
On the surface, Flutter Boutique looks like a standard bridal shop. Upon further inspection, however, will allow purse shoppers to discover the fantastic purses sold within the shop. Flutter Boutique features several beautiful purses designed by ila Handbags, Blue Tux and Simple Silhouettes. The store has everything from clutches to shoulder bags at reasonable prices. Flutter Boutique is located in Uptown on the corner of Lyndale and Lake.
Pumpz and Co.
Edina, MN 55435
Pumpz and Co. is a locally owned boutique store situated in the Galleria of Edina. The store specializes in shoes and handbags and promises to bring the best value to its customers. Designers featured in the store include Michael Kors, Sven and 49 Square Miles. The store opened in 2000 in response to a customer demand for better local handbag fashions, according to the company’s website. Pumpz is locally operated by owner Marlys Badzin and her knowledgeable staff.
June Upscale Resale
3406 Lyndale Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Located in downtown Minneapolis, June Upscale Resale is one the best places in the state to purchase gently used designer purses. Looking for something expensive but can’t afford to pay full price? This is your spot. The store has loads of Chanel, Gucci, Nanette Lepore and Louis Vuitton and offers plenty of accessories to go with your new purse. The staff is known for its helpful and friendly attitude. Customers can also sell their items here.
3700 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Located in St. Louis Park near Lake Calhoun and Uptown, OPM features items from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenburg and Tom Ford. The store also sells items from local designers and everything is offered at great prices. The store has a trendy and minimalistic atmosphere which makes it fun to shop for new wardrobe items. The employees are known for their excellent customer service and shoppers are sure to be pleased after stopping into the store.
Kristyn Gansen is a freelance writer covering all things Minneapolis. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.