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Best Spring Lines At Boutiques In Minnesota

April 23, 2013 7:00 AM

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Come rain or shine, a good spring wardrobe will make any day look brighter. Where to find those perfect, statement-making pieces for the season? Get head-to-toe chic at these hot Twin Cities boutiques and find the freshest spring lines in the area.

N’etc.
5005 France Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 922-9321
www.netcmsp.com

Fun accessories from the lines Franco Ferrari and B. May make N’etc. a must-stop destination to liven up the basics for spring. Franco Ferrari’s bright, bold scarves with hidden, screen-printed designs make you feel like you are keeping a charming secret, while the rest of us just see how fab you look. B. May’s leather handbags are lightweight, embossed and in beautiful rosy tones to transition easily into the new season. The clutches from B. May are unstructured yet simple and make the perfect companion to colorful spring fashions.

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Arafina
3365 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 925-1565
www.arafina.com

Named by Elle Magazine as the Best Boutique in Minnesota, Arafina is the Twin Cities authority on hot spring must-haves. Two lines garnering a lot of attention in-store this season are Clover Canyon and Nanette Lepore. Both bring the midtone color palette that is currently trending and infuse it with exciting prints and florals. Clover Canyon makes this work in a fitted, 3/4-sleeve floral-print dress that has been flying off the shelves. Nanette Lapore showcases this in a sky-blue silk blazer with an eye-catching print on the front and contrasting stripes on the back.

Primp
618 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 414-0091
www.primpyourself.com

Primp, the hot cheap-chic boutique in the Twin Cities, has rolled out its own line called Henry + Martin. With its debut in April, Henry + Martin has become quickly adored and a spring fave for its bright colors, feminine silhouettes and longer hemlines. Best of all, this made-in-the-USA line features a wide range of sizes, high-grade knit fabrics and retails for under $60. Primp will also carry Henry + Martin at its St. Louis Park location as well.

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MartinPatrick3
212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 746-5329
www.martinpatrick3.com

This men’s fashion and accessory go-to in the Warehouse District has found an exciting breath of fresh air in the spring lines of both Fred Perry and Shipley & Halmos. Fred Perry is a British-heritage brand that combines sportswear with streetwear in a bold mix of colors. Plus, this line’s polo shirts are the season’s must-haves every year. Shipley & Halmos, the award-winning New York design team, have perfectly paired dressy and casual for that effortless spring look.

Grethen House
4930 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55410
(952) 926-8725
www.grethenhouse.com

The innovative twists on the usual closet staples are what make Carven the popular spring line at Grethen House, a high-fashion boutique in the 50th & France shopping area of Edina. Carven’s designer-in-residence Guillaume Henry brings fresh, inspired style to accessible pieces including a raincoat backed with lace, a cardigan with mesh cutouts and a sculptural canary-yellow peplum skirt. Another up-and-coming favorite at Grethen House for spring attire is the relatively young brand called Each x Other. This gender-neutral and hand-treated line features faded t-shirts, distressed white jeans with contrasting cording and color-blocked sweaters.

Related: 2013 Spring Fashion Tips From A Minnesota Fashionista

Cortney Mohnk is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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