There’s nothing quite like a good shave. You shouldn’t have to get lost at Mall of America looking for shaving supplies at one of the many chain stores, as there are local stores all across the metro that offer everything you’ll need for the optimum shaving experience. Some of the finest stores in the world are located right here in Minnesota, and when you feel how smooth your skin is and smell the clean fragrances hanging in the air afterwards, you’ll feel like a million bucks.
400 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
A classic, elegant store located in historic downtown St. Paul sells everything men need. Find crisp suits and ties, leather shoes, hats and the finest in shaving supplies. You can sit down in and enjoy the old-world charm of a shave and haircut right in Heimie’s, but if you need to take your shaving gear to go to, let the helpful staff find what you need so you know you’re leaving with the finest. An experience at Hemie’s is one of a kind. Stop in for shaving supplies today, and you’ll be back for that handcrafted leather bag, sparkling cuff links or anything else that will catch your eye.
Garden of Eden
867 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
In the busy Grand Avenue shopping district, your shaving cream, soaps and after shave await at the Garden of Eden. A wide variety of products can be found at this beautiful little store, but for shaving, try the cream that carries the Garden of Eden label. You won’t be disappointed. The finest in women’s products make it a must for any Grand Avenue shopping day, and for men, it is a great place to fill your shaving cream order while the wife is shopping at next-door boutiques.
Martin Patrick 3
212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55401
A must-stop shop in the trendy North Loop district in Minneapolis, Martin Patrick’s is like the aforementioned Heimie’s in that it offers everything a man could want. And then it offers more. For shaving supplies, the store offers everything from throat razors to post-shave cooling creams, as well as dozens of aftershaves. While you can find some of its products online, it’s worth stopping into the store to let the staff take great care of you and your shaving needs.
William Marvy Company
1540 St. Clair Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Another St. Paul institution that keeps that past alive is the William Marvy Company. You know the spinning red white and blue barber poles, synonymous with happy days America? If you see one, chances are it came from this company, one of the last making the authentic poles. But you’re looking for shaving supplies, and you’ll find the finest in shaving brushes, shaving mugs and shaving soap for an old-school shave like no other. Find everything you need at the William Marvy Company.
2105 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
The Wedge – the popular local, natural, sustainable-focused co-op grocery store in Minneapolis – also has shaving supplies. You can find organic brands like Aubrey Organics as well as reliable brands Kiss My Face. There is even a selection of perfumes, oils and aftershaves that will make the most dedicated gardener smell fresh. If you’re stopping in for some leafy greens, fresh bread or wonderful meats and cheeses, take care of your shaving needs as well.
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 Examiner.com, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.