Impressions can be made in an instant, and work is one of the most crucial places to make the right impression. From impressing the boss to scoring that choice project or promotion, impressions matter. Dress for success by shopping some of the Twin Cities’ best places for office wear. With options for guys and girls alike, refer to this list of the best local places to check out for an instant style boost.
400 St. Peter St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
While Heimie’s Haberdashery has only been open since 2004, it carries a wealth of family tradition and style know-how in its roots. Present owner and great grandson of the original Heimie, Anthony Andler brings his family genes and impeccable taste to the store. When looking for the perfect suit or a great pair of trousers or two to round our your work wardrobe, consider one of the made-to-measure or made-to-order options available. A helpful and knowledgeable staff ensures you leave looking like one well-dressed guy. Don’t forget to check out Heimie’s wide selection of casual and dress shirts, as well as “finishing touch” accessories like ties, hats and cufflinks.
747 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
With nearly 100 years of experience dressing the men of Minnesota, it’s no surprised that Hubert White leads the pack for men’s tailored clothing – perfect for creating the right impression on your next interview, day-to-day at work or on a date. Located in downtown Minneapolis (inside the IDS Tower), the store offers a wide selection of clothes, a made-to-measure service, alternations and style consultants. Lines carried include Ermenegildo Zegna, Samuelsohn and Hamilton custom shirts, amongst many others. Check out the store’s website for special offers to help defray the cost of upgrading your wardrobe.
614 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
For those guys looking for a more relaxed look at work, a great outfit for casual Friday or just a unique accessory to show off their style, BlackBlue offers a unique shopping experience. Beautifully curated and unpretentious, the store offers a great mix of local and global designers from Faribault Woolen Mill Scarves to A.P.C coats, and much more. With great service, where you’ll learn exactly how to care for those new raw denim jeans, it’s hard not to find something to take home. Check out of BlackBlue’s Facebook page for regular updates on new items and to get style inspiration. Girls will also find a small section to drool over, so don’t be afraid to follow your guy in the store.
320 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Northeast Minneapolis-based Parc Boutique has been earning plenty of style plaudits since its inception in 2008. With a mix of work-ready wear and great casual separates, all ready to pair with unique jewelry and accessories, a girl can easily find the right pieces to set off her professional style. Run by fashionista and driven businesswoman Thao, the store offers that great boutique feel, while ensuring you feel like you’ve walked away with a truly one-of-a-kind look. Stop in to check out a new blazer or smart top to update your closet and be the one everyone checks out at work today.
Edina, MN 55435
With rave reviews from both Elle and Minnesota Monthly, Arafina has carved its place into the women’s fashion scene in Minnesota. Helmed by ex-Dayton’s and Marshall Fields buyer Ann Rutledge Ackman, the store displays a keen sense of fashion for the whole gamut of style: from casual to social occasion to officewear. Find pieces that will work styled up or down for an easy upgrade to your workday look. With a mix of international and local designers, Arafina will help keep your style fresh and unique while offering pieces that meet your style and budget.
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Sassy professional by day, men’s style expert by night, Bethany Rein is a twenty-something living in Minneapolis. She loves baseball, coffee and the well-dressed male. An avid runner, Bethany also plays recreational sports with more enthusiasm than skill. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.