Shopping & Style

New Places To Shop At The Mall Of America

July 19, 2011 9:45 AM

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By Nicole Crosbie

With 520 diverse retail shops, Mall of America has something for even the pickiest of shoppers. New retailers are added each year and 2011 is no exception. Get the details on three new places to shop at Mall of America.

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Bettie Page

282 South Avenue, Bloomington
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 9:30 pm / Sun 11 am – 7 pm

When you walk into Bettie Page, it is almost as though you have stepped into a time machine and have been transported back to the 1950s. With 50s music playing on the jukebox, photos of pin-up girls on the walls and racks of classic 1950’s dresses, Bettie Page will bring back memories of the good old days, whether you lived them or read about them in history books. This one-of-a-kind store is the only Bettie Page in the Midwest and is perfect for women looking for strong, classic pieces that are fitted, flattering and won’t go out of style. True to its era, Bettie Page is known for its retro dresses. Charming belted Navy pencil dresses and polka dot circle dresses are two of the most popular styles and 50’s inspired handbags, heels and accessories will finish off your look. If dresses aren’t your thing, try out a pair of high-waisted capris or a peasant top. Sizes range from XS-4X so women of all sizes and ages can find something to wear at Bettie Page. There are some looks for men too, with a selection of fedoras, button up shirts and graphic tees.

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A|X Armani Exchange

8100 24th Ave S
Bloomington, Minn. 55425
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 9:30 pm / Sun 11 am – 7 pm

If you love Armani, but are looking for something a little more affordable, then stop by A|X Armani Exchange. Created by Italian designer Giorgio Armani, this casual, yet sophisticated collection is for the young, urban and sexy. As the only Armani Exchange in Minnesota, this store offers a variety of sexy dresses, party tops and skirts for women and denim, graphic tees and button up shirts for men. Best selling items for women include leopard print rompers, maxi dresses, Bermuda shorts and beaded tanks and best selling items for men include polos, board shorts and fitted blazers. Logo products are popular for both genders with Armani Exchange sunglasses and belts topping the list.

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Chapel Hats

60 East Broadway – Unit N170
Bloomington, Minn. 55425
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 9:30 pm / Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Hats are a great way to make a fashion statement and Chapel Hats, the newest hat shop at Mall of America, has you covered. Whether you like fedoras, oversized floppy hats, fascinators or Ivey league caps, there are plenty of styles for both men and women to choose from. Chapel Hats has a relaxed, easy-going feel to it and shoppers are encouraged to have fun and try on hats. With wide brimmed sun hats, dainty fascinators (some even come attached to headbands to stay on your head easier), classic straw fedoras and even faux fur winter hats, there is unique headwear for each unique shopper. You might be surprised by what looks good on you, so be brave and try on something new.

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  • upnorthchick

    The Bettie Paige shop is cute, but not real practical for everyday dressing and not cheap either – unless you’re Katy Perry or Dita Von Teese. Perhaps for special occasions or costumes though? I will go back to check it out again.

  • Tball

    Bettie page has THE best customer service around. the woman who was working there, (not the owner, so thats good proof they hire well!) was so nice, even after getting reamed by an unruly customer… The shoes are great and the dresses are well made and beautiful. Swim wear is super cute too. can you tell i love the store?? :)

  • ah-ha

    As a fan of Modcloth, I can’t wait to check out Bettie Page I want the parasol in the window.

  • L'Shondra

    Yeeeea bay bay! sexy dress and party tops from AX i am thur. thnx gurl i gotta keep my sexyy at the club. mah next paycheck imma get me some AX

    • djp

      HUH??? English please?? Sheesh

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