Looking to do some shopping in St. Paul? Whether you’re searching for the perfect vintage handbag, a printed summer dress or a stylish new outfit for the office, these St. Paul boutiques have you covered.

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Allee Metro Chic

179 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104

As you walk down a quaint cobblestone alley and step into the European inspired Allee Metro Chic, it is almost as though you are transported to a Parisian boutique. With painted French signs and framed pictures of classic Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, Allee Metro Chic has a unique charm. Each garment is elegant, feminine and, as its name suggests, chic. Sophisticated dresses, tailored skirts and ruffled tops make up most of the boutique, along with a selection of statement necklaces, patterned scarves and heels that can only be described as adorable.

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794 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Bombshell is proof that women can be trendy and sexy no matter what size they are. Created for “the woman with style and substance,” Bombshell caters to women sizes 14-24. You won’t find basics or casual pieces at Bombshell as this boutique specializes in elegant and stylish blouses, skirts and dresses. With small independent designers as well as high-end European designers, Bombshell offers a wide selection of unique, figure-flattering pieces.

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My Sister’s Closet

1136 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

With a mix of vintage and contemporary consignment clothing, shoes, jewelry, hats and belts, My Sister’s Closet offers a unique shopping experience. Located in a cozy house on Grand Avenue that was once a dentist’s office, this shop has two floors full of eclectic treasures. High end contemporary items (like Gucci handbags) and stylish vintage hats (like Duchess Kate Middleton would wear) can often be found here, so whether you’re looking for modern or vintage, the thrill of the hunt makes My Sister’s Closet an exciting and fun place to shop.

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618 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Primp, a women’s boutique known for its cheap-chic fashions, is one of the best places in St. Paul to shop for dresses, skirts and tops at affordable prices. Created for women who are “fashion-obsessed and broke,” all items are less than $100. Primp has a wide selection of printed and patterned tops and dresses for summer, and with new garments available daily, there is always something new to try on.

— Nicole Crosbie loves fashion and shopping, she has lived in Minnesota her whole life and loves finding new places to shop, eat and explore in the Twin Cities. She has degrees in public relations and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.