Even the most conservative interview outfit is worthy of a hint of personal style.

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Brooks Brothers

Multiple locations, check their website:

The executive who appreciates traditional style will also appreciate the classic array of suiting options, shirts, neckwear and accessories. Shop two Twin Cities locations – Downtown Minneapolis and Maple Grove – and you will exude propriety at your interview.

Hubert White

IDS Center
747 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-9200

This locally owned Downtown Minneapolis standard carries a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. When the interview calls for a distinguished look, find suits starting at around $1,000 and shirts in the $300 range. The store also carries professional separates for the non-traditional interview settings.

J. Crew

Multiple locations, check their website

A preppy take on suits in fine fabrics is always in style. For a complete interview outfit, pair suits with signature dress shirts and ties or pick out a sportcoat, sweater vest and pants to make an impression at the casual office. Shop five locations including the newest addition on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.


700 On The Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 375-2200

If you work Downtown Minneapolis, shop this men’s suiting department on days you can or need to get out of the office. The department store regularly offers sales on suits, shirts and neckwear with a vast selection of good and better brand names.

Neiman Marcus

505 Nicollet Mall on 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-2600

Speculate for an upcoming interview with a designer look from luxury brands like Versace, Stefani Ricci and Gucci in Downtown Minneapolis. Alternately put together a signature look for the professional yet relaxed interview outfit with an ample selection of cashmere sweaters, wool trousers and blazers.

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Nordstrom Rack

Multiple locations, check their website

Get a steal on brand name suiting from a department store that exemplifies quality. Shop the medium-sized assortment at Mall of America or Maple Grove and get help with tailoring for a perfect fit. As is the case with outlets, exercise a bit of caution to ensure you purchase a suit that fits with the current season or is appropriate for year round wear.

Twill by Scott Dayton

3295 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 922-2711

If you still carry a torch for the family-owned retailer that once possessed the Twin Cities, here is your chance to maintain a connection. Located in the Galleria, the sophisticated setting, upscale brands for the executive interview and familiar name will serve you well.

Men’s Warehouse

Multiple locations, check their website

An interview list would be incomplete without this nationally known company, thanks to their aggressive marketing campaigns starring CEO George Zimmer. The Downtown Minneapolis location must have something for everyone, including big and tall size 68, with seven other stores in the Twin Cities.

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Suit Up

3001 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 332-1380

Affordable and trendy suiting can be found at this glossy, locally owned men’s store in Uptown. With suits starting in the $200s and services including tailoring, this is a good place to pick out your first interview suit and to get knowledgeable help picking out a memorable shirt and tie.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.