As summer gives way to changing leaves and autumn breezes, it is time to start thinking about updating your wardrobe with a fresh new jacket for fall. Something warm enough to fend off the chillier temperatures but stylish enough to get noticed sounds just about right, doesn’t it? And, don’t forget versatile. Finding a jacket that can go with both your work and your going-out clothes is key to maximizing your purchase. Check out this list of the best places to find a new jacket for the fall, and be ready. From bespoke to sporty, there are plenty of options to suit your style best.
Marty Mathis Clothiers
608 2nd Ave, Suite 275
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Local guy Marty Mathis brings old-school and perfectly-fitted style back to Minneapolis. Specializing in made-to-measure clothing, the shop is built on the idea that style is as individual as your measurements. With an aesthetic that focuses on a timeless, effortless look, Marty Mathis makes the entire process as easy as possible. Get measured for a great new sport coat that will work with your office gear and still pull double duty on Friday night. Also, know that you’re set for the cooler temperatures ahead.
200 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Dayton brothers made good with their recent foray into upscale retailing in Minneapolis. Located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, Askov Finlayson boasts hard-to-find brands and stylish choices. With its curated selection of items from Barbour, Norse Project and Kanken, you’ll be shopping among the best options. Although primarily a retail spot for men, the store also carries some women’s jackets as well. Its vaguely Scandinavian feel emphasizes the store’s commitment to stylish and practical choices. Stop by some afternoon and visit with the knowledgeable staff to find your next coat.
Joe’s Sporting Goods
33 E County Road B
St. Paul, MN 55117
Joe’s is the name in local sporting goods but it also carries a wide range of apparel for the entire family, including light-weight jackets to protect you against the elements and dropping temperatures. Brands carried include the regular list of heavy-hitters: Marmot, The North Face and Columbia. Find styles and sizes to outfit the whole family for fall with rain-proof, wind-resistant and hooded options. It is the perfect choice for standing outside during those fall sports games or taking in the last of the nicer weather before the snow starts to fly.
My Sister’s Closet
1136 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
My Sister’s Closet is one of the great local consignment options that keeps stylish pieces circulating throughout the Twin Cities. Locally-owned and operated, the store consistently brings new items to the floor and always offers the right look for the season. With both vintage and modern pieces available, it’s easy to find something to suit your style while meeting your fall budget. Looking to clean out your closet? Consider consigning with My Sister’s Closet and you could potentially find a new jacket while making room for it.
Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center
9140 Hudson Road, Suite 510
Woodbury, MN 55125
Located in the Woodbury Lakes mall, the designer boutique Elodie carries a great selection of fun clothes, unique jewelry and a whole lot of style. With offerings from Tulle, Ark & Co, Hudson and Lucca Couture, this store is a great place to find fun, one-of-a-kind pieces in a sea of chain store offerings. Elodie is locally owned by a mother-daughter team who love fashion and finding just the right pieces. They share their inspiration regularly via their blog. Drop by and check out the collection of women’s jackets to find something new and fun to wear this fall.
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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.