Once upon a time, that holiday sweater from your family or best friend kept you warm. Then you gave it away or threw it out because you didn’t want to be caught wearing it. Now, you’re full of holiday remorse. Cheer up! These outlets and thrifts might have that holiday sweater you wish you never parted with. Come to think of it, an ugly sweater pairs nicely with everything. Mixed and matched creatively, this sweater can be worn anywhere.

The Sweater Store
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(800) 987-1517

This online Minneapolis store stocks only the best vintage ugly Christmas sweaters. But the store also carries newer sweaters. According to The Sweater Store, ugly holiday sweaters once roamed unfettered over Minnesota’s wild prairies. At Christmas parties, they drew attention. But ugly Christmas sweaters have been around longer than ugly sweater parties. Only recently, fashion mavens everywhere stopped ditching them and started loving them. The ugly sweaters in The Sweater Store invite more than a glance. Exquisitely gaudy and very sentimental, these sweaters can steal your heart.

Arc’s Value Village
1650 White Bear Ave., North
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 788-8300
www.arcsvaluevillage.org

Arc’s  sweaters have always been popular at ugly Christmas sweater parties. Often lovely to look at, these sweaters are made for festive occasions. This thrift shop and donation center has several Minnesota locations. If you live in Twin Cities, the closest is St. Paul. Holiday sweaters and other holiday apparel arrive around Nov. 1.

Optiz Outlet
4320 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 922-2435
www.opitzoutlet.com

This discount fashion outlet has locations in St. Louis Park and Minnetonka. Every item sold is high in quality and full of designer chic. Every piece of merchandise is branded with a designer label. During the holiday season, some of the most beautiful sweaters are in stock. Would any of these sweaters seem out of place at an ugly Christmas sweater party? To find out, wear one of these sweaters to an ugly sweater holiday gala.

Related: The Hottest Places To Shop, Gifts To Buy This Holiday In Minnesota 

HalloweenCostumes.com
2080 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
(507) 386-8388
www.halloweencostumes.com

Wait a minute, Halloween is over! Well, this online costumer has costumes and accessories for every occasion, regardless of the season. Christmas costumes are now in store, and so are ugly Christmas sweaters. The store’s owners have seen an uptick in ugly sweater Christmas parties. They are also aware holiday shoppers have little time to scour thrift stores. So to bring holiday cheer to shoppers, HalloweenCostumes.com has stocked a great looking Christmas gift — the ugly holiday sweater.

Costumes Plus
2839 White Bear Ave., N.
Maplewood, MN 55109
(651) 748-1185
www.costumes-plus.com

This costume store is about more than just Halloween. Open all year, Costumes Plus has Santa Clause suits. And yes, Santa, Costumes Plus has ugly Christmas sweaters. Amidst the Santa suits, Santa hats and Christmas elf costumes are ugly Christmas T-shirt cardigans, reindeer game pullovers and ornamental Christmas sweaters. All come in floral red and green patterns with plenty of trim and Christmas images. Manly in style and mostly for men, these sweaters are naughty and nice and flirtatious. They make good gifts for men and women.
Related: Ugly Christmas Sweaters


Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.

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