Always dress better than you think you should whether you are at work, the family reunion or your best friend’s house for the game.


Black Blue

614 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 260-5340

Stop into this warm boutique, recognized by Minnesota Monthly as the “best men’s boutique,” for a signature item or outfit. The boutique primarily carries menswear and with customer pictures posted to the blog, something tells me the shopping experience is extremely personal. Located right off Selby and Dale in St. Paul.



Mall of America
3000 Southeast Court
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 883-2500

If you are open to upscale department stores but loathe the crowds at the Mall of America, slip into this quiet men’s department and shop relatively undisturbed. Find everything for a smart casual look from cashmere sweaters and button down shirts to designer jeans, shoes and accessories. Check store hours as they are not the same as the Mall.



Multiple locations, for more information check their website

Shop this classically casual brand carefully to select pieces that set you apart. Need a great sweater? Check. Need a new fitted shirt? Check. Ready to add a blazer to the mix? Check. Finally time to add a basic dark-wash denim to dress up your style? Check. Find everything you need for an outfit without trying too hard at nine Twin Cities locations. Extended sizes available online.


Hammer Made

3380 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 681-2534

For designer dress shirts with subtle accents at reasonable prices, stop by this Galleria store. Shirts are pre-made and altered for a custom fit for all body sizes. Sportcoats in a huge array of fabrics, colors and patterns can be ordered and take up to eight weeks to arrive. Pair these shirts and sportcoats with dark jeans and you smart casual look is set.

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J. Crew

Mall of America
200 South Ave
Bloominton, MN 55425
(952) 814-7419

A relaxed yet sophisticate casual style is possible when you have a great selection of vests, shirts, sweaters and pants. Ensure your look is distinctive by pairing a signature checked shirt with a sportcoat or vest in timeless fabrics that will wear for years, available at five Twin Cities locations.


Len Druskin

Multiple locations, for more information check their website

Shop this popular trendy store for shirts and jeans that you can dress up or down — from Hugo Boss Black Label to Theory. Invest in a outfit at the Galleria and Gaviidae locations with outlet pricing at the Downtown Minneapolis store. Keep an eye on locations as this locally-owned brand continues to expand.



Mall of America
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 883-2121

Elevate your casual style with quality blazers, sweaters, shirts and jeans. With a large selection to choose from, you are sure to find something to discover your personal style, make a match with what you already have or challenge yourself to try something new. The infamous customer service will make your shopping experience at the Mall of America priceless.


Off 5th Avenue

655 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-7200

For designer labels at discounted prices, heed the call of this Gaviidae before your dinner reservation. Laid out like a department store, find the section that speaks to you and find tops and bottoms that will mix in with what you have for a fresh look every day of the week. Get the free More! Rewards card for additional savings that will surprise you (in a good way) at the register.

-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.