Best New Shopping Cities

Minneapolis

This progressive metropolis is finally having its shopping moment: Indie stores abound with labels both international and local, plus affordable antiques.

Soleil Brulé

On the tranquil shores of Lake Minnetonka is this global bazaar, brimming with artisanal market finds from far-flung points like Morocco, Haiti, Egypt, and Mali. Look for mother-of-pearl inlaid settees, embroidered poufs, and Berber wedding blankets.
726 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-476-9600

Walker Shop

Museum gift shops often disappoint with their all-too-predictable stock. Not so with the store in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed expansion of the celebrated Walker Art Center. The airy space has the casual feel of a Malibu beach house and is loaded with inspired odds and ends, like Hella Jongerius beaded bowls and Tivoli retro-looking radios, plus a library's worth of hard-to-find art and photography books.
1750 Hennepin Ave., 612-375-7633, shop.walkerart.org
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