Winter Holidays in Minneapolis – The Ideal Time for Fancy Dresses

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 1:14pm.

This week I’ve asked a friend of the team to write a blog post about fancy dresses – it’s not a topic I’m particularly familiar with, but I do understand the need. So, please welcome her and find out where to go in Minneapolis to get that perfect holiday dress.


Company holiday parties, family get-togethers, dinner out with friends – fall and winter are full of events for which we like to get decked out in holiday finery. We went on the hunt in Minneapolis for fancy dresses, ideal for a variety of holiday soirees.

Whether your budget is luxuriously fat or it squeaks when you even peek at it, we think you’ll find something cute at any of the fabulous retailers listed below.

Boutique shopping is amazing. It takes a little longer because they’re typically located in the neighborhoods where parking is a bit challenging and you’ll find yourself popping from one hood to the other, but you can find some fabulous holiday finery in these small shops.


Beware: this shop may just melt your credit card. What an amazing selection -- and it changes often enough so that every time you visit you’ll find lots of new stuff.

It’s guaranteed you’ll find super cute dresses at Cliché – with somewhat reasonable prices. Oh, don’t get us wrong, it’s easy to drop $150 on a dress but you may also snag one for a lot less. It’s those “a lot less” deals that will set the credit card alight – who can buy just one?

Local designers and vintage dresses seem to be the most popular here. You’ll find Cliché in Uptown at 2403 Lyndale Avenue S.

Parc Boutique

Parc Boutique, in a word, is trendy. They feature on-trend dresses from some awesome designers, such as BB Dakota (check out the designer’s PERFECT little black dress when you visit) and Costa Blanca.

If you’re looking for a dress that you won’t see a thousand other Twin Cities girls rocking, this is the place to go. Located in Northeast, you’ll find Parc Boutique at 320 East Hennepin Avenue. They also have a store in Edina at 50th and France.

By the way, Parc Boutique is offering 20 percent off on Black Friday.


Why buy a dress you may only wear once? Men don’t have a problem renting formal wear and women shouldn’t either.

At Stephanie’s, in  St. Paul you can actually rent a Nicole Miller dress, which is a lot less expensive than buying one. The rental program is called, appropriately, “Dress for the Occasion,” and is modeled after the popular Rent the Runway online program, where you can rent a $350 sequin-covered Badgley Mischka dress for a mere $45.

Rental fees at Stephanie’s, for dresses sized 2 to 10, run from $45 to $125. Hurry to 758 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul for the best selection before the holiday rush.












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