Yes, Shakopee is just minutes from the mammoth Mall of America. The city is also close to all of the "Dales" of the Twin Cities: Southdale, Ridgedale, etc. Shakopee also has its own unique collection of shops and boutiques to meet your retail needs, wants and desires. So, let's start our shopping spree locally, then move on from there.
You never know what you might find at Tupelo—a gift studio. From sea salts to watercolors, kitchen wares to handmade jewelry, the possibilities for creative gift giving are endless, whether the recipient is someone else, or yourself. 210 Holmes St. S., 952-445-1955
Karizma offers a trendy variety of ladies apparel, accessories, and gifts. Featured lines include designs from Project Runway contestant Christopher Straub. 126 Lewis Street, 952-496-9803, www.shopkarizma.com
To suit the man in your life, step into Bill’s Toggery. The family-owned business has been serving our community’s average and hard-to-fit men since 1931, and carries a vast selection of distinguished brands. 138 South Lewis St., 952-445-3735, www.billstoggery.com
Shakopee Trading Post and Gallery displays and sells handmade Native American gifts, jewelry, and crafts from artists all over the United States and Canada. It’s the perfect place to pick up a piece of American history. 723 West First Ave., 952-496-2263, www.shakopeetradingpost.com
Lady Di Antiques displays an evolving selection of treasures and collections from the past, including furnishings, lamps, glassware, frames, and clothing. 126 Holmes St. S., 952-445-1238
More than 10 dealers bring their wares to How Quaint’s occasional antique sales. Between sales, the shop reinvents itself by redecorating and bringing in new merchandise. Check the website for upcoming deals. 714 First Ave. E., 952-465-3887, www.how-quaint.com
A trip to Eagle Creek Quilt Shop is sure to please and inspire any sewing or quilting enthusiast. Marvelously located near downtown Shakopee in an old railroad depot (built in 1909), they host many special events and bus trips. 333 Second Ave. W., 952-233-3774, www.eaglecreekquiltshop.com