Edina is a shopper’s paradise, as the stylish Minneapolis suburb features three distinct retail areas: the Downtown, aka 50th & France; the Galleria; and Southdale Center. 50th & France is a mélange of boutiques, specialty shops and award-winning restaurants, with Wild Ivy and Equation perennial favorites for women’s apparel.
The Galleria offers everything from Louis Vuitton luggage to Pottery Barn furniture. Favorite apparel shops include Melly, which carries classic women’s clothing and accessories, and men’s clothing boutique Hammer Made, which offers limited-run shirts made from fine fabrics, plus ties, belts and accessories.
Southdale Center — opened in 1956 as the nation’s first enclosed mall — is anchored by Macy’s and features more than 100 specialty stores, sit-down and to-go dining, and a 16-screen AMC Megaplex.
FALL INTO THE ARTS
Edina’s 18th annual Fall Into the Arts Festival (Sept. 10-11) is a two-day art show set in beautiful Centennial Lakes Park. Some 225 artists and exhibitors will be showcasing a variety of items, including sculpture, mixed media, photography, glass, pottery, jewelry and fiber arts. Food vendors will offer ice cream, mini doughnuts and Chicago-style hot dogs, plus an array of global fare.
Attend this annual fashion show (Sept. 25), held at the Westin Edina Galleria. Models sport the latest fashions from local shops, while attendees enjoy mimosas, brunch and pop-up shops from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Search for tickets on Eventbrite.
Plan your visit at exploreedina.com