Are you planning a trip to Minnesota anytime soon? Making your way through Stillwater as you cross through into the land of 10,000 lakes?
If so, you're in for a treat. Stillwater is home to some of the best shopping and deep-dive thrifting in the country. The thing is, you have to know where to look. It's often the case that the best shopping in town is off of the beaten path. We're going to run trough a few of the best Stillwater, MN shopping ideas today, giving you the gems that you wouldn't find if you were just passing through.
trove.Marketplace is one of the biggest collectives of local artisans, crafters, and collectors in Stillwater. Hosting anywhere from 30-40 vendors at any time, trove is a goldmine for Stillwater thrifting.
When it comes to Stillwater thrifting, trove.Marketplace is likely the place you'll find the most variety and quality. You'll also find bath products, seasonings, artwork, vintage collectibles, repurposed clothing, jewelry, and furniture. It's the kind of place you could peruse for six hours if you had the time.
Here's a video tour of our shop (note that items change on a weekly basis so don't get your hopes up if you see something great in the video!)
2. Downtown Stillwater
Downtown Stillwater is famously great for antiquing. You don't go down to visit a single shop, though, as it's more of an opportunity stroll through the various shops on Main Street. A walk down the main drag of downtown Stillwater gives you dozens of excellent shopping options.
You could visit the Antique Mall, get a bite to eat, then dip into one of the locally-owned businesses peppered along the heart of downtown. Take a look at some of the boutiques available to you within walking distance of wherever you park in Downtown Stillwater.
3. Downtown Hudson
If you're not familiar with downtown Stillwater, then you might not be aware of Hudson. Hudson, WI is just a five minute drive across the St. Croix River when you're in Stillwater.
It's a good idea to take a look at both sides of the river when you're on a shopping spree. You'll find a lot of the same sort of shops in Hudson, only with an entirely new variety of things to pick from. Locally-owned and operated businesses are the lifeblood of both Stillwater and Hudson, so you'll encounter all kinds of stores with a lot of heart.
If you need a place to start, take a look at this Yelp review of the best places to shop in Hudson.
Need More Stillwater Thrift Ideas or Shopping Tips? Just Ask!
If you're hard-pressed for good shipping in our town, drop us a line! We're here to fill you in on what we have going on in-store as well as any shopping secrets we've picked up over the years.
Remember, we scour the city for the best thrifted and repurposed deals. We know what you're looking for. Stop by trove.Marketplace to start your journey or contact us to get any ideas!