Chanhassen, Minnesota, is a small city near the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area’s suburbs. It is best known as the home of the late music superstar, Prince. Chanhassen was voted Money.com’s #1 Best Place to Live in the United States in 2021. Because of its proximity to Minneapolis, the city is considered a prime location for commuters and professional families.
Besides the entertainment and local culture Chanhassen has to offer, residents enjoy the beautiful lakes, beaches, and fishing that makes Minnesota famous to visitors. Not only are these activities a draw to the region, but Chanhassen shopping offers quirky boutiques and gift shops where you can find fun local treasures. Read on for the top eight places to shop in Chanhassen.
Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor
412 W 78th Street
All Weather Goods
2985 Water Tower Point
What started out as an online business 25 years ago has bloomed into a locally owned, brick-and-mortar business. All Weather Goods is an outdoor recreation supply store offering camping gear for all seasons and comfort items that make the outdoors feel a little more like home. They carry well-known national brands, such as YETI, Coleman, Wilderness Dream, and Gamewright. The shop doesn’t just equip visitors for their next camping adventure — they also offers personalized engraved gifts that make great gifts for the outdoorsmen on any holiday shopping list.
1674 Lake Drive W
LaRose & Co.
521 Lake Drive
LaRose & Co. is a ladies' fashion boutique that focuses on adult women and their sense of style. The business was opened in 2022 and offers women a place to shop that has both trendy styles and comfortable fit. The shop works closely with other local women entrepreneurs and curates new items daily. They also offer social events that help women connect as well as shop.
860 W. 78th Street
Hoops & Threads
527 West 78th Street
Hoops & Threads is a local custom embroidery shop that specializes in personalized gifts. The local business supports its community by offering letterman jacket patches to the local high schools. Their product catalog offers various clothing items that can be personalized with embroidery. From bags to t-shirts and hats, Hoops & Threads can help local businesses and schools advertise their name and their charitable causes out to the community professionally and creatively.
460 Lake Drive #140
Mainstream Boutique is a family-owned business that has roots in Minnesota but has become a national franchise. Founders Marie and Nick DeNicola relocated to Minnesota in 1991 and created Mainstream Boutique as a way to offer fashionable women’s clothing to their community on the Chanhassen shopping scene. All these years later, the brand has filtered out to twenty-four franchise locations. The business is still firmly family-owned and is the exclusive provider of the boutique’s brand Mac and Me. Mac and Me is a line of clothing designed for young women who like trendy and casual wear.
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