With summer upon us and snow a distant memory, it's time to have fun in the sun. Getting to wear fun warm-weather outfits is only half the enjoyment, don't forget about sunglasses, sandals and other summer accessories to make your outfit complete. We've rounded up some of the best places in the Twin Cities to find these goods, so read on to find your next favorite pair of sunnies or gear for the beach.
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Specs On The Beach
1304 4th St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Every good summer day requires a pair of sunglasses, so find your next summer pair at St. Paul retailer Specs on the Beach. With deep product knowledge and experience finding the right pair (even if that means prescription), the store has earned the reputation of high-quality goods and great service. Name brands carried include Tom Ford, DKNY, Calvin Klein and many more. The store also carries a wide variety of styles, from beach-ready to throwback styles perfect for cruising around.
2057 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116
Patina is the kind of store that always has cute things and something for everyone. Find the perfect accessory to transform your summer outfit, whether it's a new pair of earrings or a stunning scarf. Patina always offers chic and trendy options at budget-friendly prices. With the right accessories, it's also easy to go from work to happy hour or a date. With new things coming in all the time, there's plenty here to browse.
867 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Boasting a great mix of items by local designers and fabulous designer goods, Karma is a unique little boutique to check out. Nestled in the main area of shops on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, this shop is on trend and ready for summer. From great sandals to funky accessories, there's something to find for everyone needing a warm-weather pick-me-up. Items are typically under $100 and include a wide range of known names and new finds.
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320 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Northeast's own Parc Boutique is one of those "best-kept secret"-type places that's finally getting the recognition it deserves. With tons of attention to personal detail and finding the right balance between trendy, affordable items and investment pieces, a visit alone is worth the trip. The jewelry selection in particular highlights local artists and offers a great opportunity to spice up your summer look with a one-of-a-kind vibe. The store also maintains a great lookbook online to help you with style inspiration, or to see what's new.
Elsmore Swim Shop
5885 149th St. W., Suite 101
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Minnesota summers feature plenty of time at the lake, so be sure that your summer accessories shopping includes some items that make lake time all the better. Elsmore Swim Shop is a great stop for those looking for fins, snorkels, gear bags and flip flops to complete your beach-ready look and outfit you for all that fun in the sun. Located in the southern suburb of Apple Valley, the shop also offers online shopping and a full complement of swim gear from trusted brands like Arena, Dolfin and Speedo.
Sassy professional by day, men's style expert by night, Bethany Rein is a twenty-something living in Minneapolis. She loves baseball, coffee and the well-dressed male. An avid runner, Bethany also plays recreational sports with more enthusiasm than skill. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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