There are lots of ways to get ready for the hunt. Some grab boots and rifles and others grab their wallets. North Dakotan offeres a variety of unique shopping opportunities. Here’s a few home décor and gift stores that should not be missed. And, as you explore these towns and their shops, you’re likely to uncover other gems and boutiques. It’s all part of the ‘hunt’, right? So, good luck and enjoy!
- Junkyard Chic (201 W. Main Avenue) … For the Junk Junkies out there, give yourself a couple hours to peruse the eclectic collection owner Ann Andre has built in her fun, creative store. There’s a section of the store designated specifically for baby gifts, as well.
- Spaces (122 East Main Avenue, Suite 102) … This décor studio and full-service interior design center also offers an impressive array of Mom-Baby gifts. Additionally, there’s an elegant selection of women’s clothing, fragrances and jewelry.
- Soul Interiors (110 North 5th Street) … If you’re in the market for metal or barn-wood furniture, this downtown shop is a must see. Also for sale are license plate birdhouses, stamped jewelry and canvas, screen-printed pillows.
- A Creative Outlet (303 E. Main Avenue) … This treasure of a boutique highlights locally-made wares, and it’s a delight to wander through this small space. Original wall art, leather and cloth gifts, baby provisions, mug warmers, and witty cards are just some of the goods that outfit this funky mercantile. In the rear of the store, florist Kelsey Ruhland crafts lovely and unusual arrangements for Crabapple Floral.
- The Garden Gate (929 Main Street)
- Crosby Floral and Gifts (102 N. Main Street)
- Garbel’s Furniture (112 Main Street)
- 3rd Ave Floral and Greenhouse (1110 3rd Avenue West) … This florist has an array of lovely flower arrangements, and the home décor and gift section is equally beautiful. Plan to spend some time perusing the boutique, and admiring the seasonal displays designed by the staff.
- Etc. Vintage + Modern Design (46 Sims) … In the market for a lime, porcelain rhinoceros? Science posters? Brass birdcages? This eclectic and waaay hip shop is sure to offer up both the unexpected and the irresistible.
- ReDoux (213 NP Avenue) … ReDoux owner Ann Poitra has serious creative vision, and it’s brought to life in her junkyard-found, all-sorts-of-vintage-goodness boutique, located in downtown Fargo. Screen-printed canvas pillows, barn-wood clocks, galvanized drums and reupholstered and repurposed furniture bedazzle this funky space.
- Unglued (408 Broadway North) … Specializing in all things handmade, this sweet boutique is like walking into a bricks and mortar Etsy (the famed online haven for all things craft). Here, you will find hand-knitted, screen-printed and hand-poured anything and everything. Unglued connects people who make things with people who buy things, thereby supporting both local businesses and artists.
- Zandbroz (420 Broadway) … With a little something for everyone, Zandbroz is a place that feels like every item has been meticulously selected to fit the shop’s collection. The jewelry case, winding through the center of the store, encases lovely and unique pieces. Kitchen wares, scented soaps and vintage-inspired toys and gifts are also available. The book and music selection for sale is equally thoughtful.
- O’Day Cache (317 Broadway) … This shop is a true gem, and taking a step inside is taking a step into a different world. Filled to every nook and cranny with exotic, vintage and unique textiles and home decor, O’Day Cache is the perfect spot to while away the day.
- Junk with Spunk (1503 11th Avenue North) … Open just 4 days a month, this antique mall specializes in all thinks faded, chipped, peeled or tarnished. If you relish the repurposed, make sure to plan ahead and set aside some time for hunting and gathering.
- Plain and Fancy Antique Mall (820 Washington Street) … If you can spare the time, lose yourself in this antique mall. Because there’s no question that if you do, you will emerge, hours later, loaded to the gills with delightful treasures. Plain and Fancy Antiques goes and goes (and goes), and so will you as you uncover the oldies but goodies for sale in this gem of a shop.
- Mocha and More (306 West Main Street) … This combination Antique Shop/Coffee Bar is a sweet find on Mandan’s Main Street. Peruse the collection with coffee in hand, and you’re sure to uncover a treasure or two.
- La Di Da Main Street Boutique (122 Main Street South) … This little shop on Main in Minot houses an eclectic variety of unique gifts for all ages. Much of the merchandise is handmade by artisans. The owner definitely has a sense of flair, and shares her love for the uncanny and the unusual.
- Main Street Books (106 S. Main Street) … Main Street Books is something of a rarity these days: It is an independent book seller, housing a stellar children’s gift selection. Some 800 different toys grace the store’s walls and shelves.
- Gourmet Chef (122 S. Main Street) … This culinary store is filled to the brim with professional-grade cooking products and brands. There is something for everyone in this boutique which caters to amateur cooks and aspiring chefs alike.
- Larry Lynne’s Antiques (10 W. Broadway)
- Pro-Re-Nata Interiors (215 Main Street)