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Revive your wardrobe this fall with hot little numbers from one of these Twin Cities super-cool and affordable outfitters.

Updated: September 11, 2009

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1587 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

Retro dresses, jackets, coats, sweaters, vests, shirts, pants and more fill this little shop in St. Paul. And owner Hailey Bush has the perfect new get-up waiting for you. It's true: She can magically assess your size the moment you walk in, and then just as magically pull something from the racks that's perfect for your body shape and style. Add a belt, hat, pin or any of the cool accessories on offer, and you've got an inexpensive outfit that appears uber-high-design.


2403 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

If you're looking for something totally boutique, unique and affordable, Cliche is the spot. The little Uptown shop carries a wide assortment of men and women's wear and accessories from local designers, as well as chic and dude wear from hip boutique designers from all over the world. You'll look like a true original in a dress or T-shirt from the more than 20 designers selling their fashion-forward wares at this trendy Uptown shop.

Len Druskin Outlet

1630 Southdale Ctr, Minneapolis, MN 55435

Len Druskin is the queen of the Galleria, the place for high-design dresses, shoes, T-shirts, menswear and more. But the outlet spot in Southdale, with its non-descript entrance, is Southdale's best-kept secret. The store is overflowing with designer dresses and much more for about 80 percent off the original price.

Opitz Outlet

4906 W 35th St, St Louis Park, MN 55416

This giant St. Louis Park store has designer items for 70 percent off retail. And we're not talking about Jordache jeans. We're talking real designer duds from Ella Moss, Nicole Fisher, Ben Sherman and more. Most of the stuff comes from the manufacturer or designer studio?meaning that these aren't the scratch-and-dent duds you?d find at other outlets. Instead, you'll find the perfect dress, your newest pair of knee high boots and your favorite fall sweater at Opitz.