If you go

Stillwater is in Washington County, on the eastern edge of the metro area. The town, which hugs the St. Croix River, is one of the oldest in the state. Most of the shops and restaurants are on or near Main Street.

Where to shop

Käthe Wohlfahrt

The Christmas specialty store offers ornaments and other holiday accessories, most of which are handmade in Europe.

(christmasfromgermany.com)

 

Betty June’s

An eclectic mix of women’s clothing.

(@bettyjunesstillwater)

 

Simply Chic

This affordable boutique carries a range of women’s styles.

(simplychicstillwater.com)

 

Alfresco Casual Living

A home furnishings store with a side of gifts for children and babies.

(alfrescocasualliving.com)

 

Mara-Mi

This large, open stationery and paper good store also has an interesting mix of gifts and a coffee shop.

(mara-mi.com)

 

Sash

Fashion-foward boutique features some hard-to-find European brands.

(sashclothing.com)

 

River Jeans

Looking for jeans? This demin-focused boutique might have what you’re looking for.

(riverjeans.com)

 

Downtown Divas

A fun store with casual clothing and a glitter tattoo station.

(dtdivas.com)

 

Enchanté

The store advertises its “feminine fashion.”

(shopenchante.com)

 

Modern Roots

Offering a range of handcrafted soaps and body care products.

(modernroots.org)

 

Where to eat

Pearl and the Thief

A finger-lickin’ good Southern-style restaurant and oyster bar.

(pearlandthief.com)

 

The Long Goodbye Bar

(thelonggoodbyebar.com)

 

Velveteen Rabbit

As speakeasies go, it’s not that hard to find.

(thevelveteenspeakeasy.com)

 

Connie Nelson