Sometimes, there’s no better way to unwind than with a day of retail therapy. When you’re shopping in Red Wing, MN, you’ll discover everything from handmade pottery to luxury clothing. Shopping local has never been more fun! Are you looking for more recommendations on the best shopping, dining, and activities in the area? Access your free copy of our Southern Minnesota Bluff Country Visitor’s Guide today. It’s the only resource you need to plan an unforgettable trip.
The Top 5 Spots for Shopping in Red Wing, MN
Shopping is one of our favorite things to do in Red Wing. During your next visit, spend a couple of hours exploring our riverside town’s fantastic collection of local stores.
1. The St. James Hotel
Some of the finest stores in Red Wing are just steps away from our front desk. Whether you’re seeking a keepsake of your trip or a colorful floral arrangement, you’re guaranteed to find something you love at one of our on-site boutiques. Clara’s Gifts and Coffee and Vestiges, Ltd. are among the exceptional St. James Hotel shops.
2. Red Wing Shoes
Red Wing Shoes made our town famous in 1905 when Charles H. Beckman founded the company. Each year, Red Wing Shoes produces more than 200,000 pairs of boots, and they were the primary footwear manufacturer for the United States in World War I and World War II.
Today, their flagship storefront in downtown Red Wing also houses the Red Wing Shoe Company Museum, home to the world’s largest boot. Learn about the history of Red Wing Shoes through exhibits and a virtual tour of the factory. The museum is open seven days a week, and admission is free. Don’t forget to purchase a pair of our favorite boots as a memento of your visit!
3. Red Wing Stoneware and Pottery
While the town is known for its connection to Red Wing Shoes, Red Wing Pottery has shaped the community since the 19th century. Peruse kitchenware, ornaments, lamps, gifts, and more at their brick and mortar store downtown. Each of their pieces is an incredible, handmade work of art that will add a little touch of Red Wing to your home.
4. Duluth Trading Company
If you’re searching for top-notch outdoor gear, workwear, and accessories, head to Duluth Trading Company. It is the best place in town to pick out your outfits for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and all of your other outdoor adventures. Don’t forget to check out the Duluth Outlet Store on the basement level for great deals.
5. Uffda Shop
The Uffda Shop gets its name from the Scandinavian phrase “Uff da!” an exclamation conveying amazement or surprise. You’re guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised by the unique Scandinavian trinkets inside. From Nordic stripe socks to decorative dishware, Uffda has it all. Be sure to stop in here and pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your visit to our charming town.
Plan the Perfect Trip to the St. James Hotel
After a long day of shopping in Red Wing, MN, relax and recharge at your room at the St. James. Our sophisticated accommodations are the finest place to hang your hat in the area. Guests of the St. James enjoy premium amenities, such as plush robes, deluxe bedding, and airport shuttle service.
Take advantage of everything that Red Wing and the St. James have to offer with our Stay and Shop Package. When you reserve this special, you’ll receive a $50 gift certificate to select local businesses, wine & cheese at Jimmy’s Pub, and breakfast for two at The Veranda.