It’s no secret that Fargo is a shopper’s dream destination.
The largest shopping mall in the region, local clothing boutiques, craft stores, a Costco and Sam’s Club, the biggest sporting goods store in the state, antique shops, craft stores, and a lot more means you could spend days (and plenty of dollars) in the city.
This guide walks you through some of the top store options based on what you’re looking for.
Downtown Fargo is the first place to look for local boutiques and one-of-a-kind items from Fargo. Head to ONYX + PEARL or Kittsona along Main Avenue and Others, Kindred People, Boots & Heels, and Proper on Broadway for trendy clothing options.
Outside of Downtown Fargo, The Shoppes at Blu Water Creek is the newest shopping district in South Fargo. Stroll from leela & lavender, a gift boutique with fashion items and home decor to Willow District and Laurie’s, which both carry trendy women’s specialty clothing.
West Acres Mall is another go-to for boutiques. Stop in francesca’s for trendy and ever-changing items, while Apricot Lane Boutique offers clothing and accessories for women of all ages. For a more curated outfit, head to Everve for advice from expert stylists.
Shopping for home decor? MINT + BASIL has a ton to offer from great smelling candles to yummy balsamic and honeys while The Red Silo and O’Day Cache carry eclectic mixes of decor, candles, jewelry, and more.
Is rustic, repursposed, or modern farmhouse your style? Hit up Eco Chic Home. For mid-century modern, stop at Dash & White… it’s their specialty. For high-quality custom furniture, Everything Amish will fit the bill.
Then pop into West Acres Mall and visit the Creative Kitchen storefront for the latest kitchen gadgets and cutest gizmos.
Just down from the mall, name brand home decor favorites fill the 13th Ave corridor. Kirkland’s, HomeGoods, Pier 1, and Bed, Bath, & Beyond are just some of what you can find.
You’ve even got options for discounted home decor! T. J. Maxx and Gordman’s have huge selections of everything from comforters to paintings to holiday decor at much cheaper prices. Another must is Tuesday Morning, a chain retailer with discounted brand-name home furnishings, small appliances, and gifts.
Antiques & Vintage
For that perfect piece of vintage, check out a few of Fargo’s antique shops.
The largest selection of antiques in the region can be found at Moorhead Antiques Mall. From there, stop Downtown at Reed & Taylor Antiques, Big Yard Antiques & Collectibles, and FM Antiques & More for antique furniture, decor, and collectibles.
A shopping trip in Fargo wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the 13th Avenue corridor.
Starting at West Acres Mall – the largest mall for hundreds of miles – you will find anchor stores like Macy’s, Best Buy, and JCPenny along with go-tos like American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, lululemon, Gap, PINK, Hollister, and Forever 21 (among many others).
Continue checking items off your list just down the street at Target, T. J. Maxx, Marshall’s, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Ulta, and more. Needless to say, this line of name brand stores will get you well on your way to a good shopping spree.
Outdoors & Sporting Goods
The ultimate one-stop shop for all things active and outdoorsy, stop at Scheels Sporting Goods, the largest sporting goods store in North Dakota.
For hunting, fishing, outdoor equipment, and other sporting goods, you can also check out Outdoorsman, Fleet Farm, and Runnings.
Then, it’s easiest to find what you’re looking for by activity. If you’re big into biking (mountain or road) your top options are Paramount Sport and Great Northern Bicycle Company.
For hiking, camping, and general outdoor gear, Eddie Bauer (in West Acres Mall), Outermost Layer, and Duluth Trading Company will have whatcha need.
For running, the dedicated Beyond Running shop in Downtown Fargo will get you fully equipped. Also Downtown, THIS Skate & Snow covers board sports from skateboarding to snowboarding.
Finally, if you’re wanting gear but at secondhand prices, check out Play It Again Sports.
For crafty folks, Fargo can be your one-stop shop to restock on supplies.
In the name brand line-up, you’ll find Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, and Hobby Hut.
On the local side, head to Unglued for items made by locals artists and makers, and to K & Krafts in the Moorhead Center Mall.
Buying in bulk?
If you need to get all the shopping done for your family in one fell swoop, Fargo’s the place.
Souvenirs & gifts
Find something to remember us by at some of the cool, local shops in Fargo. Below is a list of some of the top souvenirs to get in town and where to find them.
1. Fargo T-shirt, $22
408 Broadway N, Fargo
2. Chippers, $10 for ½ pound
Carol Widman’s Candy Co.
4325 13th Avenue South, Oak Park Plaza, Fargo
3. Uffda Mug, $10.95
Stabo Scandinavian Imports
406 Broadway N, Fargo
4. Woodchipper Trapper Hat, $20
Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center
2001 44th St S, Fargo
5. Dot’s Pretzels, $3.99 – 12.99
Sweet Dreams Confections
4101 13th Ave S # 1000, Fargo
6. Fargo Magnet made by a local artist, $2 – 9
Made in Fargo inside Gallery 4
115 Roberts St N, Fargo
7. The Hidden History of Fargo, $21.99
420 Broadway N, Fargo
8. Wild Moon Salsa, $5.99
Minn Dak Market
West Acres Mall | 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo
9. Candied Almonds, $7
1450 25th St S # 121, Fargo
Bonus gift! Have a baby in your life? Pick up an Oh Fer Cute Fargo Onesie ($15) from Unglued.