Unique Duluth Shopping Destinations – Updated for 2018

Love shopping? Here are some unique Duluth shops that are well worth a visit! Here they are listed in geographic order from Beacon Pointe to West Duluth!

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Maker’s Mercantile
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Makers Mercantile features the work of over50 North Shore-based makers specializing in art, jewelry, decor, and functional goods. Each product is handmade and one of a kind.


East Duluth

Marine General
1501 London Road

Marine General is a fisher’s paradise. Endless aisles of tackle, fishing electronics & gadgets, marine equipment, rods and reels await you at the cramped but incredible retail location.

Opened in 1976 it quickly became a “one stop shop for boaters and anglers.”

Duluth Kitchen Co.
600 E Superior St

There are a lot of great stores in the Fitger’s Complex, but Duluth Kitchen Co. is one of our favorites. Every aisle you’ll find culinary tools and toys that you never knew you needed!


Old Downtown

Art in the Alley
230 E Superior St

Art in the Alley originally opened across the bridge in Superior, WI, but recently found a home (or rather two homes) in Old Downtown!

There are two retail locations across the street from each other – the Boutique and Home store. In the boutique you’ll find wonderful up-cycled clothes, jewelry and other women’s accessories. The home store features a “wonderful display of repurposed works of art to fill your home.”

Fannie Rose Candy Shop
103 E Superior St 

Fanny Rose is a locally owned candy shop that specializes in fresh, homemade gourmet popcorn. Seriously. You won’t find better popcorn anywhere. Ever.

They also carry nostalgic candy, truffles, fine chocolates, and offer ice cream (seasonally) and smoothies (year-round).

Lake Superior Art Glass
202 E Superior St

 “Lake Superior Art Glass is a complete torch-work glass studio.  We have knowledgeable staff that are well-trained in everything from the artists featured in the gallery to teaching in the glass studio.  Whether you’re a first time glass enthusiast or an expert, we have just what you need.”

The studio/store opened after winning the “Go Downtown Grow Downtown” Great Space Giveaway in 2012, and business has been booming ever since.

Hucklebeary
106 East Superior Street
Open Thursday–Sunday, see website for hours

This cool new gift and stationary stop started as a seasonal pop-up shop and is now a downtown staple. Beyond offering some of the coolest gifts around, you can also sign up for one of their many workshops and classes.


Downtown

Security Jewelers
307 W Superior St

Founded more than 80 years ago Security Jewelers is one of the city’s finest jewelers. Carrying only the most exclusive brands, and providing top notch service this family-owned jewelry store is a must visit.

Mainstream Fashions for Men
206 W Superior St 

This locally owned an operated menswear store is one of Duluth’s best-kept secrets. Did you forget a belt or need a new shirt after spilling sushi down the front at Hanabi? Don’t pick up a throwaway, stop in at Mainstream for something you’ll wear for years to come.


Canal Park

Toys For Keeps
335 Canal Park Drive

Toys For Keeps specializes in unique and wooden toys made to last generations. You’ll find toys of all kinds here – toys you won’t find anywhere else. It’s the perfect place for finding unique gifts (for others or yourself!).

Spirit Bay Duluth
395 South Lake Avenue, Suite #5

Spirit Bay boasts an eclectic collection of wares from Pendleton purses to locally made jewelry to wildberry incense. Definitely worth a stop.


West Duluth

Frost River
1910 W Superior St 

Frost River opened their retail location just a few short years ago, and are already at the top of outdoor lovers’ minds in Duluth. According to their website every pack and bag is made “in the manner we know to be the most effective at delivering superior performance—The Old Way.”

Their packs are guaranteed for life, beautiful, and made on site. It’s also one of the only shops on this list that’s open on Sundays – perfect for a stop on your way back home!

Two Loons Gallery & Boutique
2025 W. Superior St.

Two Loons features locally made goods, crafts, and art. It’s well worth a stop after enjoying an ice cream cone from Love Creamery.

Zenith Bookstore
318 Central Ave North

Located next to the venerable Beaner’s Central Coffee Shop and Gannucci’s Italian Market this new bookstore is the perfect addition to the neighborhood. Be sure to take a selfie in front of their hand-painted storefront, and keep an eye on their event calendar.


Two Harbors

Not technically Duluth, but a beautiful drive with more fun shopping.

Sweet Peas Gift Shop and Craft Mall
625 7th Avenue

Recommended by Julie H.

Sweet Peas staff are some of the friendliest people we’ve met on the North Shore. Books everywhere and in the back, local artisans sell their crafts – from photography to pottery and then some. We love spending time here.