The Mall of St Paul

Buildings & Architecture, Retail / Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Garage sale season upon us and while we may have a sudden urge to get outside, the weather doesn’t always agree, so I give you a place to get that yard sale fix without worrying about the weather. The Mall of St. Paul is a hodgepodge of collectibles, breakables, vintage versatile, charms, textiles, trinkets, knick-knacks, wearables, washables and everything in between. With 60 booths, two floors and likely a partridge in a pear tree hiding somewhere in the back, I’ll admit that the place is a maze. Most often from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the Mall has become the epicenter for Tupperware and Pyrex kitchenware. Whether you’re looking for 45’s and 33 rpm records, picnic baskets, decorations, furniture, jewelry, political buttons (that Humphrey one had my name all over it, so of course it’s now part of my collection), pottery, prints and original art, or even something unique and vintage to wear to prom, as the slogan says, “They have it all at the Mall of St. Paul.” Located on the corner of Fairview and Selby, in the heart of Saint Paul’s antique district, the Mall is just a block away from the ever so popular Blue Door Pub. Fun fact: The Saint Paul Ballet bought a bunch of vintage dresses from the Mall for its An American in Paris show.

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