When it comes to fabulous one of a kind finds, say hello to good buys in SimplyGrand Downtown Forks! We offer everything from exclusive fashions and décor to equally awesome purchases that are easier on the pocketbook.

Guess you could say, perusing our unique boutiques offers up one good time for those of us living on a dime.

On the (bargain) hunt for brand new on-trend dresses and shoes or barely used designer clothing for the whole family? Our Downtown District has gotcha covered. Searching for cute gifts and handmade art? Check and check. When it comes to sweets for the sweet, Forks is home to the legendary Widman’s Candy…then have your cake and eat it, too, at Paola’s Pastries. Whether you’re buying for yourself or selflessly buying for someone else, there’s no place like our home: Grand Forks!

Listed below are just some of my favorite Downtown spots to shop.

Ann Love

402 DeMers Avenue

One of Downtown’s newest additions, Ann Love specializes in stylish women’s clothing and accessories, either in-store or online. Here, you’re sure to find brand names not offered by the big box retailers. Look good while doing good, as part of each sale goes to support area humane societies.

Badman Design

18 South 3rd Street

For those looking to find high-end, handmade jewelry and art, Badman Design is the place to go. Acclaimed local artist, David Badman, creates all his metal masterpieces in-studio.

Fighting SAWKS

106 North 3rd Street

If you wanna look good from head to toe, Fighting SAWKS has the “toe” part covered! Along with the cutest darn socks around, customers will find cool cards, jewelry and gift items.


402 DeMers Avenue

One our city’s most popular locally owned stores, Kittsona specializes in moderately priced, name brand clothing and accessories for women. They also feature uniquely ND and MN items including t-shirts, home décor and gifts galore.

RH Standard

6 South 3rd Street

RH Standard offers knowledgeable staff who will assist both male and female clientele with personal style interpretation, stylist consulting and exemplary tailoring. RH has exclusive rights to Antique logo wear, as well. Whether looking to purchase a glittery gown for the gala or stylish sweatshirt for casual Fridays, RH can meet your all your clothing needs.

Simply East Grand Forks

223 Demers Avenue

This #SimplyGrand boutique brings a big city shopping experience to our quaint Downtown by offering a wide variety of trendy women's clothing (serving sizes small to 3XL) shoes, accessories, unique baby gifts, home décor and more.

True Colors

8 South 3rd Street

Self-described as a funky chic resale boutique, True Colors focuses on finding gently used name brand clothing and accessories to fashionably adorn those on a budget.


7 North 3rd Street

Styling sizes 12-22, Voxxy has curated a mix of on-trend and fashion forward collections that you and your purse (strings) are sure to love.

Widman’s Candy

106 South 3rd Street

Looking for some serious eye candy? You’ll be able to pick up the sweetest treats in Grand Forks at Widman’s! Family owned and operated since the 1940s, this quaint shop still makes all its chocolates in-house. Widman’s most famous item is the “Chippers” (chocolate covered rippled potato chips) but these candy experts have been hand dipping all sorts of goodies – including sunflower seeds, corn nuts, blueberries, toffee, marshmallows, bacon, even jalapenos – in deliciously decadent chocolate for decades.

For a complete listing of all Downtown businesses, as well as other places to shop in SimplyGrand Forks, please go to visitgrandforks.com.