Time to think outside the (big) box and shop small this holiday season.

When it comes to fabulous one of a kind finds, say hello to good buys in SimplyGrand Forks! Our awesome locally owned stores offer everything from haute fashions and high-class décor to handmade jewelry and hand dipped chocolates.

On the (bargain) hunt for brand new on-trend dresses and shoes or barely used designer clothing for the whole family? Our Downtown and Southside Districts have gotcha covered. Searching for cute gifts and handmade art? Check and check. When it comes to sweets for the sweet, Forks is home to a family owned candy shop that is world famous. Whether you’re buying for yourself or selflessly buying for someone else, there’s no place like our home: Grand Forks/East Grand Forks!

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

Badman Design

18 South 3rd Street, Grand Forks

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.


3750 32nd Avenue South, Grand Forks

While their sister clothing store (located right next door) offers the latest in women’s fashions, CURIOUS Gift carries cool ‘n quirky artwork, home décor, kitchen accessories, jewelry and more.

Fighting SAWKS

106 North 3rd Street, Grand Forks

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

Key Bliss

3000 32nd Avenue South, Grand Forks

Key Bliss is a popular Southside boutique offering trendy yet affordable Up North fashions, including their KB exclusive graphic tees.


402 DeMers Avenue, Grand Forks

One of Food Network star Molly Yeh’s top shopping spots, Kittsona specializes in name brand clothing and accessories for women that are moderately priced. They also feature uniquely ND and MN items such as t-shirts, home décor and gifts galore.

Mainstream Boutique

2712 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks

This multigenerational women’s clothing store carries a wide variety of top name fashions and accessories, including Mainstream’s exclusive brand: Mac & Me.

Northern Roots Boutique

2550 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks

From petite to plus and all sizes in-between, Northern Roots specializes in popular name brand clothing and accessories for every woman at prices that are easy on the pocketbook.

RH Standard

6 South 3rd Street, Grand Forks

RH Standardoffers 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.


223 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks

Simply 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, baby gifts, home décor and more.

Widman’s Candy

106 South 3rd Street, Grand Forks

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 charming 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 our SimplyGrand stores, as well as places to dine and unwind, please go to VisitGrandForks.com. We also invite you to follow Visit Grand Forks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.