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From Simple Style to Chic Boutique

3 New GRAND Cities Boutiques

By Dayna Bastian

Having lived in Grand Forks for nearly seven years, I have grown to appreciate even more - shopping local. Grand Cities boutiques have a special charm that you just don’t find elsewhere. The business owners know your name and what styles you typically like to purchase, and the customer base is extremely loyal. The three boutiques I am covering in this article may be new to the Grand Cities but they've have frequent shoppers begging for a store to open in town for a while. Now their requests have been answered.


223 Demers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN

Located just across the Red River, Simply Boutique on Demers Avenue in East Grand Forks, first started in Warren, MN. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces or comfy-cozy everyday wear – Simply will likely have it in their selection. Their clothing aesthetic features a variety of casual items as well as high fashion pieces in all sizes: XS – 3XL. Simply also offers a wide selection of accessories and gift items, including candles, gourmet treats, and home goods. Whether you are looking for a unique gift for a friend or a cute outfit for yourself – make sure you stop by Simply Boutique.

Dakota Styles Boutique

310 Kittson Avenue, Grand Forks, ND

What started as an online boutique and graphic drink and print-wear business run from the basement of her home to a beautiful downtown Grand Forks storefront, owner Ashley Beland has women and girls clothing for everybody and every body. From vibrant colors to rustic chic, the main theme throughout Dakota Styles Boutique’s selection is comfort and versatility with sizes ranging from XS – 3X. Kennedy’s Corner, named after her daughter, features a fun selection of cute and comfortable girls’ clothing, sizes XS – XXL. If you are looking for a fun custom printed mug, accessory, or clothing item – be sure to check out Dakota Styles Boutique!

The Silo Boutique

12 S 3rd Street, Suite B, Grand Forks, ND

With a storefront facing the newly renovated downtown 3rd Street, this boutique originally opened in Warren, MN and is a must-visit for any woman looking to boost her confidence with that perfect outfit. Owner Ashley Anderson, and her team collectively pick styles for women of any age, shape, and size. With sizes from XS – 3X, The Silo Boutique team is helping women feel beautiful inside and out. Stylish pieces range from the working woman to boho, country, and chic! If you don’t love shopping – you will after a visit to the team at The Silo Boutique! G

// To view the full story, check out the digital issue here

From Issue 1, 2021

PHOTOS BY: Dayna Bastian, GRAND Lifestyle magazine


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