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Best Local Shops for Gear to Spruce Up Your UNCOMMON Pad

The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time. Moving in and making your UNCOMMON Dinkytown apartment unique to you is part of the fun. Want to add some interesting decor to your pad this fall? We have you covered. Here are some local shops around Dinkytown and Minneapolis to get apartment decor.

Time Bomb Vintage

You could spend days sifting through the ultra eclectic inventory at Time Bomb Vintage. If it’s old, it’s here. Grab a funky 1960s lamp or some vintage trinkets. Time bomb also sells clothing, games, jewelry, and more at awesome low prices. Find a quirky treasure that suits your style here. 


While this is billed as a gift shop, Patina has some fun decorative treasures at reasonable prices. Grab some funky throw pillows or fun glassware. Wall decor runs the gamut from simple floral prints, to animal antlers. There are some great student gift items too, like fun and eclectic notebooks and journals. Pick some up to have on hand for friends. 

Flamingos Divine Vintage 

You can’t miss Flamingos with its bright pink door, and you won’t want to. Inside is chock full of great finds, including decorative items and furniture. Prices vary, but you can definitely find some deals. The trick is, you have to hit one of their “sale” days. They are not open at other times. Sales happen about once a month and go for three days. Between sales they stock up on more good stuff, so you might want to check back if you don’t find anything the first time. 

Shopping locally owned stores is always a good idea and a great way to get to know Dinkytown and the rest of Minneapolis better. For more great places to go around town, visit the UNCOMMON Dinkytown blog.


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