This iconic Uptown shopping center has multiple pet-friendly patios and stores, and pups are welcome in all the common areas and many of the retail shops (just look for the Sidewalk Dog sticker on their storefront). It also offers daily morning dog walking so you and Coco can get your steps in before the place even opens. If you’re in the mood for a latte with your Labrador, you’re right near lots of dog-friendly Minneapolis coffee shops, too.
The high-end retailer’s rules around dogs vary by location so call ahead, but many Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores welcome four-legged shoppers, including Nordstrom at Mall of America and Nordstrom at Ridgedale! There’s even a #dogsofnordstrom hashtag on Instagram. Puppin’ posh.
Venture up to Duluth and you can stroll historic Fitger’s mall, which contains 15 dog-friendly shops and several options for dog-friendly patio dining during the warmer months when you won’t turn into a pup-sicle. Need a longer jaunt? It’s steps from the Lakewalk and Canal Park.