The Classic: A Hidden Gem in Moorhead

The Classic is one of Moorhead’s best kept secrets.

Owner Corinne Stefanson has operated the shop in the Moorhead Center Mall for the past 40 years and it’s overflowing with her favorite things.

Boots at the Classic

The shop’s atmosphere is part tightly-curated boutique and part gift emporium, as women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, gifts, dishes and beauty products intermingle on every available surface.

There are also lovely old-fashioned details throughout the shop, like this charming perfume counter.

Perfume Counter at The Classic

The target customer is probably someone much like Corinne herself, a warm and stylish Grand Dame with a penchant for classic looks and unusual accent pieces, but that definitely doesn’t mean that The Classic is only for well-heeled ladies.

The shop stocks an eclectic selection of dreamy, trendy and designer pieces that appeal to any woman who is interested in creating her own signature look.

Coats at The Classic in Moorhead

Yes, The Classic is the place where I first contemplated a cashmere sweater (a black crewneck, as classic as they come) but it’s also where I bought my first urban boho Free People pieces and fell in love with Betsey Johnson’s über-feminine dresses.

The shop stocks a variety of sizes, from XS to XL. Some options for petites and plus sizes are also available, but The Classic stocks a limited number of pieces in each size, so the selection is different from visit to visit.

Smoking Slippers at The Classic in Moorhead

Corinne has a sixth sense about what will work on her customers and so many of the looks she stocks are right on trend, like these of-the-moment smoking slippers.

And her customers pay her back with their loyalty. It’s not unusual for customers to drive in and do all their Christmas shopping at once. Of course, it helps to have unofficial personal shoppers like Corinne and her staff to help you out.

Inside The Classic in Moorhead

The Classic
Moorhead Center Mall
510 Center Avenue
Moorhead, MN
Bus: Route 4

Monday – Friday:
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
10 a.m.- 5 a.m.
12 a.m. – 5 a.m.

2 Replies to “The Classic: A Hidden Gem in Moorhead”

  1. thank you for bringing some light to the Moorhead mall. I love The Classic but sadly it gets overlooked due to the location. I really do wish that mall would come back to life 🙂

    1. I wish I could do more! I think that mall has so much potential, but it seems like the individual stores are the only ones who are willing to think outside the box. It’s a credit to Corinne that her store’s been able to thrive.

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