The Brainerd Lakes Area has fabulous retail stores – both big and small – to fill your every shopping desire. You can find large retail stores, malls and shopping centers in Brainerd and Baxter. In historic downtown Brainerd as well as in surrounding communities of Crosslake, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes, you will discover many specialty stores offering one-of-kind finds. Many of the Brainerd Lakes Area stores offer merchandise with an “up north” flair. Discover retail stores selling everything from apparel and jewelry to recreational gear and specialty items And don’t forget the antiques! Hunt for those special treasures at dozens of antique shops in this central Minnesota region and be sure to check out the shops in Crosby, known as the “Antique Capital of the Lakes Area.” Enjoy the distinctive stores throughout the Brainerd area with interesting products and great customer service!