Bombshell Boutique Address

About Us


Bombshell is the exclusive domain of the stylish and confident woman seeking plus size clothing to match her confidence and beauty. We are the only boutique in the Twin Cities catering to this overlooked and under-served market of women who wear sizes 14-24. Our claim to fame is our selection of unique plus size designer lines (such as Elena Mirò, Lafayette 148 New York and Cabiria) that are not found anywhere else in the area, and often, no where else in the country!

We have everything you need for day-to-night dressing, brunch with the girls, date night, and holiday parties. We carry classic trousers and trendy leggings. We have fashion forward denim in several styles that fit nearly everyone. We have cute tops in the season’s hot colors, and cardigans and jackets in neutral colors to work with everything else you already have in your wardrobe. Every year in October we have a Coat Event with every type of coat, from glamorous to funky. We love skirts, too! We carry several different silhouettes in order to fit you as perfectly as we can. And we can help you put it all together, too, with our experienced and knowledgeable staff.

All that being said, we probably sell more dresses than anything else. Pretty, well-fitted, and flattering dresses are near impossible to find (or so we’re told) but we have them at Bombshell! We carry many styles of dresses, and most of them are unique to our shop. We’re especially good at finding mothers of the bride or groom something a little less formal, but still stylish and modern for the wedding. Brides themselves will find perfect dresses for all of the other occasions (i.e. showers, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, and the honeymoon!) before and after the big day.

We believe that beauty is open to everyone. We believe the definition of beauty needs to be expanded and diversified in this world. And we aim to accomplish our mission one gorgeously put-together woman at a time!


Our Team

Who is Gennae?

Gennae is our “Sunday” girl, meaning that’s when you’re most likely to see her at Bombshell.

How did she find Bombshell?

“I was in need of something to wear for a wedding, and happened to see an article about Bombshell in the newspaper. The timing couldn't have been more perfect! Denise suggested a wrap dress, which was far outside of my comfort zone. But I tried it on and loved it! Now I own more dresses than I care to admit!”

What does she like to do when she’s not at Bombshell?

“I love to read, binge watch Netflix on crummy weather days, and dabble in crafts like knitting, sewing, and painting.”

Tell us something no one knows about you!

“This is tricky...there's not much people don't know about me. I not-so-secretly wish I was an artist. I wish I could pick up a paintbrush and create beautiful, inspired, emotionally connected compilations.”


Who is Wendy?

Wendy is our sometime Saturday associate, but she drops into Bombshell during the week, too.

How did she find Bombshell?

“I regularly visit Grand Avenue and noticed Bombshell one day as I was driving by. I enjoy independent boutiques and loved Bombshell's style and attitude. Once I met Denise, I was completely hooked.

What does she like to do when she’s not at Bombshell?

“I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have two young granddaughters and have had fun rediscovering the Twin Cities with them when they visit. I also like to read, go to movies, explore vintage shops, and scrapbook photos and memories. I also enjoy being involved with Cocker Spaniel Resources, a local breed rescue group. We currently share our home with two Cocker Spaniels and a Mini Dachshund.”

Tell us something no one knows about you!

“I usually like to stay close to home, and in my case, home is Minnesota. However, we did move to Caracas, Venezuela, for two years. It was a wonderful experience for me and my family. I still crave the color, sunlight and more relaxed pace we experienced there.”


Who is Happy?

Happy is our “occasional guest star,” and a Doncaster representative.

How did she find Bombshell?

“The short story: I met Denise Alden when she was checking out the competition, namely me and the store where I used to work. The shorter story: after spending five minutes talking to her, I knew I'd be working for her one day. Her vision of beauty, art, and life is that it should lived & loved. Who better to help women dress for that than the original Bombshell herself?”

What does she like to do when she’s not at Bombshell?

“When I am not working at Bombshell or doing Doncaster trunk shows there and my Minneapolis studio, I tackle the bigger questions … and bake. Seriously, I stalk bakeries in search of the perfect cupcake, danish, and pie. Though I think of myself as the Barefoot Contessa, my cookbooks are so riddled with notes and tips, my kids call me the "Half Blood Prince." Once the cakes are cool, I like to run (ok, walk really fast), read (voraciously) and take road trips (often) with my family.”

Tell us something no one knows about you!

“Happy is my real name. However, to find out how I got the name, you will have to visit me at Bombshell. Trust me, it will be worth the trip. You will come out looking and feeling better than ever.”