Best Mattress Stores in MinneapolisUpdated on August 8, 2020
August of 1992 marked a momentous occasion in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. It was in that month that the doors first opened to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the country that still today draws over 40 million visitors every year.
While this project stands out as a literal landmark to the retail experience, it’s not the only place that people in the Twin Cities can go shopping for the things they need. In this growing metropolis, residents can find diverse options for excellent shopping.
When it comes to buying a new mattress, people in Minneapolis have no shortage of choices for where to shop. Of course, buying online is an increasingly popular option, but there are also well-regarded stores, including one in the Mall of America, where shoppers can find high-quality mattresses, prices, and service.
In this guide, we’ll provide a shortcut to finding the best mattress stores in Minneapolis. We explain where customers who want to check out online brands can find them, and we also introduce the top local mattress stores in the Twin Cities.
Physical Stores for Online Brands
After decades of being an industry-based exclusively on brick-and-mortar stores, the mattress business has witnessed a huge transition toward online sales. More than a dozen companies have launched with a focus on online, direct-to-consumer mattress sales.
Though the e-commerce route has been successful, some of the bigger companies that started online are leveraging their established brand name to open retail showrooms where customers can try out their products in person. In many of these stores, mattresses are available to take home the same day or to have delivered promptly after purchasing.
In the Minneapolis area, there is only one online-based brand that has opened a brick-and-mortar showroom, which is located at the Mall of America. Details about this store can be found in the following table.
|Brand / Store||Address||Key Products||Why They Are Worth a Look|
|Casper||Mall of America: 140 South Avenue Unit S140, Bloomington, MN 55425|
Mattresses (Original and Wave, including hybrids) Bedding; Furniture (base, nightstands) Accessories
|Proven brand with multiple quality mattresses, including luxury options with advanced designs|
For most people in the industry, Casper is the company that brought online mattress sales to prime time. The company invested heavily in developing a high-quality product — the original Casper mattress – and in making customers comfortable with buying it online without having ever seen or felt it in person.
The original Casper mattress is still one of the best-selling online mattresses. It has an all-foam design that features memory foam and a specialty polyfoam in its top layers. Those two foams complement one another to cushion pressure points and promote proper alignment of the spine.
To expand on the success of the original Casper mattress, Casper launched the Casper Hybrid, which features a similar comfort system but has a support core of pocketed innerspring coils instead of high-density polyfoam. The company’s product development team also was hard at work developing advanced features for the Casper Wave and Wave Hybrid mattresses, which are luxury offerings that deliver high-end performance.
Casper opened a retail showroom at the Mall of America at which customers can see these four mattresses and test them out. The showroom sells other popular Casper products as well, including their Glow Light, blankets, sheets, pillows, and bedroom furniture.
Retailers Featuring Online Brands
There is more than one way to get an up-close and in-person look at the offerings of online-based brands. While the Casper Mall of America showroom is the only brand-specific store in the Twin Cities, other top-selling online brands have distribution agreements with brick-and-mortar retail stores.
The following table lists the online brands with these agreements and the retail partner stores where you can scope out their mattresses.
|Mattress Firm & Macy’s||Multiple Locations||Purple and All-New Purple (Hybrid)|
Minneapolis NE: 1650 New Brighton Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55413 Saint Paul: 1300 University Ave W Saint Paul, MN 55104 Knollwood: 8900 Highway 7, Minneapolis, MN 55426 Edina: 7000 York Ave S Edina, MN 55435
|Casper Essential Mattress|
|West Elm & Pottery Barn|
West Elm – Edina: 3879 Gallagher Drive, Edina, MN, 55435 Pottery Barn – Edina: 3675 Galleria, Edina, MN, 55435 Pottery Barn – Arbor Lakes: 12225 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove, MN, 55369
|Leesa & Leesa Hybrid Mattress|
|Sleep Sherpa Showroom||7313 Washington Ave S. Edina, MN 55439||Multiple Online Brands|
Purple Mattresses – Mattress Firm & Macy’s
The original Purple Mattress and the All-New Purple Hybrid have won acclaim from customers for providing a feel that is distinct from many other beds on the market. Central to this feel is an innovative design that employs a special layer, called the Smart Comfort Grid, in the top of the mattress.
The Smart Comfort Grid is an arrangement of squares that is made of a material called a Hyper-Elastic Polymer. This material is responsive, meaning that it can contour to the body, but it is also bouncy, allowing it to quickly spring back to its normal shape when you move on the bed. As a result, the Smart Comfort Grid relieves pressure points but prevents excessive sinking into the mattress. As an added bonus, it has great temperature regulation properties, making it one of the most popular choices for hot sleepers.
In the original Purple mattress, a two-inch layer of the Smart Comfort Grid sits above layers of high-density polyfoam. In the All-New Purple Hybrid, the Smart Comfort Grid is either two, three, or four inches thick (depending on the model), and the support core is made with sturdy innerspring coils.
The Purple mattresses are some of the easiest to check out in person because the company has created partnerships with both Mattress Firm and Macy’s, meaning that Purple is in hundreds of stores nationwide. To find the nearest store, you can search in the Purple Store Locator.
Casper Essential – Target
To supplement its core product line, Casper created the Casper Essential, a mattress with a straightforward all-foam design that could be offered at a lower price point accessible to a larger number of customers.
Despite its reduced price, the Casper Essential is still a solid buy. Its comfort system cushions the body, relieves pressure, and it helps isolate motion thanks to the use of both specialty polyfoam and open-cell memory foam. For customers looking for a great combination of performance and value, the Casper Essential is a worthy consideration.
Casper does not carry the Essential in its own retail stores; instead, it makes it available in select Target locations. Several Target stores in the Twin Cities offer the Essential, and an exact list can be found in the Casper Store Locator.
Leesa Mattresses – West Elm & Pottery Barn
Leesa is another company that has been able to successfully ride the growing wave of online mattress sales to build its brand name. The original Leesa mattress and the Leesa Hybrid (formerly known as the Sapira) are the company’s lead products, and each offers a comfortable, pressure-relieving mattress that appeals to a wide range of sleepers.
Both of the Leesa mattresses have a comfort system that is made up of two distinct layers. One of those layers is memory foam, which has a proven track record as a material that can cushion the body and reduce the impact at key pressure points. The second material is a specialty polyfoam developed by Leesa that has many latex-like qualities, meaning that it has more bounce and resists excessive sagging.
In the original Leesa, these two layers sit on top of a base of high-density polyfoam. In the Leesa Hybrid, the support core is made with innerspring coils that are individually-wrapped for greater responsiveness.
Thanks to partnership agreements with Pottery Barn and West Elm, Leesa mattresses are available to try out in many of these home furnishings stores nationwide, including several locations in the Twin Cities. For detailed information about these stores in the Minneapolis area, you can consult the online Leesa Store Finder.
Multiple Online Brands – Sleep Sherpa Showroom
Sleep Sherpa was founded by someone who initially was on his own quest to find a great mattress. After going through that process, he started a mattress review website and eventually opened the Sleep Sherpa mattress showroom in Edina.
Something that makes the Sleep Sherpa showroom distinct is that it focuses on brands that are based online. For example, at this store customers can get a closer look at popular brands like DreamCloud, Nectar, Avocado, Puffy, WinkBeds, Allswell, Nest Bedding, Rivet, Brooklyn Bedding, Leesa, Brentwood Home, Cocoon by Sealy, Yaasa, and others.
The prices offered in the showroom are the same as those offered online, but if you purchase through Sleep Sherpa, they receive a commission for the sale.
Local Mattress Stores
There’s no doubt that many people shop for mattresses online or in larger, national retailers. However, for many shoppers, the best bet is still to find a mattress at a local mattress store.
In the following table, you can find details about the top local mattress stores in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
|Store||Address||Why They Are Worth a Look|
|Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery||14200 Wayzata Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55305||Retail showroom that provides numerous choices for organic mattresses that can be tried out in a low-pressure environment|
|Elsa’s House of Sleep||1441 University Ave W St Paul, MN 55104||Popular local retailer founded in 1997 that offers many mattresses at low prices along with other types of home furniture|
|Moss Envy: Natural & Organic Bedroom||1900 Johnson St NE Minneapolis, MN 55418||Family-run store that emphasizes customer service and mattresses made with natural materials|
|Room & Board|
Edina: 7010 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435 Weekend Outlet: 4600 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422
|Minneapolis-based company offers high-end, modern furniture and huge savings at their outlet store that is only open on weekends|
Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery
The Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery offers one-stop shopping for people who want their mattress to be free of chemicals or other materials that can harm the environment or health. By using materials such as latex and cotton that are certified organic, the products from Naturepedic meet a high standard for environmental responsibility. One mattress is even certified to be vegan as it includes zero animal-derived materials.
The Naturepedic showroom in Minneapolis provides a low-key environment to check out these mattresses. They even have a “Happy Hour” period after work each day for drop-in visits with light snacks.
Elsa’s House of Sleep
Elsa’s House of Sleep is a local furniture store founded in 1997 that offers mattresses as well as other furniture for the bedroom and entire home. Customers report the store as providing friendly and attentive service in their showroom that carries an impressive array of mattress brands and styles.
Moss Envy: Natural & Organic Bedroom
Moss Envy is a mattress store that is family-owned and operated. Their focus is on bedroom products that are organic and/or made only with natural products. The store carries its own natural latex mattress as well as models from many other well-known brands. Customers give Moss Envy high marks for their customer care and commitment to quality products.
Room & Board
Room & Board is a chain of furniture stores with its headquarters in Minneapolis. The company focuses on making sleek, modern designs with natural and sustainable materials. They offer a line of their own specially designed mattresses along with other home furnishings.
Room & Board has a retail store in Edina as well as a Weekend Outlet in Golden Valley. The outlet store is only open on Saturdays and Sundays and frequently has a line when the doors open. It offers overstock and other marked down items at huge savings, drawing crowds of deal-seekers.