33 Shopping & Style Events for Dec. 5–10


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BlackBlue's holiday pop-up at Penny's Coffee in Linden Hills

Courtesy Penny's Coffee

Shopping events & pop-ups this week:

Still Kickin Live Shirt Printing Event: Join Still Kickin founder, author, and podcaster, Nora McInerny, for a live t-shirt printing event at the Mall of America’s new RAAS Local Market Holiday Pop-up shop. The event will showcase the brand’s FeMNist t-shirt, which was designed by McInerny’s late husband, Aaron Purmort, before he died from brain cancer in 2014—a shirt that’s especially powerful given recent news. Attendees can pick out a shirt and print the logo in the color combination of their choice in store. Wednesday from 6–9 p.m. @ Mall of America, 262 West Market (located outside Nordstrom on the 2nd level), Bloomington, mallofamerica.com

Spot Spa’s Lipstick Bar: Find your perfect lipstick color while giving back to Twin Cities kids at this event held at the spa’s Uptown location. Try the newest lip colors from organic cosmetic brands, RMS Beauty and ILIA Beauty, receive pro tips on the benefits of nontoxic lipstick, get makeup consultations and personalized color matching from makeup experts, and enjoy light refreshments. Half of proceeds from ticket sales ($25 at spotspas.com) benefit People Serving People’s Early Childhood Education initiative. Wednesday from 7–8:30 p.m. @ Spot Spa Uptown, 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis

FGI-MSP Holiday Party: Celebrate the holidays in style at Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s annual holiday party. Open to members and non-members alike, the party features a cocktail reception with appetizers from Monello, a cash bar, wine samples from Famiglia Meschini Wines, prizes, and more. FGI will donate a portion of ticket sales ($25 for FGI members, $35 for non-members) to the Jeremiah Program. Register at eventbrite.comWednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. @ Hotel Ivy, 201 S. 11th St., Minneapolis

Idun Holiday Pop-up: The St. Paul women’s clothing and accessories boutique known for its minimalist, Scandinavian-meets-Japanese aesthetic has opened a pop-up shop in the North Loop running through the holidays. The shop features a sampling of the St. Paul store's selection, but with a focus on more giftable items. Visit the MNMO Style blog for moreOpen daily through Jan. 1 (Monday–Friday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday) @ 121 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, shopidun.com

Upstate MN Holiday Pop-up: Grand Marais shop, Upstate MN, has moved to the North Loop for the holiday season at bswing's street-level space on Washington Avenue in the North Loop. Upstate features goods with a "northwoods modern" vibe by Minnesota makers, such as Martha McQuade's ScarfShop and Willful Goods, plus cards, candles, bags, and other giftable goods. Open daily from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. through Dec. @ 700 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, upstatemn.com

BlackBlue Holiday Pop-up: The St. Paul retailer best known for its men's heritage wear is popping up at the lower level of Penny's Coffee in Linden Hills through early January with an edited selection of seasonal men's clothing, including sweaters, denim, and outerwear. Look for a rotating selection of retailers popping up in the space in the coming months. Open daily through early Jan. @ Penny's Coffee, 3509 W. 44th St., Minneapolis, blkblu.com

Cocktails & Conversation with Juliska: Join David Gooding, the co-founder and CEO of tableware and home décor brand Juliska, for an evening of cocktails and conversation. Hear Gooding talk about how he started the brand and how they create new collections while enjoying cocktail sand light bites, plus receive a Juliska Graham Double Old Fashioned glass (valued at $58) when you register at eventbrite.com. Thursday from 6–8 p.m. @ Ampersand, 3445 Galleria, Edina, ampersandshops.com

I AM MPLS! 2017: Sarah Edwards’ annual I AM MPLS! event brings together the Twin Cities creative community for a runway fashion show that spotlights local creatives and influencers. This year’s event is co-presented by local arts and culture publication, Culture Piece Magazine, to highlight a group of talented people of color. The event also includes pop-up shopping from the Hues Company, Ice Cream Bow Ties, and more, plus a photo booth, comedy, and music performances. Tickets are $20 at eventbrite.com. Thursday from 6–11:30 p.m. @ Machine Shop, 300 2nd St. SE., Minneapolis, iammpls.com

Flotsam+Fork Pop-up: Minneapolis-based e-commerce site, Flotsam+Fork, is popping up in Linden Hills for the weekend. The brand specializes in unique kitchen and home wares sourced from small, mostly European companies. Friday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sunday from noon–5 p.m. @ 2720 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis, flotsamandfork.com

North 5th Holiday Celebration: This weekend, Japanese-inspired home store, Ūmei Boutique, partners with neighboring storefronts, Spring Finn & Co. and Veronique Wantz Gallery, for a holiday event featuring maker pop-ups featuring Annika Jewelry, Martha McQuade’s ScarfShop, Khazana Imported Art & Textiles, Goldfinch, and more, plus wine and live jazz. It’s also an opportunity to check out Spring Finn & Co.’s month-long winter bazaar featuring handpicked artisan finds. Read more about Ūmei on the MNMO Style blog. Friday from 3–8 p.m. & Saturday from noon–7 p.m. @ 903 N. 5th St., 901 N. 5th St., & 875 N. 5th St., Minneapolis

Erica Molinari Trunk Show: Jewelry designer and former U.S. Olympic Luge team member Erica Molinari will visit Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand for a trunk show of her fine jewelry collections. The designer is known for her oxidized silver earrings, Gothic crosses inscribed with Latin sayings, skull earrings, and skeleton rings. Thursday & Friday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. @ Max’s, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, stylebymax.com

Design District SLP Holiday Quick Fix: The specialty home and design businesses that make up Design District SLP, along Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park, and joining forces for a joint holiday event. Retilers include rug importer Navab Brothers, Traditions Classic Home Furnishings, the globally inspired Ciel Loft & Home, Woody’s Furniture, and Habitation Furnishing + Design. Check with each store for sale details. Read more about the collective on the Midwest Home siteSaturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ various locations in St. Louis Park along Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, designdistrictslp.com

Northern Grade Minnesota: After first popping up in Northeast Minneapolis in 2010, the roving handcrafted marketplace for U.S.-made goods known as Northern Grade is back for another hometown edition. This time, it’s headed to the open-air Holidazzle festival in Loring Park with 23 vendors for a two-day event. Shop goods by local favorites—including J.W. Hulme Co., Byrd & Belle, Tradition Creek, Woodchuck, and Concrete Pig—as well as national brands, such as Hawk+Hatchet, Stormy Kromer, and Weiss Watch Company, and take advantage of the festive environment (not to mention hot beverage and food vendors) while you shop. Saturday from 11 a.m.– 9 p.m. & Sunday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. @ Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, northerngrade.com

Holiday craft markets this week: 

The Great Northeast Make Merry: Minneapolis Craft Market has teamed up with Frank & Erneset Markets for a series of craft markets at Sociable Cider Werks for three Thursdays in December. Shop handcrafted goods and food by local makers while sipping Sociable’s craft cider. Thursdays from Dec. 7–Dec. 21 from 4–9 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com

Queer Bizarre Holiday Market: Shop handcrafted goods, vintage clothing, fine jewelry, and more at this pop-up featuring nearly 20 queer artists and makers, including ceramicist Liz Pechacek, women's wear designer Scott J. Lehmann, and wood goods maker Teresa Audet. Plus, tarot readings, apothecary goods for sale, and flash tattoos. Bring a nonperishable food item or $5 donation to benefit the Exchange Minneapolis. Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5–10 p.m. @ Modist Brewing, 505 N. 3rd St., Minneapolis; view the Facebook page for more info

Gamut Gallery's Raging Art On: For those looking for some truly unique gift ideas, look no further than indie art gallery, Gamut, for its Raging Art On gift market. Shop giftable, priced-to-sell goods, including original paintings, photography, prints, handmade clothing, jewelry, and housewares, from more than 60 local emerging and established artists. Thursday’s opening night party ($10) includes tunes from DJ Adatrak of Rhymesayers. Thursday, Dec. 7 from 7–10 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 8 & Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1–10 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1–5 p.m. @ Gamut Gallery, 717 S. 10th St., Minneapolis, gamutgallerympls.com

Grand Hotel Holiday Market: Shop a selection of goods spanning women’s designer clothing to handcrafted jewelry, lipstick, and soaps from nine vendors including Larissa Loden Jewelry, Elixery, Paisley + Sparrow, Finch Designs, and Queen Anna in the Grand Hotel lobby, plus food and wine tastings, samples from LifeSpa, and the chance to win an overnight urban retreat. Thursday, Dec. 7 from 3–6:30 p.m. @ Kimpton Grand Hotel, 615 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis; register at eventbrite.com

Crafts at Canteen: Enjoy handcrafted coffee drinks while shopping unique, handmade gifts from ten local vendors, including home and holiday décor, kitchen and pantry accessories, jewelry, t-shirts and hoodies, and more from makers including Belle Isle Design Co., Liz Pechacek Ceramics, and LochNessMPLS. Friday, Dec. 8 from 6–10 p.m. @ Canteen Coffee Bar, 3255 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis, canteen3255.com

St. Paul European Christmas Market: The Capitol City’s take on the Christkindlmarkt returns with two weekends of handcrafted goods plus European-inspired food, Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), carolers, dancers, live music, and appearances from Santa and Krampus in an open-air setting. Products for sale include handmade cards, Christmas decorations and sweets from Germany and Poland, and cozy cold-weather goods. Friday, Dec. 8 from 4–9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 10 from noon–6 p.m. @ Union Depot East Plaza, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul, stpaulchristmasmarket.com

New Prague Holiday Makers Market: Shop handmade goods from xx artisans at New Prague’s historic Hotel Broz, plus enjoy food truck fare, live music, and cocktails from the hotel bar. Goods include Excelsior Candle Co., Larissa Loden Jewelry, Nickichicki knitwear, handmade soaps, knit mittens, holiday décor, and more. Friday, Dec. 8 from noon–7 p.m. & Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Hotel Broz, 212 Main St. W., New Prague, instagram.com/npholidaymakersmarket

Urban Ventures Holiday Boutique: This pop-up marketplace features goods by local and socially minded brands and makers, including Karen Morris Milliner (hats), Smile Network International (fair-trade goods), and Northmade Co. (Minnesota-themed apparel). For every $10 you spend, you'll earn a token that can be used toward supporting Urban Ventures programs. Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ Urban Ventures Youth Center, 3016 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis, urbanventures.org

PIP Holiday Pop-up: Find handcrafted holiday gifts from a dozen local makers at this holiday pop-up hosted by maker workshop, Projects in Person (PIP). Shop for baby goods from Finch Designs, doggie goods from Dog Love Repeat, modern macramé décor by Junah Woods, wood crates and more from WAAM Industries, skincare by Julia Elise, knapsacks by Addington Company, apparel from Anywhere Apparel, and faux-fur accessories by Namakan Fur, plus enjoy special promotions from vendors, DIY modern wreaths, and refreshments both days, plus a bloody Mary bar and mimosas on Saturday. Friday, Dec. 8 from 5–7:30 p.m. & Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. @ Projects in Person, 906 Mainstreet, Hopkins, projectsinperson.com

Tattersall Holiday Market: Tattersall Distilling hosts one of the biggest and best maker lineups of the season at its holiday market, with a whopping 42 vendors selling goods ranging from handcrafted soaps and skincare to leather goods and men’s accessories, plus prints, textiles, wood goods, jewelry, pottery, cocktail accessories, and outdoor gear. Brands include Askov Finlayson, Pillbox Bat Co., Sota Clothing, Sanborn Canoe Co., Intelligent Nutrients, Duluth Pack, Duke Albert, Neal Jewelry, and Marked Leather. Visit the Facebook page for a full vendor listSaturday, Dec. 9 from noon–5 p.m. @ Tattersall Distilling, 1620 Central Ave. NE. (enter at back of building), Minneapolis, tattersalldistilling.com

Wild Hare Salon Holiday Market: New hair salon and gallery, Wild Hare, is hosting an artful holiday market featuring handmade goods and original art from a dozen local artists and makers. Choose from fine art and prints by Caitlin Karolczak, Rudy Fig, and Rachel Girard, plus handmade jewelry, handcrafted bath bombs and scrubs, cosmetics, apparel, and books, some at discounted prices. Enjoy free mini makeovers, samples, refreshments, and goodie bags, while supplies last. Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1–6 p.m. @ Wild Hare Salon & Gallery, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE. #185, Minneapolis; view the Facebook invite for more info

Burlesque & Friends Holiday Sale: For the hip art lover and poster collector on your list, head to this sale hosted by poster printing giants, Burlesque of North America. The studio will have its new and classic screenprinted art prints, concert posters, t-shirts, pins, patches, sticker packs, discounted samples, and more for sale. They’ll be joined by about a dozen other Minneapolis artists and print studios including Jennifer Davis, Ritual Print Co., Martzia Thometz, Blkk Hand, and Alchemist Printing Company—which will also offer live screenprinting—plus food, drinks, and tunes. Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2–10 p.m. @ CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. #2, Minneapolis; view the Facebook invite for more info

Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale: Head to the St. Paul Union Depot for the 5th annual Holiday Bake Sale, where you can pick up giftable sweets and baked goods from nearly 20 local bakeries, plus artisanal packaged foods and soaps from eight more makers, baking and cooking demonstrations by top local chefs, music performances, food and drink pairing workshops, and an hourly cake walk with prizes. Proceeds from tickets ($5–$10) benefit Neighborhood House. Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Union Depot, 240 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, uniondepot.org

Holiday Cheer Up Market: Shop goods from more than a dozen makers at this holiday pop-up hosted by Up Yoga studio. Goods include yoga apparel from local brand MAI, Belle Isle Design Co. jewelry, LaLunette Jewelry, Elixery handmade cosmetics, and curated vintage by The Keep, plus artisanal foods, art, cold-weather accessories, and more. Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2–5 p.m. @ Up Yoga, 4325 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis; view the Facebook invite for more info

Showroom Holiday Art Bazaar: Shop original art and textile work from local artists Mary Olson, Yuya Negishi, Amy Tupper, Jen Chilstrom, and Bernie McNally, puls a selection of prints and holiday cards, sculptures, and ceramics. Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5–8 p.m. @ Showroom, 615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, showroommpls.com

Sisyphus Brewing Winter Market: Shop handcrafted goods by more than a dozen local makers while you sip winter craft beer releases at Sisyphus Brewing’s Winter Market. Vendors include United Goods, Samantha Longley Clay, Adventure North MN, and Red Cedar Gardening. Sunday, Dec. 10 from noon–5 p.m. @ Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave. W. #100, Minneapolis, sisyphusbrewing.com

Crafts & Drafts Holiday Artisan Market: Excelsior storefront and DIY workshop space, Gathered Goods Company, has partnered with Excelsior Brewing’s taproom for this holiday artisan market featuring jewelry, home décor, baby, clothing, bags, accessories, skincare, and more from 16 vendors, including bag maker Excelsior Candle Co., Tonka Organics, and Oscar and Olivia. Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 3rd St. S., Excelsior, excelsiorbrew.com

Mill City Farmers Winter Market: The weekly Mill City Farmers Market has gone indoors for the season. In addition to the usual farmers market produce and artisan foods, shop for handmade gifts, kitchenware, jewelry, home goods, handwoven fair-trade baskets, and more from a rotating mix of makers including House of Talents, Celina Kane hats, Wild Birds Flying, Indigo & Snow, Oh Dier, Jeanne Beatrice Market Baskets, Matthew Krousey Ceramics, Crookedwood, and Aprilierre jewelry. Saturdays from Dec. 2–Dec. 16 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. @ 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org

A Handmade Holiday Market: Shop goods from more than 20 local makers spanning jewelry, leather goods, home goods, clothing and accessories, pet supplies, and more in this holiday makers market curated by Minneapolis Craft Market while sipping Lakes & Legends’ seasonal selection of craft beer. Saturdays through Dec. 16 @ Lakes & Legends Brewing, 1368 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com

50th & France Winter Markets: Every Saturday, the 50th & France shopping district hosts weekly winter pop-up markets featuring handcrafted gifts from local artists and makers, plus strolling carolers and kids’ activities. Saturdays through Dec. 16 from noon–3 p.m. @ Edina 5-0 Mall between Title Nine and Annika Bridal on W. 50th St., Edina, 50thandfrance.com

Linden Hills Holiday Market: Produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Craft Market, the Linden Hills Holiday Market features handcrafted goods and food items from more than 60 vendors every Sunday inside the Sunnyside Gardens greenhouse. Sundays through Dec. 17 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. @ Sunnyside Gardens, 3723 44th St. W., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com

For more holiday markets and pop-ups, check out this post on the MNMO Style blog

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