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7 Style Events + 17+ Holiday Gift Markets This Week


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North Loop shop Queen Anna hosts a trunk show & appearance from Toronto leather label, Bano eeMee

Courtesy Queen Anna

Check out these seven fashion, home, and beauty events for the week of November 28 to December 3 happening in the Twin Cities: 

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Week: Get inspiration for your holiday makeup looks at this week-long event hosted by Nordstrom’s cosmetics department. Take inspiration from runway beauty looks along with expert tips and tricks and the latest beauty buzz from industry insiders, plus receive free samples and exclusive gifts with purchase while supplies last. Make an appointment in store at 952-883-2121 or RSVP online at shop.nordstrom.com. Daily through Saturday @ Nordstrom Mall of America, 1000 NW. Ct., Bloomington

Dilem Trunk Show: View and place orders during this trunk show event featuring the latest collection plus limited-edition designs from European eyewear line, Dilem. The brand is known for its interchangeable temples that can be changed to fit the wearer’s mood, personality, or outfit. Wednesday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. @ InVision Distinctive Eyewear North Loop (219 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis), Thursday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. @ InVision Grand Ave. (867 Grand Ave., St. Paul), Friday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. @ InVision Galleria (3340 Galleria, Edina), and Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ InVision Minnetonka (11300 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka), invision-optical.com

Maker Series: Willful Goods: Join Araya Jensen, founder and designer of Willful Goods, as she demonstrates the making of one of her signature wood bowls in this workshop. The bowls, which are decorated in gold, cooper, and silver leaf, are inspired by the pieces the Lynhall commissioned from the designer. Ticket cost ($65) includes all materials for the take-home bowl as well as appetizers and wine. Register at eventbrite.com. Wednesday from 6–8:30 p.m. @ The Lynhall, 2640 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Bano eeMee Trunk Show: North Loop boutique, Queen Anna, hosts a trunk show featuring the latest collection from Toronto-based luxury leather jacket line, Bano eeMee. The sustainable-certified brand was founded in 2012 by designer Aleem Arif, who uses leather that is a byproduct of the food industry sourced from Turkey, Italy, and Arif’s home country of Pakistan. Choose your style, color, and fit for this made-to-order trunk show, which will be attended by Arif himself. Thursday from 7–9 p.m. @ Queen Anna, 109 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, queenanna.co

Woodsport Open Studio & Sale: Shop new work and discounted floor samples during Woodsport’s annual open studio and sale. It’s a rare opportunity to shop the St. Paul–based maker’s handcrafted hardwood goods—including furniture, tabletop goods, and lighting—in person. Plus, enjoy complimentary beer and donuts. Friday from 5–8 p.m. & Saturday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Woodsport Studio, 755 Prior Ave. N., Suite 201, St. Paul, woodsport.net

Pamela Froman Trunk Show: Fine jewelry designer Pamela Froman will make a special appearance in support of this weekend’s trunk show showcasing her latest collections. Froman is the real deal: She designed jewelry for the likes of Valentino, Guy Laroche, and Chacharel in Paris before embarking on her own line in 2006, and has become known in her own right for her organic, whimsical designs. Friday from 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. & Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Max’s, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, stylebymax.com

Project Runway Takes Over StevenBe: Meet Project Runway alumni Christopher Straub of season six and Samantha Rei of season 16 at this event hosted by knitting supply shop and studio, StevenBe. Both will sign copies of their books—including Straub’s line of illustrated children’s books and Rei’s book on steampunk and cosplay fashion design and illustration—and showcase their design talents in a “make it work” design challenge. Straub will also debut his new children’s book, The Unabominable Yodi along with a coordinating plush toy and enamel pins, and Rei will have pins from her new ReiHay collection for purchase. Saturday from 1–4 p.m. @ StevenBe, 3449 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, stevenbe.com

Leather accessories maker, Spring Finn & Co., hosts a month-long holiday bazaar beginning this weekend 

COURTESY spring finn & co.

Plus, check out these holiday markets and shopping events taking place this weekend in the Twin Cities: 

Little Luxuries at Flirt: St. Paul’s luxury lingerie and loungewear boutique, Flirt, is offering a unique opportunity to put together your holiday wish lists. Shoppers can sample goods from area boutiques and vendors throughout the day and select items from Flirt and participating businesses to add to their lists. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy mini makeovers from Valise Boutique and Apothecary, five-minute updos from Gem Salon + Spa, complimentary champagne and macaroons all day, and swag bags for the first 20 completed wish lists will be entered for a drawing for a $100 Flirt gift card. Then from 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy cocktail tastings from Treboles & Key Organic Vodka, honey bonbon samplings from Mademoiselle Miel, and boudoir photography on display from Lucy Strange. Completed wish list packages can be picked up or shipped by Flirt following the event. Thursday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. @ Flirt Boutique, 177 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, flirt-boutique.com

Holidazzle: Vendors for this European-inspired, open-air holiday market include Faribault Woolen Mill, My Sister, Cooper & Kid, Fair Anita, Hagen & Oats, Hippy Feet, Love Your Melon, and more. Also on tap: craft beer from Fulton, Spyhouse Coffee, and hot and prepared food, appearances from Santa, free film screenings, and an outdoor skating rink. Thursdays to Sundays through December 23. Thursday from 5-9 p.m., Friday from 5–10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, holidazzle.com

SooVAC’s Local Artists Holiday Shop: This annual holiday shop housed at the hip Uptown art gallery Soo Visual Arts Center is a one-stop shop for art lovers. It features handmade art specially priced for gift-giving from more than 50 Twin Cities artists and makers, including Terrence Payne, Caitlin Karolczak, Amy Rice, and Jennifer Davis, plus jewelry by Robyne Robinson, ceramics by A MANO, and letterpress goods from Lunalux. Beginning Friday through Dec. 24. Open Wednesdays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays–Fridays from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturdays-Sundays from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis, soovac.org

No Coast Craft-o-Rama: This long-running indie craft fair has been the reigning king of the holiday craft market in the Twin Cities since 2005. This year’s edition features goods from more than 100 top local makers spanning prints and stationery, ceramics, jewelry, skincare, kids’ goods, clothing and accessories, and beyond. Friday from 3–8 p.m. & Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, nocoastcraft.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 from 4–9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. & Sunday from noon–6 p.m. plus Dec. 8–10 @ Union Depot East Plaza, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul, stpaulchristmasmarket.com

‚ÄčShine Bright Like a Diamond: Find your perfect outfit and jewelry for your upcoming holiday parties at this shopping event hosted by designer resale shop, June. The store will be joined by special guest, Milana Stile, a collection of distinctive and bold, handcrafted jewelry and accessories collected from artisan studios in Italy and France. Enjoy champagne and small bites while you shop on Friday and mimosas on Saturday. Friday from 5–8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. @ June, 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, juneresale.com

Kollektiv & Wild Poppy Winter Market: Shop Scandinavian-inspired found house goods and clothing from Kollektiv and apothecary and jewelry goods by Wild Poppy while sipping craft cocktails by Tattersall Distilling at this winter pop-up market. Sunday from 2–7 p.m. @ Tattersall Distilling, 1620 Central Ave. NE. # 150 (enter at back of building), Minneapolis, instagram.com/kollektivmpls

Grand Meander: This annual holiday event features special events throughout Grand Avenue in St. Paul, including trolley rides, a holiday petting zoo, strolling carolers, breakfast with Santa, and the annual Art at Ramsey fine craft and art fair, plus special offers at businesses along the avenue. Saturday from 8:30–5 p.m. along Grand Ave., St. Paul, grandave.com

Talin’s Winter Bazaar: Designer and maker Talin Spring of Spring Finn & Co. is opening up her new studio for a month-long winter bazaar. Shop her hand-picked selection of handcrafted artisan goods from her travels, as well as her latest collection of leather and canvas bags and accessories. She will also host a night of local makers and live jazz on December 8. Begins Saturday, runs Wednesdays–Sundays through Dec. 22 @ Spring Finn & Co., 875 N. 5th St., Minneapolis, springfinnandco.com

Foxglove Winter Market: Last year, Christine Hoffman’s Foxglove Market & Studio closed its retail shop to focus on her floral studio and leading the Twin Cities slow-flower movement initiative. So Foxglove fans will want to flock to this winter market, where they can get the Foxglove holiday shopping experience. It will feature several store favorites as well as a few local artisans, including Mademoiselle Miel, Dashfire Bitters, and Lisa Rydin Erickson, plus flora and fauna creations, plus a Tattersall cocktail sampling. Saturday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Ohage House, 59 Irvine Park, St. Paul, foxglovemarket.com

ASI's Julmarknad: Shop handcrafted goods—including handcrafted glass, clothing, wood, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more—by nearly 40 local vendors at this weekend-long, open-air Christmas market hosted by the American Swedish Institute. The event also includes tours of the ASI holiday exhibits, lounge by a bonfire while enjoying hot drinks and food, and take in live music and dance performances, parades, family crafts, and. Watch out for tomtes and Santa to make appearances throughout the weekend. And be sure to check out the store's holiday Jul Shop, featuring Nordic and Nordic-inspired gifts, open at the museum through the holidays. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Sunday from noon–5 p.m. @ American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, asimn.org

Holiday Craft Hop: American Craft Council’s annual Holiday Craft Hop features a curated selection of goods from more than 60 local makers, including Annika Jewelry, Cedar & Stone, Kindred Folk, and Mademoiselle Miel, with goods spanning ceramics, fine jewelry, leather goods and accessories, skincare, and even handmade leather shoes, plus pottery demos and a pop-up shop from Tandem Vintage. Saturday from noon–5 p.m. @ American Craft Council, 1224 Marshall St. NE., Suite 200, Minneapolis, craftcouncil.org

The Island of Misfit Makers: Just next door from the Holiday Craft Hop, this renegade indie craft market features recent Project Runway contestant Samantha Rei (who’ll be selling her new line of pins with designer Ashley Hay), gift box brand Minny & Paul, United Goods, Minneapolis Chandlery, Namakan Fur, Tessa Louise, LES Bags, and ILO Studio and about a dozen more makers. Saturday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Food Building, 1401 Marshall St. NE., Minneapolis, View event info at facebook.com

Betty's Bizaare Bazaar: With a tagline of “this is not your church craft sale,” this indie craft fair hosted by irreverent eatery, Betty Danger’s Country Club, features goods from 45 indie artists and makers spanning glittery resin jewelry (https://www.etsy.com/shop/glamtrampshop) and unconventional needlepoint (https://www.instagram.com/ladydagger/) to original artwork and art prints by local art icon, Scott Seekins. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Betty Danger’s Country Club, 2501 Marshall St. NE., Minneapolis, View event info at facebook.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. Saturday plus Dec. 9 & 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., mplscraftmarket.com

Women's Woodshop Maker Holiday Sale: Shop wood wares, printed goods, natural dyed fiber arts, ceramics, leather goods, and jewelry from more than a dozen women and non-binary artisans and vendors, including Indigo & Snow, Teresa Audet, Hemlocks Leather, and Khazana Imported Arts & Textures. Sunday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. @ Women's Woodshop, 2237 E. 38th St., Minneapolis; view Facebook invite for more info

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