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Shopping Guide: April 21-27


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Just Announced: The Return of Sip n’ Shop at Parc Boutique: Now you can enjoy happy hour in style every Friday with great sips and 15% off select merchandise from 3-6 p.m. at both Parc Boutique’s Edina and Minneapolis locations. (320 E. Hennepin Ave., Mpls & 5023 France Ave., Edina, parcboutique.com)

Now Open: Golden Age Design: Find beautifully restored one-of-a-kind Mid Century & Danish Modern furniture, art, and décor at this brand-new boutique. Open every third weekend of the month or by appointment. (4157 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale, facebook.com/goldenagedesign)

Now Available: L. Shoff at Not Just A Label: The local, eco-friendly fine jewelry line that launched last year is now available online at Not Just A Label, the world’s leading designer platform for contemporary fashion pioneers. (notjustalabel.com/l-shoff)

Now-May 9: Paper Hat Closing Sale: After four years, Paper Hat will be closing its doors, but in the meantime everything in the store is on sale including furniture, fixtures, and displays. Shop handmade gifts and art from tons of artists before everything is gone! (2309 W. 50th St., Mpls, 612-886-3892, facebook.com/paperhatco)

Apr 21: MN Dandies Project 2015 Book Launch at Coup d'etat: Celebrate the positive impact dapper men of color have had on their community with the launch of the Dandies Project 2015 book. Stop by Uptown’s Coup d’etat to purchase a copy and meet this year’s featured Dandies. (2923 Girard Ave. S., Mpls, facebook.com/events)

Apr 22: “Eye Candy” at Weisman Art Museum: WAM Collective has partnered with the College of Design for its fourth annual design event. Taking inspiration from the Weisman’s exhibit, Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, the fashion show will feature student designs emphasizing various elements of hospitality using nontraditional materials. (333 E. River Pkwy, Mpls, 612-625-9494, wam.umn.edu/event/eye-candy)

Apr 23: June's Off to the Races Kentucky Derby Hat & Dress Trunk Show Featuring Ruby3 Hats by Anna Lee: Enjoy a glass of champagne as you shop lovely clothing by Gina Marie and hats from Anna Lee. Watch the beauty unfold as local milliner Anna Lee reveals her annual Kentucky Derby hat collection. Plus, shop limited-edition items from House of Gina Marie’s 2015 clothing and accessory line. (3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, 612-354-3970, facebook.com/events)

Apr 23-25: Sample It Sale: Find brand name clothing at great prices for the whole family. Shop tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories, activewear, and outerwear from popular brands including Billabong, Element, Tribal, Kut Denim, and many others. All remaining merchandise on the final day will be an additional 25% off.  (7851 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, sampleitsale.com)

Apr 23: Wild Ruffle Pop Up shop: Find tons of unique items from local artisans and small businesses including ANM Pottery, Sugarbelle Candles, SBG Designs, and many others at Wild Ruffle’s pop-up. Wine is on the house and food from A La Plancha’s food truck will top the evening off. (16220 Main Ave., Prior Lake, wildruffle.com/pop-up-shop)

Apr 23: Tess + Tricia Trunk Show: Spice up your lunch hour with a Tess + Tricia trunk show from 11-2 p.m. at Kisa Boutique’s Pop-up in the RBC Plaza located in the Minneapolis skyway. Sips and bites will be provided so you don’t have to worry about missing lunch. (RBC Plaza, 60 S. 6th St., Mpls, facebook.com/events)

Apr 24: Dilem & Oxibis Trunk Show at InVision Eyewear Minnetonka: Shop unique, handcrafted designer eyewear from Dilem and Oxibis at InVision’s Minnetonka store. Oxibis offers fun, modern shapes in tons of bright colors, while Dilem allows you to change up your look with interchangeable temples-- either way, you can’t go wrong. (11300 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, 952-591-9567, facebook.com/events)

Apr 24: Fashion Revolution Day Minneapolis: Take a stand against unethical labor practices at the Twin Cities’ first fashion revolution event at the Mpls Textile Center. The local, eco-fashion organization, Sol Inspirations, will host a runway show featuring clothing made from recycled, repurposed, handmade, fair trade, organic, and ethically-made material. Plus, a film screening of the award-winning documentary Cotton Road, and a chance to connect with local ethical vendors will make this event an eye-opening and inspiring one. (3000 University Ave. SE, Mpls, 612-436-0464, fashionrevolution.org/event)

Apr 24 & 25: Alex Sepkus Trunk Show at Max's: Join representative Richard Kasdin as he presents the extensive designer collection from the world-renowned Alex Sepkus jewelry line at Max’s, the Twin Cities exclusive retailer. Creating beautifully intricate, modern pieces inspired by the Renaissance and Baroque eras, Sepkus’ designs are sure to take your breath away. The collection includes rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets for both men and women. (3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364, stylebymax.com/alex-sepkus)

Apr 25: North Loop Spring Crawl: Now that spring is here, it’s your chance to check out some of the best shops in the North Loop. There will be plenty of sales and raffles, as well as two $500+ grand prize gift basket giveaways. This spectacular event also includes a mimosa bar at Roe Wolfe, Hackwith Design House’s spring apparel launch at Wilson & Willy’s, and great bites from Almond Surf’s food truck. Check out the North Loop Spring Crawl’s Facebook page for more information.

Apr 25: Tessa Druley Art Opening: View designer Tessa Druley’s original collection of sketches inspired by her design and fashion work for the first time this Saturday at Showroom. As you browse Druley’s collection of illustrations, you’ll learn about the design process behind her fashion designs for the local women’s clothing brand Tessa Louise. (615 W. Lake St., Mpls, facebook.com/events)

Apr 26: I am Fabulous! by Sarah Edwards: Women of all ages are invited to celebrate a day of beauty and style with Sarah Edwards at I am Fabulous! The day will feature brunch, jazz music, a generational fashion show, pop-up boutiques, photo booths, and a screening of her 2014 documentary, Advanced Style. Check out Jahna’s scoop to learn about the idea behind the event. (1308 4th St. SE, Mpls, eventbrite.com/i-am-fabulous-tickets)

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