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Shopping Guide: April 7-13


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Now Open: J.S. Trunk & Co at MOA: New to the retail market and new to Minnesota is J.S. Trunk & Co, a high-quality luggage and travel accessories retailer. The specialty luggage store offers premium luggage, leather goods, gadget cases, and outdoor gear from top brands such as Samsonite, Hartman, High Sierra, American Tourister, and many others. (158 West Market, MOA, jstrunkandco.com)

Now Open: InVision Comes to the North Loop: The local eyewear boutique couldn’t have picked a better fit for its fourth location. InVision’s one-of-kind, handcrafted designer glasses align perfectly with the neighborhood’s trendy atmosphere.  You’ll find designer frames from Robert Marc, SALT, Face à Face, and many others at this chic optical shop. (219 N. 2nd St., Mpls, 612-338-6656, invision-optical.com)

Now Available: Wind & Willow Home’s Mother’s Day Collection: Celebrate Mom this spring with beautifully handcrafted kitchenware and home décor from Wind & Willow Home’s Mother’s Day Collection. These simply designed, spring-inspired items are sure to add a breath of fresh air to any home. (13601 Theresa Place, Eden Prairie, 612-354-3965, windandwillowhome.com/collections)

Now-May 3: MartinPatrick3’s Spring Event Sale: Enjoy 20% off a large selection of home furnishings including tables and storage, rugs, lighting, wall art, and linens. Plus, all in-stock and special ordered upholstery is 20% off. (212 3rd Ave N., Mpls, 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.com)

Apr 8: Meet the Maker: Litany Jewelry at Kisa Boutique Pop-up: View spring collections from Litany Jewelry Designs and meet the woman behind the handcrafted jewelry, Jen Westmoreland Bouchard.  Each piece of jewelry contains an element of cultural significance through her use of internationally sourced antique medals, coins, gemstones, beads, chains, and tassels. (60 S. 6th St., Mpls, facebook.com/events)

Apr 9: Uptown MN Grand Opening at MOA: Recognizing the importance of local designers and businesses, Uptown MN offers gift, accessory, and apparel merchandise created by local and regional artisans, designers, and businesses. Enjoy tasty treats from D’Vine Cakes, listen to live music, meet the artists, and enjoy 20% off any one item at their grand opening. Be one of the first 20 guests to make a $50 purchase and receive a complimentary gift bag. (142 South Ave., MOA, 952-854-1976, facebook.com/uptownmnstore)

Apr 9-11: Eidos and Isaia Men’s Trunk Show at MartinPatrick3: Celebrate spring Neapolitan style as MartinPatrick3 launches their two new shops, Eidos and Isaia. Sip cocktails as you meet some of the creatives behind the Italian brands including an appearance by a special guest. (212 3rd Ave N., Mpls, 612-746-5329, facebook.com/events)

Apr 9-12: Gathering of Friends Antique Market at Bachman's on Lyndale: Shop beautiful antique pieces from 18 dealers at Bachman’s bi-annual antique market. The market will feature pine and oak furniture, cottage décor, pottery, collectables, and other great finds. New items are added each day, as the dealers continually restock. (6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, agatheringoffriends.net)

Apr 9-12: Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop: This year marks the 9th annual Minnesota fiber arts event featuring 17 Twin Cities-area yarn shops. Make sure to check out each shop’s limited edition yarn this year. Plus, there will be giveaways and plenty of chances to win door prizes. (minnesotayarnshophop.com)

Apr 9-12: American Craft Council Midwest Show: Celebrate the beauty and intricacy of handmade goods with over 225 top jewelry, fashion, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country. As you wander throughout the show, you’ll have a chance to meet many of the skilled makers behind the American-made goods. You won’t want to miss this year’s show, as it is the only one in the Midwest! (175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, shows.craftcouncil.org/stpaul)

Apr 11: Textile Garage Sale at the Textile Center: Browse through a huge selection of fabric, yarn, patterns, books, sewing machines, looms, and a variety of other great sewing equipment at the Textile Center’s 15th Annual World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale. It’s a zero waste kind of event, so be prepared to walk away with quite the load. Donations are also happily accepted. (883 29th Ave. SE, Mpls, textilecentermn.org/garagesale)

Apr 12: Midwest Home Design Week Kickoff at Minneapolis Central Downtown Library: Join interior designer Alexa Hampton of Mark Hampton, LLC for lunch and a book signing as she discusses the world of design. After lunch you’ll enjoy two breakout seminars with talented, local ASID designers who will not only give you advice, but also show you examples first-hand. (300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls, facebook.com/events)

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