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Shopping Guide: February 3-9

Sales and style events not to be missed.


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Opening Feb 1: Seventh vintage shop opening on Minnehaha Mile: Time Bomb Vintage: This Minneapolis retro collective features mid-century modern and industrial furniture, re-purposed and artistic creations, as well as vintage clothing, jewelry, toys and more. Take a nostalgic stroll down Minnehaha Avenue and reflect on the good ol’ days. (4008 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls, 612-724-2662, timebombvintage.com)

Opening Feb 1: Arafina grand opening at D.NOLO: The store recently closed its longtime Galleria storefront and is opening within the store-within-a-store boutique D.NOLO as one of its permanent shops. (219 2nd St. N., Mpls., 612-584-3244, facebook.com)

Feb 6: The Red Affair at the Venue: Jungle Red Salon's annual fundraiser benefiting Avenues for Homeless Youth: Enjoy a night of food, drinks and entertainment hosted by Comedian Miss Shannan Paul. To top the night off there will be a silent auction, surprise dance performances, live music and painting all in support of the cause. (315 First Ave. N., Mpls, 612-200-9987, theredaffair.com)

Feb 6 & 7: Max’s Pre-Valentine’s Celebration at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand: Max’s will be hosting a Lauren K Jewelry Trunk Show, a Graham + Kane Candle Trunk Show with a designer appearance, a live broadcast with MyTalk 107.1's Shop Girls, and of course samplings of Max's gourmet chocolates including items from the shop's vast array of Valentine's chocolates. This celebration is packed with goodies you don’t want to miss. (3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364, stylebymax.com)

Feb 6-8: 2200 Degrees Fashion Benefit for Foci- Minnesota Center for Glass Arts: This artistic collaboration fuses fashion, glass, and music into a vibrant runway show to benefit Foci MCGA’s education and community outreach programs. Collections from local designers and boutiques will be accessorized with hand-blown glass pieces created by Foci MCGA artists. And in honor of their support, featuring luminaries will walk the runway in their favorite LBD with specially designed glass pieces. (2010 E. Hennepin Ave. Bldg. 10, Mpls, 612-623-3624, eventbrite.com/e/2200-degrees)

Feb 7: Valentine's Day Pop-up with Urban Undercover lingerie, Divine Chocolates and Maya Made Apothecary at Showroom: This sensational blend of luxuriously, pretty lingerie, handcrafted European chocolate truffles, and love potion fragrances will leave you counting down the days until Valentine’s Day. It’s a one-stop shop kind of event. (615 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-345-7391, showroommpls.com)

Feb 7: Owl & Lark Jewelry Sweetheart Sale at Hill-Valley Boutique: Preview new, handmade spring jewelry and browse through a selection of vintage goods and home furnishings just in time for Valentine’s Day. These unique pieces are perfect for showing your sweetheart that she is one-of-a-kind. (3303 Central Ave NE, Mpls, facebook.com)       

Feb 7: Nobel Creations: An Enchanted Evening of Taste, Science & Sound at American Swedish Institute: Nobel inspired culinary bites, a ground-breaking presentation by Dr. Peter Agre, the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, brilliant sound from the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, and an exclusive viewing of the Noble Creations exhibition will make this evening an enchanting one. (2600 Park Ave., Mpls, 612-870-3356, asimn.org/enchanted)

Feb 7: University of Minnesota 2015 Senior Fashion Show: Thirteen young designers will come together to present their unique collections as a summary of their degree at the College of Design’s 47th annual apparel design fashion show. From menswear to couture these designers are sure to amaze you with their array of aesthetics and talents. (89 Church St. SE, Mpls, fashionshow.design.umn.edu)

Feb 7: Mille Makers Market: Beginning this weekend, shop local makers the second Saturday of every month at Mille. Makers Market will feature the work of Hackwith Design House, Martha McQuade, Nick Lundeen, Lulu Organics and many others. Plus this Saturday Mille will be hosting a basement tag sale full of clothing, furniture, and new/used textiles. (316 W. 48th St., Mpls, facebook.com)

Feb 7: Velvet Moon Studio + Shop Sale: If you missed last weekend’s sale, no need to fret. Hurry in and shop $10 and $20 racks this Saturday only. Velvet Moon’s modern bohemian style clothing is not only comfortable and versatile, but most of their goods are made in the USA. Don’t miss your chance to score some great deals. (681 17th Ave. NE, Ste. 218, Mpls, shopvelvetmoon.com)

Feb. 8: NOVA Collection Sample Sale at Carrier Pigeon Jewelry: Stop in for Carrier Pigeon Jewelry’s 5th annual Spring Sample Sale featuring their new NOVA Collection. Shop one-of-a-kind pieces, samples, discontinued items and discounted jewelry just in time for Valentine’s Day. (1618 Central Ave. NE #215, Mpls, carrierpigeonjewelry.com)

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