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Sales + Events Guide for February 14–19


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Acrylic sculptures from "Night/Dazed" by Jennifer Merchant

Courtesy Jennifer Merchant Design

Known for her layered acrylic jewelry, local designer Jennifer Merchant has expanded into sculpture thanks to a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Jennifer Merchant: Night/Dazed features geometric sculptures made up of graphic, printed images layered between solid acrylic that invite the viewer to lean in for a closer look. The work is at once whimsical and dark, evoking the depths of outer space. A selection of Merchant's jewelry—which has been featured in American Craft Council shows around the country—will be on display throughout and available for sale during a trunk show the second night of the three-day exhibition. Opening night reception 7–11 p.m. Fri., gallery hours and jewelry trunk show from noon–6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18, gallery hours and artist talk from noon–5 p.m. (1 p.m. artist talk) Sun., Feb. 19 @ Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE., Minneapolis, jennifermerchantdesign.com

For 8 of the best local boutiques for Valentine's Day shopping, check out our guide on the MNMO Style blog.

This week's shopping and style highlights:

  • NE Winter Farmer's Market: Shop handmade goods by local makers, including jewelry by Everthine, stationery by Vandalia Street Press, waffle mix by Tbsp. Liège Waffles, Red Table Mean Co., Isadore Nut Company, and 30 others, plus soul vinyl tunes spun by Ring Toss Twins. 4–7 p.m. Thu., Feb. 15 @ Solar Arts by Chowgirls, Solar Art Building, 711 15th Ave. NE., 3rd floor, Minneapolis, northeastmarket.org

  • Lee Industries Sale at Que Será: The home store is hosting a sale on all furniture by Lee Industries, including 30 percent off all in-stock pieces and 20 percent off all special orders, plus treats from Patisserie Margo. Ends Feb. 18 @ Que Será, 244 Water St, Excelsior, 952-924-6390, quesera-style.com

  • Flatware Event at Ampersand: Receive two complimentary five-piece place settings with your purchase of 10 five-piece place settings, including stainless, pewter, silver plate, and sterling. Ends Feb. 25 @ Ampersand, 3445 Galleria, Edina, 952-920-2118, ampersandshops.com

  • Ready or Hot Planned Parenthood Fashion Show: This annual fashion event benefiting Planned Parenthood features a runway show styled by Grant Whittaker and emceed by Kat Perkins, featuring looks by local boutiques and designers such as D.NOLO, Brightwater, Grethen House, and Bluebird Boutique, plus "condom couture" looks by local designers including Joynoelle and Akua Gabby. Attendees can also shop pop-ups from the Cat Lab, Grethen House, Hazel & Rose, Mya Lambrecht Jewelry, Ribnick Luxury Outerwear, Scarborough Fair Shop, and Showroom, with 25 percent of all sales from the night going to Planned Parenthood. 7–10 p.m. Thu., Feb. 16 @ International Market Square, 275 Market St., Minneapolis, buy tickets @ eventbrite.com

  • Still Kickin Pop-up: Shop merch by local nonprofit Still Kickin, include branded athletic wear, totes, mugs, and more, at this benefit hosted by Inbound Brewco, which also features live music and a food truck. Plus, a dollar from every pint sold all day goes to the nonprofit. Read about Still Kickin's new collaboration with Lululemon in the February issue of MnMo. RSVP at Eventbrite.com. 7–10 p.m. Fri., Feb. 17 @ Inbound Brewco, 701 N. 5th St., Minneapolis, stillkickin.co

  • 2nd Annual Vintage Camp at the Textile Center: Hear experts speak on a variety of topics related to vintage clothing and textiles, bid on rare silent auction items, and take part in a retro raffle for prizes during this second annual event. Highlights include a keynote presentation on historic Minnesota underwear manufacturer Munsingwear by former Munsingwear designer Karen Swanson, and a demonstration on cleaning vintage textiles by Mona Williams owner and "The Laundry Evangelist," Patric Richardson. Bonus: Shop the Linenpalooza vintage linen sale from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. the same day (free). 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 @ the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE. #100, Minneapolis, 612-436-0464, tickets at textilecentermn.org

  • Shop Jackson Street Maker Market: The Minnesota Transportation Museum hosts a free, day-long maker market featuring as many as 30 vendors spanning handcrafted jewelry, custom woodwork, beauty and skincare, and natural food products, plus blacksmith demonstrations and free museum admission. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 19 @ Minnesota Transportation Museum, 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E.. St. Paul, 651-228-0263, transportationmuseum.org

  • Semple Mansion Annual Wedding Event: Historic wedding venue Semple Mansion hosts a day showcasing two dozen of Semple's preferred wedding vendors spanning photographers, florists, entertainment, lighting, catering, and apparel. 4–7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 19 @ Semple Mansion, 100 W. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-290-4448, semplemansion.com

Ongoing sales:

  • Wilson & Willy's Outerwear Sale: To make room for spring, the North Loop shop is offering 25 percent off all seasonal outerwear for men and women. In-store @ 211 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-315-2280, and online at wilsonandwillys.com

  • 60% Off Winter Sale at MartinPatrick3: Take 60 percent off fall and winter apparel, accessories, footwear, and in-store furniture. @ 212 Third Ave. N #106, Minneapolis, 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.com

  • Willful Goods Semi-Annual Clearance: It's your last chance to shop all remaining wooden goods dipped in seven different Global Market–inspired colors by the Minneapolis brand, with discounts of 25 to 35 percent off. @ 319 W. 48th St., Minneapolis, 612-354-3965, willfulgoods.com/collections/sale

  • Wintry Sale at Askov Finlayson: All seasonal winter goods are now 50 percent off, including sweaters, jackets, fleece, vests, and shirts from brands such as Barbour, Norse Projects, Patagonia, and more. @ 204 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-206-3925, askovfinlayson.com/wintry-sale/

  • Valentine's Sale at Proper: The Uptown shop is offering 20 percent off all dresses, 40 percent off sweaters and coats, and 50 percent off scarves through Valentine's Day. Wed., Feb. 1-14 @ 2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-345-5486, properprim.com

  • Danish Teak Classics Design Lovers Sale: Save 10 to 50 percent off all refurbished vintage furniture at the Danish Teak Classics showroom and warehouse. Feb. 4–18 @ Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE. #277, Minneapolis, 612-362-7870, danishteakclassics.com

  • Orange Sale at Mona Williams: The designer boutique kicks off its semi-annual Orange Sale with discounts including 60 percent off all fall and resort Baum und Pferdgarten clothing, 40 percent off all Majestic Filatures clothing, 25 percent off all vintage designer items, plus 90 percent off past-season Baum and Majestic pieces, $5 and $25 vintage racks, and a couple of half-off tables of gift and jewelry items. @ Mall of America, 133 West Market, Bloomington, 952-854-5181, monawilliams.com

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