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Shopping Guide: September 23-September 30

Sales and events not to be missed


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photo courtesy of faribault woolen mill co.

Tuesday: A Night in Northeast: This United Way Women’s Giving event at the Minneapolis Event Center will provide a night of food, fashion, and philanthropy, with samplings from Northeast’s restaurants and wares from local boutiques. (A Night in Northeast @ Minneapolis Convention Center, 212 SE 2nd St., Mpls, eventbrite.com)

Wednesday: FOAT & Post- and Art Buddies event at Showroom: This special trunk show supports the nonprofit organization Art Buddies, which assists underprivileged kids in after-school art programs. (Showroom, 615 W Lake St., Minneapolis, facebook.com)

Wednesday: Joynoelle Fork & Forum: Famed Twin Cities designer Joy Teiken will discuss her process of design over a three-course salon style dinner at Grand Café. (Grand Café, 3804 Grand Ave. S., Mpls, 612-822-8260, facebook.com)

Wednesday: Mercedes-Benz & Fashion: A Perfect Combination: An evening of luxury, fashion, and style at Mercedes-Benz of Maplewood. The evening fashion showcase will include fashions for men and women from the fall collections of Allen Edmonds and KOKOON with a backdrop of luxury vehicles by Mercedes-Benz. (Mercedes-Benz of Maplewood, 2780 US Hwy 61, Maplewood, eventbrite.com)

Thursday: Gretchen Ventura Trunk Show at D.NOLO: Drinks and appetizers accompany the latest in chic from designer Gretchen Ventura. 5-8 p.m. (D.NOLO, 219 N. 2nd St., Mpls, 612-584-3244, facebook.com)

Thursday through Saturday: Junk Bonanza at Canterbury Park: If you’re looking for vintage, antiques, architectural salvage or artisan-repurposed treasures, this is the sale for you! Over 160 vendors bring the best hodgepodge of junk to this vintage market at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. (Junk Bonanza @ Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, junkrevolution.com)

Friday: Bike Art Mpls art show at Shinola: Shinola Minneapolis joins forces with ARTCRANK, the Minneapolis-born Poster Party for Bike People to bring you an evening of bike-inspired artwork, American-made goods, and guaranteed good times. (Shinola Minneapolis, 228 Washington Ave N., Mpls, 612-338-5493, facebook.com)

Friday and Saturday: Faribault Woolen Mill Tent Sale: Featuring Minnesota-made wool blankets, throws, scarves, and accessories, this tent sale is offering markdowns on most items of 50% off, with some prices knocked down to 85% off. Don’t miss the food truck! (Faribault Woolen Mill Co., 1500 2nd Ave. NW, Faribault, 507-412-5534, facebook.com)

Saturday: TeaSource’s Tea-for-All: Samples of TeaSource teas and 50% off featured teas in honor of the selection of the 2014 customer favorite tea. (TeaSource, St. Paul, Highland, St. Anthony Village/NE Mpls, Eden Prairie, beyondtheleaf.wordpress.com)

Saturday: WHO.WHAT.HAIR Launch Party at BANGbang Salon: Photo session collection features local photographers, foodies, artists, and event planners as the shop's muses, including Bearfox Chalk, Landscape Love, Red Wagon Pizza, Courtney Yasmineh Band, MiMi Design and NYLONSADDLE. Food, music, and live art. 6-10 p.m. (BANGbang Salon, 11 W. 38th St., Mpls, 612-823-2264, facebook.com)

Saturday: Glam Slam: Fall Edition at Gamut Gallery: This bi-annual fashion event hosts a swap, dress-up party, photo shoot and more. Tickets available online. (Glam Slam: Fall Edition @ Gamut Gallery, 1006 S. Marquette Ave., Mpls, 612-701-8272, facebook.com)

Saturday: Mill City Oktoberfest: The Mill City Museum and Farmers Market are teaming up for this 8th annual event. Expect cooking/baking demos, music, beer samples, food, and more. 8-2 p.m. (Mill City Oktoberfest, millcitymuseum.org)

Saturday: 11th Annual Full Fashion Panic at MCAD: Minnesota Fashion Week kicks off with this part of the Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures, featuring designs inspired by cosplay, manga, and anime. Tickets available online. (Full Fashion Panic at MCAD, mcad.edu)

Saturday: Fringe and Fettle at the Mill City Farmer’s Market: Among the bounteous fall crops, look for the elegant ceramic designs of Fringe and Fettle. (Mill City Farmer’s Market, 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls, fringeandfettle.com)

Saturday: CHAT Fresh Traditions Fashion Show: This show at the Grain Belt Studios in Minneapolis will celebrate the eighth anniversary of Hmong fashion from the Center of Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT). The show features a challenge for designers of incorporating traditional Hmong textiles into a garment. Admission tickets available online. (CHAT @ Grain Belt Studios, aboutchat.org)

Saturday: Culture Girl Official Launch Party: The new lifestyle brand and cosmetics line Culture Girl encourages women to “take back their right to be beautiful.” The Minnesota Collection of lipstick includes colors such as 10,000 Lakes, Purple Rain, and Pink Ladyslipper. The launch party will take place at Seven Sushi and Steakhouse. (Culture Girl, facebook.com)

Saturday and Sunday: Pop-up Sale at SooLocal: This weekend, SooLocal will include Ship and Shape as well as Oakley and Sarah Anne of Wopozi zine—makers, artists, and designers, with 100% of proceeds going back to the artists. (SooLocal, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Mpls, soovac.org)

Sunday: Objects and Subjects Fall Trunk Show/Instagrammers Meet-Up at B. Resale: The new fall collection from Objects and Subjects jewelry and watches will be on display at B. Resale. DJ Don Cuco will set the mood for the show, and Instagrammers can enter a “dress the mannequin” contest. (B. Resale, 2613 Nicollet Ave., Mpls, 612-824-1292, facebook.com)

Sunday: RAFA 2014 at the Depot: The Rocco Altobelli Fashion Awards will present the best and brightest names in Twin Cities stylists, colorists, make-up artists and spa professionals with prizes following the showcase of their best designs. (The Depot Minneapolis, 225 Third Ave. S., Mpls, facebook.com)

Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Stephanie’s 10th Anniversary events: Hosting signature happy hours every Friday in September from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be discounts, giveaways, treats and champagne, and every week there will be a different trunk show. On Sept. 26: Gigi New York handbags. (Stephanie’s, 758 Cleveland Ave S., St. Paul, 651-690-3802, stephaniesshop.com)

Ongoing Fridays: Parc Boutique Sip’n’Shop Happy Hour: This Northeast Minneapolis boutique will have refreshments and a 15% off deal every Friday between 3 and 6 p.m. (Parc Boutique, 320 E Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 612-353-4966, parcboutique.com)

Ongoing: Bay Street Shoes Closing Sale: The longtime Calhoun Square shoe store announced it will be closing, and all store items are 20% off. (Bay Street Shoes, 3001 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 612-824-5574, facebook.com)

Now Available: Winsome Launch at Cliché: A new line from designer Kathryn Sterner launched last weekend, featuring simple, yet stylish high-quality sweaters, jumpsuits, dresses, and more. (Cliché, 2483 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, 612-870-0420, socialalerts.com)

Now Available: Junket: Tossed & Found expands: after a successful summer-long test that found the shop open every weekend—that they will be making their secondhand wares (and local art and gifts made using secondhand components) available five days a week starting this fall. The shop will be open every Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. beginning September 3. (Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls, 612-293-6863, shopjunket.com)

Now Open: Pumpz & Co. expanded location at Galleria: This chic boutique has moved to a larger location within the galleria, offering designer shoes and accessories, home furnishings, and world travel items. (Pumpz & Co., 3335 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252, pumpzco.com/)

Ongoing: Tatters Vintage Clothing Closeout Sale: Tatters Vintage Clothing is closing its doors, beginning at 25% off everything with further markdowns as they approach the final day. Fashions from nearly every decade; accessories and even costumes. (Tatters Vintage Clothing, 2928 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls, 612-823-5285, tattersvintageclothing.com/)

Ongoing: Bow Tie Shoppe Kickstarter: This stylish shop, which creates one-of-a-kind bow ties and pocket squares, is running a kickstarter campaign to acquire much-needed new equipment. (The Bow Tie Shoppe, kickstarter.com)

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