Shopping + Style: August 8-13
West Elm in Edina hosts a pop-up sale featuring Minnesota maker, Solid Manufacturing Co.
Courtesy Solid Manufacturing Co.
Minnetonka Moccasins Back-to-School Give Back Promotion: During the month of August, help fund classrooms in need with Minnetonka Moccasins’ back-to-school promotion. The homegrown shoe company will donate $1 from every purchase of a Minnetonka Moccasin product on the brand’s website to support education programs through DonorsChoose.org for, and 10 percent of proceeds from a limited-edition product line--a splash-print slip-on women’s sneaker and fringed girl’s boot--created in collaboration with Lindsay Stewart of Free Range Mama. Now through August 31 @ minnetonkamoccasin.com
Julia Knight Sample Sale: Take advantage of the rare opportunity to shop goods at bargain-basement prices of up to 80 percent off from luxury home decor brand Julia Knight Collection during this weekend-long sample sale. Proceeds benefit the Smile Network International, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that has provides cleft-lip and -palate reconstructive surgery to children in developing countries, which is hosting the sale at their headquarters and fair-trade store, Inspire. Thursday, August 10 & Friday, August 11 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. @ Inspire, 108 W. 14th St., Minneapolis, 612-338-9100, juliaknightcollection.com
Angel Foundation Benefit Night at Brightwater: Shop for a good cause during this benefit for Angel Foundation of Minnesota, which supports adult cancer victims and their families. Brightwater will donated 10 percent of all sales during the event to the organization, plus shoppers can enjoy light bites and refreshments. Thursday, August 10 from 5-8 p.m. @ Brightwater Clothing & Gear, 256 Water St, Excelsior, 952-474-0256, brightwaterclothing.com
Songbird Treasures Shop Grand Opening: London-born singer-songwriter, Katy Vernon, celebrates the opening of her new retail venture as a store-within-a-store of Sweet Home in White Bear Lake. Shop Vernon's collection of handmade hats, jewelry, and accessories, as well as a collection of upcycled and vintage treasures and hear her perform songs from her latest album. Free. 5 p.m. Friday, August 11 @ Songbird Treasures at Sweet Home, 2186 3rd St., Suite 109, White Bear Lake, facebook.com/songbirdtreasures
Mill City Farmer’s Market: Mill City's weekly farmer's market has moved outdoors for the season. Shop for goods from more than 120 farmers, florist, food artisans, restaurants, and makers. This week's featured makers include ArtAndes, Sally Fritz Clothing, and more. To learn more about this year's home goods makers at the market, read Jahna Peloquin's post on Midwest Home's Home Dish blog. Saturday, August 12 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org
"Future Heirlooms: A Rhythmic Dance of Threads": Mid-century modern home store, MidModMen+friends, is showcasing new, finely made goods and art that are worthy of being passed along to subsequent generations in the ongoing series, "Future Heirlooms." It kicks off this weekend with fiber artist Madeline Larson, who uses hand-dyed, hand-woven wool to create colorful, complex, one-of-a-kind rugs and wall hangings. Larson will be in-store to meet customers and talk about her inspiration and process. Meet-and-greet with the artist, Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. On view August 12-September 17, Thursday through Sunday @ MidModMen+friends, 2401 University Ave., St. Paul, 612-234-1201, midmodmen.com
Meet the Maker Pop-up with Solid Manufacturing Company: Shop a special collection of handmade leather and wood goods by Minnesota maker, Solid Manufacturing Company, during this one-day pop-up sale at West Elm's Edina location. Products include handcrafted leather eyeglass cases, key fobs, and wallets, and wooden pourover stands, iPad stands, and decorative ladders. Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. @ West Elm, 3879 Gallagher Dr., Edina, 952-835-8332; shop online at solidmanufacturingco.com
Sociable Summer Market: Sip local craft cider while shopping handmade goods from 30 Minnesota makers, curated by Minneapolis Craft Market, inside the Sociable Cider Werks brewery. Goods include ceramics, jewelry, cards, organic skincare, handbags, and clothing from makers including Anywhere Apparel, Tessa Louise, Fair Anita, nestPURE, and Larissa Loden Jewelry. Saturday, August 12 from noon-5 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE., Minneapolis; visit mplscraftmarket.com for a full list of makers
Cherry Moon Press Pop-up: Prince fans will won't want to miss this trunk show, hosted by B. Resale. Cherry Moon Press, created by local designer Gigi Berry, is a collection of silver-plated brass pins featuring imagery inspired by the Purple One, include a purple star reading "Baby I'm a Star" and his portrait on the cover of his iconic self-titled album. Saturday, August 12 from 1-4 p.m. @ B. Resale, 2613 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-824-1292; shop online at cherrymoonpress.com
Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers' Market: Shop for handmade goods from nearly 20 makers while stocking up on heirloom vegetables at this special maker's edition of the Linden Hills Farmer's Market. In partnership with Minneapolis Craft Market, the market features handcrafted goods such as jewelry, clothing, home decor, pet gear, woodwork from 20 makers including Lulu Organics hair care products, Willow Tree Jewelry, and Fringe & Fettle Ceramics. Sunday, August 13 from 9 a.m.-noon @ Settergren of Linden Hills, 2813 43rd St. W., Minneapolis; visit mplscraftmarket.com for a full list of makers
Wool Gathering Company Trunk Show at Khazana: The Wool Gathering Company is a group of designers, enthusiasts, curators, and other creatives who compile the collective's hand-picked treasures. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to shop directly from the Wool Gathering Company's trove of jewelry, textiles, accessories and decor, and enjoy refreshments. Sunday, August 13 from noon-5 p.m. @ Khazana, 2225 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-4565, khazana.com
Garage Sale at Steller: Steller Hair Company is hosting a pop-up "garage sale" at its Northeast location in collaboration with BumbleBFF networking app, Sarah Edwards, and Thrift Stylist at Arc's Value Village. Shop a curated selection of stylish, secondhand women's clothing, accessories, shoes, home goods, and art over mimosas, and make a new friend in the process. Sunday, August 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. @ Steller Hair Company, 945 Broadway St. NE., Minneapolis, 612-619-5212
Neal Jewelry + Winsome Goods Sample Sale: Shop past seasons goods, one-of-a-kind pieces, and samples from local women's clothing line, Winsome Goods, and jewelry line, Neal. Expect deep discounts on all Neal collections to make room for her fall line, with jewelry starting at $20 and many pieces under $50. Sunday, August 13 from 1-5 p.m. @ Winsome Flagship, 201 6th St. SE., #2, Minneapolis, winsomegoods.com, nealjewelry.com