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Shopping + Style Events: April 18-24


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My Sister hosts an empowerment-themed pop-up shop

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This week's best shopping and style events, plus Fashion Week Minnesota highlights:‚Äč

  • Sisterhood & Sustainability Pop-up: Shop My Sister's new collection of feminist tees, leggings, and hats and spring vintage clothing from Moth Oddities at this empowerment-themed pop-up event at My Sister's Uptown storefront. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to My Sister's non-profit partners that fight sex trafficking. 5-8 p.m. Tues., April 18 @ My Sister, 1616 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-400-1194, mysister.org

  • Melly Handbag Sale: All leather handbags, including new spring arrivals, are 30 percent off this week, including MZ Wallace, Moncler, Longchamp, Rebecca Minkoff, and Lilly Pulitzer. April 17-24 @ Melly, 3327 Galleria, Edina 952-929-9252, mellyonline.com

  • Junk Bonanza Vintage Market: This annual sale features antiques, vintage clothing and furniture, jewelry, and decor made from salvaged items from more than 160 vendors. A highlight includes a special appearance by Annie Sloan, the inventor of Chalk Paint, who will lead free, hands-on workshop for attendees. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu., April 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., April 21 & Sat., April 22 @ Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee; tickets are $10 per day at door; early-bird entry/weekend pass is $25 advance, $30 at the door @ junkbonanza.com

  • Perch Furniture Public Sale: Locally owned wholesale furniture company Perch Furniture is opening its showroom to the public at this bi-annual sale. Everything in the store will be 50 percent off for both days. 2-7 p.m. Thu., April 20 & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., April 22 @ Perch Furniture, 7204 W. 27th St., Suite 226, Minneapolis, 952-300-2482, perch.furniture

  • Art + Fashion at MartinPatrick3: The North Loop menswear store hosts an artist reception for local artist Justin Hammer, who debuts a series of colorful paintings. The evening doubles as the retailer's launch of Minneapolis outdoor wear brand Fisher & Baker, as well as the spring collection launches for Rodd & Gunn, Vince, Trask, and Eidos. 5-8 p.m. Thu., April 20 @ MartinPatrick3, 212 N Third Ave., Minneapolis, 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.com

  • Rodd & Gunn Trunk Show: Shop the spring collection by the New Zealand menswear brand the specializes in classic, high-quality garments imbued with contemporary, timeless style. Sips and bites provided. 5-8 p.m. Thu., April 20 @ Brightwater Clothing & Gear, 256 Water St., Excelsior, 952-474-0256, brightwaterclothing.com

  • Minnstafashion: Official Fashion Week MN Kickoff Event: Kick off Fashion Week MN in style with Twin Cities stylemakers at this free, semi-annual event, which features shopping, cocktails, music, and a presentation of looks from top emerging Minnesota fashion designers. RSVP at wminneapolishotel.com/minnstafashion for entry. 21+. 7–10 p.m. Thu., April 20 @ W Minneapolis—The Foshay Hotel, 821 S. Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, fashionweekmn.com

  • Robert Marc Trunk Show: Shop the newest designer eyewear collection from the NYC brand during this two-day trunk show. Robert Marc's spring 2017 collection for men and women takes inspiration from the glamour of Saint-Tropez with its sensual shapes and elegant color combinations. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., April 21 @ InVision Minnetonka, 11300 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, and @ InVision North Loop, 219 N. Second St., Minneapolis; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., April 22 @ InVision Galleria, 3340 Galleria, Edina, and @ InVision St. Paul, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, invision-optical.com

  • Zero + Maria Cornejo Trunk Show: Shop and place orders from the fall 2017 collection from the designer women's clothing brand, which combines timelessness, ease, and a modern take on luxury. April 21-22 @ Grethen House Edina, 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725, grethenhouse.com

  • Anne Sportun Fine Jewelry Trunk Show: Shop the Toronto-based fine jewelry designer's vast collections of bridal engagement and wedding rings for men and women as well as designs for everyday. A representative will be on hand to answer questions and place orders. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri., April 21 & 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., April 22 @ Max's, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364, stylebymax.com

  • Architectural Antiques 41st Annual Spring Sale: The Northeast storefront hosts its popular annual sale, offering storewide markdowns on its every-changing, original selection of architectural antiques for the home. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., April 21 & Sat., April 22; noon-5 p.m. Sun., April 23 @ Architectural Antiques, 1330 Quincy St. NE., Minneapolis, 612-332-8344, archantiques.com

  • Envision Spring 2017: This semi-annual runway show produced by Ignite Models Inc. presents 10 collections from top Twin Cities designers in a high-impact presentation—this time at a historic new venue, the Machine Shop. A portion of event proceeds and 100 percent of the silent auction will benefit nonprofit partner Public Functionary. 8-11 p.m. (7 p.m. VIP entry), show at 9 p.m. Fri., April 21 @ Machine Shop, 300 Second St. SE., Minneapolis; tickets @ envisionmpls.com & fashionweekmn.com

  • Cooks of Crocus Hill Used Cookware Sale: The Twin Cities high-end cookware retailer is cleaning out equipment from its cooking school's recently shuttered Edina location with a big sale. Shop items such as cast-iron and stainless steel cookware, kitchen knives, serveware, and other kitchen tools as well as counter stools, butcher block tables, and grills at majorly discounted prices. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 22 @ Cooks of Crocus Hill Edina, 3925 W. 50th St., Edina, cooksofcrocushill.com

  • LiveWell Expo: If you've been meaning to get healthier, now's your chance. This one-day interactive event hosted by the Mall of America showcases the newest fitness apparel trends and healthy products from MOA stores such as Athleta, the Walking Company, Fabletics, the Running Room, and Kit and Ace, plus participate in free fitness classes throughout the day and enjoy free samples and giveaways. View the fitness class schedule @ mallofamerica.com. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 22 @ Mall of America Rotunda, 7104 E. Broadway, Bloomington, mallofamerica.com

  • NYDJ Denim Fit Tour: Denim brand NYDJ is making a stop at the Mall of America as part of its national fit tour, in which shoppers are invited to try on jeans to be styled by celeb stylist Inge Fonteyne, styled by Intelligent Nutrients, and photographed for the brand's fall national advertising campaign by fashion photographer Dewey Nicks. Plus, for every pair of jeans tried on, NYDJ will donate an item of clothing to the nonprofit Clothes4Souls. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., April 22 @ Mall of America (Macy's court, 1st level), 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, mallofamerica.com

  • CJC@HOME: Styled Home Shopping Event: Carver Junk Company brings its refinished vintage and handmade furniture and decor into a new construction home for this styled home shopping event. The Carver Junk team will take inspiration from the bohemian farmhouse trend, mixing textures, textiles, metals, greenery, and wood tones along with its vintage and antique furnishings. Everything in the home, plus a three-stall garage full of furniture, will be available for purchase. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., April 22 & 9 a.m.-noon Sun., April 23 @ 5933 Edgewater Dr., Savage. Tickets are $5-$10 @ cjcathome.com

  • Minneapolis Craft Market x Fashion Week MN: The free, monthly Minneapolis Craft Market partners with Fashion Week MN in this special presentation of curated fashion brands from the Twin Cities, including Angela Valentine Handbags, Larissa Loden Jewelry, Sven Original Clogs, Ruby3 by Anna Lee, and Emily Trevor. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., April 22 @ Modist Brewing, 505 N. Third St., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com, fashionweekmn.com

  • Saint Paul Collection Fashion Show: This spring fashion show caps highlights some of the capital city's chicest boutiques, including Flirt Boutique, Valise Boutique & Apothecary, Atelier957, and Heimie's Haberdashery. Proceeds benefit Gillette Children's Hospital and Clinics. 6-9 p.m. (show @ 7 p.m.) Sat., April 22 @ The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul; tickets @ eventbrite.com, info @ fashionweekmn.com

  • Mind-Full: By Alissa Paris + Stacie Yokiel: Fashion designer Stacie Yokiel has partnered with local dancer and choreographer Alissa Paris of Energy Dance Collective for a Fashion Week MN event that pairs movement and fashion in an intimate evening that pays tribute to Mother Earth. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show Sat., April 22 @ Gem Salon and Spa, 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul; tickets @ eventbrite.com, info @ fashionweekmn.com

  • I AM Fabulous! Brunch & Fashion Event: I AM Fabulous showcases the unique personal styles of inspiring women of-a-certain-age. A ticket includes brunch from Hewing Hotel's Tulibee restaurant as well as a fashion show, pop-up shops, live music, giveaways, and a photo booth. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sun., April 23 @ Hewing Hotel, 300 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis; iamfabulousmn.com, fashionweekmn.com

  • Cliché's Crosswalk: The Uptown boutique brings fashion to the streets in this in-store shopping event and runway show that culminates on the crosswalk of 24th Street and Lyndale Avenue. The free show includes new spring collections by local designers Danielle Everine (of Project Runway fame) and Jenny Carle, plus live fashion illustrations by Claire Ward. 2–5 p.m. Sun., April 23 @ Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-0420, clichempls.com, fashionweekmn.com

  • Queen Anna Grand Opening Party: Nicole Jennings, founder of luxury concierge boutique One Posh Closet, celebrates the debut of her latest venture, Queen Anna. The women's boutique features contemporary fashions by cult favorite brands such as LAMARQUE and Chan Luu. Get a first look into the new shop on the MNMO Style blogParty5:30–7 p.m. Sun., April 23 @ Queen Anna, 109 N. Second St., Minneapolis, queenanna.co; RSVP at eventbrite.com, fashionweekmn.com

  • Black Magik Woman III: This photo exhibition debuts the collaborative images and art pieces created by 15 all-female creative teams from the Twin Cities, with themes of body positivity and challenging female stereotypes. The free event also features live music from Róisín and DJ Keezy, a dance performance by Gigi Zirbes and Erin Busko, and craft cocktails by Norseman. VIP ticketholders can attend an hour-long discussion panel with participating artists, free punch, and a first look at the gallery, with a portion of proceeds going to nonprofit RECLAIM. 6–10 p.m. (4–5 p.m. for VIP) Mon., April 24 @ Norseman Distillery, 451 Taft St. NE., Minneapolis; VIP tickets @ blackmagikwomanpanel.ticketbud.com; info @ fashionweekmn.com

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