Shopping + Style for February 6-11: Valentine's Edition
Fair-trade clothing & accessories brand Fair Anita will pop up this weekend at a Valentine's maker market.
Courtesy Fair Anita
With the Super Bowl behind us, it’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Shop for gifts for you loved ones (and treat yourself) during these in-store shopping events this week.
Galentine’s Day at Merilou Boutique: Grab your gals for a fun night of shopping at women’s fashion boutique Merilou, which will offer a gift with purchases over $100 while supplies last, sparkling rosé, and new spring arrivals. RSVP on Facebook. Wednesday from 5–8 p.m. @ Merilou Boutique, 726 Lake St. E., Wayzata, merilouboutique.com
Kokoon’s Once in a Decade Warehouse Blowout: Shop tons of samples, overstock, design tests, and irregular styles from Minneapolis women’s wear line, Kokoon, plus decades of collected fabrics, trims, buttons, and photo shoot props in this rare sale at the brand’s studio. Fabrics start at $1 a yard, with clothing priced at $10 to $30. Wednesday from noon–4 p.m. ($10 entry, refunded with $100 minimum purchase), Thursday & Friday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (free), and Saturday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (free). Kokoon Studio, 2508 24th Ave. S., Minneapolis, kokoon.net
LoveFeast Gift & Home Valentine’s Pop-up: Online gift shop, LoveFeast, hosts a pop-up at its Prior Lake studio in time for Valentine’s Day. The retailer will feature Valentine’s décor, such as silk velvet pomegranates covered in Swarovski crystals, and sweet gifts for him and her. Thursday–Saturday plus next Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ LoveFeast, 16224 Main Ave. SE., Prior Lake, and @ lovefeastshop.com
Made by Hands Mini Market: Valentine’s Edition: Pick up something unique and locally made at this mini Valentine’s gift market hosted by Bauhaus Brew Labs. Find handcrafted goods by talented artisans including LaLunette Jewelry; Fair Anita fair-trade jewelry, clothing, and accessories; Third Daughter, Restless Daughter’s clever cross stitchings; and wood goods by Bauhaus taproom manager, Kate Winkel. Plus, enjoy live music and craft beer. Thursday from 4–10 p.m. @ Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE., Minneapolis, bauhausbrewlabs.com
Cake After Dark: Valentine’s Lingerie Event: Plus-size retailer, Cake Plus-Size Resale, is hosting a lingerie shopping event with a body positivity angle. Shop for yourself or find a gift from the selection of lingerie, bras, hosiery, robes, and sleepwear. Plus, local burlesque performers Deeva Rose and Keke Boudreaux will be on hand to offer styling tips. The evening also includes light refreshments, a raffle, and free totes with a purchase of $100. Tickets are $10 at cakeplussize.com, which can be credited to purchases made during the event. Friday from 7–9 p.m. @ Cake Plus-Size Resale, 5155 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis
Max’s Valentine’s Party & Single Stone Jewelry Trunk Show: Spend the afternoon sampling gourmet chocolates, participating in Valentine’s Day activities, and shopping a wedding and casual jewelry trunk show from antique and vintage jeweler, Single Stone, plus myTalk 107.1 Weekly Dish will broadcast live from the store on Saturday morning. Friday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Saturday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. @ Max’s, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, stylebymax.com
The Paris Flea at Piccadilly Prairie: One weekend every year, vintage home store Piccadilly Prairie transforms into the streets of old Paris for the Paris Flea. Enjoy a glass of wine, some 1960s French pop music, and French (and French-inspired) finds for the home—plus some great Valentine’s gift ideas. Friday from 6–9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday from noon–6 p.m. @ Piccadilly Prairie, 2815 Southdale Center, Edina, piccadillyprairie.com
Be Our Valentine at C’est Chic: North Loop’s C’est Chic Boutique is hosting a day of Valentine’s gift shopping. The European-styled women’s boutique will be joined by stylish office supply brand Russell+Hazel for a pop-up featuring accessories for him, a Beautycounter pop-up with products to try and purchase, free ten-minute massages, free samples and chocolates available for purchase from Wayzata's L’More Chocolat, and drawings to win prizes from C’est Chic, Beautycounter, and L’More Chocolat. Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. @ C’est Chic Boutique, 210 N. Second St., Minneapolis, cestchicboutique.com; register at eventbrite.com.
Heart Eyes Emoji: Valentine’s Weekend at Hazel & Rose: Head to Northeast Minneapolis boutique Hazel & Rose for an afternoon of Valentine’s gift shopping. Shop ethically made women’s clothing, accessories, and skincare, plus special guest pop-ups from Nikkolette’s Macarons, Mademoiselle Miel chocolates, and Poky Notes’ personalized handmade cards. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Hazel & Rose, 945 Broadway St. NE., Ste. 220, Minneapolis, shophazelandrose.com
Mill City Farmer’s Market: Indoor Winter Market: Shop fresh produce, artisanal foods, and handmade goods by more than 40 local farmers, food vendors, and makers. Vendors at this week’s market include Oh Dier wood goods, Steel Autumn Studios, and Brittany Trushin Ceramics. Saturday from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. @ 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org
J.W. Hulme Co. Sample Sale: Visit the heritage bag maker’s St. Paul factory showroom for a one-day sample sale. Shop past-season goods and samples during this event—and shop early for best selection. In store only. Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ J.W. Hulme Co. Showroom, 678 W. Seventh St., St. Paul, jwhulmeco.com
Lady Makers for Local Girls: A Sale Against Sex Trafficking: A group of Minneapolis women makers are getting together for a Valentine’s sale to help fight sex trafficking. Makers include EC Design by Emily Johnson fine jewelry, Liz Pechacek Ceramics, Jennifer Sheely Jewelry, Autumn Higgins Ceramics, and Wazo Designs by Lindsay Locatelli polymer-clay jewelry. The group will donate 10 percent of sales to anti–sex trafficking nonprofit Minnesota Girls Are Not for Sale. Saturday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE. #252 & #254, Minneapolis
Boston Scientific Hearts for Fashion Show: In conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, Boston Scientific hosts its ninth annual Hearts for Fashion Show at the Mall of America. The free, unticketed show features original fashions in the color red by local apparel design students, and a winner will be named. Plus: a Dogs Go Red doggie fashion show and ballroom dancing performances. Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., fashion shows at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. @ Mall of America Rotunda, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, mallofamerica.com
Harmonic Convergence Art Opening: Uptown boutique Showroom hosts a reception for a collaborative photographic series from photographer Alex Butterfield and fashion designer Samantha Rei of Project Runway season 16. Using projection and multiple motion shots, the images feature models dressed in looks from Rei’s collection of the same name. Saturday from 5–8 p.m. @ Showroom, 615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, showroommpls.com
XOXO Valentine’s Market: Shop for your loved ones and treat yourself at this market presented by Minneapolis Craft Market and Frank & Ernest Markets at Modist Brewing. Find handmade gifts from more than 30 makers, including Aprilierre jewelry, Cooper and Kid, Strey Designs, and Muddy Mouth Cards. Plus, take advantage of a gift-wrap station, get your portrait taken in a kissing booth, and enjoy live music and craft beer. Sunday from noon–5 p.m. @ Modist Brewing Company, 505 N. Third Ave., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com
Neal Jewelry 8th Annual Studio Sample Sale: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, shop past-season collections, samples, one-of-a-kinds, and discontinued pieces from local jewelry line Neal, marked up to 75% off. Sunday from noon–4 p.m. @ Thorp Building, 1618 Central Ave. #137, Minneapolis. Enter through Diamonds Coffee Shop or Dock 14. nealjewelry.com