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Shopping Guide: April 11-17


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The Antique Spectacular & Flea Market will be held this weekend April 16-17 at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds

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April 13: MinnstaFashion: The Fashion After Show: The best part about any show is the after party! Come shop local high fashion while head bobbing to a DJ and sipping signature fashion cocktails. Share your style via Instagram and Twitter for the chance to win spectacular prizes. (W Minneapolis - The Foshay, 821 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, facebook.com

April 13: American Craft Council Presents Library Salon Series: The free public presentations explore craft making and art. This week's presentation, "In the Outdoors with Duluth Pack," includes a convo with Ryan Hanson of nationally recognzied Duluth Pack. (7 p.m., Council Library, 1224 Marshall St. NE, Suite 200, Minneapolis, midwesthomemag.com

April 14: FGI Presents What Sparks Your Passion: The Business of Style & Design: Join Fashion Group International of Minneapolis/St. Paul for an event with fashion professionals to learn, network, and discover inspiration. Panelists include Veronica Clark, founder and owner of D.Nolo; John Mooty, founder/owner of Wilson & Willy's and former Creative Director of Faribault Woolen Mill Comapny; Tom Horgan, Star Tribune A&E editor; and others. (6-8:30 p.m., D.NOLO, 219 N. Second St., Minneapolis, facebook.com) 

April 14-16: Spring Boutique Week in New Ulm: Take a trip south of the 'Cities to New Ulm for the town's third annual Spring Boutique Week, featuring the areas local shops. Main events include the Fashion Show (Thursday) and the Jewelry & Accessories Brunch (Saturday). See more Boutique Week events in the information below. (1 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm, facebook.com)

April 15: Tom+Thom Present Black Hearts Ball: Twin brothers design duo Tim+Thom partner with Muse and guest MC Tressie Schneider of Trending with Tressie for a glamorous black and white formal event. Seven Minneapolis designers pair with live opera and classical accompaniments to present a cocktail party showcasing Minnesota artists in fashion and design. (7-11 p.m., Muse Event Center, 107 Third Ave. N., Minneapolis, fashionweekmn.com

April 15: Joeleen Torvick Spring Boutique Week Trunk Show: Preview the latest fashion designs and looks for spring and summer. The event includes drinks, a meet and greet, and the chance to shop the collections straight off the Fashion Week MN runway. (4-7 p.m., Semblance, 204 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm, facebook.com

April 15-17: NYX Cosmetics Grand Opening at Mall of America: Fully loaded with unique digital features, the store brings the innovation of the online beauty world into its very first bricks and mortar, carrying its budget beauty products found at Target, Ulta, Bed Bath & Beyond, and CVS. The store will offer tons of tech-fueled features such as an interactive beauty bar with tutorials, personalized product finders, and a digital wall live streaming social media content. (Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, facebook.com)

April 16: Angela Valentine Spring Boutique Week Trunk Show: This trunk show features the latest handbag and accessory designs from New Ulm designer Angela Valentine, and will include drinks, a meet and greet, and a chance to shop Valentine's latest collection. (11-2 p.m., Semblance, 204 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm, facebook.com

April 16: Pop-up Boutique Sale in Maple Grove: The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes partner with Apricot Lane Boutique to bring together some of the Twin Cities' top boutiques. This sale wil feature all your favorite brands at up to 90 percent off. Participating retailers include: Apricot Lane, Juniper, Flaunt, CC and Mays, Dazzle Me Fashions, Blush by Kay, Amalli Talli, Dashing Do, Fancy Fab Boutique, Style a Go Go, Rain Int'l: Soul, Core & Form, and Brynn Rose Boutique. The sale will be in space B4 (former Coldwater Creek space). (10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove, facebook.com

April 16-17: Antique Spectacular & Flea Market: Minnesota Antique Show's biggest event of the year will host more than 100 exhibitors ready to wow you with their vintage finds. (Minnesota State Fair Grounds, 1265 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, mnantiqueshows.com) 

April 16-17: Ivivva Warehouse Sale: Ivivva, a brand of activewear for girls, is having its first ever warehouse sale! Doors open at 10 a.m. You won't want to miss these deals and steals. (The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park, facebook.com

April 16-17: Spring/Summer Marimekko Entertaining Evening: AlwaysMod is the longest Twin Cities Marimekko dealer since 2002. At this event, the AlwaysMod experts will show you creative decorating and hosting ideas for entertaining this spring and summer using their selection of Marimekko fabrics and products. Guests will receive a special Marimekko gift with purchase of $100 or more while supplies last. (AlwaysMod, 905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, alwaysmod.com

April 17: Marimekko Launches at Target: Target launches its collaboration with Marimekko, a brand that has entertained and delighted the world with timeless fashion, accessories, and home decor since 1951. The collaboration will be available in stores and online at target.com. With this expansion, Marimekko is able to share their mission to a wider audience, which is to bring joy to everyday life. (Target in-store and online, marimekko.com

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