Shopping Guide: June 23-29


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June 25: Marimekko Summer Sale: This Thursday marks the start of the Finnish design company’s big summer sale. Stop by AlwaysMod to stock up on the brand’s distinct and brightly patterned home decor pieces with up to 75 percent off over 300 items. A selection of discontinued fabrics no longer available online will also be up for grabs. The sale runs both in-store and online through July 8, but don’t miss your chance to get the good stuff while you can. (905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600, alwaysmod.com)

June 25: Liz Oie Trunk Show & June 27: Vintage Coach Trunk Show at Mona Williams: The luxury resale and consignment shop hosts two of its most notable trunk shows this week: Enjoy a glass of wine while browsing handmade accessories from upscale jewelry designer Liz Oie Thursday evening or sift through Coach’s vintage designs Saturday. And, in other good news, you can finally put away your worn-down winter soles and stock up for the summer months to come, because this just in: the store is now taking 40 percent off all shoes, including seasonal styles from Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin. Visit the boutique to spice up your summer wardrobe with a pair or two. (18 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-4493, monawilliams.com, facebook.com/monawilliamsminneapolis)

June 25: Bouchard Design Co. Lunchtime Trunk Show: Stop by Kisa Boutique’s RBC Plaza location for a look at the internationally sourced jewelry brand’s unique custom accessories from 11 a.m.–1 p.m this Thursday. The company’s distinct necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are handmade by co-owners Jen and Michael in their studio just outside Minneapolis and feature elements from countries including Thailand, France, North Africa, Brazil, and Nepal among others.  (RBC Plaza, Suite 289, 60 S 6th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-5192, kisaboutique.com)

June 25: Sarah Edwards Presents Queenikathleeni Designs: Party with local stylist Sarah Edwards and Katie Ryan of Queenikathleeni Designs at Cliché boutique from 7– 9 p.m this Thursday. Edwards helps party-goers pick out the perfect outfit alongside refreshments, a pop-up shop featuring Queenikathleeni Designs’ newest summer collection, and 20 percent off all clothing styles. (2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, facebook.com/event)

June 26: Steller Hair 2 Year Anniversary Party: Steller Hair Company celebrates its second birthday with live music (featuring bands Oklahoma and Graveyard Club), non-profit fundraising, Spanish tapas, beer, and more from 6–10 p.m. this Friday at its studio location in Minneapolis. Even if you aren’t a loyal client, stop by the boutique for a good time with good people—and learn more about the company’s partnership with I AM kindness, a local organization that promotes feel-good activities and philanthropy throughout the metro area. (945 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-619-5212, facebook.com/event)

June 27: Three Sisters Eclectic Arts Grand Opening in St. Paul: The gallery-gift shop home to a unique aesthetic of local artistry announces its move from Lowertown to Grand Ave. with a celebration from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. this Saturday, complete with refreshments, live music, and a $100 gift card drawing. Visit the store to support the new venture and check out the Minnesota-based company’s selection of clothing, pottery, jewelry, glassware, photography, and more. (844 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-6052, threesisterseclecticarts.com)

June 27: Black Spoke Leather Co. Pop-up Closing Party at Pompadour: The punk-rock inspired designs’ month long pop-up shop at lifestyle salon Pompadour comes to a close with a late morning coffee klatch party from this Saturday. Stop by the boutique from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. for a quick caffeine boost alongside a celebration of the ingenuity behind the new rock-and-roll brand’s modern handmade fashions. (3743 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-1250, facebook.com/pompadourmpls)

June 27: Mama's Happy by the River Grand Opening: Calling all mamas: home goods brand Mama’s Happy parties on the riverfront with a kid-friendly event in honor of its newest opening in Stillwater from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. this Saturday. The store is known for its beautifully handcrafted, upcycled, and re-purposed designs made exclusively by the company’s team of artisans, nicknamed “The Mamas.” It continues to uphold its reputation as a shopping oasis for any busy homeowner looking for a little redecoration. Stop by anytime from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. for live music, craft-making opportunities, prize drawings, mini-workshops, and more. (324 Main St., Stillwater, 763-777-3899, mamashappy.com)

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