Shopping Guide: May 2-8


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JEWELRY ARTIST MART. PHOTO BY THE WALKER ART CENTER.

Just released: Love Bravery Clothing Line at Macy’s: Superstars Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga have teamed up to create a clothing and accessories line that fights for compassion and against intolerance. The collection is available now online and at the Ridgedale, Southdale, and Mall of America Macy’s locations starting May 9. Twenty-five percent of all purchases go towards Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (Macys.com)

May 3: Marco Bicego Personal Appearance/Trunk Show at JB Hudson Jewelers: Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego will present his latest collection, which focuses on redefining everyday luxury. Bicego comes from a family of jewelers and his extensive experience is clear in his unique work. (6-8 p.m., 901 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, marcobicego.com)

May 5: My Sister + Primp Launch Party at Primp West End: My Sister is a clothing and accessories brand that puts profits towards fighting sex trafficking. Primp Boutique is celebrating the addition of the label with live modeling, raffles, and Mexican cocktails to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. (5-8 p.m., 1628 West End Blvd., Minneapolis, facebook.com)

May 5: Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul 20th Anniversary Gala & Spring Fashion Show: The Assistance League has sold donated apparel, goods, furniture, and books to benefit local charities for twenty years. Celebrate their two decades of philanthropic work with a gala and fashion show. (5:30-9 p.m., Golden Valley Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, assistanceleague.org)

May 5: Julia Moss Design Show: The Julia Moss Design Show will demonstrate the art of modern entertaining while guests sip, snack, and shop. In honor of Mother's day, the company is also offering to "PowderColorize," or add permanent color to any silver brought in during the event. RSVP by May 4 to info@juliamossdesigns.com. (3-7 p.m., 2508 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, juliamossdesigns.com)

May 6: Poppy Dress Party and Sale: Specializing in dresses, Poppy has an inventory with bright, fresh, and springy garments. Get dressed up for Mother’s Day with all current dresses and 50 new styles 15 percent off in both stores. (6 a.m.-8 p.m., 251 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul; 4301 Upton S., Minneapolis, poppytogsandclogs.com)

May 6-8: MidModMakers Showcase at MidModMen+friends: In a celebration of creativity, MidModMakers will feature visual artists Lisa Rydin Erickson and John-Michael Zuerlein, craftsman Josh Midland, and entrepreneur Lex Winger. Each individual will display their creations at MidModMen+friends, a local vintage and modern home furnishing store. RSVP for Friday’s reception from 5-8p.m. here or stop by during store hours all weekend. (2401 University Ave., St. Paul, midmodmen.com)

May 7: Walker Art Center Jewelry Artist Mart: Unique jewelry will be on display along with the opportunity to meet the artists behind the designs. Admission to the museum is free for everyone all day, and Walker members get a 10 percent discount on all purchases at the event. (11 a.m.-5 p.m., Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, facebook.com)

May 7: Wild Ruffle Grand Reopening: After settling into its new location, Wild Ruffle is reopening its doors for the public to enjoy a larger space. Two other Prior Lake stores–Urbanhalo Headbands and LoveFeast Shop–will also be opening and TheVintageGypsy will be commemorating its fifth anniversary. Head over to the neighborhood for a day of shopping and celebrating.  (9 a.m.-3 p.m., 16186 Main Ave., Prior Lake, facebook.com)

May 7: A Horse of a Different Color Kentucky Derby Party at Black and White Studio: Compete in your own race while watching the Kentucky Derby. Black and White Studio is hosting a viewing party along with Best Dressed and Best Hats contests. Prints and photos from Anna Lee of Ruby3 and illustrator Allegra Lockstadt will be on sale all day, and proceeds from the event will go to This Old Horse, Inc., which works to provide for retired and rescued horses. (4-7 p.m., 3222/3224 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis, facebook.com)

May 7: Mama's Happy St. Louis Park Grand Opening: The home décor and vintage boutique hosts a grand opening celebration with live music from Dan Rodriguez, prize drawings, craft experiences, and trunk shows from La Dee Da Designs, Hagen & Oats, and Double Take Salsa. (10a.m.-6p.m., 5630 W. 36th St., St. Louis Park, facebook.com)

May 7: St. Paul Craftstravaganza at MN State Fairgrounds: Dozens of vendors will put their crafts on sale for one day only. Head to the fairgrounds and stay there all day exploring goods from handmade headbands to kitchen utensils and everything in between. (10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1265 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, craftstravaganza.com)

May 7: ROX Jewelry Trunk Show: Robyne Robinson's ROX beaded jewelry will be on display during just in time for Mother's Day. Robinson's designs focus on affordability and eco-consciousness along with unique, exotic designs. (11 a.m.-4 p.m., 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, textilecentermn.org)

May 8: Mother's Day Moster Market - Minneapolis Craft Market: It’s not too late for Mother’s Day presents and activities. Peruse through local artists’ and artisans’ work and sip craft beer at Lake Monster Brewing all afternoon. Inspired by the concept of London street markets, this weekly event serves to connect consumer and maker through craft. (12-6 p.m., 550 Vandalia St., St. Paul, facebook.com)

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