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Shopping Guide: November 9-16


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Canada-based kit and ace opens new location in mall of america this week. photo by tj turner.

Available Now: Designer Maker Modern Collection at Walker Shop: The Walker went to Brooklyn, NY to find artists and makers whose modern aesthetics fit in at the museum’s Shop. All proceeds from sales of these goods will go to support the Walker’s artistic and educational programming. Products in the new collection include ceramics from Paper & Clay, wooden goods from Tandem Made, jewelry from Moonlight for Violet, and bags from Milkhaus Design. (Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, shop.walkerart.org)

Nov. 10: Artisan Revival: This event recognizes the finalists for Artful Living magazine’s “A List Awards,” which honors the best of the Twin Cities in 4 categories: home, style, food and drink, and adventure. Artisans will show off their wares, accompanied by live music and tasty snacks. Vendors include Annex Baseball, Northern Toboggan & Sled, Parlour Von Kopp, and more. Winners in each category will be named. (5:30-7:30 p.m., Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, RSVP at mplsclub.org)

Nov. 11: 2nd Annual Duluth Pop-Down at Askov Finlayson: Hosted by Askov Finlayson, this annual event brings a slice of Duluth to Minneapolis. Along with remarks and performances by Duluth Mayor Don Ness and musician and author Teague Alexy, Frost River Trading Co. will be there to debut and monogram new bags that will be sold exclusively at Askov Finlayson. Bent Paddle and Marvel Bar will provide beer and cocktails. (5-7 p.m., Askov Finlayson, 204 N. First St., Minneapolis, facebook.com)

Nov. 12: House of 365 Benefit Shopping Night: Wayzata boutique House of 365 sponsors this family-friendly charity event, hosted by Kathy Bryan and Jackson and Jessica Hilde. The night of drinks and hors d’oeuvres is meant to create awareness about and raise funds for Our Little Roses, an orphanage for girls in Honduras. House of 365 will donate 20% of sales on its Fall and Winter collection at the event to the cause. All are welcome. (5-8 p.m., 750 E. Lake St., Wayzata, facebook.com)

Nov. 12-14: Cardamom Collective & Bouchard Design Co. Trunk Show at Khazana: Multicultural-inspired jewelry and textiles rule at this trunk show and artist talk. Khazana Imported Arts and Textiles will debut newly acquired textiles from India, alongside handmade and internationally sourced pieces from Cardamom Collective and Bourchard Design Co. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 7 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. (6:30 p.m., Khazana, 2225 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, khazanamsp.squarespace.com)

Nov. 12: Kit and Ace Opens at Mall of America: The Canada-based apparel and lifestyle shop brings a new store to the ever-expanding Mall of America. Kit and Ace sells luxurious yet comfortable apparel for men and women, with a focus on loungewear. Committed to technological innovation and boundary pushing, the store partners with charitable organization imagine1day, which works to provide Ethiopians with equal access to education. (108 South Ave., Bloomington, kitandace.com)

Nov. 12: Naughty & Nice Night Out: Woodchuck and Urban Undercover invite you to do some holiday shopping in a relaxed and fun environment. Featuring more than 30 local vendors and live music, this night of shopping supports local artists and makers, and keeps you out of crowded malls. Snacks and hot cocoa will be provided. (5-10 p.m., 824 Sixth Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, facebook.com)

Nov. 13: IIDA Fusion + Fasion Show at Muse Event Center: The International Interior Design Association’s Northland Chapter holds its 10th annual fashion fundraiser this year at the Muse Event Center. The runway show features looks inspired by renowned game changers in the arts including Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Andy Warhol, and local luminaries Bob Dylan and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Just as these artists had their own creative muse, so do the artists behind these unconventional runway looks. Winners will be named in several categories, and the night ends with a dance party. (7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. runway, 10:30 p.m. awards ceremony, 107 Third Ave. N., Minneapolis, tickets at http://www.iida-northland.org)

Nov. 13: Eddie Ross Styling LAB, Q&A and Book Signing at Ampersand: The East Coast Editor of Better Homes and Gardens, Eddie Ross, comes to Ampersand Shops for a night of styling tricks of the trade. At the Styling LAB, Ross will give guests one-on-one home styling sessions to 30 ticket holders. You’re asked to bring your own tableware item for the session. Afterward, Ross will sign copies of his book Modern Mix and engage in a Q&A session. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets for each event are available here and here. (LAB from 5-7 p.m., book event from 7-9 p.m., Ampersand, 3445 Galleria, Edina, ampersandshops.com)

Nov. 13-14: Love Local at Minnesota Center for Book Arts: Works from dozens of local artists will be showcased at MCBA’s annual holiday sale. This year, the event expands to two days with a reception and preview on Friday, where guests can buy discounted merch at MCBA’s Shop. Refreshments at the reception, which is ticketed, include holiday cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. At Saturday’s sale, browse handmade paper, artist’s books, prints, posters, jewelry, woodcrafts, pottery and more from a handpicked group of local and regional artists. Treat yourself or a friend to some handmade goods! (6-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1011 Washington Ave. S. #100, Minneapolis, tickets available at mnbookarts.org)

Nov. 13-15: Retro Wanderlust Warehouse Sale: Hopkins’ Retro Wanderlust provides all of your vintage home furnishing needs. At this first-ever warehouse sale, the store will debut newly acquired pieces and certain pieces will be available at a discount. Deals on Hollywood regency-style furniture, tables and chairs, cabinets, sofas, artwork, lighting, and vintage clothing will be available. Cash is preferred. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., 1415 Fifth Ave. S., Unit D, Hopkins, facebook.com)

Nov. 14-15: AlwaysMod 13th Anniversary Open House: AlwaysMod celebrates its anniversary with a Finnish extravaganza. Authentic Finnish dance performances, baking demonstrations, vocabulary lessons, and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Finnish Language School and Salolampi Concordia Language Village, which will provide the weekend’s entertainment. Also happening at AlwaysMod this week: a 20% off sale on all Marimekko fabrics and pillows. (905 Decatur Ave. N., Minneapolis, facebook.com, alwaysmod.com)

Nov. 14: Flirt Boutique North Loop Grand Opening: Lingerie boutique Flirt celebrates its grand opening in Minneapolis with trunk shows by Jagress Intimates and Helen Wang Jewelry, champagne tastings with Thomas Liquors and Rootstock Wines, chocolate tastings by Mademoiselle Miel Chocolates, Beautycounter makeup sampling, and Blush Twin Cities Boudoir Photography, plus 25% off the entire store and a Flirt t-shirt with $75 purchase. Get a first-hand look at the new shop from MNMO Style Editor Jahna Peloquin. (4–8 p.m. 212 Third Ave. N., Ste. 108, Minneapolis, flirtboutique.com)

Nov. 14: Craft’za: St. Paul has Craftstravaganza and Minneapolis has Craft’za, the 4th annual art market that will feature handmade goods in the Grain Belt Bottling House in northeast Minneapolis. Jury-selected artists will vend their goods, and food from Gastrotruck food truck will be located outside of the indoor market. The event is free and open to the public, and free public parking will be available. (10 a.m.-4 p.m., 79 13th Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, craftstravaganza.com)

Nov. 14: Knightsbridge Boutique Event at Benilde-St. Margaret's: Benilde-St. Margaret’s school hosts this luxury boutique, which features clothing and accessories, jewelry, spa products, gourmet foods and household items in a market inspired by London’s retail district. A RoyalTea snack bar will provide treats at the market. Purchasing a VIP wristband will give shoppers a complimentary tote bag and other exclusive items. A portion of proceeds from the event will support BSM’s programs. (10 a.m.-3 p.m., BSM Haben Center, 2501 Hwy. 100 S., St. Louis Park, bsmschool.org)

Nov. 15: Minneapolis Craft Market: After last month’s kickoff, this craft market will be open every weekend through December 20. This month’s venue is Sociable Cider Werks. The market features ceramics, clothing, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, woodwork, and more. Five percent of proceeds each month are donated to local non-profit arts organizations, and a “scholarship stall” gives an arts education student the opportunity to participate in the market without paying for a stall. Artisans include Fair Anita. (11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Filmore St. N.E., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com)

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