Shopping Guide: July 28-August 3


Photo courtesy of AlwaysMod

Now: InVision Distinctive Eyewear introduces FEB31st Eyewear: Handmade in Italy, this line of glasses and sunglasses are light and colorful, and their wooden frames make them sturdy yet fashion-forward. InVision is one of the few American optical stores to carry this line, which features 33 hand-stained colors on stylish designer frames. The FEB31st line will be featured at all 4 InVision locations. (867 Grand Ave, St. Paul; 219 N 2nd St, Minneapolis; 11300 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka; 3340 Galleria, Edina;

Now: Alessi (RED) collection at AlwaysMod: Kitchen utensil company Alessi partners with AIDS-fighting charity (RED) on a new collection of kitchenware, available in-store and online at AlwaysMod. In keeping with AlwaysMod’s commitment to providing functional and relevant products, a percentage of the profits from this line’s products will go toward (RED)’s beneficial work. In addition, AlwaysMod is having a 20% off sale on ittala home décor and kitchen products through August 4. (905 Decatur Ave N, Golden Valley;

July 30: Bouchard Design Co Trunk Show at Kisa Boutique: From 4-8 pm, head to Kisa Boutique’s Wayzata pop-up location for a trunk sale on local jewelry from Bouchard Design Co. Kisa Boutique focuses on providing women with striking, one-of-a-kind looks with an international flair, so this partnership with culturally-aware Bouchard Design Co. is fitting. (743 Lake Street, Wayzata,

July 30-Aug 1: Goodthings Warehouse Sale at White Bear Lake Armory: This annual sale features huge discounts on hundreds of products, from clothing and accessories to holiday decorations and gifts. A live broadcast of Jason & Alexis LIVE on myTalk 107.1 kicks off the 3-day event, located at the White Bear Lake Armory. Goodthings focuses on selling trendy clothing and gifts for women before they hit the mass market. (2228 4th St, White Bear Lake,

July 30: MN4MN Blank Canvas Event at Public Functionary: This event invites local artists and photographers to collaborate on a project that explores the function of sneakers in both the art and fashion worlds. 13 artists were given a pair of sneakers and asked to recreate them as art objects. The final products will be on display during a reception at Public Functionary’s art exhibition space from 6-10 pm, which will feature music from DJ Chuck Chizzel. (1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis,

July 31: Akua Gabby Fashion Pop-up at Showroom: Minnesota-based fashion designer Jacqueline Addison honors her African roots with a new line of Ghanian-inspired looks. Addison’s colorful, handmade textiles mix traditional African styles with modern influences. Come take in a runway show that showcases an exciting new worldly perspective in local fashion. (615 W Lake St, Mpls,

Jul 31-Aug 2: Rewind Vintage's Get Pretty Sale: The Minneapolis vintage store is offering great discounts on all of its merchandise during this 3-day sale. All clothing and shoes are 50% off, while all other items are 25% off. Rewind carries both vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories that are carefully hand-selected, so visit both Minneapolis locations for deals on looks old and new. (2829 Johnson St NE, and 2207 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls,

Aug 2: Hackwith Design House Sample Sale & Open Studio: This shop, specializing in locally-made, limited edition clothing for women, is having a sample sale and open studio event from 1-5 pm. A collaboration between husband-and-wife team Dustin and Lisa Hackwith, Hackwith Design House prides itself in selling unique products made from hand-selected, high quality fabrics. (550 Vandalia St., Suite 314, St. Paul,

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