Style + Shopping Dec. 18-Jan. 1 || Last call on holiday gifts, one of 2018's final runways
As 2018 winds down, buy your last holiday gifts, plan for 2019 workshops, and more
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Some Twin Cities style and shopping events for the next two weeks.
The Vibe Show Pt. 2
TFNO collective is hosting its annual art show, and more than 15 up and coming artists will be highlighted across photography, graphic design, painting, fashion, and more media. Dec. 22 from 7-10 p.m. @ Lightbox Studio, 2600 E 26th St., Minneapolis, eventbrite.com.
The Union Depot pop-up Shopcicle is throwing its last 2018 event in the spirit of giving with philanthropic makers like essential oil diffuser jewelry maker Naptime Aromatherapy Co. or The Purple Tree, which makes a little of everything. Each artisan there somehow gives back, whether volunteering in their community regularly, giving back to charity, or helping the environment. Seven percent of the proceeds of the event will go toward The Arc Minnesota. Dec. 20 from 3-8:30 p.m. @ Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E, St. Paul, shopciclemn.com.
The Great Northeast Make Merry
Come to the last week of the Great Northeast Make Merry, featuring dancing, eating, drinking, and of course, a holiday market. Organizers Minneapolis Craft Market, Frank and Ernest Markets, and Sociable Ceder Werks are bringing local makers Eli & Ink (art), Mandy by Mandy (jewelry), Wondrous Crane (ceramics), and more. Dec. 20 from 5-9 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis, facebook.com.
Last Call: A Holiday Market
For everyone who is still shopping for the loved ones in their life, there is still hope to find the perfect locally made gift. Find painter Ashley Mary Art + Design; Larissa Loden Jewelry; Pink Linen Designs' wall cut outs; illustrator Red Cruiser; Kinoko Kids and their everything baby-, toddler-, and kid-related; Everthine Jewelry, and more. To keep you from getting too stressed during your last-minute shopping, co-hosts Fulton Beer and Lowry Hill Meats will be providing beer and taco, and free gift-wrapping is available, along with movies, music, and more. Dec. 22 from 3-8 p.m. @ Food Building, 1401 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, foodbuilding.com. For another last-minute holiday market, go vintage with Moth Oddities' Yule Wanna Be Here! pop-up at Duke Albert, also Dec. 22, noon to 5 p.m.
Yaniv Persy Guest Trunk Show
a&be bridal shop continues to host Israeli designer Yaniv Persy's latest collection of bridal gowns. Persy brings his couture design background and eye for feminine and romantic fabrics to his collections. Showings are by appointment only, and dresses range from $2,200 to $4,500. Through Dec. 22 @ a&be bridal shop, 1607 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, aandbebridalshop.com.
Dec. 20: MiMi Nguyen of House of Nguyen is throwing a red-carpet gala complete with 25 couture holiday dresses at the new Belle Áme Lounge to benefit the local homeless community. Read more.
Dec. 31: New Year's Eve has brought plenty of events across the Twin Cities to dress up at. Read more.
Looking Ahead: Winsome Workshops
Even if you aren't into designing your own clothes from scratch, Winsome is offering workshops that will make your 2019 a better year for fashion. Start with an intro to sewing, or jump in with alteration and repairs; seams, hems, and finishes; or even repurposing fabric scraps for little hand-made gifts. Not into sewing? No worries. They have the perfect workshop to get the most of your 2019 shopping: Beginners Guide to Vintage Shopping + Thrifting. Offered throughout 2019 @ Winsome Goods, 201 Sixth St. SE, Suite 2, Minneapoils, winsomegoods.com.