If you’ve held out this long before starting your spring shopping, you are in luck (and very smart). Here are a few of my favorite deals-of-the-moment:
What: 40-80% off select Marimekko, Aarikko, and Ittalia bedding, tabletop, accessories, and home decor
When: May 1-3
Where: Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, (612) 333-2127
Why go: The bright and graphic Scandinavian patterns are perfect for updating your home for the season.
What: 30% off select spring and summer wear
When: now through May 4
Where: in stores and online
Why go: Because you know you won’t wait until the big sales in July to update your warm weather wardrobe.
Now is the time to stock up on must-haves, like camis in neutral colors.
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What: Wine, sample sale, and design event
When: May 16, 5-8pm, and May 17, 10-4pm.
Where: Joynoelle Boutique, 312 W 42nd St, Minneapolis, 612-270-2960
Why: Because you can do it all in one shot: Shop, design your own handbag, create a spring bouquet, find a party dress, get a makeup consultations, and order personalized stationery or invitations.