12 Events to Shop Local This Week

Fall Nicollet Makers Market:
The organizers of the St. Paul Craftstravaganza and the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District are behind this semi-annual event, which features handmade goods from more than a dozen top local makers. Shop Christopher Straub’s children’s books and plush animals, Idlewilde’s natural soy wax candles, Bodylish bath bombs and lotion bars, Mademoiselle Miel chocolates, Elixery’s vegan lipstick, and more. The event coincides with 2 | 4 Tuesdays, a happy hour featuring street performances, fitness workshops, and drinks, with deals at Brit’s, Brasa, the Local, and other bars in the area. Tuesday, Sept. 25 from noon-6 p.m. (happy hour is 4 to 6 p.m.) @ Nicollet Mall between 8th and 10th Streets, Minneapolis, facebook.com/MinneapolisDID

Fisher + Baker x Big City Mountaineers Event:
Minneapolis brand Fisher + Baker specializes in stylish yet functional menswear designed to take its wearer from the boardroom to the ballgame. This week, the brand hosts a charity event in support of its partner, Big City Mountaineers., a nonprofit that is devoted to changing young lives through wilderness mentoring. Visit Fisher + Baker’s Minneapolis headquarters for a raffle featuring the brand’s products and retail partner donations, complimentary beer and wine, and special guests from Big City Mountaineers. Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. @ Fisher + Baker HQ, 60 SE. 9th St., Minneapolis, fisherandbaker.com

Karen Gilbert Jewelry Trunk Show:
The work of California-based jeweler and sculptor Karen Gilbert is more akin to wearable art than your typical jewelry. The artist takes inspiration from forms found in nature and science, with circular, looping shapes that look like everything from swirls of algae to galactic bursts of neutrons, rendered in sterling silver, stainless steel, enamel, and glass beads. The artist’s work will be on view and available for sale during this trunk show event; bubbles and treats will be provided. Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5-8 p.m. @ Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-925-2400, gallery360mpls.com

Mya Lambrecht Jewelry Fall Trunk Show:
Minneapolis jewelry designer Mya Lambrecht makes her debut at St. Paul’s Atelier957 boutique with this fall trunk show of more than 100 unique pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Lambrecht’s work is a blend of functional and once-living objects, combining old washers, coins, and bike chains, along with tusks, teeth, and vertebrae for a look that is raw and edgy yet sophisticated. Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4-7 p.m. @ Atelier957, 957 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-646-0111, atelier957.com or myalambrecht.com

dugo’s Fall Trend Seminar & Fundraising Event:
Hear about current fall trends and how they can work for you from New York-based fashion insider Gregor Simmons during dugo’s fall trend seminar and fundraising event. Simmons, who has worked as an independent buying consultant for more than 20 years, will present fall fashion ensembles from dugo’s women’s designer collections and offer mini personal styling sessions during this event, which raises funds for the PROP food shelf. Light refreshments will be served on Thursday evening, with a continental breakfast served on Friday morning. Seating limited; RSVP at 952-746-4440. Thursday, Sept. 28 from 6-9 p.m. & Friday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-noon @ dugo, 3595 Galleria, 952-746-4440, dressupgoout.com

ASID MN Sample Sale:
Save 50 to 80 percent off luxury furnishings, designer furniture, and one-of-a-kind home décor during ASID MN’s annual sample sale. The popular event features high-end lighting, rugs, fine original art, designer furniture, and a variety of home décor sourced from Twin Cities area design showrooms and galleries. Free admission and parking; credit cards only. Friday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. @ International Market Square, 275 Market St., Ste. 160, Minneapolis, mn.asid.org

Rummage 2017:
Returning for its second annual edition, Rummage features a handcrafted goods market from more than 100 local and national makers, who will offer exclusive deals during the event, plus craft beer, family-friendly activities, live music, and fair-inspired food. Vendors include Fjällräven, Sanborn Canoe Co., Minny & Paul, Larissa Loden Jewelry, Martha McQuade’s ScarfShop, J.W. Hulme Co., and more. Get a preview of goods and special offers on the MNMO Style blog. Day passes can be purchased online at rummagemn.com for $8 in advance or for $10 at the door. Kids under 14 are admitted free. Friday, Sept. 29 from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. @ West End Market of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1839 Dan Patch Ave., St. Paul.

Wilson & Willy’s Cellar Sessions: Greg Grease:
North Loop retailer Wilson & Willy’s kicks off its Cellar Series with a special performance by Zuluzuluu’s Greg Grease. The evening also features a pop-up shop with records from Flashlight Vinyl, live screenprinting by Phenom Print Studio, and the chance to view the latest fall goods from Wilson & Willy’s and the relaunch of Minneapolis-based brand Northwestern Knitting Co., which returns with a full run of its original luxury basics collection and several new styles. Free and open to the public until capacity is reached. Friday, Sept. 9 with pop-up from 5-7 p.m. and music from 7-9 p.m. @ Wilson & Willy’s, 211 N. Washington Ave. (enter in back alley), Minneapolis, 612-315-2280, wilsonandwillys.com

North Loop Fall Fashion Crawl:
Join the shops of the North Loop for the fifth annual fall fashion crawl. Shop for the chance to win raffled prizes and enjoy special discounts from participating shops including the Bonobos Guideshop, D.NOLO, MartinPatrick3, russell+hazel, Cooks of Crocus Hill, House of Talents, InVision Distinctive Eyewear, Wilson & Willy’s, Queen Anna, and more, plus enjoy food from food trucks Fro Yo Soul and Loulou Sweet & Savory (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Afterward, head to an after party hosted by Hewing Hotel for Nordic-inspired hors d’oeuvres sponsored by 222 Hennepin Apartments, a “North Loop” specialty cocktail available for purchase, and raffle winner announcements (7-9 p.m. @ 300 N. Washington Ave.). Visit the Facebook page for additional details. Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ North Loop in Minneapolis

Minnesota’s Fall Antique Spectacular:
Shop vintage and antiques from more than 100 exhibitors during this semi-annual show, which has tane place in Minnesota for nearly 30 years. Goods include furniture, collectibles, pottery, china, rugs, glassware, clocks, toys, vinyl, signage, and advertisements. Admission ($7 general, $20 early buyer) is valid both days. Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. plus Friday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for early buyers @ Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, mnantiqueshows.com

Stephanie’s Grand Opening:
After a dozen years in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, women’s clothing boutique Stephanie’s has moved across the street to a bright new storefront. Stephanie’s Version 2.0 offers several new categories and designers, including designer footwear, gifts, and lingerie, plus new labels such as alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet, Rebecca Minkoff, and Hanky Panky underwear. The shop celebrates with a grand opening party featuring 25 percent off one item, swag bags with any purchase, and beverage tastings throughout the day, including smoothie and drink samples from new neighbor Passionflower, bubbly, sweet treats, and cotton candy. Get a sneak peek of the new boutique on the MNMO Style blog. Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ Stephanie’s at The Finn, 735 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-690-3802, stephaniesshop.com

Goldfinch Trunk Show:
View and shop the new fall collection from Minnesota-based brand Goldfinch during this trunk show event hosted by Khazana Imported Arts and Textiles. Founded as a line of artisan-woven blankets, Goldfinch now sells a mix of home and fashion items including shawls, pillows, napkins, hand towels, scarves, neckerchiefs, and throw. Goldfinch designers, Debra Herdman and Caroline Vaaler, will be on hand to talk about their process, including the work they do with artisans in Mexico and Nepal. RSVP to khazana@khazana.com to attend. Sunday, Oct. 1 from noon-5 p.m. @ Khazana Imported Arts and Textiles, 2225 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-4565, khazana.com or goldfinchblankets.com