Sales & Events Guide for March 28-April 2

This week’s shopping and style highlights:”‹

  • Kit and Ace North Loop Closing Event: Shop Kit and Ace’s North Loop location one last time before it closes for good, with drinks, treats, and discounts of 60 percent off. 5-9 p.m. Tue., March 28 @ Kit and Ace, 113 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, second level,

  • The Switch: Showroom’s Bi-Annual Sale: The Uptown boutique, which sells women’s clothing and accessories by Minnesota fashion brands, is making way for spring with its bi-annual sale. The sale includes markdowns on fall and winter collections, daily features, and an enter-to-win giveaway of a Showroom gift card and coupon book. Follow Showroom on Facebook for updates on products and discounts. March 21–29 @ Showroom, 615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-345-7391,

  • AlwaysMod Store Closing Sale: After two years in its Golden Valley location, modern home décor store AlwaysMod, formerly Finnstyle, is closing its doors. The entire store, including goods by Alessi, Tom Dixon, Riedel, Chilewich, Georg Jensen, and Fritz Hansen, will be 30-80 percent off, and store fixtures, shelving, and all display items will also be available for sale. Get more details on the closing on the MnMo Style blogMarch 24–mid-April @ AlwaysMod, 905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600,

  • Minnesota Orchestra Symphony Ball Shopping Event at Mona Williams: Looking for something to wear to the upcoming Minnesota Orchestra Symphony Ball or another gala event? Then head to designer boutique Mona Williams for this one-night-only shopping event featuring gala-ready garments and accessories. The store is hosting a rare trunk show featuring the spring 2017 collection from renowned fashion designer Zang Toi (all items made-to-order) along with Twin Cities jeweler Stephanie Lake Design (all items one-of-a-kind, cash-and-carry). The event, which doubles as a grand opening for the store’s new location within the Mall of America, also debuts Mona Williams’ exclusive collection of beaded handbags and accessories. 6-8 p.m. Thu., March 30 @ Mona Williams, 138 South, Mall of America, Bloomington, 952-854-5158,

  • A Gathering of Friends Antiques Market: Spring Market: This biannual event features antiques, primitives, vintage, and industrial finds from 18 dealers inside Bachman’s greenhouse at its Lyndale Avenue flagship. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., March 30 & Fri., March 31; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., April 1; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., April 2 @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,

  • Marion Parke Sample Sale: Shop samples from the Minneapolis-based women’s luxury shoe brand during this two day event. All shoes will be marked from $150 to $200 (regularly priced from $595 to $725) for discounts of up to 75 percent off. All sizes will be available; credit card only; all sales final. 3-6 p.m. Thu., March 30 & noon-6 p.m. Fri., March 31 @ The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis, 612-813-5300,

  • Arlee Park Grand Opening: This new shop in the Nokomis East neighborhood features hand-picked vintage for the home, handmade home goods, and accessories by local makers, styled like a modern boutique with a tagline of “nostalgic and modern goods and threads.” Get a glimpse of their offerings at Noon-5 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ Arlee Park, 3000 E. 50th St., Minneapolis,

  • Goodthings Good Brunch: In celebration of spring brunch season, Goodthings Stores will host the first-ever Good Brunch at both its White Bear Lake and Maple Grove stores. The Good Brunch will feature sampling and product demonstrations, special event-day discounts, giveaways, gifts with purchase, and a showcase of brunch serving ware and products. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ 2184 4th St. #1, White Bear Lake, 651-426-8006, and The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12139 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove, 763-494-9255,; to register, text “WhiteBear” or “MapleGrove” to 797979

  • Merriment presents 2017 Spring Design and Fashion Affair: Learn about the hottest trends in design and fashion for 2017 during this special event hosted by Woodbury boutique Merriment. The event includes a springtime table setting demonstration by interior designer Kate Deppert and pop-up shopping from local clothing line Tessa Louise and jewelry by Helen Wang and Cheryl Rasmussen, plus food, drinks, and giveaways. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ Merriment, 803 Bielenberg Dr., Woodbury, 651-219-4597,

  • Flaunt Accessories Maple Grove Grand Opening: The Minneapolis store opens its second location at the Shoppes of Arbor Lakes with a day of giveaways, treats, a DJ, and spring must-haves. 5-9 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12265 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove (between White House Black Market and Soma), 612-703-5515,

  • 46th Annual Antique Bottle, Advertising, and Stoneware Show and Sale: The North Star Historical Bottle Association hosts this annual event, which features thousands of artifacts from old breweries, soda fountains, drug stores, and more, plus vintage Red Wing Stoneware, tobacco and coffee tins, signs, and trays. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun., April 2 @ Knights of Columbus Building, 1114 American Blvd. W., Bloomington,; $2 admission