Sales & Shopping Events for April 4–9

This week’s shopping and style highlights:”‹

  • Northmade Co. Launch Party: Since it was founded as MPLS / STP Clothing Co. in 2012, Northmade Co. has been creating casual tees, hoodies, hats, bags, and other branded apparel for men and women with a Twin Cities focus. The company celebrates its rebranding with a night of craft beer, food truck eats from Butcher Salt, games, and giveaways, including a free pint glass and beer for the first 200 guest and the chance to win Northmade gear for an entire year. 5-9 p.m. Thu., April 4 @ Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE., Minneapolis,

  • Nordstrom Rack CityPlace Grand Opening: Nordstrom Rack is on a roll. Nordstrom’s off-price retail division, which sells designer goods for 30 to 70 percent off original prices, opens its fourth location in the Twin Cities this week at Woodbury’s CityPlace mixed-use development, with a fifth location to come at the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis this fall. Grand opening festivities include music, coffee, and breakfast treats, raffles for the chance to win a $100 gift card and a $1,000 shopping spree. Doors open at 8 a.m. Thu., April 6 @ Nordstrom CityPlace, 315 Radio Dr., Woodbury, 651-900-7400,

  • Julia Knight Sample Sale: Luxury home décor brand Julia Knight Collection, which is based in Minneapolis, is clearing out its warehouse for a sample sale. Shop retired products at prices of up to 80 percent off, including summer party serveware and hostess gifts, during this three-day event. Proceeds benefit the Smile Network International. Noon–7 p.m. Thu., April 6, noon–6 p.m. Fri., April 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., April 8 @ Smile Network International, 108 W. 14th St., Minneapolis, 612-377-1800,

  • American Craft Council Show: St. Paul: The American Craft Council Show has been a showcase for the best in American craft in St. Paul since 1987. This year’s show features more than 250 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artisans and designers from across the country. Highlights include “Style Slam,” which features wardrobe tips from fashion stylists, and “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft,” which challenges four local interior designers to create a themed room. Preview party Thursday, April 6 from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; regular hours10 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday, April 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 @ St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; tickets are $11 per day or $85 for preview party @

  • Grethen House Bunny Days Sale: The women’s designer boutique hosts its annual Bunny Days sale at both of its locations, with the chance to receive 20 to 50 percent off all new spring merchandise with an in-store scratch-off coupon. April 7–15 @ Grethen House Edina, 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725, and @ Grethen House North Loop, 212 3rd Ave. N. #109, Minneapolis, 612-339-5702,

  • Camba Jewelry Spring Trunk Show: Shop handmade jewelry by local designer Kristin Krull of Camba Jewelry. Each piece, made up of semi-precious gemstones, crystal, fresh-water pearls, and precious metals, comes with a custom charm inscribed with one of the designer’s five mantras. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat., April 7 & 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun., April 8 @ Spalon Montage, 3909 W. 49½ St., Edina, 952-915-2900,

  • Yardbird Furniture Opening Weekend: The Twin Cities’ newest home furnishings retailer specializes in wicker furniture built to last through the Minnesota winter. The new company will focus on selling direct to customer, both online and at their St. Louis Park showroom. The first two opening weekends include special promotional pricing. April 7-9 and April 14-16 @ Yardbird Furniture, 6501 Cambridge St., St. Louis Park, 877-927-2846,

  • Joynoelle Sample Sale: Local designer Joy Teiken is making room for her new collection and hosting a sample sale at her Minneapolis atelier. Most pieces are sizes 2 to 6. Shop for a piece to wear at the designer’s runway show during Fashion Week MN on April 25 at Aria. 3-8 p.m. Fri., April 7 @ Joynoelle Boutique & Atelier, 312 W. 42nd St., Minneapolis, 612-209-7822,

  • Idun After Dark: 3rd Annual Karaoke Night: The Cathedral Hill boutique hosts an evening of karaoke, refreshments, and shopping at this special pop-up event at the shop’s warehouse space. 7–10 p.m. Sat., April 8 @ Vandalia Tower, 550 Vandalia St., Suite 310, St. Paul, 651-348-6104,

  • LAB presents the Collective: For the second year running, workshop series LAB MPLS hosts the Collective, a curated day of shopping from local brands and discussions led by local business owners. Vendors include Anywhere Apparel, Arden Trading Co., Byrd & Belle, Golden Rule, Goldfine Jewelry, and more, with speaker sessions from Hackwith Design House, Wit & Delight, Wilson & Willy’s, Bittercube, Ashley Mary Art, and Martha O’Hara Interiors + Fay + Belle. While the event is free, RSVPs are requested at to attend the workshops. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., April 8 @ Loring Social Event Center, 1629 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; visit for the full list of makers

  • Victoria Beckham for Target: The fashion designer formerly known as Posh Spice is launching a spring line exclusively at Target, with collections for women in sizes XS to 3X, plus girls, toddler, and baby. The chic-looking collection features floral motifs, feminine flounces, whimsical trim, and an eye-popping color palette—and rom he looks of it, could be as much of a hit as Target’s collabs with Missoni and Lilly Pulitzer. Available April 9–30 @ Target stores and

  • 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 blog. March 24–mid-April @ AlwaysMod, 905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600,

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