Shopping + Events: 5/15-5/21

International Fluevog Day

Every year on May 15, John Fluevog Shoes stores and vendors host International Fluevog Day, a day of discounts and deals on Fluevog’s distinctive shoes, plus giveaways, gifts-with-purchase, and in-store events. The Minneapolis location is lucky enough to have a special appearance by John Fluevog himself. The store opens an after party in his honor, with the opportunity to meet the shoe designer and founder, enjoy refreshments. Langer’s Ball, Izzy’s ice cream, and the Minnesota Roller Girls will be on hand with live music and treats. Monday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. After party: 7-9 p.m. @ John Fluevog Shoes, 2900 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-821-1970,

Carver Junk Co. Chaska Grand Opening

Visit Carver Junk Company’s new occasional Chaska location during this weekend’s grand opening festivities. Shop the store’s refinished vintage furniture and handcrafted home decor, and enjoy special in-store events, treats, and giveaways throughout the weekend. Following the grand opening, the store will be open the third weekend of every month. May 18-21 @ Carver Junk Co., 206 N. Chestnut St., Chaska, 612-615-8650,

Breakfast with Kate of Wit & Delight

Studio 125, the new home base of lifestyle blog and brand Wit & Delight, hosts a breakfast event with founder Kate Arends Peters. She will give a brief overview of her business and how she got started, followed by an extensive Q&A. Get advice on starting a small business, social media, branding, and blogging. Thursday, May 18 @ Studio 125, 1621 E. Hennepin Ave. #125, Minneapolis; registration is $150 @

Spring Sale at Grethen House

The women’s designer clothing boutique kicks off its first sale of the season this week, offering 40 percent off select spring goods at both its 50th & France and North Loop locations. Beginning Thursday, May 18 @ 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725, and 212 Third Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-339-5702,

Laura Tanzer Trunk Show

Arizona-based women’s wear designer Laura Tanzer is making a personal appearance at North Loop’s C’est Chic Boutique. Join the designer for drinks and discussion while shopping her spring collection of high-quality, sustainable designs. Thursday, May 18 from 4-8 p.m. @ C’est Chic Boutique, 210 N. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-339-1600,; register @

Katwalk: Kaleidoscope Fashion Show

Check out the next generation of fashion designers during this annual Katwalk fashion show. View collections from seniors and juniors from the St. Catherine University apparel and merchandising students, as well as sustainable fashion designs. Thursday, May 18 from 7-10:30 p.m. @ Profile Event Center, 2630 University Ave. SE., Minneapolis; tickets are $10-$50 @

Aveda Community Appreciation Pop-up Sale

Shop haircare, skincare, and cosmetic products from Minnesota-based, natural beauty brand Aveda at discounts of up to 80 percent during this pop-up sale. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to CEAP, a local charity that helps families in need. Friday, May 19 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. & Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. @ Aveda Corporate Headquarters, 4000 Pheasant Ridge Dr., Blaine, 763-783-4000”‹

Art-A-Whirl 2017

Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis is said to be the biggest artist studio crawl in the country. The weekend-long event has also become a shopping destination for fans of Minnesota-made goods in a series of open studio events and pop-up shops. MNMo Style Editor, Jahna Peloquin, offers a roundup of the best places to shop for Minnesota-made goods at Art-A-Whirl,on the MNMo Style blog. For additional details, visit

Hazel & Rose 1 Year Anniversary Celebration

New sustainable-fashion boutique Hazel & Rose is celebrating its grand opening during Art-A-Whirl. Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the shop with local art, live dance performances and discounts, as well as free cotton candy from Cotton & Whim, a jewelry pop-up from Belle Isle Design Co., and a new delivery of spring clothing designs by Hackwith Design HouseSaturday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ The Broadway, 945 Broadway St. NE., Ste. 220, Minneapolis, 612-788-4178, shophazelandrose.comview event page 

Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers’ Market

Shop for handmade goods while you stock up on heirloom vegetables at this special maker’s edition of the Linden Hills Farmer’s Market in partnership with Minneapolis Craft Market. Makers include clothing from Anywhere Apparel, jewelry by JoeLuc Jewelry and Suz and Roe, fair-trade goods from Fair Anita, wood goods and textiles by Willful, and skincare by Bare Naked Soap Company and Ballerina Botanicals. Sunday, May 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Linden Hills Park, 4201 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis; view event page