Shopping Guide: August 30–September 5

Sales, styles, and shopping events at Twin Cities retailers

Benta Belts
Head to Insight Brewing on Thursday to support the launch of Bridget Clark’s Benta Belts. Photo courtesy of the Benta Belts Facebook page.

Aug. 29 & 30: BlackBlue Studio Sale: The store is hosting a just-announced clearance sale this Monday and Tuesday at its Lowertown Studio, offering closeout prices—50 to 90 percent off plus an additional 25 percent off—on past-seasons gear from some of the shop’s top brands. (BlackBlue Studio, 275 4th St. E. #330, St. Paul,

Through Sept. 3: Danish Teak Classics Summer Sale: It’s the last week of DTC’s summer sale, so don’t hesitant to drop by and look through the beautiful modern furniture on display. (1500 Jackson St. NE #277, 

Aug. 29–Sept. 5: Minnesota State Fair Shopping: Shop Minnesota-made goods at the State Fair this year with first-time vendors including Faribault Woolen Mill, Paddle North, Sota Clothing, and many more. Check out our Twin Cities Style blog with a complete list of new vendors. (Open 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily)

Sept. 1: Benta Belts Kickstarter Launch Party: Join Minneapolis designer Bridget Clark for the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for her new Benta Belts line. Treat yourself to a night of craft beer, treats from the New Bohemia food trucks, and see all of the belts up close. (6-8 p.m., 2821 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Sept. 1: ACG Fall Collection Launch Party: Be the first to shop the new collection by Minneapolis clothing line ACG, which features hand-dying and organic, modern silhouettes, at this happy hour launch celebration. (6-8 p.m. Gallery 360, 3011 W 50th St, Minneapolis, 612-925-2400,

Sept. 1: Eileen Fisher Collection Launches at Scarborough Fair: Scarborough Fair Shop is happy to announce that they will be the exclusive St. Paul retailer of Eileen Fisher, a brand dedicated to creating simple, flattering women’s clothing with natural, organic materials. Scarborough Fair will be offering misses and women’s sizes immediately, with petites available via special order. (2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-4182,

Sept. 1–Sept. 8: The Switch Bi-Annual Sale at Showroom: Showroom will be individually marking down prices on spring and summer items to make room for new fall styles. Showroom will be closed September 4-5 for Labor Day but the sale will continue after the holiday weekend. (615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-345-7391,

Sept 2-3: Roe Wolfe’s Labor Day Staycation Sale: Shop 20 percent off all new fall arrivals. (121. N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-294-6583,

Sept. 2-5: Pumpz & Co. Labor Day Sale: Take 20 percent off already-marked-down select spring and summer styles. (3335 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252,

Sept. 2-3: Annika Bridal Soft Opening + Galia Lahav and Gala Trunk Show: Located at 50th and France in Edina, Annika Bridal Boutique will be opening its doors and hosting their first ever trunk show featuring Israeli bridal designer Galia Lahav. Watch for MnMo style editor Jahna Peloquin’s upcoming post previewing the new space. (3940 W. 50th St., Edina,  

Sept. 3-4: Wilson & Willy’s Cellar Sale: The North Loop shop is making room for fall deliveries this weekend, and offering 50 to 70 percent off on limited selections of current fall/winter men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, and home goods. (In-store only, all sales final.) (211 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-315-2280,

Sept. 3: Valise Grand Opening: St. Paul welcomes its newest boutique this weekend. Shop hard-to-find designer lines such as Luisa Cerano, Pomandère, and Raffaello Rossi, plus Jane Iredale makeup, cleaning products by the Laundress, skincare, and more. (244 Albert St. S., St. Paul, 612-749-5029,

Sept. 3: Mill City Farmer’s Market: Back to School Edition: Start Labor Day weekend on a healthy note by visiting Mill City Farmer’s Market during their back to school event. Take a class with Market Chef Jenny Breen to learn about cooking on a budget, stop by the Power of Produce kids veggie sampling club, and don’t forget to enjoy story time with the Guthrie Theater at 9:30 a.m. & 10 a.m. (8 a.m.-1 p.m., 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis,

Ongoing sales:

Final Summer Markdowns at Parc: The boutique is offering final markdowns of 80 percent off at both of its locations and online. (320 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-353-4966; 5023 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-405-2505,

Final Summer Markdowns at Brightwater Clothing & Gear: Take 80 percent off remaining summer clothing from brands such as Sail tto Sable, Gitman Vintage, and more. (256 Water Street Excelsior, 952-474-0256,

Summer Sale at Martin Patrick 3: Take 60 to 80 percent off spring and summer collections in the sale room. (212 Third Ave. N., Suite 106, Minneapolis, 612-746-5329,

Idun Summer Sale: Take up to 60 percent designer women’s clothing and accessories at the St. Paul boutique off in-store and online. (495 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-348-6104,

70% Off Sale at Grethen House: The designer boutique’s semi-annual clearance sale is its biggest of the year. Head to the store’s Edina location at 50th & France for the largest discounts of the season on brands such as MM6 Maison Margiela, Megan Park, Public School, and Organic by John Patrick. (4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725,