Shopping Guide: August 31-September 6

Now happening: Special Offers at Faribault Woolen Mill: In celebration of the store’s 150th anniversary, Faribault Woolen Mill is offering specials on some of its most popular items. Take $20 off scarves and lamb’s wool blankets, shop discounted throws and coffee sleeves, and choose from their pak-a-robe stadium blankets, which they just brought back for the occasion. (Online only at

Now through Sept 1: End O’ Summer Sale at Sanborn Canoe Co.: Take 10% off everything—including sale items—during this online event. Use the coupon code “summersend” to take advantage of deals. Items on sale include clothing and accessories, canoe paddles, camping supplies, and more. The sale ends on Tuesday, so act fast. (24379 Little Trout Valley Rd., Winona,

Now through Sept 4: Segment Collection and Sale at NEAL Jewelry: NEAL founder Lauren Neal is launching a new collection of modernist art-inspired jewelry. Segment features simple yet bold designs that evoke a timeless aesthetic. The pieces speak to NEAL’s refined, elegant, and modern design approach. In celebration of the new collection, NEAL is also having an online sale on select items, all of which are handmade in Neal’s Minneapolis studio. (NEAL Jewelry, online only at

Now through Sept 7: Minnesota State Fair shopping: The Fair continues this week, and its lengthy list of local vendors makes it easy to support home-state artists and artisans. Sarah Sweet and Angela Lessman of the arts consignment store I Like You will provide locally-made pieces, Uptown MN Express will have StormSisters’ homemade collection of lipsticks, and Duluth Pack has created an exclusive State Fair tote bag. Visit the Fair’s website for a full list of vendors. (1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul,

Sept 2-9: The Switch Sale at Showroom: One-stop retail shop Showroom is starting its bi-annual sale this week. Everything in the store will be on sale while Showroom prepares its fall merchandise. Events throughout the week include prize drawings, additional markdowns, daily designer features, prizes, and more. Free parking will be available in the LynLake Lot throughout the sale. (615 West Lake Street, Mpls.,

Sept 3: Arrow Designer Spotlight: North Loop designer boutique Arrow hosts an evening dediated to showcasing handmade, eclectic jewelry from L.A./Miami-based brand TheFFS and luxe leather handbags by Minnesota designer Danielle Sakry. (3-6 p.m. 121 N. 1st St., Mpls.,

Sept 3: First Thursday at Northrup King Building: Karin Jacobson and guest jewelry artist Casey Sheppard: The first Thursday of every month, the Northrup King Building invites local painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramists, jewelers, and more for an open-studio event that showcases their work. This month’s event features the work of jewelers Karin Jacobson and Casey Sheppard. (1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis,

Sept 5: Bouchard Design Co Trunk Show at Meridian Boutique: Local jewelry brand Bouchard Design Co. is having a trunk show at Meridian Boutique. In keeping with Meridian’s focus on providing women with innovative and trendy merchandise, Bouchard Design prides itself in its one-of-a-kind, internationally inspired works. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. 223 Water St., Excelsior,