Shopping Guide: July 11-17

July 13 & 15: Realia by Jen Annual Sample Sale: The local jewelry line by Jennifer Scheffler is offering major markdowns on its sample gems, which incorporate Swarovski crystals. (5-8:30 p.m. Fri. @ Hairchitects Salon and Spa, 219 Chalupsky Ave. SE., New Prague plus 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 13, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15 at Realia by Jen Studio, 7800 Metro Pkwy., Ste. 220, Bloomington,

July 14: Samantha Rei Dress Party and Sample Sale: Shop Samantha Rei’s new “Best Friends” dress collection and browse past season samples this Thursday. Snacks and beer from Inbound Brewing will be provided. (6-8 p.m., 707 N. 3rd St., Ste. 202A, Minneapolis,

July 14: CHI Soiree with Bouchard Design Co.: The monthly CHI soiree will head to Harpers Bryn Mawr this week for a night of food, beverages, and fashion. (6:30-9 pm., 411 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Minneapolis, 612-377-3182,

July 14-16: Peter Cohen Trunk Show: Edina’s Grethen House location will host a Peter Cohen Trunk Show, where attendees may order items from the Fall 2016 Collection. (4930 France Ave. S., Edina,

July 15: Sip ‘n’ Sketch LAB at Shinola North Loop: Solid Manufacturing Co. collaborator and local artist Cait Courneya will teach the processes and techniques of drawing botanicals. Tickets are $25 and sketchbooks and other materials will be provided. (7:30- 9 p.m., 228 Washington Ave. N., Ste. 150, Minneapolis,

July 15-17: Crazy Days at 50th & France: 50th and France will host a weekend of live music and sidewalk sales from local stores such as Cooks of Crocus Hill, Grethen House, Pacifier Edina, Scout & Molly’s of Edina, and Ten Thousand Villages Minneapolis. Pig and Fiddle will have food deals. (10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sun,

July 16: 2nd Row Jewelry Trunk Show at Merilou Boutique: Shop one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets from 2nd Row’s latest collection and meet the women that started the local jewelry brand. (12-3 p.m., 726 Lake St. E., Wayzata,

July 16: Mississippi River Day at Mill City Farmers Market: This week’s market will feature lessons on river ecology from community groups. Local artisans such as Annika Kaplan Jewelry, Anna Metcalfe Ceramics, Ink Orchard, Stangler Works, Aprilierre, ArtAndes, Jeanne Beatrice Market Baskets, Larissa Loden, Sassy Knitwear, and Milkweed Editions will sell their goods in the train shed. (8 a.m.-1 p.m., 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis,

July 16: Weekend Sale at Omforme: Omforme’s monthly sale features vintage and modern furniture and home goods. (11 a.m.-2 p.m., 613 W. 24th St., Minneapolis,

July 17: Selby at Snelling Bastille Day Block Party: Selby will be closed between Snelling and Fry for a French flea market-style block party. Sales from local retailers will include Lula Vintage Wear, Everyday People, Brow Chic, Karma, and Flirt Boutique. Attendees can also enjoy live music, and food—all with a French theme. (11 a.m.-3 p.m., Selby and Snelling, St. Paul,

July 17: Minneapolis Craft Market: This week’s craft market, hosted by Surly Brewing, will feature Minnesotan-made goods from artisans such as Foat Design, Lion Heart Girl, Larissa Loden Jewelry, Willful, and Apothicare. (Noon-6 p.m., 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis,

Ongoing sales:

Flirt’s Semi-Annual Sale: Luxury lingerie shop Flirt Boutique hosts their semi-annual sale, with about half the store featuring markdowns of 50 percent off names such as Eberjey, Mimi Holliday, Cosabella, and La Perla. (Ends July 17, 177 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-698-3692,

Stephanie’s Summer Sale: All spring clothing is 40 percent off and new summer arrivals are 15 percent off during Stephanie’s summer sale. Shop in-store at the Highland Park boutique and online at using promo code “BEATTHEHEAT” at checkout. (Ends July 18, 758 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-690-3802)

Sanborn Canoe Co. Moving Sale: Winona-based brand Sanborn Canoe recently added heritage brand Merrimack Canoes to its portfolio. Since canoes are bigger than paddles, they’re moving to a bigger facility. Shop 25 percent of Sanborn’s goods online as they clear out their old shop with code “moving sale”. (Ends July 20,

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,

50% Off Sale at Poppy: Take 50 percent off hundreds of summer styles at both Poppy locations. (Starts 6-9 p.m. Thu., 251 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-728-1694, and 4301 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-719-7636,

Equation Semi-Annual Clearance: Save 30 to 70 percent on select items both in-store and online during Equation’s Semi-Annual Clearance sale. Brands on sale include Helmut Lang, J Brand, Current/Elliott and Amanda Uprichard. (5045 France Ave. S., Minneapolis, 952-567-7399,

N’etc Summer Sale: Receive half-off all spring and summer merchandise. (Ends July 31, 5005 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-922-9321,

Cooks’ Annual Trade-up Event: Trade in a gently used cookware piece for 20 percent off a new piece. (Ends July 26, 3925 W. 50th St., 952-285-1903, and 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333,

The Orange Sale at Mona Williams: The locally owned designer retailer’s Mall of America location is offering 40 percent off designer vintage from brands including Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, St. John, and Yves Saint Laurent, plus 30 percent off select new apparel by Majestic Filatures, Baum und Pferdgarten, and Autumn Cashmere, and 60 percent off Peter Jensen. (Mall of America, 132 West Market, Bloomington, 952-854-1228,

Summer Sale at D.NOLO: Select summer styles at North Loop co-op D.NOLO are now 50 percent off. The store’s wide variety of products include women’s apparel from Bumbershute, Bluebird Boutique, and more, as well as home goods from Ciel Loft & Home, and Witt + Bliss. (219 N. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-584-3244,

End-of-Season Sale at J.W. Hulme Co: This online-only, end-of-season sale includes an additional 20 percent off clearance items, including a wide variety of leather goods, including messenger bags, handbags, wallets, and tech accessories. (

Melly’s Annual Summer Sale: Take 30 to 75 percent off on brands including Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade New York, Diane von Furstenberg, and more, online and in-store. (3327 Galleria, Edina, 952-929-9252,

Summer Sale at Martin Patrick 3: Receive up to 60 percent off Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams home goods including 40 to 60 percent off floor samples and clearance items, and 20 percent off tables, storage, and in-stock and special order upholstery. Additionally, receive 20 percent off of lighting, rugs, bed linens and accessories. Plus, shop new arrivals to the Martin Patrick 3 men’s clothing sale room at 40 percent off. (Ends July 31, 212 Third Ave. N., Suite 106, Minneapolis, 612-746-5329,

Bumbershute Summer Sale: Take up to 70 percent off spring and summer merchandise at the women’s designer clothing boutique. (5014 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-475-2684,

Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand Summer Semi-Annual Sale: Save 30 to 70 percent off on select items during the summer semi-annual sale at Max’s, which  includes savings on select pieces from the store’s home décor, chocolate, and jewelry collections during regular store hours. (Ends July 16, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364,