Shopping Guide: July 14-20

Now-July 27: MINQ’s Relocation Sale: Before MINQ finds a new location, the St. Louis Park shop is clearing out its inventory with a massive sale on summer styles. Looks for both men and women are progressively discounted: 20% off 1 item, 30% off a second item and 35% off any others. The sale features clearance items at 70% off as well. This may be your last chance for a while to access MINQ’s inventory, so come check out the sale before they’re cleared out! (1637 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park,

July 14: FGI presents: Summer Breeze Fashion Showcase: This is the Fashion Group International of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s second annual fashion showcase at the picturesque Calhoun Beach Club. The poolside event features networking opportunities as well as a celebration of summer fashion. Tickets are discounted for FGI members, but all fashion lovers are welcome! (2925 Dean Parkway, Mpls.,

July 15: Makers Alongside Hackwith Series: Spring Finn & Co. belt launch: Hackwith Design House’s series serves as a collaboration between the online shop and various artists and makers to present one-of-a-kind goods. This month’s collaboration with Spring Finn & Co. has resulted in a stylish and functional leather belt (pictured above), which will be sold exclusively on HDH’s online shop. The design house only makes a limited number of every piece they sell, so act fast! (

July 16: West Elm Local Launch Party: Brooklyn-based home store West Elm is launching a new pop-up shop at its West End store in Edina featuring an exclusive collection of locally designed goods, including Cindy Lindgren, Fringe & Fettle Ceramics, Live & Love Minneapolis, Marvin Freitas, Oh Dier, Wind and Willow Home, and more. Meet the makers and enjoy local food, drinks, and live music. (6–9 p.m. West Elm Edina, 3879 Gallagher Dr, Edina, 952-835-8332,

July 16-18: Flaunt Accessories Occasional Sale: All clothing and accessories at this Northeast Minneapolis shop are 25% off during this three-day sale. But that’s not all: Flaunt’s local artists are providing vintage home décor and original accessories throughout the event. There will be a DJ in house, as well as plenty of free drinks and giveaways. On Friday the 17th, Brow Chic will be giving free in-store lipstick applications from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. (945 Broadway St. NE, Ste. 210, Mpls.,

Beginning July 17: Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale: The store’s biggest sale of the year is finally open to the public. Receive huge discounts on looks from Rag & Bone, Diane von Furstenburg, Tory Burch, Eileen Fisher, and more. Prices go up August 3rd, so you only have a few short weeks to take advantage of the deals on countless designer brands. Save on clothing, shoes, makeup, accessories, and more. (Mall of America, Bloomington,

Opening July 18: Blu Dot Outlet: Driven by a lack of warehouse space and an increasingly unviable warehouse sale, this Minneapolis-based furniture manufacturer is opening up its first outlet store. Open only on the weekends, the store will focus on selling discounted merchandise, including closeouts, samples, and used pieces from sofas and chairs to dining and bedroom sets. Come here to find some original Minnesota creations at a reduced price. (1323 Tyler St. NE, Mpls.,

July 18: The Great Makers Exchange at American Swedish Institute: Come talk with and learn from makers of all kinds at this daylong event, co-sponsored by the ASI and North House Folk School. Featuring vendors, a young makers’ studio, craft workshops, guided tours, and more, the event serves as a great opportunity for aspiring artists and artisans to hone their crafts and discover new passions. (2600 Park Ave., Mpls.,

July 18: Pop-Up Shop Summer Sale: This one-day-only sale will feature merchandise from 8 local boutiques, including Primrose Park, Flaunt Accessories, Juniper, and Sisu. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the event will take over the old Coldwater Creek space in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and the deals are pretty noteworthy: certain items will be up to 90% off. (12459 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove,

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