Shopping Guide: July 18-24

Sales, style, and shopping events this week

July 18-31: Summer Clearance at My Sister’s Closet: Save 50 percent on all items during My Sister’s Closet semi-annual sale. Shop this summer clearance at the store’s St. Paul and Minneapolis locations. (1136 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-2819; 2741 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-886 2891,

July 20: MINQ Trunk Show Pop-up at Excelsior & Grand: Shop select styles from Hale Bob, Helen Wang, Moods of Norway, and more, as well as Derby hats just in time for The Polo Classic. Wine, beer, and champagne will also be served. (3-9 p.m, 3820 Grand Way, St. Louis Park,

July 20: Beauty LAB with Nicolle Mackinnon: Learn more about the green beauty industry and make four DIY natural beauty products with local beauty writer Nicolle Mackinnon. Tickets are available online. (6:30-9 p.m., 1629 Hennepin Ave., Ste. 300A, Minneapolis,

July 21: Up Six Vintage Grand Reopening Party: The Mid-Century modern housewares and clothing boutique  just moved a block north on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul across from the new Whole Foods and is welcoming shoppers to the new space for a first look. (5-8 p.m., 189 Snelling Ave. N., 651-917-0470,

July 21-30: Key North Boutique 10th Anniversary Sale: Join Key North Boutique in celebrating their 10th anniversary with up to 70 percent off select items and daily door prizes, plus a glass of champagne. (515 First Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-455-6666,

July 21: Brown & Greene Floral Design Class: Create a “French still life” arrangement with flowers from local Prairie Garden Farm. Tickets for this class, which is part of Brown & Greene Floral’s month-long 15th anniversary celebration, are $150 and available by phone. (6:30-8:30 p.m., 4400 Beard Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-928-3778,

July 21-23: Excelsior Crazy Days: Shop summer bargains and enjoy food and a flea market during this annual event in downtown Excelsior. Events include a tent sale at contemporary women’s store Buck + Fir featuring 20 percent off regular-priced items and 40 percent off all shoes (219 E. Drive—enter through back); 40 percent off all items at menswear store J. Novachis (218 Water St.); a tent sale featuring up to 80 percent off brands including Sail to Sable, Barbour, and more at Brightwater Clothing & Gear (runs through July 24, 218 Water St.); and up to 75 percent off showroom samples, one-of-a-kind pieces, and more at an Oh Baby! tent sale at Oh Baby! sister store, Que Será (runs through July 24, 244 Water St.). And on Thursday, July 21, Gray Home + Lifestyle hosts an Indio Jewelry trunk show, book signing with local author Julie Burton, wine and food, and a portion of sales will be donated to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, plus a mini fashion show styled by Grant Whittaker at 7 p.m. (6-8:30 p.m. Thu., 366 Water St.) (

July 22-24: Galleria Clearance Experience: The semi-annual event at upscale Edina shopping center features major discounts from various retailers. Women’s clothing boutique Dugo is offering an extra 50 percent off sale items. Designer shoe store Pumpz & Co. is offering 70 percent off select spring and summer merchandise. Eileen Fisher hosts a sample sale featuring one-of-a-kind pieces, plus new markdowns of 30 to 50 percent off. J. McLaughlin has new markdowns of up to 70 percent off. Melly’s summer sale includes discounts of 30 to 70 percent off. Hammer Made’s Half Time Sale features discounts of up to 50 percent off on dress shirting. Plus, get a free gift bag at Guest Services starting Friday while supplies last. For more, visit (Galleria, 69th Street & France Avenue, Edina)

July 22-23: gh2 50% Off Sale: Take an additional 50 percent off already-low prices on new and gently used designer consignment. (318 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-378-0509,

July 22: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shop great steals on brand-new arrivals from Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Alice + Olivia and more during Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale. Don’t wait long to catch these great steals, as prices go back up on August 8. For a preview and editor’s picks, check out Minnesota Monthly Style Editor Jahna Peloquin’s blog post. (Ridgedale and Mall of America,

July 22: Pearl After Dark: Absolutely Fabulous at Golden Pearl Vintage: Celebrate the release of “Absolutely Fabulous,” based on the cult classic fashion TV series, with new arrivals and refreshments. Shoppers are encouraged to dress as their favorite “Absolutely Fabulous” character for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store. (7-10 p.m., 507 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-378-3978,

July 23-26: Pacifier’s Christmas in July Sale: Get your holiday shopping done early at hip baby and kids’ store Pacifier’s first-ever Christmas in July sale. All toys are 25 percent off, and summer clothing is 50 to 70 percent off at all four Pacifier locations. (

July 23: J.W. Hulme Co. Sample Sale: Minnesota-based heritage leather goods manufacturer J.W. Hulme Co. hosts its annual, one-day-only sample sale exclusively at its St. Paul showroom. Shop early for best selection; all sales final. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. J.W. Hulme Co. Showroom, 678 W. 7th St., St. Paul,

July 23: Sustainable Meat at Mill City Farmers Market: This week’s market will feature sustainable meat products and demonstrations. Local artisans including Adam Gruetzmacher, House of Talents, and Universal Pants will sell their goods in the train shed and the Chicago Expansion. (8 a.m.-1 p.m., 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis,

July 24: Minneapolis Craft Market at Surly Brewing: This week’s craft market, hosted by Surly Brewing, will feature Minnesotan-made goods from artisans such as Fair Anita, Hagen and Oats, Patina Market, and Siren. (Noon-6 p.m., 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis,


Ongoing sales:

Half Time Sale at Hammer Made: Take up to 50 percent off men’s dress shirts online and in-store. (Galleria, Mall of America, MSP Airport and Ridgedale,

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,

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

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, 20 percent off tables, storage, and in-stock and special order upholstery, plus 20 percent off of lighting, rugs, bed linens, and accessories. Additionally, take 40 percent off select summer apparel, plus 60 to 80 percent off spring collections in the sale room (Ends July 31, 212 Third Ave. N., Suite 106, Minneapolis, 612-746-5329,

Gus Modern Summer Sale at ROAM Furniture & Lighting: Receive 20 percent off all upholstered sofas, ottomans, beds and more during the Gus* Modern Summer Sale through August 14. (2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-377-6465,

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,

70% Off Sale at Pumpz & Co.: Take 70 percent off select spring and summer styles and the designer shoe and accessories boutique. (3335 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252,

50% Off Sale at Poppy: Take 50 percent off hundreds of summer styles at both Poppy locations. (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, featuring deals on home goods and unique gifts. (5045 France Ave. S., Minneapolis, 952-567-7399,

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,

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,

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, Peter Jensen, and Autumn Cashmere. (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 including home goods from Ciel Loft & Home and Witt + Bliss. (219 N. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-584-3244,

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