Shopping Guide: June 27-July 4

BlackBlue’s Lowertown warehouse studio is hosting a sale from June 27-29. Photo courtesy of BlackBlue.

Ongoing: 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,

Ongoing: 50 Percent Off Sale at Grethen House: Say goodbye to spring and hello to summer with 50 percent markdowns on select spring styles at Grethen House’s Edina location. (4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725,

Now through July 4: Forage Modern Workshop’s 4th of July Sale: Take 10 percent off storewide, now through July 3 in-store and July 4 online with code “FIREWORKS.” (4023 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-886-3603,

Ongoing: 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,

Ongoing: 30 Percent Off End Of Season Sale at J.W. Hulme Co: This online-only end of season sale includes 30 percent off of a wide variety of leather goods, including messenger bags, handbags, wallets, and tech accessories. (

Ongoing: Mille Summer Sale: Take an additional 30 percent off all sale items both in-store and online with the code “EXTRA30off” at checkout, plus free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Ends July 4 at midnight. (316 W. 48th St., Minneapolis,

Beginning June 29: 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,

Ongoing: Summer Sale at D.NOLO: Select summer styles at North Loop co-op D.NOLO will be 30 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,

June 29-July 3: Denim Trade-in Event at Covered: Bring in a pair of gently worn premium denim to donate to the Minnesota chapter of the Disabled American Veterans organization and receive 20 percent off your entire purchase, plus enter a raffle to win a Botkier bag valued at $250 with proceeds benefiting Tee It Up for the Troops. (1201 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis, 612-825-1610,

Now through July 31: 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. (212 Third Ave. N., Suite 106, Minneapolis, 612-746-5329,

Now through July 4: Neal Jewelry Summer Sale: All in-stock and ready-to-ship jewelry from previous collections by local designer Lauren Neal is on sale through the 4th of July weekend. (

June 27-29: BlackBlue Studio Sale: The store’s Lowertown warehouse studio will feature markdowns from 50-90 percent on men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, including stock from most of the store’s brands from the last five years. (275 Fourth St. E., Suite 330, St. Paul, 651-260-5340,

June 28-July 4: Wilson & Willy’s Annual Independent Day Sale: Take 25 percent off orders over $75 in-store and online with code “4TH25” at checkout. (211 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-315-2280,

June 28-July 4: Strey Designs 4th of July Sale: Take 10 percent off handbags and leather goods by Minneapolis-based brand Strey Designs with the code “sailaway10%”. (

June 29-July 16: 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. (3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364,

June 30: Tiny Diner Farmers’ Market Kickoff: The Tiny Diner Farmers Market series begins with live music, ice cream, and more. Product selections include fresh eggs, meats, art and flowers from Foxglove Market & Studio, plus many more vendors. (Tiny Diner, 1024 E. 38th St., Minneapolis, 612-767-3322,

June 30: Sip + Sketch LAB with Cait Courneya at Shinola North Loop: Get your creative juices flowing for a night of sketching with local illustrator Cait Courneya and LAB. Learn how to sketch botanicals and explore the art of sketching and illustration with materials and instructions provided by LAB. Waitlist tickets available online. (228 Washington Ave. N., Ste 150, Minneapolis,

June 30: “Design Is” at Goldstein Museum of Design: 40th Anniversary Benefit: Join the Goldstein Museum of Design at the Historic Ford Center in celebrating the museum’s 40th anniversary at their annual “Design Is” benefit. Highlights of the event will include live jazz music and a preview of “Seeing 40/40,” one of the museum’s upcoming fall exhibitions. Funds raised from the benefit will support the museum’s object collection and free exhibitions. (6-9 p.m., 420 Fifth St. N., Minneapolis,

July 1-3: AlwaysMod Annual Sidewalk Sale: Join AlwaysMod in Golden Valley for their annual Sidewalk Sale, one of their biggest in-store sales of the year. Special savings include up to 70 percent off over 200 Marimekko items, special discounts on Riedel Veritas glassware, and an additional $50 off any purchase of $200 or more, including sale items. (905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600,

July 1-3: Roe Wolfe 4th of July Sale: Take 20 percent off storewide including an extra 20 percent off the sale rack. (Some exclusions apply.) (121 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-294-6583,

July 1-4: Parc Boutique Fourth of July Sale: Take a break from all the fireworks this Fourth of July weekend and enjoy 20 percent off at Parc Boutique, beginning this Friday and ending at midnight on July 4. Save both in-store at both locations and online with the code “POPSICLE.” (320 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-353-4966 & 5023 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-405-2505,

July 2: Mill City Farmers Market: New vendors and returning makers will line up along the Mississippi by the Guthrie every weekend until October. This Saturday is Bike to the Market Day—bicycle vendors and mechanics will be on hand to answer your questions or provide a quick tune-up. Then, pick up fresh produce and baked goods, and check out art from local artists ArtAndes, Sassy Knitwear, Larissa Loden, Sally Fritz Clothing, Crankosaurus Press, Oh Dier, and Fresh Mud Pottery. (8 a.m.-1 p.m., 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

July 4: Second Début Annual July Fourth Sale: Celebrate the holiday with 25 percent off your entire purchase at Second Début in St. Louis Park. Your savings at this renewed fashion boutique will also benefit the community, as proceeds from the sale will support Goodwill job training programs. (4300 W. 36 1/2 St., St. Louis Park, 952-922-9640,