Now: J.W. Hulme Summer Sale: The accessory brand offers 30 percent off its handcrafted leather totes, messenger bags, backpacks, wallets, and handbags. Visit the St. Paul store for more information or check out the sales online. (678 7th St. W., St. Paul, jwhulmeco.com)
Now: Mille Summer Sale: Stop by the chic clothing and home goods studio or shop their website for 30–40 percent off seasonal styles, including Rachel Comey’s summer work separates and PJ sets from Kerry Cassill. Sale items are also an extra 30 percent off, but no exchanges. (316 W 48th St, Minneapolis, 612-209-7364, shopmille.com)
Now: Pumpz & Co. 50% off Summer Sale: Take 50 percent off summer accessories from the fashion world’s most notable designers at the Galleria Edina shoe boutique. Visit the store to try on a pair of Tory Burch sandals or hold a Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag up against your new sundress–you might just walk away with one of the best deals you’ve ever scored. (3511 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252, pumpzco.com)
July 1-18: Max’s Semi-Annual Sale: The local artisan boutique puts its award-winning selections of jewelry, gourmet chocolate, and home decor pieces on sale tomorrow until July 18. Take as much as 80 percent off featured items. And stop back soon for new jewelry collections tastefully chosen by shop owner Ellen Hertz during a recent trip to Vegas. Store hours are Monday–Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364, stylebymax.com)
Hartd Jewelry Launches T-shirt Line: The fashion-meets-philanthropy jewelry company celebrates this past weekend’s Twin Cities Pride Festival with its new line of casual tanks and t-shirts. Visit their website for more photos and information.
Grant Whittaker Launches Runway Collection at House of 365: The women’s designer clothing store (which carries brands like Nanette Lepore, Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler, and Rebecca Minkoff, among others) adds to their inventory with a new collection of one-of-a-kind statement jewelry pieces from local designer and stylist Grant Whittaker. Take a look at the new designs among other summer styles at the shop’s prime location, just across the street from Lake Minnetonka’s Wayzata Bay. Store hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. (760 E Lake St., Wayzata, 952-473-2311, houseof365.com)
Yevette Willaert launches Cotton & Co. Indigogo campaign: The designer’s ethical and fair-trade apparel solidifies her spot as another environmentally-conscious genius in the metro area’s ever-growing sustainable clothing movement. Cotton & Co. makes a name for itself with its commitment to social awareness and made-in-Minnesota fashions. For now, the company’s clothing styles (which include both men’s and women’s fashions) will be sold both online and in a handful of Minneapolis boutiques. Visit Cotton & Co.’s feature on Indigogo’s website to learn more about the brand’s source of inspiration (spoiler alert: it has a lot to do with the designer’s adorable yellow lab, described as a “stick aficionado and peanut butter enthusiast”). Or visit their Facebook page for additional details and photos.
Realia by Jen launches new stacking bracelet sets: Local handmade jewelry designer Jen Scheffler recently partnered with Hallmark’s Home and Family to put out four new bracelet sets. All are on sale now for just under $70 apiece. Add to your pool of summer accessories for the upcoming weekend with the “give me liberty” set, a trio of bracelets featuring red, white and gray beads. Sets cost just under $70. Check out the designer’s Instagram for photos and styling ideas.
July 1: Live & Love MN and Senn & Sons Party at Primrose Park: The Minneapolis clothing boutique showcases the Live & Love MN collection from Senn & Sons tomorrow night from 6–8 p.m. Collection items feature designs from local artisans and include totes, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more. Head over for complimentary refreshments and receive 20 percent off all other in-store apparel from signature contemporary brands in addition to the festivities. (20 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, (612) 315-3292, facebook.com/event)
July 4: 50% off Summer Sale at Bumbershute: The 50th and France boutique’s sale on select spring summer clothing styles started this past weekend and still has a lot to offer. For those who don’t know, the store has been a part of the Twin Cities fashion scene for almost forty years and features apparel sourced from established brands like Alexander Wang, Monrow, Caroline Constas, and Herve Leger, among others. So throw a summer splurge on your to-do list and stop by the store for the chance to receive half off your purchase. (5014 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-475-2684, bumbershute.com)