Shopping Guide: March 3-9

Just Announced: Spring Cleaning Sale at Forage: Save up to 75% on floor models of couches, coffee tables, chairs, and pillows. Get great pieces for great prices, or as Forage puts it, champagne pieces on a beer a budget. (4023 E. Lake St., Mpls,

Now Available: The Apolis + Askov Finlayson Minneapolis Market Bag: Coming soon and now available for pre-order: In support of Apolis’ Local + Global Bangladesh Project, Askov Finlayson has partnered with the global brand and business to offer the Minneapolis Market Bag in an effort to help provide employment for women in Bangladesh. The bag not only helps support these women, but also supports Apolis’ committment to economic development, global advocacy, and local manufacturing. (

Mar 1: Que Será Floor Sample Sale: Enjoy a month of spring cleaning at que será with 20-50% off upholstery, lighting, bedding, and case goods.  Freshen up your home with spring-inspired pieces just in time for the season.  (244 Water St., Excelsior, 952-924-6390,

Mar 3-8: Up Six Vintage Winter Clearance Sale: Winter isn’t over quite yet, so don’t miss your chance to stock up on last minute winter sale items. Up Six Vintage is offering 10-50% off Mid-Century Modern furnishings + housewares, 20% off vintage jewelry, and 30% of vintage clothing and accessories. New spring and summer merchandise will hit the racks beginning March 10th. (157 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-917-0470,

Mar 3-15: Wind & Willow Home’s New Line on Sale: The simple, yet modern housewares boutique is here to warm your soul with their spring/summer 2015 line full of fresh hues inspired by friendship and sunshine. Browse their new collection in store or online and receive 20% off your purchase. (319 W. 48th St. Mpls, 612-354-3965,

Mar 3-17: St. Patrick’s Day Sale at Faribault Woolen Mill Co: In honor of the Irish holiday, everything green is 25% off including Faribault’s best blankets, throws, and scarves. Also, keep an out eye out, as they update their line, some of their most classic goods will be moved to their regular sale merchandise. (

Mar 5 & 7: Velvet Moon Open Studio Event at Casket Arts Building: Shop modern, bohemian styles at Velvet Moon’s open studio and receive a free gift with your purchase.  The studio + shop is only open to the public once a month, so don’t miss your chance to shop their comfortable and versatile pieces. (681 17th Ave. NE, Mpls,

Mar 5: Wedding Open House at 514 Studios: Save the date for a special day featuring 20 outstanding vendors including The White Room, The Knot, Luna Vinca Floral, and many others. It will be an exciting evening complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served by Craft Catering. (514 N. 3rd St. Mpls, 612-520-1514,

Mar 5-12: The Switch 7 Day Sale at Showroom: All clothing, jewelry and accessories will be on sale for seven days straight, with daily designer features, swag bag drawings for an extra percentage off your entire purchase, and individual markdowns from each designer on fall/winter collections. Following the sale, the store will be restocked for spring. (615 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-345-7391,

Mar 6-8: Get Pretty Sale at Rewind Vintage: 50% off all clothing, 25% off everything else at both Minneapolis locations. (2829 Johnson St. NE and 2207 Lyndale Ave. S.

Mar 7: Macy’s Prom Event at MOA w/ Video Blogger Lindsey Hughes: Macy’s invites customers to a prom fashion show hosted by celebrity vlogger, Lindsey Hughes! After the fashion show, customers can meet Lindsey at Macy’s in the mstylelab department for a meet & greet and shopping party. The first 150 customers to arrive to the fashion show will get VIP access to meet Lindsey and take a photo with her. Enjoy sips & snacks, mini makeovers, music and more! Plus, receive 20% off a prom dress purchase made on the day of the event. (

Mar 7: Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection Sponsored by University of Minnesota Heart Care: In support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program, local celebrities will walk the runway in beautiful red dresses custom-designed by Twin Cities designers for a stunning fashion show. Guests will also enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, pop-up shops, a silent auction, couples massage, a Caribou Coffee Roastery exclusive tour and much more. Also, when you purchase Red Dress sponsor Elixery Cosmetic House’s limited edition “Go Red” lipstick, 50% of the proceeds will go to the Go Red for Women program. (601 1st Ave N., Mpls, 612-677-1100,

Mar 7: Art in Bloom Fashion Show + Kickoff at MIA: Art in Bloom’s kick-off event! Come and celebrate spring’s impending arrival with brunch and fashion for the whole family, from sunrise to sunset. New to the event this year, a Bloody Mary cash bar!  Fashions featured from the local clothiers Judith McGrann & Friends, Primrose Park, Juniper, Edelweiss Baby, and Hammer Made. (2400 Third Ave. S., Mpls, 888-642-2787,