Shopping Guide: May 12-18

May 14: Behind The Brands at MartinPatrick3: Join the conversation at MartinPatrick3 as they host some of the masterminds behind their favorite brands. Sip cocktails and snack on small bites and desserts from Cook Saint Paul as you listen to their stories. (212 Third Ave. N., Mpls, 612-746-5329,

May 14: Equation Grand Opening: Make a toast with Equation as they celebrate their new permanent location at 50th & France. Shop trendy fashions and home accessories as you enjoy dessert, drinks, and tunes from the DJ. Plus, there will be a raffle and other fun surprises. (5045 France Ave. S., Edina,

May 15: Golden Age Design Now Open 3rd Weekends: This weekend marks the first chance to shop beautifully restored Danish Modern pieces since Golden Age Design’s grand opening last month. From here on out the furniture boutique will open every third weekend of the month with great new additions. Check out their Facebook page for sneak peaks each month. (4157 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale,

May 15-17: Spring Pop-up Sale at Eden Prairie Center: Shop your favorite local boutiques and designers all in one place this weekend including Primrose Park, Mona Williams, Juniper, and many others. The Spring Pop-Up Sale will include great items up to 60% off, gift bags for the first 100 guests, and a DJ will be spinning tunes all weekend. Stop by for a special preview party on Friday evening and get the chance to meet some of the storeowners, have a first look at their spring merchandise, and enjoy scrumptious food and drinks. (8251 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-941-7650,

May 15: Poppy opens 2nd Location Inside the Linden Hills’ Twiggs Home & Garden Store: Get inspired by fun summer dresses from Poppy as you shop for garden and home décor at Twiggs Home & Garden. Enjoy 15% off and celebratory bites and bubbles at Poppy’s new location in Linden Hills. (4301 Upton Ave. S., 612-236-3660,

May 15: Cocktails at the Castle @ ASI: The American Swedish Institute is bringing cocktails back to the castle, and this year the event is inspired by their latest exhibit, Nobel Creations: Inspired by the Nobel Prize. Enjoy spectacular science experiments, fire dancers, bonfires, s’mores, live music, and sensational food and cocktails by ASI’s award-winning café, plus a fashion show produced by Tim + Thom. (2600 Park Ave., Mpls, 612-871-4907,

May 17: Joynoelle Sample Sale & Trunk Show: Minneapolis designer Joy Teiken will be selling more than 50 one-of-a-kind pieces from past collections, ranging from daywear to bridal, priced from $50 to $500. (1–5 p.m. June Resale, 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-354-3970,

May 17: Presents Mad Men Series Finale Party: Say farewell to the award-winning drama in retro style at the fabulous Jax Café. Put on your best retro threads and enjoy cocktails and a Mad Men-inspired three-course meal by Executive Chef Bob Foster. (1928 University Ave. NE, Mpls, 612-789-7297,

May 18: FGI presents “RTW Fall 2015 – Taking Fashion Trends from Runway to Retail”: Join Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul (FGI-MSP) as they present a glimpse of next fall/winter’s style trends from NY Fashion Week. You’ll also hear from local style experts Ellen Hertz, CEO of Max’s, and Brynn Idelkope, Owner of AREA in D.NOLO, as they discuss how to take these trends from runway to retail. (2508 24th Ave., Mpls,