Shopping Guide: November 16-23

Faribault Woolen Mills Showroom
faribault woolen mills showroom. see below for details on their 12-hour holiday overstock sale. photo courtesy of faribault woolen mills.

Just launched: Idun’s e-commerce site: St. Paul boutique Idun, which opened last year in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood, has a new e-commerce website that makes its entire collection available online. Known for its fashion-forward and minimalist aesthetic, the shop carries clothing and accessories, bags, jewelry, beauty products, and more from brands including Band of Outsiders and Hackwith Design House. (

Nov. 17: The Maker’s Collection launches: The American Refugee Committee called on ten local makers to create a collection whose sales benefit Minnesota business as well as the ARC’s mission to create meaningful solutions to humanitarian crises. The custom-made collections includes an exclusive coffee blend and chocolate bar from Dunn Brothers and B.T. McElrath, an ornament from Kiki Koyote, holiday cards from Printerette Press, maple wood bowls from Wind & Willow Home, and much more. (

Nov. 18: Rendez-Vous No. 9: Marché de Fêtes Holiday Shopping Event: This annual event celebrates Minnesota artists and makers with a pop-up market of local goods featuring apparel, leather goods, jewelry, and accessories from brands such as Spring Finn & Co., Bodylish, Brown Ink, and Cardamom Collective as well as several local artists. (4-9 p.m., 3145 E. Calhoun Pkwy., Minneapolis,

Nov. 19: Spot Spa Uptown Open House: Known for its organic, ethically sourced and toxin-free products, Spot Spa has renovated their Uptown location. Newly expanded and accessible at street level, the new space will be on display at this open house event. In addition to the bodywork, skincare, and waxing services available at Spot Spa’s old location, the spa now offers natural nail treatments. (4-8 p.m., Spot Spa Uptown, 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis,

Nov. 19-21: Holiday Emporium @ Habitation: The modern furnishing and design store will put the spotlight on local designers during this three-day event. On opening night, the Elizabethan Syngers will provide live entertainment while shoppers sample complimentary treats and hot toddies. Local artists will provide exclusive home gifts, which will be available in-store throughout the weekend. (Opening night event, Thursday, 5-7:30 p.m., goods are available during regular store hours Fri.-Sat., 4317 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park,

Nov. 19: Behind the Brands at MartinPatrick3: The people behind brands such as Eleventy, EFM, VKNagrani, and Trask will be in-store at MartinPatrick3 during the latest event in this exclusive series. Behind the Brands allows shoppers to learn where their clothes originate to put faces to names, making shopping a more personal experience. (MartinPatrick3, 212 Third Ave. N., Suite 106, Minneapolis,

Nov. 19-22: Drifter and Brochu Walker cash & carry event at Grethen House: Both locations of this luxury women’s boutique welcome Drifter and Brochu Walker for a trunk show. All materials By Drifter and Brochu Walker are made in the U.S. using high-quality materials. In addition to the trunk show, Grethen House will hold a 30% off sale beginning Nov. 20. (Edina location: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 4930 France Ave. S.; North Loop location: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., 212 Third Ave. N., Ste. 109, more info here)

Nov. 19: Brow Chic Shopping Event @ Brow Chic NE: In celebration of the Minneapolis location’s one-year anniversary, Brow Chic Northeast invites guests to the studio for an evening of shopping and snacks. Featuring treats from Annie B’s Caramels and B.T. McElrath, drinks from Perrier Wines and Liquors, and products from Flirt Boutique and other local shops, the event is a thank-you to all who contributed to the studio’s success. Those who bring gently used winter coats for donation will be eligible for a prize drawing. (5-8 p.m., 945 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis,

Nov. 19: Primrose Park Grand Opening Party: The women’s boutique is celebrating the opening of its new Woodbury location with this VIP event. Guests will be able to preview the shop’s new Fall/Holiday collection and take 15% off their purchases. The Woodbury location joins existing locations of this London-inspired clothing boutique in St. Louis Park and Nisswa. (6-9 p.m., 779 Bielenberg Dr., Unit 107 in Tamarack Village, Woodbury,

Nov. 20-22: Lakum Pre-Launch Viewing @ the White Room Bridal Showroom: Brooklyn-based designer Lakum’s custom-made, handcrafted, and unique designs travel outside New York for the first time, coming to Minneapolis’ White Room Showroom. The White Room sells pieces from up-and-coming designers, providing individualized tailoring and one-on-one services to give every bride her perfect wedding dress. Take 20% off any Lakum gown during the event, a deal continuing through the end of the month. (10 a.m. Fri. – 5 a.m. Sun., 521 S. Seventh St. #624, Minneapolis,

Nov. 21: Tandem Made Shop Party: Tandem Made works collaboratively with local designers and makers to create modern and functional home products. During this shop party and open house, guests can check out the new studio, play games, eat snacks, and buy products at discounted prices. Tandem Made will also be represented at the Habitation’s Holiday Emporium and the Minneapolis Craft Market. (2-6 p.m., 451 Taft St., NE Minneapolis, more info here.)

Nov. 21: 12-hour Holiday Overstock Sale at Faribault Woolen Mill: This event is advertised as a Black Friday sale without the Black Friday madness. At this exclusive event, scarves are priced at $15, throws from $15-$45, and discounts are some of the store’s biggest ever. This event is a one-time-only opportunity to snag deals on the Mill’s highest-quality products. (8 a.m.–8 p.m., 1500 N.W. Second Ave., Faribault,

Nov. 21 & 22: Holiday Collect with MNJAG: Hosted by the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild, a nonprofit that works to promote local and handmade jewelry art, this sale features works from several Minnesota artists. This event has previously been branded as Sparklemart. (12 p.m. Sat.–6 p.m.  Sun., Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., #332, Minneapolis,

Nov. 22: Minneapolis Craft Market: After last month’s kickoff, this craft market will be open every weekend through Dec. 20. This month’s venue is Sociable Cider Werks. The market features ceramics, clothing, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, woodwork, and more. Five percent of proceeds each month are donated to local nonprofit arts organizations, in addition to a “scholarship stall” that awards arts students with the opportunity to participate in the market at no cost. Artisans include Fair Anita and Whirls and Purls. (11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Filmore St. NE, Minneapolis,

Nov. 22: Linden Hills Holiday Farmers’ Market Opens: The Holiday location of this Minneapolis farmers’ market, open through Dec. 20, features even more vendors than its summer market. Merchandise includes locally sourced food, crafts, and more, all from a lengthy list of diverse vendors. The market consciously supports and distributes goods from innovative, independent farms and entrepreneurs that are not available anywhere else. (Open Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunnyside Gardens, 3723 W. 44th St., Minneapolis,

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