Shopping Guide: October 21-27

Twin Cities sales and style events not to be missed

Tuesday through Oct. 26: Clothes4Souls Coat Drive at Macy’s: All Macy’s stores are participating in this charitable venture that will donate one to the nonprofit Clothes4Souls organization for every coat purchased. The donation also applies to coats purchased at, so Macy’s invites you to share the warmth by helping provide for those in need this fall. (Macy’s,, check website for Twin Cities locations).

Wednesday: Celebrity Lip Sync for Smiles: Local celebs compete in a lip sync challenge benefitting the Smile Network International. Held at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis, expect to see representatives from your favorite Twin Cities news and radio programs. Grant Whittaker hosts. (Celebrity Lip Sync for Smiles,

Thursday: Pop-Up Minneapolis shopping event: This shopping frenzy at 514 Studios brings together dozens of local vendors for the ultimate Twin Cities shopping spree. Admission is free, but for $15 you can become a VIP guest nd receive a free cocktail, gift bag and a $5 donation to Smile Network. (Pop-Up Minneapolis, Studios 514, 514 North 3rd St., Mpls,

Thursday: StormSister Spatique lipstick launch: StormSister Spatique is launching a new in-house lipstick line, called StormSisters. (StormSister Spatique, 612-716-5480,

Thursday: Guest artists at Ampersand: On Thursday, Alice Goldsmith will be present to help you create a ceramic masterpiece of your own, and Annie Modica will appear for a personal appearance and signing for the first time in the store’s history. (Ampersand Shops, 3445 Galleria Mall, Edina, Ampersand)

Thursday: Grethen House Grand Opening: Grethen House in North Loop is now open, and they’re looking to kick off their expansion with drinks and snacks, and a 20% off deal on their wares. Event starts at 5 p.m. (Grethen House, 212 3rd Ave. N, Suite 109, Mpls, 612-339-5702,

Thursday: MidModMen Second Anniversary Mixer: Mid Mod Men is moving out of their space in the Annex and back into their original space to make room for Workhorse Coffee Bar, but not before going out with a bang! You’re invited to visit, enjoy some snacks and beverages, and check out the deals on vintage home furniture. (MidModMen, 2401 University Ave., St. Paul, 612-234-1201,

Friday: realia by jen launches Venus holiday collection: Local jewelry designer Jen Scheffler has produced this collection of statement holiday accessories, many with the stylistic influences of mixed metals and Swarovski crystals. The collection can be found on the realia by jen website or at select boutiques in the Twin Cities. (realia by jen,

Friday and Saturday: Sarah Graham trunk show at Max’s: Jewelry artist Sarah Graham will be putting in a personal appearance at Max’s at the Shops at Excelsior & Grand to display her unique collections. Always inspired by nature in her designs, her newer styles include sapphire and rose gold elements in her everyday jewelry and bridal collections. (Max’s at the Shops at Excelsior and Grand, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364,

Friday through Sunday: Primrose Park Grand Opening: Primrose Park invites you to come and share in some drinks and desserts and take advantage of a 15% off deal to all shoppers during their grand opening weekend. There will be chances to win gift cards to Primrose Park and other Northeast businesses, such as Masu Sushi, Red Stag, and Surdyks, as well as free classes at Yoga Sol. (Primrose Park, 20 University Ave NE, Mpls, 612-916-4668,

Saturday: Litany Jewelry trunk show at prAna: Designs from Jen Westmoreland Bouchard of Litany Jewelry will be on display at prAna at 50th and France. The collection features all-new pieces that complement prAna’s fall colorways. 25% of sales will go to the nonprofit organization Of Scars, which supports breast cancer survivors. (prAna, 3926 W. 50th St., Edina, 612-884-6672,

Saturday: Men’s Style Event at Macy’s Ridgedale, Macy’s Apache and Macy’s MOA: This semi-annual men’s style event will present the sharpest new looks, plenty of refreshments, and great music. Customers will save 25% on any menswear purchase of $100 or more. (Macy’s Ridgedale, 12411 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, 952-591-6600,, Macy’s Apache Mall, Rochester, 507-280-5400,, Macy’s Mall of America, 

Saturday: 50th & France Annual Pumpkin Fest: Let the fall festivities commence with tons of family fun activities, including face painting, a cake walk, horse drawn trolley rides, costume contests, and more. (Pumpkin Fest,

Saturday: Crystal House Fall Fashion Show: Crystal House boutique is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating proceeds from their annual Fall Fashion Show. Up to 30% off on clothing and accessories in the store. (Crystal House,

Saturday: Michael Kors event at Macy’s Mall of America: This special fashion event includes giveaways, expert tips, music, and more as they pay tribute to American style icon Michael Kors. Customers who purchase $200 worth of Michael Kors styles will receive an exclusive gift. (Macy’s Mall of America,

Sunday: “Italian Style; Fashion Since 1945” at MIA: The first major exhibition to examine Italy’s rich, arresting contribution to postwar fashion, showcasing the clothes that turned “Made in Italy” into the mark of style. (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Mpls,

Now Available: Pink Ribbon Recycled Throw at Faribault Woolen Mill Co.: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Faribault Woolen Mill is offering a special recycled throw, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. (Faribault Woolen Mill Co., 1500 NW 2nd Ave. Faribault, 1-507-412-5530,

Ongoing through Oct. 25: Artek sale at FinnStyle: For the first time ever, FinnStyle is putting its Artek items on sale. While the Siena and Meadow Flower items are sold in-store, the Artek furniture and lighting are only sold online, so visit to check out the selection. (FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls, 1-866-617-6176,  

Ongoing through Oct. 31: Premium Outlets Pink Event: Shop Pink for a Cause: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Twin Cities and Albertville Premium Outlets have partnered with Susan G. Komen to support breast cancer awareness and research. For each donation of $10 or more, shoppers will receive a 25% savings card for one item from participating stores, including Tommy Hilfiger, Samsonite, and more. (Twin Cities Premium Outlets, 3965 Eagan Outlets Parkway, Eagan, 612-444-8850,, Albertville Premium Outlets 6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, 763-497-1911,

Ongoing: Bay Street Shoes Closing Sale: The longtime Calhoun Square shoe store announced it will be closing, and all store items are 20% off. (Bay Street Shoes, 3001 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 612-824-5574,

Now Available: Ode from Amanda Christine Natzel: Local designer Amanda Christine Natzel has launched her first line after a hiatus since taking a job at Target. Ode is a new conceptual collection that includes hand-knit sweaters and unique designs. Limited stock will be available at Cliché, but new designs will appear monthly on the website. (Ode by Amanda Christine Natzel,