Shopping Guide: October 28-November 3

This week’s sales and style events not to be missed.

Tuesday: MINQ Men’s Deals and Drinks…Pass the Scotch!: For this evening of sophisticated men’s fashion and drinks, MINQ is offering 20% off all men’s clothing and accessories, as well as a plentiful array of assorted beverages. Event takes place from 4-9 p.m. (MINQ, 1637 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, 952-217-4933,

Wednesday: Beer tasting at FinnStyle: Inspired by the addition of a new specialty beer glass in the iitaala Essence collection, FinnStyle has prepared a sampling of Finnish beers (with some variation thrown in) and light appetizers, all completely free. The first 50 guests will each be able to take home one of the popular iitala glasses. Event takes place from 5-7 p.m. (FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls, 1-866-617-6176,  

Thursday: Kisa Boutique Anniversary Party: Kisa Boutique invites you to shop, sip, and socialize in celebration of the store’s first-year anniversary. Explore the fall collection, rub elbows with the savviest of Twin Cities fashion bloggers, and treat yourself with the most fashionable clothing and accessories that Kisa has to offer. (Kisa Boutique, 722 W Lake St., Mpls, 612-823-5192,

Friday: Twin Peaks Halloween Party at Forage Modern Workshop: You don’t have to be a Twin Peaks fan, but that won’t stop you from enjoying coffee and donuts with all kinds of people who are! You can listen to music from The Bookhouse Boys and enter the costume contest for a $100 Forage gift card. (Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 Lake St., Mpls, 612-886-3603,

Saturday: Launch Party at B. Resale: Check out the launch of this exclusive vintage while collection while sipping a free beverage and jamming to the sounds of Ben LaFond.  (B.Resale, 2613 Nicollet Ave., Mpls,

Saturday: Walker Jewelry Artist Mart: The Jewelry Artist Mart at the Walker will feature more than 25 jewelry artists from around the world, showcasing original works that will put some sparkle in your holiday season. Walker members will receive a 10% discount on purchases, and proceeds go to artistic and educational programs. (Walker Art Center,  

Saturday through Dec. 27: Carter Smith at Textile Center: A selection of colorful, one-of-a-kind dyed silk scarves garments and décor from shibori artist Carter Smith is on display and available for purchase this fall at Textile Center. Shibori is an ancient Japanese art form similar to tie-dye, and involves binding, folding, and twisting cloth to create unique patterns. Carter will be present in person on Nov. 14 and 15 for an Artist Talk and trunk show. (Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE, Mpls, 612-436-0464,

Through Nov. 2: Shop Save Share Fundraiser: Holders of the Shop Save Share card, from the Junior League of Minneapolis, will get a 20% discount at a variety of Minneapolis businesses. Card sales support Junior League programs that work to close the achievement gap in Minneapolis. Participating businesses include Kokoon, Bluebird Boutique, and D.NOLO. (Shop Save Share,

Now Open: CorAzoN on Selby Ave.: This artsy boutique has opened a new location on Selby Ave. in St. Paul, and you’re invited to check out their “ghoulishly good” wares in time for Halloween. Featuring creative and unique designs, CorAzoN offers oodles of clothing, jewelry, and accessories in an entertaining hodgepodge of artsy wares. (CorAzoN, 4646 East Lake St., Mpls, 612-276-0198, 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 612-276-0198,

Now Open: La Petite Parfumerie at Southdale Center: This elegant, European-style fragrance boutique has moved to Southdale Center, and they’re bringing along Cire Trudon candles and the finest foreign fragrances aplenty. (La Petite Parfumerie, 10 Southdale Center, Edina, 952-475-2212, )

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,

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, 

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: Arafina Moving Sale: As this women’s store transitions from its location at the Galleria, it will be marking items down by 20%. Find a vast assortment of contemporary dresses and much more before the store closes in January. (Arafina, 3365 Galleria, Edina, 952-925-0795,

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,