Shopping Guide: October 7-13

Sales and events not to be missed

Tuesday: Haus Salon North Loop soft opening: This full service salon will maintain all the services of their original South Minneapolis location, and in addition it will offer massage, waxing, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Get the scoop here.  (HAUS Salon North Loop, 703 Washington Ave., Mpls, 612-827-4287,

Through Wednesday: Cozy Up event at Victory: Victory Home and Interiors is celebrating fall with a 10-25% off sale on global designs and styles to stay warm and cozy as the days get colder. (Victory Home and Interiors, 3505 West 44th Street, Mpls, 612-926-8200,  

Thursday: ‘Style for All Ages: Making a Look Your Own’: At this Fashion Group International of Minneapolis event held at Second Debut, guests will enjoy a style presentation by fashion designer and Style a Go Go mobile fashion truck owner Kim Huston, who will pull key fall trends and accessorize them in a variety of ways ideal for three age ranges. The event will also include a clothing swap and refreshments. (Style for All Ages,

Thursday: Primrose Park soft opening: This boutique has recently set up shop in the Nicollet Island-East Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. Meant to emulate the contemporary and sophisticated styles of Europe, this soft opening on Thursday will be followed by a grand opening bash during the weekend of Oct. 23. (Primrose Park, 20 University Ave., Mpls, 612-916-4668,

Thursday and Friday: Faribault Woolen Mills at Ampersand: You can receive a free throw blanket with any Faribault Woolen Mills purchase at Ampersand on Thursday and Friday.  (Ampersand Shops, 3445 Galleria Mall, Edina, 952-920-2118,

Thursday through Sunday: Karma Anniversary Sale: Celebrating 9 years of “style for the modern Bohemian,” Karma Boutique is offering 25 percent off the entire store. Visit their new location at 1591 Selby Ave., or the old location at Victoria Crossing on Grand Ave. (Karma Boutique, St. Paul, 651-291-1997,

Thursday through Sunday: MidModMen+friends 2nd Anniversary as brick-and-mortar store: This special mixer features special pricing to celebrate MidModMen’s second year on University Ave. in St. Paul. (MidModMen+friends, 2401 University Ave., St. Paul, 612-234-1201,  

Thursday 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,  

Friday: Poppy Fall Sweater Weather Party: This Friday, Poppy Togs & Clogs is offering 15% off all ponchos, coats, and sweaters just in time for the fall season. Enjoy refreshments and the autumn atmosphere, and don’t miss the Favorite Fall Frocks selection! (Poppy Togs & Clogs, 251 Snelling Ave S., St. Paul, 612-236-3660,

Friday and Saturday: Paul Morelli Trunk Show at Max’s: Paul Morelli, son of Broadway costume designer Benjamin Morelli, will present his uniquely intricate designs in this trunk show and cocktail party at Max’s. The show will feature his Morelli Meditation Bells and his collection of rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. (Max’s at the Shops at Excelsior and Grand, 3826 Grand Way
St Louis Park, 952-922-8364,

Saturday: 2014 Maker Fair Fall Festival: This festival at the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds displays hundreds of works of art that are completely handcrafted. Events include DIY crafts, entertainment, a harvest pie contest, and more. (2014 Maker Fair Fall Festival,

Saturday: Grand Harvest at Grand Avenue: Grand Ave businesses will host autumn sales and activities celebrating the fall season, including live music, Oktoberfest specials, and an apple season kickoff. (Grand Harvest at Grand Avenue, St. Paul,

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,

Now Available: Junket: Tossed & Found expands: after a successful summer-long test that found the shop open every weekend—that they will be making their secondhand wares (and local art and gifts made using secondhand components) available five days a week starting this fall. The shop will be open every Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. beginning September 3. (Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls, 612-293-6863,

Now Open: Pumpz & Co. expanded location at Galleria: This chic boutique has moved to a larger location within the galleria, offering designer shoes and accessories, home furnishings, and world travel items. (Pumpz & Co., 3335 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252,

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,