Shopping + Style Aug. 7-12 || Grand Openings, Project Runway, Strange and Sociable Markets

Check out these hot summer sales and events

Courtesy Menswear Market/Madalyn Rowell

Project Runway Party

Taking place in the luxury of Hotel Ivy’s penthouse suite, Project Runway season 16 designer Samantha Rei is hosting a custom couture party where guests can shop her latest collection and even book private consolations. Tuesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. @ Hotel Ivy, 201 S. 11th St., Minneapolis.  

Menswear Market Preview

Menswear Market, an online men’s retailer, is opening their very first brick-and-mortar shop. As the only luxury fashion consignment business in the region—and one of a handful in the country—it buys and sells high-end merchandise with clients across the country and even across the world. The shop officially opens Aug. 15, but they invite you to join them for a preview party. Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. @ 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis.

SOTA Grand Opening

After restoring the historic Walker Building in St. Louis Park, SOTA Clothing Co. is ready to reveal their new store and headquarters. Since the company’s debut in 2011, Minnesotans have embraced the brand as a way to show off their state pride. Finally, Minnesota apparel that isn’t just purple, yellow and white. Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. @ 6518 Walker St., St. Louis Park.

Nicollet Makers Market 

The semi-monthly Nicollett Makers Market features handmade goods from local artists, designers, and crafters. This upcoming market will include soap, jewelry, 3D greeting cards, and gourmet cupcakes. Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. @ Nicollet Makers Market between Sixth and Eighth streets, Minneapolis.

Haupt Antiek Market – Farmhouse Style

This month’s Haupt Antiek Market is all about that rustic, country style—we’re talking galvanized metal, crisp white and grey accents, and shiplap—find everything you need to create that perfect farmhouse style for your home. Thursday­–Sunday @ 7570 W 147th, Apple Valley.

Strange Girls Art & Craft Market

It’s a market like no other featuring 15 artists from the all women/trans/femme collective, A Conspiracy of Strange Girls. At the Strange Girls Art & Craft Market, browse only the best in unusual handmade gifts and art, including paintings and prints, talismans, pins and patches, leather goods, clothing, accessories, and more. Saturday noon-8 p.m. @ Twin Spirits Distillery, 2931 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

Sociable Summer: Market Fest II

The second of a three-part series craft market, Sociable Summer Market Fests feature a rotating selection of artists giving a variety all summer long. Spend a day perusing the outstanding vendors, makers, and artist of the North. Saturday from noon-5 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis.