Shopping + Style: August 15-20

Lafayette 148 Fall Trunk Show: Get an early look at the fall 2017 collection from Lafayette 148 New York during this trunk show event. The line features luxe layers, timeless essentials, effortless silhouettes, and outerwear, rendered in rich neutrals and seasonal color accents. Ends Thursday, August 17 @ Dugo, 3595 Galleria, Edina, 952-746-4440,

Meals on Heels: Strap on your most stylish shoes for Meals on Heels, a fundraiser and cocktail party for Meals on Wheels. KDWB’s Falen will be on hand to judge the best footwear for the Swank Soles Competition. The event also features complimentary wine and beer, food from more than a dozen local restaurants, and live music from Tim Mahoney. Thursday, August 17 from 6-9 p.m. @ Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St., Minneapolis; learn more and buy tickets ($30-$70) at

Project Runway Season 16 Premiere Viewing Party featuring Samantha Rei: Watch as Minneapolis fashion designer Samantha Rei competes on the 16th season of Project Runway alongside the designer’s friends and fans, and come early or stay late for the chance to meet the designer. Free, all ages. Thursday, August 17 from 6:30-9 p.m., screening begins at 7 p.m. @ Clubhouse Jäger, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; RSVP on Facebook

Carver Junk Company Expands Chaska Hours: Months after reopening its Chaska store in a larger location, Carver Junk Company has expanded its hours from one weekend a month to four days a week. The new location is almost double the square footage of the previous space, and hosts a collective of over 80 local artists and vendors selling a mix of handcrafted and refinished furniture, vintage and handmade décor, gifts, and apparel. Read more and get a first look on Midwest Home’s Home Dish blog. Regular store hours: Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. & Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. @ 206 N. Chestnut St., Chaska, 612-615-8650,

Uptown Gives Back: The shops of the Uptown Collective in Minneapolis are partnering with area charities for a feel-good shopping experience. Lookfor yellow balloons outside Uptown stores for participating stores, which include John Fluevog Shoes, SEE Eyewear, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Julia Moss Designs, Local Motion, CB2 Uptown, Aurora Spa, and Salon Sa Bel. Saturday, August 19-Sunday, August 20 in Uptown, Minneapolis; visit Facebook for more info

Zero Waste Indigo Dye Workshop: Learn how to repurpose stained garments while learning a natural dye technique in this workshop led by Annabella Sardelis of local women’s wear and home brand Indigo & Snow. Registration includes materials except textiles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, August 19 @ Khazana, 2225 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-4565; register at

Sociable Summer: NE Brewers Block Party: Sip local craft cider and enjoy live music while shopping handmade goods from Minnesota makers, curated by Minneapolis Craft Market, inside the Sociable Cider Werks brewery. Goods for sale include 3 Jäg design jewelry, Cherry Rock Design jewelry, Larissa Loden Jewelry, Meg Brown Ceramics, Minneapolis Mehndi & Henna, SS Baits Co., Strey Designs handbags, Third Daughter, Restless Daughter needlepoint art, and Worker B skincare. Sunday, August 20 from 2-9 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE., Minneapolis;

MAI Summer Party + Men’s Launch: Join local activewear brand, MAI, as it celebrates the launch of its first men’s style, and shop new arrivals for women, an exclusive presale for fall product, and summer blowout deals. Plus, enjoy Glam Doll donuts, wine and beer, and samples from men’s skin care and coffee company Honour Essentials. Saturday, August 19 from 7-10 p.m. @ MAI Studio, 610 SE 9th St. Unit 6B, Minneapolis; RSVP on Facebook

Rasta Wear Fashion Affair: Get a taste of Caribbean style at the 10th annual Rasta Wear Fashion Affair. The event features a live fashion show featuring looks representing Afro Caribbean styles as well as pop-up shopping from Minnesota-based brands with African and Caribbean roots. The evening also includes a live performance by reggae artist Princeton Brown and Caribbean food and drinks. Saturday, August 19 at 7 p.m. @ The Red Sea, 320 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; buy tickets ($10-$15) at

Veg-End: Vegan Weekend at Linden Hills Farmers Market: The Linden Hills Farmers Market is teaming up with Twin Cities Veg Fest for a snapshot of their 2017 festival. The day features produce from local farmers, vegan indie-gredient foods, food trucks, chef demonstrations, and handcrafted goods by artisan makers curated by Minneapolis Craft Market. Sunday, August 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Settergren’s, 2813 43rd St. W., Minneapolis,