Style in the Cities

It’s a busy couple of weeks for shopping and style in the Twin Cities!

On Thursday, STYLEDLIFE is hosting a Rebel handbags and jewelry trunk show. Gina Riley, the founder of this edgy NYC-based brand will be in town to show her designs. Although Rebel has been around for more than 10 years, I was new to this line. It’s clean, modern, and incredibly well-made. The Italian leather bags and clutches, for example, have a minimalist quality to them that is really appealing among all the monogram and sussed-out styles out there.

STYLEDLIFE, Gaviidae Common II, 612.746.5400
Thursday, September, 11-6 p.m.
*Cocktail party starts at 3 p.m.

Grab a friend and a Venti latte and head to the State Fair Grounds on Saturday for The Junior League of Saint Paul’s 59th annual Next-to-New Sale. Take it from someone who doesn’t do garage sales: this one is very clean, very classy, and very high on my list of places to find incredibly cheap vintage treasures—like the fur bolero jacket I scooped up for $30 one year. I’m also happy to report that some of our generous local retailers donate new merchandise to the sale (arrive early if you want a shot at the home decor items from Bibelot and Patina). Proceeds from the sale support the League’s children-focused community projects.

State Fair Dairy Building
1694 Judson Ave., St. Paul
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   
1 p.m. – half-price sale
2:15 p.m. – $5 bag sale

Next week, Taste of Grand: Restyled will showcase the dining and retail offerings of Grand Avenue, a nieghborhood shopping destination that just keeps getting better.  Food tasting from restaurants like Saji-Ya, a runway show featuring styles from Karma, Picky Girl and ten other boutiques, and cabaret-style entertainment are all included in the $30 ticket.

Thursday, October 2
Kagin Ballroom, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Tickets available at