Summer Sale Shopping: July 29-August 4

Where to score summer’s scorching deals

Just like summer, sales are at their peak right now. Check out our guide so you don’t miss any deals this week.

Wednesday: Shinola & Filson Grand Opening Party: These two all-American stores will serve cocktails & light bites from Monte Carlo, with music provided by DJ Girl Named Jane (Shinola, 228 Washington Ave. N, Mpls, 612-338-5493,,

Thursday: Girls Night Out in Excelsior: Explore local shops, restaurant specials, music, flowers and more. (Girls Night Out, Excelsior, MN,  

Thursday: bluebird boutique 10th anniversary: bluebird boutique is hosting a milestone bash that includes discounts, giveaways, treats, and a DJ. (bluebird boutique, 3909 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-8675

Beginning Thursday: 50% Off Sale at Poppy’s Togs and Clogs: Poppy’s Togs and Clogs is offering 50% off select items, and if you bring a new friend to the store, you each get a free pair of earrings (Through Aug. 31. 251 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, 612-236-3660,

Friday: Macy’s Glamorama: Hosted by Macy’s at the State Theatre, this benefit will raise money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund while unveiling the latest fashions from Calvin Klein, Hello Kitty, Weekend Max Mara, and more. (State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave., Mpls, 612-339-7007, or

August 1 through 3: Minneapolis Art Fairs: Artists both local and national will be displaying their crafts at Uptown, Powderhorn, and Loring Park this weekend, in three different art fairs celebrating creative expression and community engagement. There will also be food and music galore. (,,

August 1 through 31: 10th anniversary sale at The Grand Hand Gallery: St. Paul gallery The Grand Hand, specializing in fine American craft and art, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a summer sale that gets marked down every week, starting at 20 percent off. A large selection of artisan-made work will be available. (The Grand Hand Gallery, 619 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-312-1122,

Sunday: Caffetto Arts & Crafts Fair: Caffetto Coffee Shop in Minneapolis is hosting its 7th annual art fair, with quirky crafts, local artists, food trucks and tons of tunes. Sarah Moeding’s darkly beautiful jewelry line Dead Things will be featured. (Caffetto Coffee Shop, 708 W. 22nd St., Mpls, 612-872-0911,

Sunday: Paws on Grand:  Celebrate the dog days of summer on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue with Paws on Grand! Grand Avenue businesses partner with local rescue groups to pamper and celebrate four-legged friends all along the Avenue. (Grand Ave, 651-699-0029,

Through July 27: MartinPatrick3 Summer Tag Sale: North Loop men’s and design shop MartinPatrick3 is in the midst of a summer tag sale with markdowns of 30 to 60 percent on select furniture, including Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams floor samples and stock, plus 20 percent off special order upholstery. (MartinPatrick3, 212 3rd Ave. N. #106, Mpls., 612-317-0045,

Now through July 31: Covered Summer Sale: This Lagoon Ave. boutique is offering serious bargains, with 20% off the purchase of all regular-priced items—including new arrivals—plus a clearance rack featuring 50-90% off spring pieces (1201 Lagoon Ave., Mpls., 612-825-1610,

Now through July 31: Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique Clearance Sale: 50th & France retailer Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique is hosting their semi-annual clearance sale. It includes 50 to 75 percent off spring/summer and fall/winter clothing, shoes and accessories, with extended days and hours. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & noon-5 p.m. Sun. 5400 France Av. S., Edina, 952-224-2495,

Through July 31: Stephanie’s Progressive Summer Sale: Through the month of July, Highland Park store Stephanie’s is hosting its annual progressive summer sale: Take 20 percent off one item, 30 percent off two items and 40 percent off three or more items, plus an extra ten percent off if you mention Minnesota Monthly. (Excludes jewelry and select accessories.) (Stephanie’s, 758 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul., 651-690-3802,

Through July 31: Gus Modern Furniture Sale: Modern furniture and design store ROAM Interiors kicks off a month-long sale on Canadian-based furniture vendor Gus Modern, which designs contemporary and mid-century-inspired pieces. (ROAM Interiors, 2914 Hennepin Av., Mpls., 612-377-6465, &

Now through Aug. 3: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year after Black Friday features pre-releases from dozens of designers’ fall collections–occasionally exclusives–marked down by 33 percent for two weeks only before they go back to regular price on August 4. A great chance to stock up for fall. Check out my picks from the Anniversary Sale catalog. (Nordstrom, Mall of America, 1000 Northwest Ct., Bloomington, 952-883-2121,

Now through Aug. 3: KOKOON Twice Yearly Sale: KOKOON’s sale comes just twice a year, and up to 70% savings are upon us. Shop the Minnesota-based, USA-made line on clearance through the rest of the week. (

Now through August 4: My Sister’s Closet Summer Clearance: Take half-off everything in store, including vintage and designer resale clothing and accessories, during My Sister’s Closet semi-annual clearance sale. (1136 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 612-222-2819 & 2741 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-886-2891,

Now Through August 5: FinnStyle Iittala Sale: Minneapolis Finnish design retailer FinnStyle is hosting a 20 percent off sale for fall Iittala products, including glassware, dinnerware, textiles, and décor; many of them items that rarely go on sale, so get them while you can! (FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls, 612-333-2127,

Now through August 18: Pharmacie’s Summer RX Sale: Discounts range from 15% off of the hip Lyn-Lake shop’s True Modern sofas to 70% off select pillows, with plenty in between. (2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-200-9633,

Ongoing: Askov Finlayson Summer Sale: North Loop’s Askov Finlayson is hosting a summer sale with 25 percent off all remaining seasonal items. (200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925,  

Ongoing: Kindred Summer Sale: D.NOLO store-within-a-store Kindred is hosting its summer sale, offering 50 percent off spring and summer apparel, handbags, scarves and shoes. (D.NOLO, 219 N. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-584-3244,

Ongoing: Mille Summer Sale: Mille, which features a thoughtfully-curated selection of small designers and U.S.-made goods, is hosting its summer sale, with spring and summer merchandise marked 50 percent off online and in store, plus take 10 percent off all online orders this week when you enter “BLUESKY” at checkout. (Now. 316 W. 48th St., Mpls., 612-209-7364 &

Ongoing: Ampersand Summer Sale: Galleria home goods boutique Ampersand is hosting its summer sale, offering 25 to 50 percent off selected styles of dinnerware, glassware, table linens and more summer entertaining goods. (3445 Galleria, 952-920-2118,

Ongoing: Pumpz & Co. Summer Sale: Take up to 70 percent off select shoes, handbags and accessories, plus $25 and $50 surprises, at the Galleria designer haven. (Now. 3335 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252,

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