Summer Sales and Events: August 12-August 18

Shopping events not to be missed

Don’t let the last weeks of summer slip by without getting your sale shopping in!

Today: A Mano Studio Moving Sale: Photographer Louisa Podlich will be offering 20 to 40 percent off at her studio A MANO, which specializes in handmade artwork, during their moving sale this evening. (A MANO, 1618 Central Ave NE, Suite 218, Mpls,

Today: Get Together and Give at Tangiers:  Roe Wolfe Boutique and Tangiers are sponsoring a Get Together and Give event benefiting Roe Wolfe employee Jaqueline Frazier, who is recovering from a traffic accident. There will be food, a cash bar, and a DJ. (Tangiers, 116 1st Ave N, Mpls, 612-599-2651,

Wednesday: Camille Albane Paris Grand Opening: The salon launches its first U.S. location in Maple Grove. Owners John and Patti Prichard host this opening with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sample services including nails and makeup touch-ups. 6-9 pm, Main Street Arbor Lakes, 7808 Main St., Maple Grove. RSVP to

Wednesday: Flaunt Accessories Summer Sale at Flaunt Studio: Statement necklaces, scarves, beaded headbands and more will be30-50% off at Flaunt Accessories. Event includes a DJ, appetizers, and giveaways. (Flaunt Studio, 1950 West County Rd C, Suite 100, Roseville, 612-703-5515,

Wednesday: 5th Annual High Heel Dash: Both men and women compete in this annual dash for charity—wearing heels no less than three inches high! Prizes will be awarded and donations raise money for the Aegis Foundation. (5th Annual High Heel Dash,

Wednesday: Eco-Fashion Trunk Show at Moss Envy: Urban Junket and Lawrenz Jewelry will be showing their eco-friendly wares at Mossy Envy, with chances to win prizes and wine and cheese for refreshment. (Moss Envy, 3056 Excelsior Blvd, Mpls, 612-374-4581,

Thursday: Meals on Heels: This swanky cocktail party at the Harriet Lake Pavilion benefits Metro Meals on Wheels, while providing entertainment, food, and drinks. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance online.

Thursday: St. Thomas Women Connect Summer Social at the Shops at West End: St. Thomas Women Connect is partnering with Minq and Apricot Lane at the West End shops for a night of shopping and socializing. Shoppers receive a 10% discount and 10% goes to the Women Connect Endowed Scholarship.  (

Thursday: Second Debut Fall Preview: An evening of fashion and fun with refreshments, style advice, and a first look at fall trends. Purchase tickets online. (Second Debut, 4300 W. 36 1/2 St, St. Louis Park, 952-922-9640,

August 14 through 17: Twin Cities Premium Outlets Grand Opening Celebration: Opens in Eagan with Cole Haan, Saks Off Fifth, and Michael Kors.

Thursday: Fashion Group International presents “Fashion Fusion” in partnership with the Art Institutes International of Minnesota: Fashion show featuring designs of alumni and current students followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday: Excelsior Girls Night Out/ Art Crawl: Explore local shops and restaurants, and check out the artistic side of things at the Art Crawl. (Girls Night Out, Excelsior, MN,  

Friday: KOKOON Fall 2014 Collection Launch: Laine Sou Weinberg, the designer of KOKOON, has created the highly anticipated Fall 2014 Collection. This season balances femininity with casual sportiness and features a mix of textures, modest yet exciting details, and like always, a dedication to perfection in fitting women’s bodies. Known for cozy knits and vibrant prints. (KOKOON, 2508 24th Ave S, Mpls,

Friday: Realia by Jen launches Venus Collection: Incorporates natural stones and features mixed metals and Swarovski crystals, available on realitabyjen and in select boutiques. (Realia by Jen, 952-412-8331,

Saturday: Carrier Pigeon Pop-up at Shinola: Offering top designs and a limited edition 14k Rose Gold version of the Thorn Studs, as well as some limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces. Contact for more info.

August 15-17: Apricot Lane Boutique’s Back to School Sale: This St. Louis Park boutique is offering 15% off in honor of West End’s Back to School Weekend. (Apricot Lane Boutique, 1669 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, 952-582-1951,

Saturday: Retention Strategy presents “Diaspora” at the Lab Theater: First annual fashion show. Hosted by KMOJ’s Shed G and Kare11’s Adrienne Broaddus, and featuring music by the Liquid Crystal Project and DJ3J, “Diaspora” is a unique approach to history through the fashion lens.
Saturday: RedGreen Rivers products at Little Mekong Night Market: Open air market featuring artisan goods from RedGreen Rivers.

Saturday: The ABC’s of Style: Southdale Center is hosting a fashion show presented by Teen Vogue, providing fashion tips and trends, and preparing you for back to school.

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,

Through August 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,

Ongoing: Bow Tie Shoppe Kickstarter: This stylish shop, which creates one-of-a-kind bow ties and pocket squares, is running a kickstarter campaign to acquire much-needed new equipment. (The Bow Tie Shoppe,

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 & shopm

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,