Style + Shopping Dec. 4-17 || Holiday parties, grand openings, the Women's Art Festival

Find plenty of opportunities for holiday gifts for yourself (and, we suppose, others)

Some of the accessories at Houser in North Loop. Photo by Lianna Matt.
Besides Denise Hosuer’s jewelery, visitors can also peruse Frances Valentine purses at North Loop’s new boutique, Houser.

Photo by Lianna Matt

Here are some Twin Cities style and shopping highlights for the next two weeks:

Holiday Party Fashion Group International

Enjoy an intimate cocktail reception, three-course dinner, and keynote speaker, stylist Jodi Mayers, at the renowned and beautiful Minneapolis Club. The evening’s keynote speaker is stylist Jodi Mayers, who will be speaking on accessorizing as a creative art and giving some styling tips for the season. Dec. 6 from 6:30-9 p.m. @ Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Ave. S, Minneapolis,

No Coast Craft-o-Rama

As the Crafters Local 612 nonprofit says, its annual holiday market is a “modern, urban and indie-style art and craft show.” Categories include art and prints, baby items, bags and fashion accessories, bath and body products, paper goods, ceramics, clothing, craft and gift supplies, jewelry, and more, and more than 75 vendors will be showing up. As you peruse the wares, there might just be some pop-up entertainment performances as well. Dec. 7 from 3-8 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.@ Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St., Minneapolis,

26th Annual Women’s Art Festival

Held for more than 10 years, the Women’s Art Festival now includes more than 130 artists. An entertainer // And, as another positive, you can find all the parking you need in a free covered Wells Fargo ramp a block away. Dec. 8 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. @ Colin Powell Center, 2924 Fourth Ave. S, Minneapolis,

Minneapolis Craft Market Weekend at Holidazzle

Warm up in a 5,000-square-foot heated tent at Holidazzle and look through locally made jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor, fiber art, and more. Remember–the lineup of artists is different each day, so repeat visits will give you different treasures. When you’ve found everything you wanted and are ready to head out again, make sure to grab some local beer and coffee before you head back out into Loring Park’s winter wonderland. During the weekend are also movie screenings, entertainment, sleigh rides, visits from Santa Claus, skating, alpacas, and more. Dec. 13-16 at various times @ Loring Park, Minneapolis,


Read More:

Dec. 6: Houser Grand Opening: Learn more about how this boutique in North Loop works together with Thai silversmiths across the world. (check back Dec. 4)

Dec. 6: Queer Bizarre: Get a hint of what to expect from this queer craft market hitting up Insight Brewing.


For More:

Dec. 6: Holiday Wine and Stroll @ Linden Hills neighborhood,

Dec. 6: The Holiday Party @ MartinPatrick 3, come earlier in the day for The Loupe’s Robert ProcopTrunk Show,

Dec. 6: The Great Northeast Make Merry @ Sociable Cider Werks,

Dec. 7: Chan Luu Trunk Show @ Queen Anna House of

Dec. 8-9: @ Tattersall Distillery, first a holiday market with 50-plus local artisans, pop-up bars, and drink collaborations, and then the (recurring) Hygge holiday market

Dec. 8, 15: A Handmade Holiday Market @ LynLake Brewing, in case you missed the first week,

Dec. 9: North Loop Holiday Bazaar,

Dec. 13: Sustainable Fashion Meet Up @ The Wardrobe

Dec. 14-15: Lene Vibe and TAP by Todd Pownell @ Max’s,

Dec. 16: A Very Vintage Holiday Market @ Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.,