As shop owners are continuing to figure out out the best ways to keep their staff and customers safe, here are a few pop-ups and events in the next couple of weeks:
Thread & Company’s Outdoor Pop-Up
Threads & Company isn’t quite ready to open its doors completely, but the team is ready for a pop-up. Check out the boutique’s summer clothes during this socially distanced and outdoor event. While it’s free, submitting an RSVP helps them know how many people to plan for. Also, ICYMI, the shop’s summer subscription bag goods are in: Each season, subscribers receive a bag with four to six items such as apparel, shoes, accessories, home goods, and more at a 30% discount, so sign up now for something new to enjoy these long summer days. June 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. @ Threads & Company, 16971 Galleon Circle, Rosemount, facebook.com.
Discounts & Donuts at Shop Chicks Co.
Shop Chicks Co. is back with a restocked shop full of new items across its apparel for all sizes, footwear, accessories, and home goods. Stop by to peruse and grab a snack from the North Star Donuts food truck in the front. June 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. @ 4 Main St. E., Waconia, facebook.com.
Squire House Gardens’ Outdoor Pop-Up
Although the indoor gift shop remains closed, Squire House Gardens’ outdoor pop-up will feature garden-themed decor for the porch, garden, and home. Find charming items and then pair them with flowers and plants from the outdoor nursery. June 27 & 28, July 4 @ Squire House Gardens, 3390 St. Croix Trail S., Afton, facebook.com.
Online Fashion Talks
Learn about the history of kimonos (June 27), or take a look at fashion’s role in expression and protests from the French Revolution to now (June 29). If you’re really, really devoted to Jane Austen’s world, you can wake up at the crack of dawn for a talk called Neckcloths and Muslins by dress historian, lecturer, and curator Veronica Isaac (June 30). And for a look at where fashion has failed in the fight against systemic racism—and how it can facilitate solutions—check out a panel by New York-based sustainable fashion brand Adalinda Fashion (June 30).
Wedding: Happy Hour with Complete
For the first time in a while, Complete Weddings + Events is hosting an in person happy hour for couples looking to learn more about their six services, which include photography, videography, and coordination. While Complete will be offering special pricing, drinks, and appetizers like normal, couples will have to make an appointment to attend. June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. @ 200 N. Concord Exchange, South St. Paul, facebook.com.
- June 25 & 27: Grand opening of Blonde T’s Boutique @ Savage
- June 26: Natural Elements Design Series: Styling the Buffet with the Vintage Loft @ Facebook Live
- June 26: Kits & Cocktails: Scallop Wrap Tapestry Necklace with Goody Beads @ Facebook Live
- June 26: Dress & Skirt sale with Clear the Rack @ Facebook Live
- July 2: North Loop Virtual Spring Crawl (a continuation) ft. MartinPatrick3, Goldfine Jewelry, Queen Anna House of Fashion, and more
- July 3-5: Traders Market Elko, which is part farmers market, part vintage market, and part flea market indoors and outdoors across 30 acres @ Elko