Shopping Guide: May 5-11


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Litany Jewelry photo courtesy Kahzana

May 6: Styled for Good: A Stylish MN Wedding Showcase at Aria: Enjoy interactive stations and demos, appetizers and sweets, curated cocktails, a live model window display, and local pop-up shops from some of the best vendors in the Twin Cities. Plus, swag bags for the first 100 guests and plenty of other great giveaways throughout the evening. (105 N. First St., Mpls, 612-342-2742, eventbrite.com/styled-for-good)

May 6: Litany Jewelry Trunk Show at Khazana: Join local designer Jen Westmoreland Bouchard of Litany Jewelry Designs for chai and an array of specially handcrafted jewelry pieces.  Her one-of-a-kind designs provide the perfect opportunity to surprise mom with a special gift this Mother’s Day. (2225 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, 612-339-4565, facebook.com/events)

May 7: Maker Night at Wilson & Willy's: This week kicks off Wilson & Willy’s quarterly Maker Workshop nights. From 4-7 p.m. come meet a handful of makers, share your own ideas, and get advice on how to get started making your own products. (211 Washington Ave. N., Mpls, 612-315-2280, wilsonandwillys.com)

May 7: Omforme & Guild Inc. Fundraiser: Each month Omforme teams up with Guild Inc., a non-profit organization helping adults with mental illness lead healthy lives, to help transform these individual’s self-esteem through refinishing and transforming furniture. Help support Omforme and Guild Inc. with h’ors d’ouvres, wines from local restaurants, and a silent auction filled with pieces from the workshops. (613 W. 24th St., Mpls, 855-663-6763, facebook.com/events)

May 7-8: Luxury Garage Sale Pop-up Shop at Bluebird Boutique: Chicago's premier designer consignment boutique returns to Bluebird with pieces from Valentino, Chanel, Celine, Hermes and Christian Louboutin. Stop in on for happy hour on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy cocktails and snacks while you shop fabulous designer pieces. (3909 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-8675, facebook.com/events)

May 8: Future Heritage at Cliché: Cliché has handpicked three designers, who they feel will one day be considered heritage brands, and is highlighting the high quality and precise craftsmanship that they produce by bringing them together to reveal their exclusive spring lines. Sip, snack, and mingle as you admire the designers’ lines. (2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, 612-870-0420, facebook.com/events)

May 9: Kinfolk Progressive Workspaces Event: Tour a few of Minnesota’s most inspiring workspaces with Kinfolk magazine. Learn about the creative processes happening locally at Spyhouse Coffee, Hackwith Design House, Lydia and Emily Photography, and Ann Nelson, a local floral designer. As you visit each workspace, you’ll sample some of the best brunch foods the Cities has to offer. (kinfolk.com/ progressive-workspaces-minneapolis)

May 9: 10th Annual St. Paul Craftstravaganza at MN State Fairgrounds: The St. Paul Craftstravaganza is back, and with tons of new artists including Couch Skinner, Fringe & Fettle Ceramics, PartlyCloudy Collective, and many others. From leather goods and men’s ties to home décor and solar-powered jewelry the market is filled with tons of great items. (1265 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, facebook.com/events)

May 9: Galleria Edina Pop-up Flower Market: Spruce Flowers and Home is celebrating spring with a pop-up floral market featuring bouquets, potted plants, and terrariums just in time for Mother’s Day. Plus, enjoy coffee samplings from The Good Earth as you listen to the lovely sounds of live Parisian music.  (3510 Galleria, Edina, 952-925-4321, facebook.com/events)

May 10: Mother's Day Fresh Floral Crown Workshop at Wind & Willow Home: Spend time with mom this Mother’s Day with a lovely brunch as you each create your own flower crown to celebrate the summer adventures ahead. Ann Nelson of the The Flower Fades will lead the workshop, while Seven Sundays will provide a fresh and scrumptious brunch. (319 W. 48th St., Mpls, 612-354-3965, windandwillowhome.com/mothers-day-workshop)

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