Shopping Guide: September 30-October 6

Sales and events not to be missed



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Tuesday: Scarborough Fair Shop art opening: This West 7th St. gallery welcomes impressionistic painter Elizabeth Fritz as their featured fall artist, and everyone is invited for food and beverages in celebration. (Scarborough Fair Shop, 961 W 7th St., St. Paul, 651-224-4182, scarboroughfairshop.com)

Wednesday: Hackwith Makers Alongside: Specializing in the rare and unique, Hackwith Design House releases a limited new item designed by top artists on the first and third Wednesday of every month. This week: a porcelain pitcher from Ginny Sims Ceramics. (Hackwith Design House, hackwithdesignhouse.com)

Opening Wednesday: Duluth Trading Company in Fridley: After success with several other Minnesota and Wisconsin locations, Duluth Trading Company is opening a new store in Fridley. This Wisconsin-based heritage/outerwear company is bringing in fall this year with plenty of flannel. (Duluth Trading Company, 252 57th Ave NE, Fridley, duluthtrading.com)

Thursday: Macy's Fashion Rocks event: TV personality and fashion blogger Courtney Kerr will host a runway fashion show at Macy's Southdale this Thursday evening. Customers can win prizes, enjoy some refreshments, and even get a flash tattoo. (Macy’s Southdale, 100 Southdale Center, Edina, 952-924-6600, http://www.bravotv.com)

Thursday: Rocky Horror Picture Show collection launches at MAC: It’s been 40 years since this cult classic film hit the screens, but its popularity has never died out, and MAC is releasing a new collection of makeup and lipsticks to celebrate. Colors include the “Strange Journey” lipstick and “Oh, Rocky!!!” eye shadow palette. (MAC Cosmetics, temptalia.com)

Thursday through Saturday: Velvet Moon Studio + Shop: Velvet Moon invites you to come check out their new fall styles and a pop-up shop featuring local jewelry designer Carrier Pigeon. On Thursday night from 5-9 p.m., you’re welcome to join Velvet Moon for wine and special sales, and the store will also be open on Friday and Saturday. (Velvet Moon Studio + Shop, 681 17th Ave. NE, Suite 218, Mpls, shopvelvetmoon.com/)

Friday: Primp Woodbury Lakes Grand Opening: This local boutique has added yet another location in the Woodbury Lakes, and they open officially this Friday. (Primp, primpyourself.com/

Friday: Fusion+Fashion event at Orchestra Hall: This event gets creative with fashion as it challenges local designers in a Project Runway-style competition to make new and never-before-seen garments out of unusual materials. Tickets available online. (Fusion + Fashion, iida-northland.org)

Friday through Sunday: Tandem Vintage Pop-up Sale at Forage Modern Workshop: This three-day pop-up event features a wealth of chilly weather necessities, including denim, flannel, jackets, sweaters, and much more. (Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 E Lake St., Mpls, 612-886-3603, facebook.com)

Saturday: Shinola Maker Series: The all-American Shinola Maker Series continues with a Spring Finn & Co. handbags pop-up and hand-painted bag demos by the designer Talin Spring. (Spring Finn & Co., springfinnandco.com/)

Saturday: Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show at Nordstrom Mall of America: The seasonal beauty trend show allows you to watch industry experts reveal their masterpieces in an energetic runway show. Attendees receive complimentary makeup, skincare, and fragrance consultations, plus tons of tips and a free Nordstrom’s tote bag. (Nordstrom Mall of America, 1000 NW Court, Bloomington, 952-883-2121, shop.nordstrom.com)

Saturday: Rumble on the Runway & Minnesota Fashion Awards: The first-ever “Rumble on the Runway” show kicks off at Depot in downtown Minneapolis. The awards will bring together the finest names in fashion with a red carpet reception and award categories ranging from best hairstylist to best blogger to lifetime achievement. (Rumble on the Runway, rumblemn.com)

Sunday: Five Watt Pop-Up Shop: Five Watt Coffee on Nicollet Ave is featuring five local businesses: Marked Inc, Mill City Fineries, BlackBlue, William Rogue & Co. (Five Watt Coffee Shop, 3745 Nicollet Ave, Mpls, 612-259-7519, facebook.com)

Now Available: Junket: Tossed & Found expands: after a successful summer-long test that found the shop open every weekend—that they will be making their secondhand wares (and local art and gifts made using secondhand components) available five days a week starting this fall. The shop will be open every Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. beginning September 3. (Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls, 612-293-6863, shopjunket.com)

Now Open: Pumpz & Co. expanded location at Galleria: This chic boutique has moved to a larger location within the galleria, offering designer shoes and accessories, home furnishings, and world travel items. (Pumpz & Co., 3335 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252, pumpzco.com/)

Ongoing: Bay Street Shoes Closing Sale: The longtime Calhoun Square shoe store announced it will be closing, and all store items are 20% off. (Bay Street Shoes, 3001 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 612-824-5574, facebook.com)

Ongoing: Tatters Vintage Clothing Closeout Sale: Tatters Vintage Clothing is closing its doors, beginning at 25% off everything with further markdowns as they approach the final day. Fashions from nearly every decade; accessories and even costumes. (Tatters Vintage Clothing, 2928 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls, 612-823-5285, tattersvintageclothing.com/)

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, kickstarter.com)

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