Shopping + Style: February 13-19


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Fashion designer Samantha Rei will showcase her new fashion collection this week

Photo: Amy Ballinger | model: Cristina Peterson | Makeup: Grace Witthuhn | Doll: Rachel Girard | Hair: Orley Anderson

This week’s top shopping events include last-minute Valentine’s sales, The Foundry’s grand reopening, the unveiling of Samantha Rei’s latest collection, and more.

Larissa Loden Galentine’s Day Studio Event: Grab your girlfriends for this in-studio event in honor of “Galentine’s Day” from local jewelry line, Larissa Loden. Shop the designer’s latest collection and get your photo taken in a pop-up photo booth. Tuesday from 4–8 p.m. @ Larissa Loden Jewelry Studio, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE. #265, Minneapolis, larissaloden.com

Galentine’s Day Market: Head to Sisyphus Brewing for a handmade gift market featuring a quintet of women-owned makers, including LaLunette Jewelry, Night&Gale jewelry, Nicole Houff’s Barbie photo art, Sew Adorkable, and Sudify jewelry, plus waffles and bacon, craft beer, and drag queen "blingo." Read more about Sudify on the Minnesota Monthly style blog. Tuesday from 6–10 p.m. @ Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave. W. #100, Minneapolis

Express Your Heart: An Evening of Self-Love: For Valentine’s Day, the holistic-oriented Spot Spa is setting aside an evening for some self-love. The spa’s integrative health and massage therapist, Karen Gillespie-Haeg will lead a silk scarf dying workshop and guided meditation. The $75 registration fee (via  eventbrite.com) includes light snacks, sips, and a Spot Spa swag bag. Tuesday from 6:30–8:30 p.m. @ Spot Spa, 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, spotspas.com

The Foundry Home Goods Grand Reopening: After opening in 2012 in a onetime brass and metal foundry in the North Loop, The Foundry has moved to a new location in south Minneapolis. The hostess haven is hosting its grand opening just in time for Valentine’s Day with an all-day soiree. Through Valentine’s, you can also pick up a fresh bouquet and a gift for your sweetie. Read more about the big move on the Midwest Home magazine blog. Now open; grand opening Wednesday @ 322 W. 48th St., Minneapolis, thefoundryhomegoods.com 

Samantha Rei Fall/Winter 2018 “Vanitas” Collection Presentation: Preview the new collection by Minneapolis-based fashion designer (and Project Runway alum) Samantha Rei up close at this free, gallery-style presentation. The event promises an “interactive gallery experience of birth, death, and rebirth” and features textured brocades, hand-dyed cottons, silk velvet, bead embroider, and faux fur to create the texture and palette of Dutch Vanitas paintings. Plus, the collection will be shown alongside artist Richard Girard's hauntingly beautiful sculpted dolls. Wednesday from 4–8 p.m. @ Wild Hare Salon & Gallery, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE. #185, Minneapolis, samantharei.com

Scarborough Fair’s Annual Everything-on-Sale Sale: St. Paul women’s and home boutique, Scarborough Fair, hosts its annual storewide sale, with items ranging from 20 to 80 percent off. Save on furniture and décor, clothing and accessories, and beauty and skincare items from small, boutique labels. In store only. Thursday–Saturday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily @ Scarborough Fair, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, scarboroughfairshop.com

The Dandies Project 2018: Book Release Party: Since 2014, The Dandies Project has showcased the dapper style and positive influence of Twin Cities men of color through photography. Sales of books from the project help fund the project itself as well as local charities. The free release party features a photography exhibition, the first chance to purchase the book, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with this year’s Dandies. Thursday from 6–9 p.m. @ 514 Studios, 514 N. Third St. #101, Minneapolis, facebook.com/thendandiesproject

Spring Review: New Collections from June & Milana Stile: Head to upscale resale shop, June, for a two-day spring style event. Just back from Paris, Milana Stile will exhibit her newest collection of jewelry finds, and stylist Richard Anderson will be on hand to help put together your spring looks. Plus, enjoy champagne and small bites on Friday night, and mimosas on Saturday. Friday from 5–8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. @ June, 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, juneresale.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Winter Art Fair: This weekend, local artisans will take over the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a third year running. Shop handcrafted goods by nearly 50 local makers, including natural soap and skincare, jewelry, pottery, glass, wood goods, artisan foods, visual art, clothing and accessories, soy-wax candles, and more that reflect the beauty of nature. Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (member preview Friday from 5–7 p.m.) @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, arboretum.umn.edu

Rosenthal Interiors’ Annual Clearance Sale: Save up to 90 percent off for three days only during Rosenthal Interiors’ biggest sale of the year on Presidents' Day weekend. Save on quality furnishings storewide from brands such as American Leather, Thayer Coggin, and Gamma for the living room, dining room, bedroom, office, and entertainment areas. Plus, save up to 40 percent on goods from luxury Italian brand, Calligaris, during its ongoing floor model sale. Saturday–next Monday @ Rosenthal Interiors, 22 N. Fifth St., Minneapolis, rosenthalfurniture.com

ASI’s Conversations on Craft + Form and Curated Cocktail Tour with Ingegerd Råman: As part of the American Swedish Institute’s current exhibit, CraftBOWL, visiting Swedish glass and ceramics maker Ingegerd Råman will discuss how form, function, and aesthetics have influenced her work. The acclaimed artist will be joined by members of Minnesota’s craft and design community including ceramic artist Liz Pechacek, wood maker Jess Hirsch, glass artist Chad Holliday, and shoemaker Amara Hark Weber (Saturday at 10:30 a.m., $5­–$10 via asimn.org). Later that evening, join Råman for an exclusive tour of the CraftBOWL exhibit as part of ASI’s cocktail tour (Saturday at 7:30 p.m., $50–$55 via asi.org). @ American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis​

Wanderlust Vintage Market Store Closing Sale: After a year within its brick-and-mortar location, traveling vintage vendor, Wanderlust, is closing shop and returning to its mobile-only business aboard its Vintage Caravan. But first, they’re cleaning house. Get major discounts of up to 80 percent off furniture plus at least 30 percent off vintage décor. Saturday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Wanderlust Vintage Market, 349 13th Ave. NE., Minneapolis, wanderlustvintagemarket.com

Northeast Winter Farmers Market: Shop fresh produce, artisan foods, and handcrafted goods by more than 30 local vendors at this monthly event co-presented by the Eastside Food Co-op and Chowgirls Killer Catering. This indoor market also features prepared foods from Chowgirls, vinyl tunes, raffles, local beer and a bloody mary bar, kids’ activities, and a best-dressed disco contest. Sunday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ Solar Arts by Chowgirls, Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave. NE., Minneapolis, northeastmarket.org

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