Style + Shopping: March 13–18
Milliner brand Ruby3 by Anna Lee will be featured in this weekend's Hats, Horses & High Tea event at Scarborough Fair Boutique.
Image by Lauren Krysti
The week in local shopping includes a Kentucky Derby hat shopping event, a spring vintage pop-up, and more.
Arcona Mini Glow Facial Event: Valise Boutique & Apothecary hosts an in-store event featuring natural skincare brand, Arcona. Enjoy a mini glow facial plus tips and tricks from the Arcona team, personal product recommendations, drinks and light appetizers, and gifts with purchase. The $25 booking fee can be used toward any purchase at Valise, including Arcona products. Book your appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday from 3-8 p.m. 244 Albert St. S., St. Paul, valiseboutique.com
RAAS: Local Market Grand Reopening Party: Celebrate the reopening of the second edition of the RAAS Local Market shop at Mall of America at this grand reopening party. The store features 17 local brands with goods spanning baked goods, beauty products, home décor, clothing, accessories, and more. Brands include Sota Clothing, Excelsior Candle Co., Strey Designs, and Hagen and Oats, plus returning favorites, Still Kickin and UrbanUndercover. Register for the free event at eventbrite.com. Opening party: Thursday from 5-8 p.m.; open through May 13 during mall hours @ Mall of America, 262 West Market (second level near Nordstrom), Bloomington, mallofamerica.com
Flirt's Swimwear Trunk Show: Shop luxury swimwear by Lise Charmel, Antigel by Lise Charmel, and Huit at lingerie boutique, Flirt. View and try on the lines-several of which go up to the hard-to-find size F cup-and place orders in time for warmer weather. The store will also have Turkish towels from Kisa Boutique for sale and natural tanning brand goGLOW will be on hand with discount giveaways with suit orders, plus enjoy complimentary sea breeze cocktails and snacks while you shop on Thursday night. Thursday from 5-8 p.m. plus Friday-Sunday @ Flirt Boutique, 177 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, flirt-boutique.com
Faribault Woolen Mill Spring Open House: Head down to the Faribault Woolen Mill flagship store to an open house event. View the heritage brand's newest collection of lightweight wool and cotton blankets, throws, and accessories for spring; enjoy samples from Crack of Dawn Bakehouse & Market (10 a.m.-noon), Cheese Cave (noon-3 p.m.), and Keepsake Cidery (noon-3 p.m.); and enjoy tours of the historic mill ($3-6, free for kids under 5). Plus, the first 100 shoppers receive a free gift, and shoppers who spend $150 or more receive a free tote bag. Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Faribault Woolen Mill, 1500 2nd Ave. NW., Faribault, faribaultmill.com
"Maiden, Mother, Crone" Vintage Spring Sale: Shop the spring women's clothing and accessories collections of vintage vendors, Double Peace Studio and Noisy Eye Vintage, at this pop-up sale. Expect a mix of bright colors, vibrant patterns, and flowy silhouettes from the 1950s to the 1990s. Plus, receive 10 percent off your purchase when you bring in new or gently used professional clothing to donate to Harriet's Closet at Tubman. Visit the Facebook page for more info. Saturday from 1-6 p.m. @ Seen the Future, 2223 E. 35th St., Minneapolis
Hats, Horses & High Tea: Enjoy tea, scones, and finger sandwiches while your shop for custom and ready-made hats by local makers in time for the Kentucky Derby later this spring. This pop-up features new spring collections by milliners Karen Morris, Candy Kuehn, and Ruby3 by Anna Lee, plus new spring women's clothing deliveries. A portion of proceeds from the free event benefits Planned Parenthood. Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. @ Scarborough Fair Boutique, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, scarboroughfairshop.com
Love from Lyn-Lake: Show your support for local businesses during this two-week event, during which players take to the streets to visit the more than 50 participating restaurants, shops, bars, salons, fitness studios, coffee shops, and theaters. Complete the bingo-like card to enter a raffle for prizes. Game cards are available at participating businesses now. Begins Saturday, March 17, runs through March 31 @ Lyndale Ave. S. & W. Lake St., Minneapolis, lyn-lake.org
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