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Style + Shopping: May 15-20


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Shop spring arrivals at 40 percent off during Grethen House's spring sale this weekend.

Courtesy Grethen House

The week in local shopping includes summer kick-off events, shop anniversaries, and makers markets galore.

Eyebobs Opens at Mall of America:

Less than eight months after debuting its first brick-and-mortar space, within its Minneapolis headquarters, eyebobs is opening its second at the Mall of America. The eyewear brand, which was founded as a line of distinctive, high-quality readers in 2001 by founder Julie Allinson, recently began offering custom prescriptions. The new Mall of America store will feature both prescriptive lenses as well as grab-and-go options such as readers and sunglasses. Read more about the new store at the MNMO style blog. Opens Thursday (grand opening on June 7) @ Mall of America, 128 West Market, Bloomington, mallofamerica.com 

Grethen House Spring Sale:

Save 40 percent on select spring styles during Grethen House’s first sale of the season. Shop looks from women’s designer labels such as Brochu Walker, Public School, Frank & Eileen, Raquel Allegra, and more at both of the boutique’s locations. Thursday–Sunday @ Grethen House 50th & France: 4930 France Ave. S., Edina, and Grethen House North Loop: 212 3rd Ave. N. #109, Minneapolis, grethenhouse.com

Dugo’s 12th Anniversary:

The Galleria women’s wear boutique celebrates a dozen years of business with an anniversary party—and special guests. The evening includes a presentation by local cookbook author Paulette Mitchell, and trunk shows from local jewelry designer Laurie Luemann, New York–based formal gown designer duo Tom and Linda Platt, and L.A.-based jewelry line French Kande. Thursday from 4–7 p.m. @ dugo, 3595 Galleria, Edina, dressupgoout.com

Tales from a Forager’s Kitchen Book Party + Signing:

The Foundry Home Goods hosts a launch party and signing for the new cookbook by Johnna Holmgren, the founder of popular lifestyle blog, Fox Meets Bear. The wild forager and herbalist will showcase one of her “foraged libation” recipes and will be fielding question about edible plants and off-grid living. The book will be available for purchase at the store during and following the event. Thursday from 5–7 p.m. @ The Foundry Home Goods, 322 W. 48th St, Minneapolis, foundryhg.com

Pharmacie Spring Cookout:

Head to Uptown boutique Pharmacie for a spring kickoff event on the store's patio. Shop for the store's irreverent, high-design selection of home goods, gifts, and men's clothing, and enjoy brats, beer, and one-night-only deals. Thursday from 5–9 p.m. @ Pharmacie, 2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, pharmaciempls.com

Art-A-Whirl 2018:

Known as the biggest artist crawl in the U.S., Art-A-Whirl is a great opportunity to pick up original paintings, ceramics, and sculptures by local artists—plus wearables and beauty products. This year’s event features pop-up shopping and open studios featuring local fashion and home goods makers galore. Read a full guide and seven Minnesota fashion brands to look for at this year's event on the MNMO style blog. Most events take place during Art-A-Whirl’s regular hours, Friday from 5-10 p.m., Saturday from noon-8 p.m., and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. @ Northeast Minneapolis, artawhirl.org 

Mill City Farmers Market:

After a winter indoors, the Mill City Farmers Market is back outside every weekend for the season. One of the longest-running farmers markets in the Twin Cities, it features a rotating lineup of more than 60 local farmers, food makers, and artisans in a single marketplace alongside the Mississippi River. This week's makers include Matthew Krousey Ceramics, Old World Cabinet, ArtAndes Peruvian woven rugs and textiles, Jeanne Beatrice market baskets, and more. Saturday from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. @ 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org

Troentorp Clogs Spring Outlet Sale:

Head to the Troentorp Clogs outlet for its annual spring sale. The Swedish heritage brand’s U.S. headquarters will feature a huge selection of clogs, including the entire spring/summer collection as well as one-of-a-kind styles and colors, at steep discounts during this highly anticipated, once-a-year event. Saturday from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. @ Troentorp Clogs Outlet, 10056 Flanders Ct. NE., Blaine, troentorp-usa.com

Summer Kick-off with Hackwith Design House:

Excelsior boutiques are joining forces for a multi-location summer kick-off event this Saturday. GRAY Home + Lifestyle is hosting a trunk show featuring St. Paul–based women’s wear line Hackwith Design House, which will showcase its latest ready-to-wear and swimwear collections, a personal appearance by designer Lisa Hackwith, and sips and snacks. You can also check out GRAY’s new collaborative kids’ clothing brand with Golden Rule, pip & pal, in a pop-up shop on the store’s front porch. Read more about the new kids' brand on the MNMO style blogSaturday from noon–4 p.m. @ 366 Water St., Excelsior, grayhomeandlifestyle.com 

Bridge + Burn Trunk Show:

Excelsior’s Brightwater Clothing and Gear hosts a spring trunk show featuring Portland, Oregon–based apparel brand, Bridge + Burn, which specializes in functional, classic apparel for men and women. Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. @ Brightwater Clothing and Gear, 256 Water St., Excelsior, brightwaterclothing.com

Makers Day at Golden Rule:

Excelsior boutique, Golden Rule, will have free coffee and espresso drinks from Coffee Cart from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local maker Dinosaur Hampton will be doing custom chain-stitch embroidery, and Lisa Luck of Daughters & Suns will be offering five-minute custom portraits for $20. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Golden Rule, 350 Water St., Excelsior, shopgoldenrule.com 

Hand + Built Spring Pop-up:

Ace General Store, the new menswear concept from Solid Manufacturing Co.’s founders, welcomes spring with a pop-up event featuring Minnesota home goods makers. Guests include furniture brands Jerry Chair and Concrete Pig, Thorson Knife Works, sign-maker Forrest Wozniak, and musician Meg Kirsch. Drinks will be served. Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. @ Ace General Store, 356 Water St., Excelsior, instagram.com/acegeneralstore

Willa June Anniversary & Summer Kickoff Party:

Victoria boutique, Willa June Apparel + Home, celebrates its first year of business with an in-store party. Activities include giveaways every hour from brands including Gentle Fawn and Sota Clothing, special discounts, new summer styles. Plus, 10 percent of sales from the day will be donated to the neonatal program at Children's Hospital of Minnesota. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Willa June Apparel + Home, 7940 Victoria Dr. #102, Victoria, shopwillajune.com

Askov Finlayson Spring Warehouse Sale + Bubble Hockey Tournament:

North Loop menswear shop Askov Finlayson hosts its first-ever, one-day-only warehouse sale with a side of bubble hockey. It's a rare opportunity to shop past-season goods, backstock, deadstock, and more at deep markdowns from the retailer. Stay for the store's annual Bubble Hockey Touramanent hosted in its courtyard, with DJs, live music, and craft beer. Plus, bring in a gently used piece of winter outerwear during the sale to receive 20 percent off any full-price item in store—donations will be given to Wilderness Inquiry to support its youth programs. Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Askov Finlayson, 204 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, askovfinlayson.com

Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers Market:

The Minneapolis Craft Market kicks off its summer season with Maker Days at the Linden Hills Farmers Market, a weekly, open-air makers market featuring a rotating cast of vendors. This week’s makers include Capital b Printing, which creates unique throw pillows and towels screen-printed with maps of Minneapolis, and natural hair-powder favorite, Lulu Organics. Read more about Lulu's latest product launch on the MNMO style blog. Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. @ Settergren's, 2813 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com 

Joynoëlle's 2018 Collection Presentation:

Veteran Minneapolis fashion designer, Joy Teiken, debuts her latest collection in a two-part, intimate presentation this weekend. Taking inspiration from NASA images, space exploration footage, and spacesuits, the designer has created individualistic looks that represent a different aspect of the galaxy, made with fabrics she has manipulated into intriguing, varied textures and sculptural l silhouettes. Read more about the collection and get a sneak peek on the MNMO style blogSunday from 8:30–10 p.m. @ Lightbox Studio, 2600 E. 26th St., Minneapolis; tickets are $20 at joynoelle.com

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