This week in local fashion, we preview the Vita.mn Poolside Fashion Show, the grand opening of MOTTO, Grethen House’s 30% off sale, the Mighty Swell Vintage rummage sale and more.
Thursday: MOTTO Grand Opening
What: The Hennepin-Lake storefront that served as the home of designer boutique Intoto for over 20 years has finally found a new tenant. MOTTO opens its doors to the public on Thursday with a grand opening, and the lifestyle boutique promises a full shopping experience, offering women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, home and gift items, and an apothecary, as well as wardrobe consultation, personal shopping and interior design services. The opening bash includes complimentary champagne, beer and desserts; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
When: 6 pm Thursday, June 7
Where: MOTTO, 3105 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612-545-5636, www.shopmotto.com
Thursday: Vita.mn Poolside Fashion Show
What: The sixth annual fashion show will feature more than 40 summery designs of casual wear, evening wear and swimwear. A two-part poolside show will be accompanied by the tunes of local band Buffalo Moon. Following will be a show in the CBC Solarium as well as drinks and free apps while Jonathan Ackerman DJs. See designs by local boutiques like Cliché, Blacklist Vintage, Covered, martinpatrick3, and Nani Nalu, and retailers from the Mall of America including Lola, Desigual, Cotton On and Bettie Page. Styling the event is l’étoile’s own Jahna Peloquin with models from Vision and hair and makeup design by Jungle Red salon. The event is 21+. General tickets are $25 and VIP are $50.
When: 7-11 pm (show at 8 pm) Thursday, June 7
Where: Calhoun Beach Club, 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis, www.vita.mn/poolside
Through Saturday: Shoot Yourself
What: Put those Instagram skills to work and you just might win a bowtie from the classy designer Jared Zachary. Slip on your to-tie-for ensemble of the season and snap a photograph of yourself (Yes, we’re condoning it). Cross your fingers and post your picture on the Freedom From Doubt fan page with hash tag: #ffdbowme. The winner will be selected at random.
When: Now through Saturday, June 9
Where: Freedom For Doubt fan page, www.freedomfromdoubt.com
Friday: 30% off sale at Grethen House
What: The upscale boutique specializing in high-end, edgy designers is offering its semi-annual 30% off sale starting Friday. Take 30% off designs by New York designer Yigal Azrouël, Rick Owens and Martin Margiela, and spice up your summer wardrobe.
When: Starting Friday, June 8
Where: Grethen House, 4930 France Avenue, Edina, 952-926-8725, www.grethenhouse.blogspot.com
Friday: Sip & Shop
What: Every Friday, Parc Boutique is dedicated to bringing you a happy hour filled with drinks and shopping, all in one. Enjoy wine and save 15% off your purchases. The weekly tradition will continue all summer long.
When: 3-6 pm Friday, June 8, continues every Friday
Where: Parc Boutique, 320 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-353-4966, www.parcboutique.com
Saturday: Rummage & Bake Sale (Wedding Fundraiser)
What: The thrifters at Mighty Swell are downsizing their homes and bringing retro home decor, housewares and retro and modern kitchen goods to the 10th annual Standish, Ericsson & Corcoran Neighborhood garage sales. Sift through racks of markdowns in addition to the usual men’s and women’s vintage selection at the thrifty boutique. Enjoy some baked goods for the road, as a garage sale isn’t complete without sweets. Prices will adjust to move product, so haggle away. All proceeds go to Mighty Swell co-owner Rae’s wedding and honeymoon fund.
When: 9am-3pm, Saturday, June 9
Where: Mighty Swell, 3109 E 42nd Street, Minneapolis, www.mightyswell.com
Now-July 8: The Summer of (Tennis) Love
What: If you love-love fashion, celebrate a summer of discounts inspired by a tennis charity event, the most important of the year for STYLEDLIFE. Mimicking points in a match, each tennis ball on the ‘court’ will conceal a prize: 15, 30 or 40% off purchases in the store. Receive a ball with a $3 donation, and play up to three times a day. The money raised at this sixth annual event will go to the American Cancer Society and Perspectives Family Center charities.
When: Now-July 8
Where: STYLEDLIFE, 3410 Galleria, Edina, 952-928-8888, www.STYLEDLIFE.com