This week in l’étoile’s Guide to Sales and Shopping, watch hairstylists draw insects as inspiration at Cliché, get a fabulous blowout at the new salon opening and spend your day shopping and creating at the Crafternoon Fair.
Thursday: Blowdry! Blowdry Bar opens
What: Named best salon by Minneapolis Monthly last year, the sophisticated and state-of-the-art Blowdry! blowdry bar opens Thursday. Owned by HAUS salon, this bar – the first in Minneapolis – follows the trend of coastal blowout salons around the country. Stop in and choose your style, costing between $30 and $50.
When: Opens at 8 am Thursday, June 14
Where: Blowdry! Blowdry Bar, 1203 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis
Thursday-Saturday: Peter Cohen Trunk Show
What: Join designer and Zimbabwe native Peter Cohen and experience the allure of his minimalistic design, offering a delicate stylish touch to any wardrobe. See an elegant blend of black and white in long, flowing skirts paired beige and white silky tops as well as sleek dresses. Meet this twenty-five-year designer and let him teach you less can definitely be more.
When: Thursday June 14-Saturday, June 16
Where: Grethen House, 4930 France Avenue S, Edina
Friday: Parc Boutique Website Launch
What: Finally, you can shop this beloved boutique on-the-go. Parc Boutique will be launching this online shopping experience complete with a lookbook and a style blog to keep you up-to-date on their fashion finds. They celebrate with a launch party at the brick-and-mortar store with champagne, cupcakes and a 20% in-store discount.
When: 5-8 pm Friday, June 15
Where: Parc Boutique, 320 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, 612-353-4966
Saturday: Calhoun Crawl
What: Shop local artists and vendors in Uptown at this shopping expo extravaganza. Capitol Sons will dish out live music from 1-5pm while you enjoy discounts and promotions from shops and restaurants. Enjoy giveaways of gifts and prizes and free parking if you are one of the first 30 to arrive at Calhoun Square.
When: Noon-6 pm Saturday, June 16
Where: Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, www.calhounsquare.com
Saturday: Cliché’s Annual Hair Industry Night
What: Cliché is making guests out of a few favorite pests. This year, each stylist at the third annual hair styling event will design a look inspired by their favorite bug. Invite your favorite stylist along and see designs by Melissa Cable of Tres Jolie Salon, Melissa LaPlante of Sweeney Todd’s Salon, Andy of Audaciastyling and Amber Philips of Moxie Salon. Receive 20% off in the store on all clothing and accessories during the event.
When: 7 pm Saturday, June 16
Where: Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612-870-0420, http://www.clichempls.com
Saturday: Crafternoon Craft Fair
What: The usual Crafternoon at 331 is turning into a craftstravaganza for a day. Tutorials on do-it-yourself projects, music and food are a complementary trio to the crafts available for purchase. Vendors include You & Me, Rachel Flanery, Zippityduda, Red Shoes 26 Design and a few more. Don’t fret, there will be no wooden shelves or coat racks with cut-out heart shapes to be seen. Sip $5 Bloody Marys while you tune into live music by Reina Del Cid.
When: 10 am-3 pm Saturday, June 16
Where: Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W 6th Street, Saint Paul, 612-285-3112, www.amsterdambarandhall.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 15, continues every Friday
Where: Parc Boutique, 320 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-353-4966, www.parcboutique.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