In this week’s shopping guide, find out about l’étoile’s premiere party for Project Runway featuring local designer Raul Osorio and Nordstrom’s anniversary sale.
Thursday: Project Runway Premiere Party
What: Join l’étoile Magazine and moto-i for the premiere of Project Runway. This season features one of our very own: local designer Raul Osorio. Cheer for Raul while sipping stylish drink specials (including $3.50 house wines and $4 Good Luck Cocktails from 8-10 pm) and noshing upon moto-i’s delish bar menu. For the premiere, Raul himself will surely make an appearance. Project Runway alumni Christopher Straub (Season 6), Danielle Everine (Season 9) and Katy Gerdes (Season 3) are confirmed to attend as guests of honor. For the premiere, l’étoile fave DJ Bach will be spinning tunes before and after the screening. Screenings will continue weekly until further notice.
When: 7 pm reception, 8 pm screening Thursday, July 19; ongoing Thursdays.
Where: moto-i, Second Level, 2940 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612-821-6262, www.moto-i.com
Now: My Sister’s Closet Summer Clearance Sale
What: Vintage consignment boutique My Sister’s Closet is hosting a sale on its summer clearance. Stock up on skirts and dresses, as well as hats, darling jewelry and other unique accessories for 50% off.
When: Ongoing through July 29
Where: My Sister’s Closet, 1136 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 651-222-2819 & 2741 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-886-2891, www.mysistersclosetmn.com
Now: Spring/Summer Sale
What: n’etc., a shop branching from Grethen House, hosting accessories, apparel and home decor by more than 75 designers is hosting a sale on spring and summer items for 50% off the retail price. Shop clothing by American Vintage, Heather, J.W. Brine, True Grit and more. Find handbags, footwear, accessories and home decor by Perelli, Jane August, Vanessa Dee, Franco Ferrari and other high-end designers.
When: Now available
Where: n’etc., 5005 France Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-922-9321, www.netcmsp.com
Wednesday-Saturday: Warm Pop!
What: The Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM), a membership organization focused on supporting female artists throughout the state is “popping” across the street to fill blank walls in a collaborative gallery installation. Attend a reception from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and enjoy a feminist art reading along with books, magazines and other resources from the women’s art movement. WARM, creating opportunities to learn, connect and explore through art will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year, so celebrate early by seeing the innovation and creativity their artists have to offer the area.
When: 4-8 pm Wednesday, July 18 & Thursday, July 19, 4-9 pm Friday, July 20, 1-5 pm Saturday, July 21
Where: St. Anthony Pop Up Gallery, 2401 University Ave, St. Paul, www.thewarm.org
Thursday: Atmosfere’s Summer Fashion Show
What: What’s better than a fashion show? A free, poolside fashion show featuring outfits worn by fabulous friends and music by DJ Strangelove. See alternative ensembles worn by their modeling friends, fashion for both men and women. Don’t miss the after party at the Social House with half-price drinks at the revealing of a fashion show wristband.
When: 7-10 pm Thursday, July 19
Where: Atmosfere, 1426 Lake Street, Minneapolis, www.twitter.com/AtmosfereMPLS
Starts Friday: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
What: The much-anticipated nationwide sale hosted annually by Nordstrom since the ’60s is bringing its adoring fans fall merchandise discounted for two weeks. Though basking in the balmy temperatures and sporting summer attire is still the to-do list for weeks, it is never too early to prepare for cooler days with designer jackets, tops and pants – on sale, too. Shop lines by Calvin Klien, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Alexis Bittar, Vince Camuto and other high-fashion brands. Also enjoy deals on beauty products by MAC, La Mer, Kiehl’s and other brands.
When: Friday, July 20-Sunday, August 5
Where: Nordstrom, Mall of America, 952-883-2121, www.nordstrom.com
Friday: Sale at Grethen House
What: High-end women’s boutique Grethen House is placing some of their designs on the markdown racks and it’s time for you to receive upscale designs on sale. Find pieces by Yigal Azrouel, Gunex, Martin Margiela and more for up to 70% off their regular prices.
When: Friday, July 20
Where: Grethen House, 4930 France Avenue S, Edina, 952-926-8725, www.grethenhouse.com
Friday & Saturday: You and Me Sidewalk Sale
What: You and Me, a collaboration of post-modern fashion by Tim+Thom and custom jewelry by Katy Schmaty is hosting a sale offering 50% off all merchandise on the sidewalk. Sift through $1, $5 and $10 bins to find designer clothing and accessories and catch 15% off in-house designs.
When: Noon-8 pm Friday, July 20 & 11 am-8 pm Saturday, July 21
Where: 2114B Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612-823-8200, www.shopyouandme.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 July 20, continues every Friday.
Where: Parc Boutique, 320 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-353-4966, www.parcboutique.com