This week in l’étoile’s Guide to Sales & Shopping, pack your week with Blowdry! Blowdry Bar’s grand opening, Macy’s annual Glamorama fashion bash, and our weekly Project Runway viewing party.
Thursday: Summer Sale at STYLEDLIFE
What: Shop your favorite high fashion lines at exceptional discounted prices at designer accessories haven STYLEDLIFE. Save 30 to 70% off while you hunt for men and women’s fashion to complement your individual look. Find designs by Alexis Bittar, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Versace, Santi and many more. For a limited time, selected vintage will be discounted as well as some pre-fall season items.
When: Begins Thursday, August 2; ongoing
Where: STYLEDLIFE, 3410 Galleria, Edina, 952-928-8888, www.styledlife.com
Thursday: Blowdry! Grand Opening
What: Celebrate the grand opening of the Blowdry! blowdry bar with complimentary champagne, cocktails and sweets while you chat with the stylists. Bring a friend and grab a swag bag and enter to win gifts and prizes.
When: 6-8 pm Thursday, August 2
Where: Blowdry! Blowdry Bar, 1203 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, www.blowdryblowdry.com
Thursday: l’étoile magazine presents Project Runway Weekly Viewing Parties
What: We here at l’étoile have always been big Project Runway fans, and this season features one of our very own – Minneapolis fashion designer Raul Osorio. Join l’étoile and cheer on Raul while you sip cocktails, including $3.50 house wines and $4 good-luck cocktails, every Thursday on the second floor of moto-i. Vote for Raul as Fan Favorite throughout the duration of the season by tweeting hashtag #teamraul. The winner gets $10,000 at the end of the season, and Raul has promised to throw a huge party if he wins – and everyone’s invited! (One tweet per user will be counted as a vote within a five-minute period, so you can vote a lot. Vote here.)
When: 8-9 pm every Thursday
Where: moto-i, 2940 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612-821-6262. Click HERE for the Facebook invite
Thursday: Open Studio featuring ROX Jewelry
What: Minneapolis jewelry designer Robyne Robinson has ROX Jewelry is opening up her studio for California Building’s First Thursdays event. The former Fox 9 news anchor is known for creating unique and dramatic looks made of natural elements such as wood, shells, fine metals and semi-precious stones.
When: 5-9 pm Thursday, August 2
Where: ROX Minneapolis Jewelry, 2205 California Street NE, Studio 403, Minneapolis, www.roxmpls.com
Friday: Macy’s Glamorama
What: The most anticipated fashion event of the summer is back, and this year the folks at Glamorama are celebrating the British invasion. The hour-long show will feature fall 2012 collections from bar III, Donna Karan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and others alongside tantalizing visuals, dance performances, and live music by R&B artist Robin Thicke and pop-rock duo Karmin. Attend the after party and try eclectic foods from London, walk down Abbey Road in the Patròn photo booth and enjoy cocktails as well as desserts from Queen’s High Tea and See’s Candies. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Tickets start at $60, and the after party is included with a ticket $175 or more.
When: 8 pm Friday, August 3
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, www.childrenscancer.org/glamorama
Saturday & Sunday: 4th Annual Blacklist Bargains Sale
What: Head to the annual vintage sale at Blacklist and dig through $5 sale bins to find unique items to add to your summer wear. Shop and make room for new Fall fashion receiving 20% off storewide. Hurry in to get the best picks.
When: Noon-7 pm Saturday, August 4 & noon-5 pm Sunday, August 5
Where: Blacklist Vintage, 25 E 26th Street, Minneapolis, 612-872-8552, www.blacklistvintage.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 every Friday
Where: Parc Boutique, 320 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-353-4966, www.parcboutique.com
Now: Summer Sale at Covered
What: Celebrate the month left of beach days and long summer nights and hit this summer sale while the deals are as hot as the weather. Complement swimwear with tops, dresses and denim, receiving up to 75% off on summer fashion. Catch 15% off dresses, 25% off tops and 30% off shoes and panties. The sale will continue for a limited time only, so head over to cover the rest of your summer in style.
Where: Covered, 1201 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, 612-825-1610, www.shopcovered.com
Now: Flirt’s Semi-Annual Sale
What: This weekend, high-end lingerie boutique Flirt kicks off its semi-annual sale. It’s a great time to get in and swoop up deals on that fancy lingerie you’ve been eyeing over the past few months. Sizes and styles are limited, so get there sooner than later!
When: Now-Sunday, August 5
Where: Flirt Boutique, 177 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul, 651-698-3692, www.flirt-boutique.com
Now: Girlfriend Package at Blowdry!
What: You, me, oui! Yes indeed, newly-opened blowdry bar Blowdry! has launched a deal for girlfriends. Grab your bestie and nab two blowdries for $60 (regularly priced at $35 a pop) during one visit. Blowdries include a complimentary scalp and shoulder massage, followed by shampoo, blowdry, and styling of your choosing – plus cappuccino and champagne! Book online at www.blowdryblowdry.com.
Where: Blowdry! Blowdry Bar, 1203 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-824-4878, www.blowdryblowdry.com