This week in shopping, celebrate the country’s ode to fashion right here in Minneapolis and its supporting suburbs on Thursday, September 6. Join downtown Minneapolis independent shops, Galleria, Macy’s, Mall of America, and Neiman Marcus for annual shopping night Fashion’s Night Out. Get beauty tips and tricks, sip drinks and check out Fall designs from your favorite lines at many of the city’s beloved fashion favorites.
What: Fashion’s Night Out shoppers in downtown Minneapolis will receive the glamour treatment with red carpet entrances, a complimentary Shopper Hopper between retailers, a fashionable event accessory to guide them through downtown, designated event parking, and much more. Check out C’est Chic for a shopping tour from 6-10 pm (212 3rd Avenue N.), and Arrow will be hosting an Itasca Leathergoods pop-up shop, a drawing for a $250 gift card, and Natedogs (hot dog food truck) will be out front. (121 N. 1st Street) Len Druskin and its family of stores will be having events at Len Druskin Man, LD Len Druskin and their newest concept, LD Blues. The Butcher and the Boar is catering alongside Cocoa and Fig and Surdyk’s. At Len Druskin Man (651 Nicollet Mall, Gaviidae Common I, Skyway Level), they’ve got a Wolverine rep and a gift with purchase. At LD Len Druskin (555 Nicollet Mall, Gaviidae Common II, Skyway Level), a spokesperson for Lisette pants will be in-store, and at LD Blues (555 Nicollet Mall, Gaviidae Common II, Skyway Level), a Paige Denim rep will help you find your perfect Paige fit. Martinpatrick3 will also host an in-store event featuring food and drink, new arrivals and a drawing for a $250 gift card. (6-11 pm, 212 3rd Avenue N.)
When: Various times spanning 4-11 pm Thursday, September 6
Where: Various locations in downtown Minneapolis, www.downtownmpls.com
What: Celebrate this special day for the fourth year in a row with featured designer Nancy Golden and her jewelry line, Goldenwear. The evening offers drag queen door greeters and special guests including fashion designer Hazel Matthys and Becky Stum of StormSister Spatique bringing her very own beauty tricks. Sign up for your chance at winning door prizes and take advantage of special pricing on trunk show jewelry.
When: 5-9 pm Thursday, September 6
Where: STYLEDLIFE, 3410 Galleria, Edina, 952-928-8888, www.styledlife.com
What: Join in the national celebration with presentations, beauty tips and an exclusive offer for $50 off of $350 regular-priced merchandise at Neiman Marcus. Kick off the evening at a fashion show at 6:30 pm with Allison Kaplan, senior editor of Mpls-St. Paul Magazine. Sip drinks, jam to beats by DJ Dr. Strangeleove and catch pop-up shops by local designers including Emma Berg, Amanda Christine, Danielle Everine, Christopher Straub and George Moskal.
When: 5:30-8 pm Thursday, September 6
Where: Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-334-7505, www.neimanmarcus.com
What: Head to Macy’s for an exclusive fashion show hosted by a by-appointment-only personal shopping manager Jennifer Horan. Stop by Chanel for a free consultation and get creative with a cupcake-making bar where you can make your very own dessert. Enjoy drinks, catered treats and music while you enjoy the upcoming designs and fragrances.
When: 6-11pm, Thursday, September 6
Where: Macy’s Downtown, 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, www.macys.com
What: Stop by this evening for designer appearances, trunk shows and watch models display the upcoming Fall fashion throughout the Galleria center. Arafina, Allure Intimate Apparel, Eileen Fischer, H.O.B.O., Schcherazade Jewelers, STYLEDLIFE and Whymsy are celebrating the day of fashion, each with their own shows and designer displays. Hear DJ Jay’s mix, relax in the Scheherazade Bauble Lounge and enjoy sips and drinks from Crave.
When: 6-9 pm Thursday, September 6
Where: Galleria, 69th Street & France Avenue, Edina, www.gallerinaedina.com
Pamper yourself with a makeup bar, shopping and champagne while you join June, Post- Accessories and Jennifer Simonson for an evening of art and fashion. Shop boots, sweaters, bags and anything Fall from June and test out new beauty products by The Elixery, which are totally vegan, shimmery and delighful. Grab anything leather from Post- Accessories, or do the lipstick-makeup bag combo from Post- and The Elixery. Dress fabulous for your very own photo taken by Jennifer Simonson and enjoy a bite to eat from El Meson while you sip bubbly.
When: 6-9pm, Thursday, September 6
Where: June, 3406 Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-354-3970, www.juneresale.com
MALL OF AMERICA
What: If you’re heading to this shopping super center, here’s the stores to hit on Fashion Night’s Out. Steve Madden is offering a studded iPad case with any purchase (while supplies last). Tommy Bahama is offering a limited edition scarf ($48 value), free with a purchase of $50 or more from 6-9 pm. Stop by Michael Kors for an in-store event (details TBA).
When: 5-9 pm Thursday, September 6
Where: Mall of America, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, www.mallofamerica.com