by Alexandra Katz
This week’s shopping guide highlights sales from local designers Robyne Robinson, Emma Berg and Stephanie Lake, plus Mighty Swell Vintage’s two-year anniversary.
Thursday: RAW: natural born artists presents
What: You know that new dress that still has the tags on it, the one you have been dying to wear but have no where to go? Well, this is the place. The dress code for PROVOCATION is strictly designated as cocktail attire only so be prepared for a lavish night. Three designers means three runway shows. Teaser <3 by yuli will be showing her custom and glamorous line of lingerie. Simple yet detailed leather goddess Stacie Yokiel will have her recycled accessories on display. Also Tori Foxx who draws her inspiration from culture, people and her environment will have her pieces going up and down the catwalk.Oh and don’t forget since October has started there might be some spooky live art performances to keep you entertained. Just don’t show up in costume!
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
When: 8 pm-midnight Thursday, October 4
Where: Fine Line Music Cafe, 318 North 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, www.rawartists.org
Thursday: Rox Jewelry Open Studio
What: I loved watching Robyne Robinson and her chic looks when she was an anchor on Fox 9 news. Now you can own her impeccable taste in the form of jewelry. Known for creating dynamic looks made of natural elements like wood, shells, fine metals and semi-precious stones her designs aren’t limited to women, guys can get Robinson’s style too. She is opening up her Rox jewelry studio for California Building’s First Thursdays event. If you are looking for something worldly, Robinson just returned from a trip to Greece with lots of goodies.
When: 5-9 pm Thursday, October 4
Where: California Building, 2205 California Street NE, Studio 403, Minneapolis, www.roxmpls.com
Friday: Emma Berg Sample Sale at June
What: After just showing a collection during last week’s fashion extravaganza Emma Berg is throwing a sale featuring her Fall 2012 collection, “Que Sera Sera,” a colorful collection of wools, silk, fringe and fur skirts, work-appropriate dresses and fun party dresses. Everything – and we mean everything - will be on sale. Sip on champagne and munch on some macaroons from Perfect Day Cakes as you shop Berg’s collection and June’s selection of quality designer resale. Click HERE to see the full Fall 2012 lookbook.
When: 5-8 pm Friday, October 5
Where: June, 3406 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, 612-354-3970, Click HERE for the Facebook invite
Saturday: Stephanie Lake Clothing, Jewelry & Decor Sale
What: Is there anything else you need besides vintage, designer and contemporary clothing, jewelry and home decor – especially when it was selected by scholar, interior designer and jewelry designer Stephanie Lake? This Saturday at the designer’s annual wardrobe and decor sale, peruse racks of designer and vintage clothing, jewelry and shoes (if you’re a size 7-8), and home decor items at discounted prices.
When: 10 am-4 pm Saturday, October 6
Where: Lake Residence, 11317 Park Ridge Drive West, Minnetonka
Saturday: Fashion Takes Balls, StevenBe Runway Show
What: Knitted this and knitted that, knits, knits and more knits. This is the most extravagant knitwear show you will ever see. StevenBe is bringing local and international wear together on the same runway with his annual fashion show. What is the best thing about wearing knits? Knowing that whatever you have on is completely unique, it’s like wearable art.
Tickets: $28, available HERE
When: 6:30 pm Saturday, October 6
Where: Pillsbury House Theater, 3501 Pillsbury Avenue S, Minneapolis.
Saturday and Sunday: Mighty Swell Vintage 2 Year Anniversary & Fall Sale
What: Clothing, accessories and home decor, oh my! Get a vintage dress, jewelry, shoes, handbags, home decor and housewares, or whatever else you are in to. Doubling as Mighty Swell’s two year anniversary sale, they’ll have plenty of things to help spice up your fall wardrobe. There will also be a bake sale, extra special $5 grab bags and more!
When: 10 am-7 pm Saturday, October 6 & noon-5 pm Sunday, October 7
Where: 3109 East 42nd Street, Minneapolis, www.mightyswell.com
Thorugh October: Rapson Rocker & Lounge Sale
What: Comfy and stylish rockers by modern design icon Ralph Rapson are 15% off now through the month of October at local design studio Danish Teak Classics. The iconic chair fusing American woodcraft and modern lines originally produced by Knoll has been been a popular item since its introduction in 1945. Using USC-certified wood and your choice of natural upholstery, it’s a modern heirloom with a conscience.
When: Now-October 31.
Where: Danish Teak Classics at Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE # 277, Minneapolis, www.danishteakclassics.com