This week in shopping, SEE Eyewear opens in Uptown, Junk Love sets up shop in St. Paul, Steller Hair Company celebrates its grand opening and MidNorth Mercantile says farewell.
ONGOING THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 25
MidNorth Mercantile Closing Sale
@ 217 5th Ave N #100
Noon-5 pm daily
Just months after its December opening, vintage menswear boutique/barbershop MidNorth Mercantile is closing its doors. Or, rather, it’s picking up shop and moving to Chicago – where owner Mustache Michael “Mustache Mike” Ader will open up a joint venture with new fiance Karyn Dethrow of the Chicago-based Dethrose Vintage. He’s slashing prices on everything at his North Loop shop – including clothing, accessories, shoes and even fixtures and furnishings before it finally shutters for good on Thursday. -Jahna Peloquin
THURSDAY, JULY 25-THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
Stephanie Lake Design Moving Sale
Created from precious stones, antique pieces and rare gems, the jewelry designs of Twin Cities-based Stephanie Lake Design are the kinds of pieces that belong in a museum as much as on the wearer’s neck (and ears, and wrists). Finding inspiration in the pieces that formed them, Lake’s designs are romantically evocative of an earlier time and place, while managing to be bold, modern, fresh and completely decadent. This week, she launched a rare sale on her collection in preparation for moving into a new studio. Take an unprecedented 50 percent off on selected items – viewable here – for one week only. For purchase, please note your selections and call 612-802-3605 or send an email to email@example.com. Purchases can be made by appointment or shipped directly. -Jahna Peloquin
FRIDAY, JULY 26-SUNDAY, JULY 28
Rewind Vintage Get Pretty Sale
@ 2829 Johnson St NE
@ 2207 Lyndale Ave S
Rewind Vintage’s semi-annual Get Pretty Sale is back this weekend, with everything in the store marked 25% off for one weekend only. Yes, everything. The boutique that offers one-of-a-kind contemporary pieces as well as vintage finds. If you are a ’70s or ’80s vintage lover, Rewind Vintage is the spot. The sale happens only twice a year so don’t miss your chance at grabbing up some amazing pieces.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
Steller Hair Company’s Grand Opening Party
@ 945 Broadway St NE
5-10 pm / Free
Live music, tasty food and great hair is what Steller Hair Company’s grand opening party is all about. From 5 to 7 pm, get your hair straightened or curled for free, and even add some funky colors. Make sure to take a tour of the salon and take advantage of their mini sale, 10% off all products and Theorie Styling tools. Out on the patio, enjoy live tunes from the Idle Hands and Fort Wilson Riot, plus eats from Run Tell That BBQ and Bloomy’s Roast Beef food trucks, drinks from 612 Brew and Spyhouse Coffee, the Flaunt Fashion Truck, and free manicures from Jamberry Nails.
@ 3032 Hennepin Ave S
After being listed in countless magazines coast to coast (Vogue, Elle, GQ, etc.) for having the “best eyewear,” SEE is finally coming to Minnesota. Settling in the heart of Uptown, this trendy boutique is all luxury but without the price tag. They just received some pieces from the Fall/Winter 2013 season so stop in to see the new store and get the latest in eyewear accessories.
SATURDAY, JULY 27- SUNDAY, JULY 28
Junk Love Summer Sale
@ Carleton Artist Lofts – Community Room
2285 University Ave
10 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday
With the theme “Get Your Junk On” Junk Love is two day sale brimming with all sorts of vintage pieces for all tastes. Find everything from the fun and funky to recycled finds, chotchkes, vintage housewares, décor, antiques and more. Whatever you are looking for, Junk Love is sure to have it.
Covered’s Summer Sale
1201 Lagoon Ave
Chic boutique Covered in Uptown wants to invite you to their summer sale. Get star style like Kim K. and Vanessa Hudgens by sporting some of Covered’s amazing brands like Current/Elliot, Chaser LA or JJ Winters. Select summer styles will be 30-80% off and there will be a rack full of pieces that are $20 or under.
BEGINNING THURSDAY, JULY 25
Mona Williams Summer Sale
@ 18 University Ave NE
The boutique named after the the first American to be declared Best Dressed Woman in the World in 1933 by the top Paris designers is having a killer sale. Spring/summer apparel and shoes, plus a few new items will be at 25% for three weeks, then 50% off for two weeks and finally at 75% off the last week Founder Patric Richardson ran designer apparel at Nordstrom for ten years, so it is safe to say he knows high style. Find all the top brand name labels like Versace, Yigal Azrouël, Zang Toi, Jason Wu and more. Among his finds are Lanvin ballet flats and Louis Vuitton purses, priced at 25 to 33 percent off the original retail price. Carrying everything from vintage to last seasons’ best, Mona Williams adds the glamor to Northeast.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
FOAT Design, Post- & Epitome Skincare Trunk Show
615 W Lake St
Showroom, the innovative boutique that recently opened in Uptown is bringing you the latest stylings from FOAT Design and Post-. Acting as a space for designers and artists to show, retail and produce their work, Showroom brings artists from all mediums together. Currently hosting 15 different artists, this weekend on the Showroom floor check out the green conscious, couture stylings from FLOAT Design and see @Post’s latest looks. See great transitional summer pieces and goodies from both brands as well as a special guest speaker at Post.
ONGOING-SUNDAY, JULY 28
Drama’s Closing the Doors Sale
4946 France Ave S
The chic and sophisticated Drama Boutique has decided to close their doors for the time being. The sale begins with discounts of 20-30% off everything. Expect to see deeper discounts as the month goes on, with a final closing date of July 28.
GOING ON NOW-SUNDAY, JULY 28
My Sister’s Closet Summer Sale
@ 2741 Hennepin Ave
@ 1136 Grand Ave
Consignment shop My Sister’s Closet is in the midst of its semiannual clearance sale. For two weeks at both its Grand Avenue and Uptown locations, take 50% off the store’s entire stock – an eclectic mix of vintage and designer clothing and accessories.
Sip & Shop Happy Hour
@ Parc Boutique
320 E Hennepin Ave
3-6 pm / Free
Parc Boutique carrying everything from the casual to the chic is inviting you to happy hour. Owner Thao Nguyen is putting on an exclusive event for Parc Boutique’s fans. Every Friday stop in for the Sip & Shop Happy Hour. With a refreshment in hand enjoy browsing the variety Parc is known for, from the basics to blazers and party dresses. The best part of all is you get 15% off your entire purchase.