Monday, December 26, 2011

l'étoile's Guide to Sales and Shopping

Edited and written by Jahna Peloquin, l'étoile Fashion Editor

Updated weekly with exclusive sales, shopping news, special offers and stylish events at the Twin Cities' hippest shopping destinations, our comprehensive shopping guide is the go-to guide for the local fashion fanatic.


Beginning Monday: Stephanie's Stock-up Sale
The more you buy, the more you’ll save during Stephanie’s stock-up sale: buy one item and receive 20 percent off, buy two for 30 percent off, and buy three or more items for 40 percent off on names like Nicole Miller, Tibi, Autumn Cashmere, Citizens of Humanity, David Meister, James Jeans, and Susana Monaco. Shop early for the best savings.
When: Through January 31.
Where: Stephanie's, 758 Cleveland Av. S., St. Paul, 651-690-3802,

Beginning Monday: Cliché’s Color Dot Sale
Cliché’s color dot sale includes 10 to 50 percent off select fall and winter inventory. They have also marked down select winter wool coats 30% off.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Av. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-0420,

Beginning Monday: The Room & Board Annual Clearance Event
The Room & Board Annual Clearance Event happens just once a year. Get as much as 50 percent off furniture, accessories, and discontinued floor samples. Additional clearance items can be found at
When: Ongoing
Where: Room & Board, 7010 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-927-8835,

Beginning Monday: Karma's Winter Sale
Karma is adding to an already significant on-going sale following Christmas. The clearance event will include up to half of the store and will feature 50-80 percent discounts on clothing and accessories.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Karma, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-291-1997,

Beginning Monday: Arafina's Winter Sale
At Arafina, take 30 to 50 percent off all fall and winter merchandise.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Arafina, 3365 Galleria, Edina, 952-925-1565,

Beginning Monday: Drama's Winter Sale
Drama just marked a big selection of fall and winter merchandise down 30 to 70 percent.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Drama Boutique, 1203 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis, 612-338-9423,

Beginning Monday: Bumbershute's Winter Sale
High-end boutique Bumbershute is offering 50 percent off all designer merchandise.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Bumbershute, 5014 France Av. S., Edina, 952-475-2684.

Beginning Monday: Ladyslipper's Winter Sale
Boot season is just getting started. But now you can get 50 percent off all fall and winter boots—and shoes—at Ladyslipper.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Ladyslipper, 4940 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-224-1900,

Beginning Monday: Melly Winter/Holiday Sale
The day after Christmas, the Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store in Edina, MN carrying Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade, Trina Turk, Shoshana is marking winter and holiday merchandise 30 percent off and will offer an additional 15 percent off on Thursday, December 29.
When: December 26-January 8.
Where: Melly, 3327 Galleria, Edina, 952-929-9252,

Beginning Monday: OPM's Winter Sale
Receive 50 percent off all falla nd winter merchandise for OPM Facebook fans only; click here to "like" the page.
When: Ongoing
Where: OPM, 3700 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-567-7399,

Monday-Saturday: After Christmas Sale at Paper Hat
Remaining holiday merchandise at Paper Hat Co. will be 20-30 percent off. There will also be discounts on additional items such as prints, ceramics, and jewelry.
When: December 26-31.
Where: Paper Hat Co., 2309 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-886-3892,

Beginning Monday: Pumpz & Co. Winter Sale
Designer shoe boutique Pumpz & Co. is taking 50 percent off select fall and winter styles by names like Alexander Wang, Frye, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, Tila March, Carlos Falchi and more, plus 70 percent off previous season styles in the sale room.
When: Ongoing
Where: Pumpz & Co., 3335 Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252,

Beginning Monday: Flirt's Semi-annual Sale
Lingerie boutique Flirt is extending its semi-annual sale this year. That sale includes 40 percent off select fall and winter collections from brands including Mimi Holliday, Blush, Elle, b.tempt'd, Else, and Felina.
When: December 26-January 8.
Where: Flirt Boutique, 177 Snelling Av. N., St. Paul, 651-698-3692,

Beginning Monday: Parc Boutique's Winter Sale
Parc Boutique’s winter sale features 30 to 75 percent on all fall and winter merchandise.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Parc Boutique, 320 E. Hennepin Av., Minneapolis, 320 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-353-4966,

Beginning Monday: Grand Hand Gallery Winter Sale
The Grand Hand's annual Winter Sale includes discounts on holiday items. Find handcrafted holiday ornaments, winter wearables and selected jewelry marked down 20 to 70 percent, with more items and discounts to be added throughout the sale. Come early for best selection.
When: December 26-January 22.
Where: 619 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-312-1122,

Beginning Monday: Bibelot's Winter Sale
Get 50 percent off select gifts and décor and 30 to 70 percent off women’s clothing.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Four metro locations, including 1082 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-0321,

Beginning Monday: russell+hazel's Winter Sale
At the flagship store for chic paper brand russell+hazel , enjoy 50–60 percent off all Mara Mi holiday items and other select products.
Where: Ongoing.
When: 4388 France Ave., S., Minneapolis, 952-279-1360,

Beginning Monday: Local Motion's Blowout Clearance Sale
Local Motion’s blowout clearance sale includes 30 to 50 percent off most fall items. Also kicking off this week is the ongoing happy hour Fridays, with a different item on sale each week from 4 to 6 p.m. plus treats and refreshments.
When: Ongoing.
Where: Local Motion, 2813 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-8436,

Beginning Monday: n'etc Winter Sale
Designer boutique n'etc kicks off its winter sale on Black Friday, offering 50 percent off all fall and winter merchandise.
When: Ongoing.
Where: n'etc, 5005 France Avenue S, Edina, 612-922-9321,

Beginning Tuesday: Askov Finlayson's Winter Sale
Men’s shop Askov Finlayson is offering 40 percent on items from Barbour, Norse Products, and Warriors of Radness, and 25 percent off everything else.
When: December 27-January 8.
Where: Askov Finlayson, 200 N. 1st St., Minneapolis,

Beginning Wednesday: BANGbang Salon's Winter Sale
BANGbang Salon’s winter sale includes 20 percent off Illume candles and diffusers and 30 percent off select jewelry and handbags.
When: December 28-Jan. 14.
Where: BANGbang Salon, 11 W. 38th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-2264,

Thursday: Ralph Rapson Chair Design Opening Reception & Release
To launch its new relationship with Rapson Inc., Danish Teak Classics will be featuring both vintage and new Rapson rockers from the legendary Minnesotan architect and interior designer, as well as design sketches from the Ralph Rapson collection archives during this opening reception and release party. Attendees will be able to vote for the next Rapson chair design to be produced and enjoy refreshments.
When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, December 29.
Where: Danish Teak Classics, Northrup King Building, Suite 277, 1500 Johnson St. NE., Minneapolis, 612-362-7870,

Saturday: Forage Modern Workshop NYE Party
Forage Modern Workshop, a soon-to-open furniture and home goods store specializing in both modern and vintage design, is throwing a New Year’s Eve party in their new building. Preview the studio, enjoy drinks from a cash bar, snacks and espresso, plus live music from the Cactus Blossoms, Greycoats, Ghost in the Water and DJ Erotic Vulture.
When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, December 31.
Where: Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 E. Lake St., Minneapolis,

Through Saturday: White Rabbit Variety Shop Pop Up
White Rabbit Variety Shop lives up to its name by offering something for just about everyone this holiday. The pop-up store features an array of local curiosities, including collages, lotions, jewelry, photography, and more by 21 Twin Cities artists.
When: Through Saturday, December 31.
Where: 2520 Hennepin Ave., S., Minneapolis, 612-636-2140.

Thursday: Target Free Thursday Nights Special in the Walker Shop
Each month during Target Free Thursday Nights, the Walker Shop is offering a discount on a selected item. The featured item for December is the Pantone mug. Inspired by the Pantone Color charts, these mugs are glazed as an iconic Pantone Color Chip and come with a Pantone chip tag. Each mug is $10 in the Walker Shop on Thursdays in December (a $5 discount). (Limit one per person; discount cannot be combined; discount available in store only.)
When: Thursdays through December 29.
Where: Walker Shop at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7633,

Through December 29: Rose Mille Flagship Location Closing Sale
What: Since Rose Mille moved to Stillwater's Grand Garage, they're offering up the leftovers at 50 percent off the lowest price through December 29 at the old Main Street location. The closeout sale includes clothes, gifts, and furnishings.
When: Through Thursday, December 29.
Where: Rose Mille, 125 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-342-0206,

Through December 31: KOKOON Online Sale & Clearance
Now through the end of the year, shop the extensive selection of local brand KOKOON's sale and clearance. Plus if you purchase $100 in gift certificates between now and December 20, you'll receive a $20 bonus certificate for yourself.
When: Now through December 31.

Now open: SHIP&SHAPE
In the increasingly viable world of e-retailing, more and more local designers and entrepreneurs are abandoning traditional brick-and-mortar for something with a bit further reach. One could count the success of (former) Minneapolis knitwear designer Annie Larson, who landed features in national magazines and an exclusive collection for Madewell on the strength of her e-shop. Now, her longtime pals Erin Smith (of SISBRO Design), Annika Kaplan and Maddy Nye (of MN&Co) are joining forces to open their own e-shop, SHIP&SHAPE. The e-shop will have a focus on limited edition handmade goods from themselves and 15 of their crafty friends, including Larson and Voltage 2010 standout Rachel Blomgren, with quarterly collections launching every season.

Now open: mnartists.marketplace
A new mini store opens within the Walker Shop this week devoted solely to art, artistic wares, and art inspired objects by locals. Co-curated by, the shop features a curated selection of artists' works, plus limited edition objects sold exclusively at the Walker Shop. The first edition of artist-design objects is a series of pint glasses featuring the work of six Minnesota artists; each set of six pint glasses comes with a voucher for two complimentary beers at Gather by D'Amico. (Pictured: Gentry Night Studios)
Where: Walker Shop at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-375-7633.

Now open: 'Graphic Design: Now in Production' Popup Shop
The Walker Art Center is known for having one of the best gift shops in town, so it should come as no surprise that the popup shop for its latest exhibition, "Graphic Design: Now in Production" is equally stellar. Design-oriented goods from many of the exhibition's contributors let museum-goers take home a piece of the show, whether it's a $6 roll of designer wrapping paper or a $250 designer axe with a colorful paint-dipped handle by Best Made Company.
When: Now through January 22, 2011.
Where: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-375-7633,


Annie said...

I was going to write a holiday shopping blog post tonight and I'm so glad I didn't because this is the best local shopping round up EVER. I can't wait to hit Blacklist and duplex. If only I can resist buying myself xmas gifts, it will be a successful season. Thanks Jahna!

e said...

Thank you so much for your listing in last week's column! Bonne Chance is open again this weekend, regular hours. Thursday & Friday, 2-6 and Saturday 12-5.

Unknown said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing. <3

Velvet Moon said...

Lovely list! Don't forget the Envision Artopia fashion show in September :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the LOVE! Happy cyber shopping, everyone.