April 7th, 2011
Shop till you drop. Or at least until sunset (7:50 p.m.ish!).
The best kind of sales are simple. That makes this spring sale the tops -- 20 percent off everything in the store and online (Friday and Saturday, see list of stores here
). As in 20 percent off all gifts, clothing, jewelry, paper and home goods. Plus get a $10 gift card when you spend $100 or more.
Monique Lhuillier trunk show
Paris in Minneapolis? Oui! It's easy when you shop the Monique Lhuillier ready-to-wear trunk show (through Saturday, 3928 West 50th St, Mpls, 612-929-0747) with the seriously sophisticated fall 2011 looks straight off the runway
. The color palette, bow belts, lace and this dress
were so gorgeous we wept a little bit.
C'est Chic anniversary
Seeking more French-iness in your hometown? Stop by the boutique that celebrates French style. To celebrate their first anniversary (they grow up so fast!), they'll be having drawings and events all weekend (Friday through Sunday, 212 Third Av N, Mpls, 612-339-1600). On Saturday, you can meet the head designer for Eva Tralala 9th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., see a fashion show at 1 p.m. and learn how to cook crepes.
Liquidate! Starting on Saturday (through April 23, 7788 Main Street, Maple Grove, 763-391-6102), you can shop the Eva Franco Liquidation Event with skirts, dresses, tops and jackets for $49 and up.
MN Made Artist Mart
After you make some crop art
, shop the local handmade movement (11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Av, Mpls, 612-375-7600) with works by Abigail Woods Anderson, Richard Barlow, Bob Brocken, Susan Brown, Lisa Jordan, Marnie Karger, Curt Lund, Paula McCartney, Regina Perry, Molly Spilane, Lex Thompson, Theresa Gramlich and Rebecca Yaker.
Okay, we went to prom last weekend! And just had to share the fabulousness that we found there
. Three words: Dickies work pants.
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