Fashion foreword: LEN moves, vintage wares, mega-clearance sales


There’s plenty of deals going on in our fair cities this Valentine's Day weekend. If you’re single, you can hit up some sales with your girlfriends, and if you’re not, well, going to dinner on V-Day is kinda cheesy anyway, isn’t it? Just make your partner buy you a dress instead. That’s romantic, right?

Len Druskin leaves Galleria for Southdale

Full disclosure: I worked for Len Druskin for four years, which is why I’m sad to see the Minneapolis-based family-owned flagship store leave its longtime home in the Galleria for Southdale. (The company is approaching 40 years in business in the Twin Cities.) The new Len Druskin lives next door to LEN on the ground floor of the mall, and it offers only designer brands – no clearance, no 50-percent-off merchandise. The half-and-half mix previously filling up Galleria didn’t prove very popular with longtime customers, so they’re going back to their full-price, upscale roots with brands like Pam & Gela, Spiritual Gangster, and Bailey 44, as well as the premium denim they’re known for. The new store is already open, leaving many wondering what will fill the giant space at Galleria, which has become increasingly more corporate than local. 

Double Peace/rosebud was the sled Vintage Sale

(3156 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis)

Stop by the Double Peace studio on Thursday for a pre-Valentine’s Day sale featuring exclusively vintage pieces from Double Peace and rosebud was the sled. Give them a follow on Instagram at @doublepeace to see what’s up for grabs; there’s only one of each item, after all. Enjoy a drink or two and get started curating your spring wardrobe, or find something cute to take along on your warm-weather vacation if you’re getting a tax return. Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.


Semi-annual clearance sale at Primrose Park

(Primrose Park, 779 Bielenberg Dr., Unit 107, Woodbury)

Woodbury’s Primrose Park is slashing prices on all fall/winter merchandise in its very first semi-annual sale, so you’ll find cute, trendy pieces from 50 to 75 percent off this week. If you need a date-night dress, it’s worth a look. If you stop by on Saturday, bring a non-perishable food item to donate to their Hearts for Hunger event to score an additional five dollars off your purchase. Thursday through Sunday. 

Winter clearance sales at June Resale

(June Resale, 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis)

If the thrill of the hunt is what motivates you while shopping, designer resale shop June has added a clearance rack full of great markdowns on coats, dresses, and more. You never know when you’ll find your next luxury treasure; could it be chilling on the rack right now? Follow their Instagram (@juneresale) for first dibs on your dream Louis Vuitton bag or new spring sandals. Shop hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays;  and hours vary Sundays.