Fashion Foreword: Store openings, launch parties, flea markets


It’s going to be a sunny weekend in the Twin Cities, which means there’s a ton of stuff happening everywhere. So load up on SPF — because it’s gonna be hot — and check out some of the fun, unique fashion events popping up all over town.

Winsome Mobile Studio Launch Party

(Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis)

This Saturday, designer Kathryn Sterner Sieve launches her mobile studio after a year of planning and one very successful Kickstarter event. Winsome’s chic, modern pieces in refined, neutral palettes are popular at retailers like Cliché. Now Winsome plans to produce their designs via an Airstream. Their mission is to make small batches of classic staples with a unique twist, and the new trailer gives Winsome the ability to travel across the United States to create and inspire both designers and customers. Check out the Airstream at Cliché this weekend, which is also offering 20 percent off the entire store. We’re loving their new rack of all-white items, though you might want to save those for a day when you’re not sipping red wine. Saturday, June 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. Free.

Extreme Noise Punk Rock Flea Market


(407 W. Lake St., Minneapolis)

Lake Street’s iconic Extreme Noise is throwing a “punk rock” version of a flea market, and you are encouraged to participate. According to the Facebook event page, “bring yourself, friends, and all your crap to sell, trade, or whatever.” Tables are free, but if you're interested in joining, you’ll need to email them prior to Saturday to reserve one for yourself and all your treasures. At the event, there will be records, of course, but it’s also likely you’ll find tees, jewelry, and art, too. Saturday, June 25. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Tilia Pop-Up Flea Market

(Tilia, 2726 43rd St. W., Minneapolis)

You’re probably already going to Tilia for Sunday brunch, so why not peruse their pop-up flea market full of vintage items, records, and more? Local vintage dealers like Double Peace Studio, Avila Vintage, and Arden Trading Co. are setting up shop to sell their wares at the beloved Linden Hills eatery. Even if you’re not popping in for brunch, you can grab a Tilia hot dog and a Lift Bridge tallboy as you peruse wares and enjoy DJ sets from a few local spinners. What a perfect Sunday, right? Sunday, June 26. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

My Sister moves to Uptown

Local line My Sister, which helps fight sex trafficking via the sale of its pieces, is moving into a permanent spot on Lake Street in Uptown. The store should be open in mid-July. “Our retail space will also allow us to reach people through collaboration," says CEO Mandy Multerer. "We are looking forward to hosting and participating in pop-up shops in our new neighborhood this summer and fall.” In the past year, My Sister contributed nearly $40,000 to help sex trafficking survivors. The location will be at 1612 ½ W. Lake St. in Minneapolis.