Let's not think about the fact that it’s the end of July. Thinking about the end of summer is depressing. Even though it’s humid, sticky, a little miserable outside, and our A/C units are busy puttering in the windows, summer is the best part of living in Minnesota. Wait -- we decided not to discuss summer's eventual end. Moving on!
There’s a lot going on this weekend, shopping-wise. So you may want to cash that paycheck and capitalize on all the summery sales. Word to the wise: One of these events has a kiddie pool. That just so happens to be Instagram gold, trust us.
My Sister Grand Opening
(1612 W. Lake St., Minneapolis)
MySister.org is opening a brick-and-mortar location in Uptown this weekend and celebrating with a party. For every item sold during the grand opening, they’ll donate a shirt to a survivor of sex trafficking or a homeless youth. The company works to end sex trafficking by raising money and awareness through its clothing collections, so you’re doing good work as you shop. During the weekend’s festivities, they’ll serve treats from Angel Food Bakery, JonnyPops, and Big Watt Coffee, and the first 25 people through the door on Saturday will receive a gift bag from the European Wax Center. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Black-Top Sample Sale
(Parking lot behind Parc, 320 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)
Northeast faves Parc, Golden Pearl Vintage, and GH2 are joining forces for a summer sample sale featuring serious discounts on clothing, shoes, and accessories from their racks. If the promise of cute, inexpensive clothing from chic and minimalist Parc, glam Golden Pearl, or designer consignment go-to GH2 isn’t enough to lure you over on a sunny Sunday, they’re also serving BBQ snacks and summery refreshments. Oh, and there will be kiddie pools. Everyone loves a kiddie pool! Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Refresh Summer Sale
(Carleton Artist Lofts, 2285 University Ave. W., St. Paul)
If you’re over in St. Paul on Sunday, stop by the Carleton Artist Lofts to shop a pop-up presented by Fresh Traditions Fashion Show. Resale vendor Madfor, Seams Vintage, artist Oskar Ly, and many others are opening their closets and selling their wares to help support the Fresh Traditions runway show. which showcases Twin Cities Hmong designers. Every vendor accepts both cash and credit, too, so you don’t need to worry about running to the ATM. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Up Six Vintage is Back
(Up Six Vintage, 189 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul)
In case you missed it Up Six Vintage, which used to sit on Selby and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, has moved up the block into its new home in the former Groove City Guitars space. Their reopening means the area will continue to be a great vintage shopping spot, as Lula Vintage and Everyday People are also in the neighborhood.