Summer fashion: A Mighty Swell sale, poolside runway show, Cliché jewelry mart this weekend

Now that the snow has melted and the rain has stopped pouring, local fashionistas are ready to show off their best summer looks. But while it's always fun to switch out the closet as the season changes to more amicable weather, last season's looks often need a little freshening up in order to look hot again.

Fortunately, this week several businesses around the Twin Cities will be offering fun fashion events to give you new ideas (and perhaps a few new items) to try out and wear in the coming months.

Check out our roundup of shopping events, parties, and runway shows after the jump.

[jump] Thursday, June 9:

Poolside Fashion Show 2011

(Calhoun Beach Club, 2925 Dean Pkwy., Minneapolis)


When the weather heats up, folks love to flock to water. This pool party, hosted by the folks at, includes a two-part runway show featuring the chicest looks for this summer, from casual threads to evening wear to beach looks. Come early for the social hour and stay late for the appetizers, cash bar, dancing with DJ Jake Rudh, and more. The event is 21+, and tickets are $25/$35 VIP. For more info, visit the events Facebook page.

Saturday, June 11:

Mighty Swell Sidewalk Sale

(Mighty Swell, 3109 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis)

Planning on heading out to the Standish, Ericsson, and Corcoran neighborhood garage sales? Be sure to stop by Mighty Swell then. Organizers of this sporadic -- but always fantastic -- pop-up shop will be selling awesome wares and bargain items, from household items to vintage clothing to modern pieces. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the event's Facebook page for more info.

Sunday, June 12:

Jewelry Bazaar

(Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.870.0420,

Looking for some bling to complete your summer look? Local Minneapolis boutique Cliché will be hosting a jewelry bazaar this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here you'll find work from 20 local designers, plus a few from Chicago, L.A., and Iowa, including Bionic Unicorn, Tasha Rae, Sweet T, and Dank Artistry.