This week in St. Paul shopping, a stylish trunk show at Picky Girl, a shopping night for the fellas at lingerie boutique Flirt, and more:
Thursday: Anna Hovet Trunk Show at Picky Girl
What: Whether you’re looking for warm wool jackets, cutesy sweaters or jersey dresses to keep you warm this year, emerging Chicago fashion designer Anna Hovet has got it all. And now, you can peruse her entire winter collection first-hand at picky girl boutique in St. Paul, available in Minnesota for the first time. Her totally wearable and trendy line, inspired by European streetwear and fashions of the 1910s, includes cute coats, lovely leggings and other warm winterwear perfectly suited for Minnesota winters. Best of all, at $49 to $280, the line is priced relatively reasonably. Bonus: The designer will be in town just for the trunk show, so take the chance to catch her ear. -Lauren Gantner
When: 4–9 p.m. Thursday, December 16.
Where: Picky Girl Boutique, 949 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-698-4107, www.pickygirlmn.com
Thursday & Friday: Myrth & Merriment at ELINOR
What: Be merry this holiday season with local textile and artist co-operative shop ELINOR. This Thursday and Friday, the artsy boutique will be throwing a Christmas bash. Stop by their shop to celebrate the holiday season and score totally awesome freebies, including mounds of yummy chocolate treats, super-awesome giveaways and even 10 percent off anything you purchase that day. -L.G.
When: 4–8 p.m. Thursday, December 16 & Friday, December 17.
Where: ELINOR, 1559 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-771-1791, www.elinor7.wordpress.com
Thursday: Guys’ Night Out at Flirt
What: Is your guy a little oblivious when it comes to his Christmas shopping? Don’t worry girls, sassy and classy lingerie boutique Flirt has got you covered this holiday season. Send your man over to the cutesy shop this Thursday to sit-back and enjoy all the things he loves: salty snacks, a couple of brews and totally hot lingerie (for your Christmas stocking, of course!) If your man doesn’t know much about what fits, just send your sizes and preferences to email@example.com so he’ll know exactly what to get you this season. Plus, for stopping in he’ll get his own manly stogie to puff on the drive home. -L.G.
When: 5–8 p.m. Thursday, December 16.
Where: Flirt Boutique, 177 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 651698-3692, www.flirt-boutique.com
Saturday: Give Us Wings Trunk Show & Sale
What: St. Paul’s FiveTwoSix Salon is offerings its exclusive collection of imported jewelry from Africa, all made by volunteers from Give Us Wings non-profit. While you’re there, enjoy refreshments and take in Rhea Pappas’ latest collection of dreamy underwater photography. Plus both days, take advantage of a buy one, get one gift certificate offer: spend $25, get $5; spend $50, get $10; spend $100, get $20; and spend $200, get $40. -L.G.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, December 18.
Where: FiveTwoSix Salon, 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-3839, 526salon.com
What: The Grand Hand’s annual Handmade Holiday bazaar opens for the holiday shopping season just in time for Thanksgiving. Stock up on fresh finds and perennial favorites, including a wide selection of ornaments, jewelry, prints, and pottery as well as work in fiber, glass, metal and wood. We’ll be adding new goods throughout the season, with plenty of options under $60. -Jahna Peloquin (Pictured: Jewelry by Brittany Foster)
When: During store hours November 19-December 24.
Where: The Grand Hand Gallery, 619 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-312-1122, thegrandhand.com
December Deals at FiveTwoSix Salon
What: Every month, St. Paul salon FiveTwoSix – which was recently named one of the top 100 salons in America by Elle Magazine – has tons of ways to keep you pretty with great deals and promos. This month, buy one of any product and get 10 percent off; buy two, get 15 percent off; buy three, get 20 percent off.
Plus get your winter hair fix with Bumble & Bumble’s Wear and Care Quenching Treatment; the line starts at $35, and you can take 20 percent off when you invest in all four treatments from the line. For your dry skin fix, take in a winter skin spa treatment from Dermalogica; get a 30 minute treatment for only $35, and take home its Smooth and Renew kit with free travel size samples for only $36 ($66 value). More deals running through the month: get a free 4 oz. Bumble & Bumble hairspray with a Messy or Dressy production collection purchase; free makeup touch-ups from Smashbox Cosmetics after any hair or spa appointment; and if you refer three people to your stylist, you’ll receive a free haircut, and they’ll receive a complimentary Bumble & Bumble product. -L.G.
When: Through December.
Where: 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-3839, 526salon.com
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