St. Paul is busy with tons of Valentine’s Day shopping events and sales this weekend.
After two long years of vintage collecting, REfind Vintage is shutting down with a weekend long sale event on its restyled, repurposed vintage finds. Stop by Friday night for heart-shaped cookies, tarts, wine and other treats. (4–9 p.m. Friday, February 11 & 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, February 12. REfind Vintage, 1173 Burr St., St. Paul, 652-239-3852.)
On Friday, Minneapolis-based chic handbag design company BC Designs is launching its debut line of handbags and wallets at w7 Collective art and design co-op. Lead designer Bridget Connell will host a night of cocktails, cupcakes and discounts on the affordable handbag line. (5–9 p.m. Friday, February 11. w7 collective, Historic Pilney Building, 1032 W. 7t St., St. Paul, 651-398-5582, www.bcdesignsinc.com)
Friday-Sunday: Local Jewelry Trunk Show
What: Local jewelry designers Emily Johnson of EC Design and Britta Kauppila of Britta Lynn Design (pictured) will showcase their latest collections in a weekend long trunk show at the Grand Hand Gallery. (Friday, February 11-Sunday, February 13. The Grand Hand Gallery, 619 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-312-1122, www.thegrandhand.com)
Sad news: artwear boutique ELINOR is closing its doors. But not without a bang – their roster of artists are bringing in past work to sell at all-time-low prices. (Friday, February 11-Saturday, February 19. Friday night socials from 4–9 p.m. on Friday, February 11 & Friday, February 18. ELINOR, 1559 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-771-1791, elinor7.wordpress.com)
On Saturday, Temple of Fashion will host its monthly open house event just in time for Valentine’s Day. A collaboration of three local designers, Temple of Fashion features clothing by Laura Hlavac, silver and gemstone jewelry by Bridget Clark (pictured), and accessories made from repurposed fabrics by Lisa Wolfe will be among the offerings, plus wine and snacks. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, February 12. 1190 James Ave., St. Paul, www.bridgetclark.etsy.com)
On Saturday, local handbag company HeddyFreddy is offering 14 percent off all purse shells and executive tote shells during its showroom opening party. While you’re there, check out Zinnia Folk Arts, which will showcase Mexican artwork including ceramics, pottery and beadwork. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, February 12. 1595 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-308-1368.)
Flirt lingerie shop and The Shops at Snelling & Selby are also having some Valentine’s events this weekend. Check out last week’s shopping guide for more.