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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.
Store closing sales
With all the store openings St. Paul’s been seeing lately (Everyday People, Flirt, Stella.blu), it’s only natural it will see a few closings as well. Vintage home shop REfind Vintage and downtown gift shop Evoke Gallery are closing before the end of the month, but take advantage of the loss by shopping their store closing sales.
REfind Vintage opened just over a year ago by the former owner of Jerebek’s New Bohemian bakery, Mellissa Deyo, who filled the store with a different kind of treat: Vintage knickknacks, accessories and home décor. The huge store closing sale June 25-28 will include repurposed wicker furniture, potting plants and crafting glass garden totems as well as artwork and, of course, baked goods. (Noon-7 p.m. Thu. & Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 1105 Payne Av., St. Paul, 651-776-5122.)
One of the few retailers located in St. Paul’s downtown, Evoke Gallery has long been a resource for contemporary gifts (handbags, jewelry, candles, etc.) as well as Minnesota-themed dish towels -perfect for the cabin. Everything will be on sale for half off, as will be fixtures and shelves. On the upside, Evoke will continue to sell at festivals like St. Paul’s Taste of Minnesota and its online shop, EvokeGallery.com. (355 Wabasha St., St. Paul, 651-224-6388.)
Vintage Sale + more at MN Fairgrounds
The Midwest Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Textile Show is back at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds once again this year. The annual traveling vintage flea-market style show held in the Fine Arts Building always brings out collectors near and far. This year’s show features 50 booths of vendors from throughout the country, with finds from the 1880s to 1980s. On Friday night’s festivities includes a live rockabilly set from the Twin Cities’ own Al’s Rockabilly Quartet, a vintage fashion contest, and a cocktail bar. While you’re there, check out the Star of the North Antique Show and the Twin Cities Used Book Fair on the Fairgrounds the same weekend. (5-10 p.m. Fri. $6/$1 off if you dress vintage. Early buying at 3 p.m. for $25. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $4.)
Beginning this Monday, June 29 and going through July 5 Hot Mama, a local boutique for stylish moms and moms-to-be, will offer 25 percent off one item. (867 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-209-0222.)
Through Friday, July 26, Rocco Altobelli Salon & Day Spa will offer 25% off h2t foot therapy products, 50% off dermAstage toner when you purchase a Sulfate-Free Cleanser, and $6 off Altobelli hairsprays. (665 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul, 651-690-5491.)