Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weekend shopping: STYLEDLIFE 5 Year Anniversary, Stephanie Lake Trunk Show & more

l'étoile's weekly shopping guide is packed with tons of weekend shopping events and local retail news. Here's a sampling:

Thursday-Saturday: STYLEDLIFE 5 year anniversary
What: Twin Cities preeminent accessories haven STYLEDLIFE is celebrating five years of style with an anniversary weekend of events. New York-based fashion designer Zang Toi will be in store for the third straight year on Thursday and Friday, showcasing his A/W 2011 designer collection and meeting fans. The store will also be hosting the country’s first OrYANY handbag trunk show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with OrYANY Sales Director Michelle Flaherty on hand Friday and Saturday. All weekend, enjoy giveaways, style consultations, cocktails and sweets, and get you photo taken in a vintage photobooth. (Pictured: Zang Toi A/W 2011)
When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Thursday-Saturday, October 20-22.
Where: STYLEDLIFE, 3410 Galleria, Edina, 952-928-8888,

Friday-Sunday: Stephanie Lake Design Trunk Show & Cedric's Furs Sample Sale
What: Local jewelry designer Stephanie Lake joins forces this weekend with a suitably luxe partner: Cedric's Luxe Collection furs. Snag some rare deals on thousands of Cedric's fine and faux furs at sample, closeout prices throughout the weekend, and on Friday only, peruse hundreds of Lake's jewelry designs made from decades of reclaimed vintage pieces. Select jewelry will be 50% off during the event only.
When: 3-8 p.m. Friday, October 21. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cedric's sale continues Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23
Where: The Westin Edina, 3201 Galleria, 952-567-5000, &

Friday: Becca Cosmetics Launch at Roe Wolfe
What: Celebrate the official launch of Becca Cosmetics - and try out a new fall look - with the styling experts of new designer boutique Roe Wolfe. Reserve your spot with Becca Cosmetics' National Makeup Artist Jo Levy, get a hair consultation from Evolution Salon stylists, enjoy wine and food from The Wine Market and The Olive Grove, and take 20% off all apparel and accessories. Makeup appointments are $70, with the money including product and a gift bag.
When: 3-9 p.m. Friday, October 21.
Where: Roe Wolfe, 750 Main Street, Mendota Heights, 651-330-4434,

Saturday: HandmadeMN Fall Market
The Minnesota chapter of Etsy sellers is hosting a market featuring everything and anything handmade. Find glossy acrylic jewelry from Jennifer Merchant, jewelry crafted from reclaimed vintage pieces by Lefthand Originals, richly-hued silk scarves by BaronessColor, knit fingerless gloves by Margaret Mousley, lavender-filled eye compresses from Dawn of ShantiDesigns, and much more from over 45 vendors. Bonus: two lucky visitors will take home gift baskets filled with $150 worth of handmade products donated by HandmadeMN members. Bonus #2: The first 25 visitors to the market will receive swag bags filled with even more handmade product. Get there early - shoppers tend to line up for the chance to take home a bag. (Pictured: Jennifer Merchant Design)
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, October 22.
Where: Balletine VFW, 2916 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis,

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