heads up: vintage shopping galore this weekend

{Junk Love founder Malia Schroeder}

Holy smokes!! There are so many fantastic thrifty/vintage shopping events happening this weekend, I thought I’d round ’em all up for ya.

Junk Love: The brain child of Malia Schroeder and her mom, Junk Love is a semi-regular flea-market-meets-craft-fair type of event that promises a wide array of reasonably priced “junk” along with upcycled and refurbished goodies. This weekend’s sale, happening today from from 2-9 p.m., tomorrow from 12-9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., is supplemented with photo prints from Babes in Thriftland‘s Erin Foster and hand-printed clothes from Tipsy Kitty Clothing. Hop on over to their website or Facebook page to learn more.

Bloomington Salvation Army Grand Opening: There’s a new Sal Val in town! Opening tomorrow, the Bloomington Family Store promises to have a large selection of designer labels, lots of new items, some vintage Star Wars collectibles, gold and silver jewelry and a pretty impressive collection of used fitness equipment, in addition to the usual clothing, house wares, furniture and home decor. Shoppers hitting the grand opening event are encouraged to bring a winter coat to donate to the nonprofit’s Coats for Kids campaign, which ends on Sunday. The store, located at 9728 Lyndale Ave. South, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

Twin Cities Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show: I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I’ve never ventured out to a Cats Pajamas vintage sale at the State Fairgrounds, considering how much I love vintage AND the Fairgrounds. Their fall sale  is happening tonight from 5-10 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and boasts 45+ vintage vendors from around the region, including my friends at Greenwich Vintage. You can find them in the Fine Arts Building…just look for the handsome mustached gent and his massive collection of fab vintage woolens. Admission tonight is $7, tomorrow it drops to $5.

Angel’s Attic Sale: Many thanks to my friend Meg, who tipped me off to this fund-raising sale, happening in Bloomington tomorrow through Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The promo website touts, “thousands of valuable, unique items at exceptional sale prices” including “furniture from many fine estates, more than 500 collectible plates, high-end art pieces, jewelry, household items, electronics, new and gently used clothing, toys and much more.” Looking through the sneak peeks they have up nearly maybe my head explode—so much good stuff! All proceeds raised benefit the Angel Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial support to adults with cancer and the families that depend on them. A $3 entry fee will be charged tomorrow, Saturday, only.

Findfurnish Grand Opening Weekend: And, last, but certainly not least, this weekend, mid-century modernists Findfurnish will reveal their brand-new 4,000-square-foot vintage-filled playground. I’m really excited about this opening for so many reasons. Besides being a huge fan of Findfurnish’s rad mid-century furniture finds and their collection of sweet functional smalls, I simply adore Marie’s story and have so enjoyed watching her business grow. I can’t wait to hit up the preview party tonight after work and congratulate her this huge accomplishment in person. The studio, located in the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis, will be open to the public tomorrow from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Please do check it out!

It pains me to say that I don’t think I’ll be able to hit up any of these events, besides the Findfurnish opening. Wah-wah. I’m heading up north with my sweetheart tomorrow morning for a day full of thrifting and a night of country music, which is pretty much perfection in my book. Since we’re going to see Glen Campbell, I’ll leave you with a vid of my favorite song he does, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”

I hope you all have wonderful weekends, my dears!



1 thought on “heads up: vintage shopping galore this weekend

  1. My thrifty auntie told me about this sale happening this weekend, too – the MN Angel’s Attic Sale: http://www.mnangel.org/events/item/10. Unfortunately, I won’t be doing much thrifting this weekend, either… gotta work. Boo.

    Also, if you happen to see any classic country artists at the Paramount in STC that you’d like to see, I could definitely hook you up with tickets :) Glen Campbell was there not too long ago. I think Connie Smith is coming in April and the Oak Ridge Boys are coming in December… although I think that one is sold out. Boo.

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