weekend sale circuit: jan. 24-26

130122stfashionista-p1Happy Friday, everybody! There are a more than a few solid second-hand sales happening around town this weekend, so I figured I’d put together a quick round-up for you.

Blacklist Vintage Liquidation Sale: Boy am I bummed Blacklist Vintage is closing. The only silver lining of the shop’s closing I can see has to be the liquidation sale, which kicks off tomorrow at noon. The event, advertised as stretching for weeks, will feature progressive discounts, $5 bins for digging and loads of treasures.

Dress for Success Clothing Sale: Fans of deals and shopping for a cause should make time to visit Dress for Success’ annual fundraiser. Open to the public tomorrow only, this sale boasts big-name brands (Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, etc.) with all proceeds going to Dress for Success’ very worthy work.

Winter Clothing Sale at Hope Chest: Today through Sunday, all winter clothing is 50% off, including sweaters, jeans, boots, tops, coats, furs, scarves and hats. There’s still a lot of winter left, so if you need a little mid-season pick-me-up, why not pay less for it?

White Sale at New to You Thriftique: For the first time ever, the folks at New to You are having a linen sale, and all pillow cases, tablecloths, napkins, place mats, sheets, towels, bedspreads and the like will be half-off. Tempting right? (Sale runs through January 31st, btw.)



social circuit: dec. 6-8

weekendcollage2FRIDAY // Get Nailed at b. Resale // 6-9 p.m. // 2613 Nicollet Ave. S. // Minneapolis
Grab your girls and buzz over to b. Resale tonight to get your party-nail on with freelance artist KNZ. $3 will get you a super-cute accent nail or charm (sample mani pics here), but browsing b.’s stellar second-hand stash is 100% free. RSVP here to secure a spot!

SATURDAY // Antique Appraisals at Hope Chest for Breast Cancer // 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. // 3850 Shoreline Dr. // Wayzata
Ever thrift something super old and wonder how much it’s really worth? Industry vet Mike Kranz from Midtown Antiques will be offering up appraisals for $5 a pop tomorrow at Hope Chest, with proceeds going to a breast-cancer patient in need. (Please bring photos of larger items like furniture, etc.)

SUNDAY // Ship & Shape’s Holiday Pop-up at Mille // 12-5 p.m. // 316 W. 48th St. // Minneapolis
I was ticked to miss Ship & Shape’s June pop-up, so there’s absolutely no way I’m not heading to Mille this Sunday. Gift-shopping’s my primary interest, and with one-of-a-kind, jewelry, ceramics, housewares and stationery sets for sale, I’ll have no problem crossing a lot of (lucky) folks off the ol’ list.

Have a weekend sale, show or event you’d like to see included in an upcoming Social Circuit? Hit me up at hpthrifter@gmail.com with the details!



Images and illustration c/o: Kat Preston / Get Nailed / Ship & Shape

heads up: barbie boutique at hope chest for breast cancer stores


Barbie-lovers take note! The Hope Chest for Breast Cancer stores recently received a massive donation of 1,000+ Barbie and friends dolls from a single collector. The circa ’70s-’90s dolls, all in excellent condition and many in their original packaging, have been split evenly between St. Paul and the Orono stores and each location will be kicking off “Barbie weekend” with a ticketed party tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 a pop and can be purchased online or at the door. (Guests with advance tickets will be allowed in first; kids under 10 are free if accompanied by an adult.) All proceeds raised from ticket and doll sales goes to support under-served or financially distressed individuals and their families touched by breast cancer.
Attendees will enjoy complimentary champagne and get first crack at a collection that took a lifetime to build, and includes rarities like Escada Barbie, Rockettes Barbie, Barbie’s BFF Midge, Skipper dolls and even a Ken or two. Party-goers are encouraged to dress in their best Barbie (or Midge or Skipper or any of Barbie’s many other pals) attire. Those in costume will be entered into a drawing to win a free doll. Sounds like a pretty good time to me!

heads up: hope chest’s “blast from the past” vintage sale

{Halston and Anita Colby}

Heads up local vintage lovers! This Saturday, out in Orono, the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer shop is having a “Blast From the Past” vintage sale and I don’t think you’ll want to miss it. Why? Well, for starters, the lovely folks at Hope Chest have been collecting vintage for 1.5 years in anticipation of this event. We’re talking about hundreds of pieces! Hundreds! After being gifted several estates worth of designer vintage, including duds rocked by Mary Dayton herself, the nonprofit is ready to unload them ALL. According to store manager Beth McDonald, some stand-out pieces for sale include a red, lounge-ready kaftan by Halston (Halston, people!), some beautiful Missoni knits and a Geoffrey Beene ball gown from the mid-’70s that, when it was donated, still had opera tickets from 1976 in the pocket. And since we’re dropping designer names, here are a few more: Ralph Lauren, St. John Knit, YSL, Bill Blass. The sale will also have a section of “vintage look” pieces, if that sort of thing floats your boat.

The action’s happening this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3850 Shoreline Drive S. (Co. Rd. 15) in Orono/Navarre. All proceeds raised at Hope Chest stores support the nonprofit’s mission of providing financial assistance to underserved breast cancer patients and their families, helping them cover essentials like mammograms, rides to chemo, nutritious meals, utility bills, rent, hospice and much more. Get there early to get first dibs!