Sales & Events for April 4–9

By Jahna Peloquin (Photo: Julia Knight Collection)

This week’s shopping and style highlights:


  • Designer Marketplace Annual Warehouse Sale: Save 75 to 90 percent off on a huge selection of furniture, rugs, art, accessories, and more for one weekend only during Designer Marketplace’s annual warehouse sale, which includes one-of-a-kind pieces, showroom floor samples, and discontinued items from design showrooms around the country. Bonus: Save an additional 25 percent off during Thursday’s preview night. 4-6 p.m. Thu., April 6; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Fri., April 7–Sun., April 9 @ Designer Marketplace, 160 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis, 612-381-8508,
  • Julia Knight Collection Sample Sale: Luxury home décor brand Julia Knight Collection, which is based in Minneapolis, is clearing out its warehouse for a sample sale. Shop retired products at prices of up to 80 percent off, including summer party serveware and hostess gifts, during this three-day event. Proceeds benefit the Smile Network International. Noon–7 p.m. Thu., April 6, noon–6 p.m. Fri., April 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., April 8 @ Smile Network International, 108 W. 14th St., Minneapolis, 612-377-1800,
  • American Craft Council Show: St. Paul: The American Craft Council Show has been a showcase for the best in American craft in St. Paul since 1987. This year’s show features more than 250 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artisans and designers from across the country. Highlights include “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft,” which challenges four local interior designers to create a themed room. Preview party Thursday, April 6 from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; regular hours10 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday, April 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 @ St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; tickets are $11 per day or $85 for preview party @
  • “Design Secrets to a Beautiful Yard & Garden”: The Minnesota State Horticultural Society hosts a class that offers tips to creating a beautiful yard and garden, led by local author and landscaping and garden design expert Don Engebretson. 6:30–8 p.m. Thu., April 6 @ Lakewood Cemetery’s Mausoleum and Reception Center, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; $15 members, $20 nonmembers @
  • Yardbird Furniture Opening Weekend: The Twin Cities’ newest home furnishings retailer specializes in wicker furniture built to last through the Minnesota winter. The new company will focus on selling direct to customer, both online and at their St. Louis Park showroom. The first two opening weekends include special promotional pricing. April 7-9 and April 14-16 @ Yardbird Furniture, 6501 Cambridge St., St. Louis Park, 877-927-2846,
  • Remodeling Seminar: Avoid the biggest kitchen and bath remodeling mistakes during this remodeling seminar presented by Crystal Kitchen + Bath, plus tips on budgeting, storage, and design trends. 9-10:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. April 8. RSVP at 763-544-5950 @ Crystal Kitchen + Bath, 3620 Winnetka Ave. N., Crystal,
  • Minneapolis Remodeling Expo: This comprehensive home show features tips and tricks from knowledgeable remodeling experts and interior designers, hundreds of exhibitors, home improvement seminars, and the latest innovations in home remodeling, plus interior design trends spanning cabinetry and countertops, flooring, sunrooms and additions, decking, and more. 2–8 p.m. Fri., April 7, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun., April 9 @ Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis; admission is $4 at the door; receive a free ticket at
  • Free Open Design Studio: Get gardening and landscaping tips from award-winning designers and horticulturists during this free, annual event hosted by Phillips Garden. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat., April 8 @ Phillips Garden, 2646 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis,; schedule an appointment by contacting Tyler @ 612-721-1221
  • Field: No Dig Landscapes: Get a garden without digging during this free info session, in which you can learn how to create a floating deck, planters, and an arbor. 10–11:30 a.m. Sat., April 8 @ The Natural Built Home Store, 4020 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-605-7999, sign up @
  • LAB presents the Collective: For the second year running, workshop series LAB MPLS hosts the Collective, a curated day of shopping from local brands and discussions led by local business owners. Vendors include Anywhere Apparel, Arden Trading Co., Byrd & Belle, Golden Rule, Goldfine Jewelry, and more, with speaker sessions from Wit & Delight, Wilson & Willy’s, Ashley Mary Art, and Martha O’Hara Interiors + Fay + Belle. While the event is free, RSVPs are requested at to attend the workshops. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., April 8 @ Loring Social Event Center, 1629 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; visit for the full list of makers
  • AlwaysMod Store Closing Sale: After two years in its Golden Valley location, modern home décor store AlwaysMod, formerly Finnstyle, is closing its doors. The entire store, including goods by Alessi, Tom Dixon, Riedel, Chilewich, Georg Jensen, and Fritz Hansen, will be 30-80 percent off, and store fixtures, shelving, and all display items will also be available for sale. Get more details on the closing on the Home Dish blog. March 24–mid-April @ AlwaysMod, 905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600,
  • Traditions Upholstery Sale: Take 40 percent off select upholstery from brands such as Barclay Butera, Belle Meade, Hancock & Moore, and Lexington during this six-week sale event. March 1–April 15 @ Traditions Classic Home Furnishings, 4245 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-285-2777,

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