Sales & Events Guide: August 8-14

img_2016-08_Ciel_New-Store-Opening_Home_Furnishings_Shopping_G Ciel Loft & Home Flagship store now open

Now open: Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn at Ridgedale: The national kitchenware and home goods chains recently opened new locations in Ridgdale’s new Nordstrom wing. Pottery Barn’s 12,530-square-foot store features lifestyle displays dedicated to spaces throughout the home including living room, dining, bedroom, bath and outdoor. At 5,682 square feet, the Williams-Sonoma store features products from local Minnesota-based vendors, including BT McElrath Chocolates, Mooselake Wild Rice, Isadore Nuts, and Peace Coffee. The new stores are Pottery Barn’s fourth Twin Cities location and Williams-Sonoma’s fifth. (Ridgedale, 12401 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, 952-541-4864,

Now open: Ciel Loft & Home Flagship: The eclectic, globally inspired home store recently opened its new flagship storefront, located across the street from its former digs on Excelsior Boulevard. The new store includes an expanded selection of garden décor. (4415 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-922-2747,

August 11-14: Piccadilly Prairie Moving Sale: After five years at 50th and Xerves, vintage home decor and furnishings store Piccadilly Prairie is moving to a new location. Shop storewide discounts that increase throughout the weekend—20 percent off on Thursday, 30 percent off on Friday, 40 percent off on Saturday, and 50 percent off on Sunday. (5014 Xerxes Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-234-5014,

August 11: Ladies Night Out at downtown Prior Lake shops: Downtown Prior Lake stores are opening their doors for a late-night shopping session, with participating shops including Wild Ruffle, The Vintage Gypsy, and LoveFeast. The stores are rolling out discounts and drinks for the evening. Click here for a map of participating businesses. (6-9 p.m., 16186 Main Ave. SE, Prior Lake)

August 13-27: Floor Model Sale at ROAM Interiors: Furniture and lighting will be flying off the shelves for the next two weeks at ROAM. Brands like B&B Italia, Diesel, Kartell, Blu Dot, Tom Dixon, and Gus Modern will be up to 60 percent off. (2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-377-6465,

August 13-14: FindFurnish Annual Epic Sale: Shop more than 7,000 square feeet of vintage home goods from FindFurnish and more than a dozen other dealers spanning the Midwest. Furniture, glassware, lighting, clothing, and more will be available at warehouse prices throughout the weekend. (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., 1720 Madison St. NE., Minneapolis, 612-730-3389,

August 13-21: Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour: Some of the most beautifully and cleverly remodeled homes will be on display during Midwest Home’s tours. With values of $300,000 and up, the featured houses will offer inspiration and resources for every remodeling project. (Various locations,

August 13: Mill City Farmers Market: Fermentation Day: The Mill City Farmers Market is a Minnesota summer staple. Returning makers and new vendors will line up along the Mississippi by the Guthrie every weekend. This week, the market will celebrate the craft of fermentation. Learn about the benefits of fermented foods from Market Chef Jenny Breen and special guests from GYST Fermentation Bar, and purchase pickled vegetables from Kiss My Cabbage and Martha’s Joy. Plus, shop handmade home goods by Fringe & Fettle Ceramics, Crookedwood, Indigo & Snow, and more. (8 a.m.-1 p.m., 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

Through August 14: 251 First Launch Promotion: The Minnesota-based, online-only lighting and home furnishings retailer Bellacor has just debuted its first in-house brand, 251 First. The new line fuses quality and value into one, highlighting trendy and classic pieces alike all for a reasonable price. Minnesota Monthly readers can take advantage of an exclusive offer for an additional 15 percent off all 251 First products with the code “MNMONTHLY251,” valid now through August 14. (

Through August 14: Gus Modern Summer Sale at ROAM Furniture & Lighting: Receive 20 percent off all upholstered sofas, ottomans, beds and more during the Gus* Modern Summer Sale through August 14. (2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-377-6465,

Ongoing: Willful Summer Clearance Sale: Take up to 40 percent off handcrafted home goods from Minneapolis brand Willful, both in the Willful showroom and online. (319 W. 48th St., Minneapolis,


By Maxine Whitely
Photo by Todd Buchanan


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