It’s your last week to check out Casper bedding’s pop-up at the Mall of America.
A million visitors are expected to swarm Minneapolis for the Super Bowl LII over the next week—and local retail is ready to make the most of it. From the Mall of America down to indie boutiques, here’s what retailers are doing to capture out-of-town dollars.
NFL Alumni Artisan Home Tour: The Builders Association of the Twin Cities, producer of the Artisan Home Tour, and NFL Alumni have partnered together to present the NFL Alumni Artisan Home Tour. Attendees will ride in luxury motor coaches to four amazing high-end residences located in the western Twin Cities suburbs. Afterwards, they will be transported to a special lunch/reception hosted by NFL Alumni at the historic Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach. Special guests appearing at the luncheon include NFL alumni Darrel Thompson and Kurt Knoff. Tickets are $200 a person at mnsuperbowl.com—proceeds benefit the BATC Foundation and NFL Alumni. Saturday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
North Local Market @ City Center: Local retailers and brands are taking advantage of City Center’s empty storefronts with several pop-up shops. Located on the first level of the center, North Local Market features more than 35 top local makers and retail brands, including Fringe & Fettle Ceramics, and Sanborn Canoe Co. hand-painted canoe paddles. Smile Network International will showcase a selection of fair-trade goods, similar to its Inspire: Global Gifts for Urban Adventures gift shop, plus handcrafted jewelry, decor, and apparel from gift shop Jeromeo, House of Talents fair-trade baskets from Ghana, and Julia Knight Collection. St. Paul boutique Stephanie’s will showcase goods from local makers including stationery from Cait Courneya. Daily through Sunday (view the Facebook invite for hours) @ City Center, 33 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis
The Hippy Feet Warming House @ Super Bowl Live: Shop goods from six local brands at this tented pop-up on Nicollet Mall organized by Minneapolis-based philanthropic sock brand, Hippy Feet. Other featured brands include UNRL, My Sister, Woodchuck USA, Minnesota Alumni Market, and Mxers Audio. Beer and wine will be served, courtesy of The Local. For hours and more information, visit hippyfeetwarminghouse.com. Daily through Sunday @ The Local, 917 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
MN Made Market @ Saint Paul Winter Carnival: St. Paul gets a piece of the action with this pop-up market hosted by the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, featuring locally made goods and unique services curated by Grand Rapids maker store, The Lake + Co. Shop—right alongside the ice palace in Rice Park. Thursday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. daily @ Rice Park, 109 4th St. W., St. Paul, wintercarnival.com
Super Bowl events @ MartinPatrick3: The North Loop men’s and home store is hosting several events tied to the Super Bowl throughout the week. Many of the store’s featured brands such as Boglioli, Theory, Vince, Bogner, and Jack Mason, will be on site for special events. The store hosts a free benefit for Kill Kancer with John Varvatos and Baccarat crystal (Monday from 5–9 p.m.) and a benefit hosted by Minnesota Wild player Jason Zucker with Eleventy and the spring launches of Fisher + Baker and Rodd & Gunn (Thursday from 5–9 p.m.). In its alley, the store also will have a pop-up ice bar hosted by Grey Goose featuring Hewing Hotel bartenders decked out in luxe winter gear from MP3 and Ribnick Luxury Outerwear from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly, capping off with a stylish tailgating party featuring Porsche. Daily through Sunday @ MartinPatrick3, 212 Third Ave. N., Minneapolis, martinpatrick3.com
Contemporary Pop’t Arts @ Rosenthal Interiors: Downtown Minneapolis home and design showroom, Rosenthal Interiors, is showcasing handcrafted goods and original fine art by local makers and artists alongside its selection of European home furnishings during Super Bowl weekend. “Contemporary Pop’t Arts” includes artwork by 15 local artists including Kristi Abbott, Toni Dachis, and Barbara Kreft, plus unique goods from ethical women’s fashion boutique, Hazel & Rose, local jewelry maker, Koonyai Studio, home interiors designer, Carter Averbeck of Omforme Design, and handmade hats by Hat Make, and live performances in the store’s windows. Thursday–Saturday from 4–7:30 p.m. @ Rosenthal Interiors, 22 N. Fifth St. Minneapolis, rosenthalfurniture.com
Minny & Paul Studio Event: Minny & Paul is known for their custom-made birch boxes filled with Minnesota-made goods by some of the area’s top makers, each with a different theme. For the Super Bowl, the brand created two boxes featuring Minnesota essentials that serve as both an introduction of Minnesota brands to the out-of-town visitor as well as a keepsake for locals. You can pick up a box at a tabletop football tournament the brand is hosting at its Northeast studio with Leather Works Minnesota—proceeds from games and 10 percent of gift box sales benefit local after-school program, ACES. Thursday from 6–9 p.m. @ Northrup King Building,1500 Jackson St. NE., #247, Minneapolis, and online @ minnyandpaul.com
Duke Albert Pop-up Event: The design-minded Northeast gift store hosts a French flea market–inspired pop-up on Super Bowl weekend along with pop-ups from local brands Moth Oddities (vintage clothing and accessories for men and women), Dixon Blue (hand-beaded earrings), Belle Isle Design Co. (modern, minimalist jewelry), and MB Jewelry by former Arrow boutique co-owner, Michael Basham. Saturday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. @ Duke Albert, 2516 Central Ave. NE., Minneapolis, dukealbert.com
Casper & RAAS Local Market @ Mall of America: The Mall of America will be buzzing with Super Bowl activity this week. Casper bedding is hosting a pop-up sleep center with a limited-edition cashmere throw through Super Bowl Sunday. You can also shop locally made goods at two pop-ups through Feb. 9—RAAS Local Market, featuring nearly 20 top Minnesota makers, including Fringe and Fettle Ceramics, Mill City Fineries, Northern Glasses, Leather Works Minnesota, Worker B, and Still Kickin, and a Faribault Woolen Mill Co. store, filled with the heritage brands’ throws, scarves, bags, and accessories. @ Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, mallofamerica.com
Mattress Seminar & Coffee with a Designer @ Gabberts: At Gabberts’ mattress seminar, experts discuss the latest innovations in mattress technology, plus offer tips on how to select the right mattress for your sleep style. Plus, get tips and tricks from Gabberts design experts plus coffee, treats, and conversation with interior designers at this event hosted by Gabberts’ Edina. Bring photos and fabric samples, and ask questions, get ideas and inspiration, and get input to create the perfect piece for your home. 10 a.m. Saturday @ 3501 Galleria, 952-927-1500, and 3201 Country Dr., Little Canada, 651-634-6700; register for both events at gabberts.com.
Bachman’s Indoor Farmers Market: Get a respite from the snow inside of Bachman’s greenhouses for its monthly farmer’s market at its Apple Valley location, presented by the St. Paul Farmer’s Market. Shop seasonal produce, food products, and handcrafted goods from local farmers, bakers, and artisans. Saturday from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 7955 150th St. W., Apple Valley, bachmans.com
Gus* Modern Sale @ Habitation Furnishing + Design: Save 15% on all regular-price Gus* Modern furniture and accents at the brand’s exclusive Minnesota retailer, Habitation. Plus, Gus* will plant a tree for every product sold as part of Grow Modern, in support of healthy forests. In store only. Ends Jan. 28 @ Habitation Furnishing + Design, 4317 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, habitationdesign.com
Ciel Loft & Home’s Floor Sample Sale: More than half the store will be on sale during Ciel’s Floor Sample Sale. Deals include 15% to 50% case goods, including cabinets and buffets; up to 35% off select upholstered furniture; and 25% to 50% off overdyed rugs. Plus, save 80% on all holiday goods, including Christmas ornaments. Now @ Ciel Loft and Home, 4416 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, cielloftandhome.com