Best Twin Cities Shopping Bargains 2015

Danish Teak Classics

Above: Danish Teak Classics, Photo by Todd Buchanan

Many home stores hold regular sales on specific lines and, increasingly, pop-up sales. Notice is short. The best way to stay informed: Sign up for e-blasts from your favorite shops and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

ASID Sample Sale

Members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) throw a three-day sale each September at International Market Square, where you can shop for fine furniture and one-of-a-kind home-décor items, all at 50 to 80 percent off retail. This year, the sale will be held Oct. 1st, 2nd & 3rd. 275 Market St., Minneapolis, 612-338-6250,

Baker Knapp & Tubbs

Check out Baker Odds & Ends Online (, where you can search out discounted floor samples from the likes of Barbara Barry, Laura Kirar, and many others. 275 Market St., Suite 335, Minneapolis, 612-341-2906,

Designer Marketplace

Furnishings are always at least 50 percent off, and each fall and spring, the store erects a tent in its parking lot and fills it with items marked down an additional 50 to 90 percent. Check the website for dates. 160 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-381-8508,

Cooks of Crocus Hill

Find cookware, bakeware, knives, cookbooks, and more discounted 20 to 50 percent at the annual June yard sale. This year, it will be held June 12-14, at the St. Paul location only. 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333,

Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furniture

The Gabberts Galleria store’s Odds & Ends room, located on the lower lever, is a perennial fave among bargain hunters. Imperfect pieces—including brand names such as Stickley, Hickory Chair, and Century—are discounted up to 70 percent. 3501 Galleria, Edina, 952-927-1500,

Room & Board

Most savvy bargain shoppers make regular pilgrimages to Room & Board’s Golden Valley outlet store, open Saturdays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sundays 12–4 p.m. But don’t forget the annual floor-model clearance sale, which starts December 26 at the Edina store. Outlet: 4600 Olson Memorial Hwy., Golden Valley. Store: 7010 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-927-8835,

The Sale Room @IMS

Designer furnishings and accessories at 50 to 80 percent off retail are always on the floor at the Sale Room’s retail space at International Market Square. International Market Square, 275 Market St., Ste. 196, Minneapolis, 612-877-4173,

Danish Teak Classics

The purveyor of midcentury magic holds a “Design Lovers Sale” each Valentine’s Day, when everything on the floor is 10 to 20 percent off. And each September the retailer holds a dining sale, featuring discounts on dining furniture, accessories, tables, and chairs. 1500 NE Jackson St., #277, Minneapolis, 612-362-7870,

Blu Dot

Bad news: The local manufacturer and designer of modern furniture will no longer hold its annual warehouse sale. The really good news: Blu Dot will open its first outlet store in early July next to its northeast Minneapolis corporate offices. 1323 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis,



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