I AM MPLS! and I AM ST. PAUL! Dates Announced

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For the past four years, I AM MPLS! has showcased local fashion designers and boutiques with a runway show where the models are local celebs and do-gooders. Today, event organizers have announced the dates and lineup for the annual bash. They're also announced a sister party celebrating all that is glam and good in St. Paul.

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Writer and Designer Novala Takemoto Talks Lolita Fashion at Full Fashion Panic [Video]

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Style from the 2012 Full Fashion Panic runway show at MCAD.
Over the weekend, anime and manga enthusiasts and scholars flocked to MCAD for the Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures. The event, formerly known as SGMS (Schoolgirls and Mobile Suits), brings fans of Japanese pop culture together to celebrate and explore anime, manga, art, films, gaming, and fashion.

But the event is not just a bunch of fans fawning over the latest and greatest manga series -- it's got academic appeal, too. Mechademia director Frenchy Lunning describes the conference as a collection of scholars "discussing the prevalence of popular culture that goes global from Japan."

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Full Fashion Panic 2012: Amazing Crowd and Catwalk Shots

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MNfashion Officially Calls It Quits

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It's been a rocky year for volunteer-run nonprofit MNfashion. Last January, the organization stated that it would no longer be hosting its signature local fashion party, the Shows, and that the future of Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week was up in the air. Then in April it was announced that MNfashion would move from curating events to having an online promotional presence. Well, that didn't work out either, as this weekend MNfashion announced that it is closing shop completely.

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MNfashion returns, revives Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week


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Envision Fall 2014: Top Trends of the Season

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On a chilly Friday night, Orchestra Hall hosted another successful season of Envision, one of the Twin Cities' most popular fashion shows. The crowds gathered around the runway (and watching from the floors above) were treated to 13 designers' collections throughout the evening.

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Fashionable Folks at Envision Fall 2014 Fashion Show


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Bull Run Coffee to Host a Vintage Pop-Up Shop This Weekend

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Normally, Bull Run Coffee specializes in cold-press brews and other caffeinated treats. This weekend and next, however, the recently expanded Carag-neighborhood haunt will be offering a bit more for patrons as it hosts a vintage pop-up shop.

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Lyn-Lake's Tatters is closing

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Sad news for lovers of vintage today: Marc Luers, owner of Tatters, announced via Minnesota Monthly that the clothing shop will be closing soon. The store has been open since 1980.

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Proper & Prim to open in Lyn-Lake area



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Glamorama 2014: Fashion rocks the night away in Minneapolis

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Some of INC's pattern-filled collection at Glamorama 2014
On a warm summer Friday evening, it was more than just the weather that was gorgeous. The State Theatre rolled out the red carpet for the annual Macy's Glamorama event, packed to the brim with the city's most fashionable folks. The event kicked off the first of a four-city tour that will travel to Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Glamorama 2014: Party people


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Envision Fall announces date, location, designers

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Envision (formerly Envision Artopia) hosts a glam party twice a year showcasing looks from local designers at a posh location. This coming season will be no different, as event organizers have announced the details of their fall celebration.
 
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Twin Cities fashion trucks come together for downtown shopping this week

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Food trucks are hot right now, but what about fashion trucks? Two years ago, Minnesota got its first fashion truck, the Fashion Mobile, followed by Flaunt Accessories taking to the streets last year. This Friday, four local fashion trucks will be coming together for an after-work event in downtown Minneapolis.

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Parc Boutique expanding to Edina

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Last week, Parc Boutique celebrated its six-year- anniversary in northeast Minneapolis. This month, the space has even more reason to celebrate, as it recently announced that it will be opening a second location in Edina.
 
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