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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From Rank & File's Instagram
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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Pics via Tatters' Facebook page
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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Tim Navarro on upcoming Project Runway stint: "I want to use whatever attention I get to bring it back to Minnesota."

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"It was awesome to meet Tim Gunn," says Twin Cities' designer Tim Navarro, who will appear on season 13 of Project Runway. "I think he is a lovely human being. You can tell he is emotionally invested in everybody that's there. He's just genuine. I love him."

Navarro describes Project Runway host and judge Heidi Klum and judge Zac Posen as "gorgeous," and says that while there isn't much interaction with the judging panel -- who also include Marie Claire's creative director Nina Garcia and a weekly celebrity guest -- that it was "outstanding" to be in the same room as them.

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Proper & Prim, Filson, and Shinola boutiques open this week

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Our state may be home of the mega-mall, but these days it's smaller boutiques that seem to be popping up everywhere in the Twin Cities. This week, three more businesses are opening in Minneapolis. As is to be expected, each will celebrate with deals, drinks, and other treats.

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Proper & Prim to open in Lyn-Lake area

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Some examples of looks you will find at the boutique
Shots 1 and 3 are by Jules Ameel, shots 2 and 4 are from P&P's Facebook page
With Tatters, Buffalo Exchange, and a few other clothing stores in the area, the Lyn-Lake neighborhood is already a decent place to shop for threads that won't break your wallet. This week, it will be getting even more affordable chic, as out-of-state boutique Proper & Prim is coming to town, opening this Thursday.

"We opened about four years ago in Fargo, and we grew a really big following from there," says Ashlie O'Day, who owns and curates the two shops along with her sister, Teresa. "I've been living here since 2007. So once we saw a spot open up, we jumped on it, and decided it would be the perfect time to open up something here in the Twin Cities."

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