Mighty Swell: A Vintage Pop-Up Shop

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Shopping for vintage clothing that hasn't caught the attention of hungry moths takes a treasure hunter's mentality and dedication. And finding those particularly scrumptious pieces can also be a time consuming affair. Minneapolis-based bloggers and vintage clothing collectors Meghan McAndrews and Rae Danneman have remedied the plight of not having a one-stop clothing jackpot by organizing Mighty Swell: A Vintage Pop-Up Shop.


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Blacklist Vintage's annual digger's sale on Saturday

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Eat Street's fashion staple Blacklist Vintage is holding their annual digger's sale on Saturday August 31.

The shopping event will have digger bins priced $1 to $5 for you to explore. To all of the serious vintage lovers who plan on attending, get there early to score duds from the 1920s to the '80s for a huge steals and worthy wardrobe additions.



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Mad Men season premiere party: Style guide

The fourth season of the beloved AMC drama Mad Men begins airing this Sunday. Want to celebrate the premiere in style? Head to historic, Jax Cafe (1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis) on July 25th. Tickets to the dinner and screening are already sold out, but you can still attend the afterparty in your '60s best with a brandy and cigar tasting at midnight. To purchase tickets to the afterparty, click here.

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But what should one where to such an event? Perhaps a dashing suit in the style of Don Draper or a jewel town wiggle dress fit for Joan Holloway. We at City Pages have some ideas on how you can find a Mad Men-worthy outfit locally. 



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Street style: Summer inspiration

Draw inspiration for summer dressing from the ladies of New York City, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, and Tokyo courtesy of popular street style blog, Stylesightings.

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Try a tailored, cuffed trouser for summer paired with a breezy white tank.



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City Pages Summer Style Guide: Behind the Scenes

For the City Pages summer fashion issue we decided on the common theme of "sustainable fashion." In these times when our wallets are all a little lighter, being thrifty and making smart investments are two invaluable skills to have. Our two gorgeous models are fully clothed in vintage, thrift, locally designed, and high-end consignment pieces.

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Seward neighborhood garage sale this weekend

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It's time once again for one of Minneapolis's most epic garage sale. It's going on as we speak and will go through Saturday.

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Arc Value Village hosting Thrift Crawl through May 15

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The truly dangerous fashion addicts are the kind who would spend their last fistful of cash on a pair of shoes instead of a bag of groceries. This is especially true for me when it comes to retro fashion (the good kind, not the butterfly collars and high-water polyester pants). To that end, it's time for a confession: You know you have a problem when your first instinct is to not tell your friends and readers about something great because you don't want them to 'steal your treasures.' But because The Dressing Room is, among other things, a place to share style secrets, let's share the wealth. Last night I made my weekly (yes, weekly) trek to Arc Value Village in Richfield and upon my adrenaline-fueled purchase of a mint-condition pair of Frye (or "Frye") motorcycle boots (right) for $25, I was given a flyer/punch card by Nathan, the friendly manager/cashier, informing me of their Thrift Crawl at all Arc stores through May 15. So it seemed a good time to tell you about my thrifty heaven if you didn't already know.

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