Kids go retro

Remember that crazy vintage sale at Fashion Avenue (4936 France Av. S., Edina, 952-929-7919) a few years ago? There was Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, YSL and many more top brands. Starting Friday, just in time for the Edina Art Fair, you'll find kids' clothes from the same estate. Brands include The Minnie by Lilly (as in Pulitzer), Saks Fifth Avenue and Florence Eiseman. The pieces are in perfect or near-perfect condition and are around 2T to 4T, though sizing labels are different. There are both boys' and girls' clothes, including dresses and cardigans for girls and one-pieces for boys and an extensive resort collection with terrycloth dresses and nautical looks. Priced to move at $1 to $20, you can have a retro kid who is the coolest on the block.

Sales and events

Starting Thursday at Pumpz & Co. (Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252), take 30 percent off the season's handbags from Botkier, Kooba, Mulberry and B&D and gladiator sandals, flip-flops, wedges, espadrilles, ballet flats and summer boots from Tory Burch, Sigerson Morrison (these mini-wedge gladiator woven sandals were $645 and are now $451.50), La Candienne, Cynthia Vincent, Frye, Theory, Donald Pliner and Stuart Weitzman. Shop for the same deals online (

There's also a summer sale at Rocco Altobelli locations (www Get 50 percent off a dermAstage Toner when you purchase a cleanser, 25 percent off (h2t) Foot Therapy Products and get two Altobella hairsprays for $20 (normally $26).

It's lighter out later, and now you can shop evenings at Grand & Excelsior (St. Louis Park, www Beginning Thursday night, OPM, Max's, Shorty's Loft, SHU Global Footwear, the Hair District, Supercuts and RejoovMe will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 27. That's not crazy or sunset late or Target late, but it gives you an extra hour or two.

The eco-conscious Nature of Beauty is opening a second store-within-a-store at Birch Clothing (2309 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-436-0776). On Saturday, celebrate the opening with refreshments, gift bags and drawings for makeovers and gift baskets.

Plan your outfit for next week's Cliché Fifth Anniversary Show: "Five Years of Love" (8 p.m. next Thursday, Plaza Verde, 1516 E. Lake St., Mpls.). See the latest looks by 15 local designers, including Amanda Christine, Ivan Idland, Kjurek Couture, Emily Weich and Renate Adjai and six accessories designers. You can buy $8 tickets at Cliché (2403 Lyndale Av., Mpls., 612-870-0420) or take your chances and get them at the door.

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177