Annie Larson at Askov Finlayson

After all but selling out of Annie Larson's pom pom-topped knit hats last fall, Warehouse District boutique Askov Finlayson will up the ante when it debuts her ALL Knitwear line of colorful, Tetris-esque patterned sweaters. That makes the store the only retailer in Minnesota (and one of only a few worldwide) to carry the coveted line by the former Minneapolis designer, who moved to Brooklyn last year. The limited-edition line retails for $200 to $280.

  • Askov Finlayson
  • 200 N. 1st St., Mpls
  • 612-206-3925

A. Michele closing sale

Last week, Parisian-styled boutique A. Michele -- which opened in 2008 at Selby and Snelling in St. Paul -- announced it will be closing. And while it's always a blow when a local retailer shutters its doors, the silver lining is the inevitable closing sale. The shop's mix of vintage-inspired slip dresses, fitted jackets, silk blouses, jewelry (excluding consigned), handbags and gifts will be marked 50 to 90 percent off until the store closes at the end of March.

  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun.
  • A. Michele
  • 1591 Selby Av., St. Paul
  • 651-917-6966