Makeshift Accessories trunk show

An entire accessory line made out of license plates and street signs veers on novelty, but we're not complaining. Who wouldn't get a kick out of showing off a cuff made out of an Iowa license plate? Makeshift Accessories is the project of two brothers, Devin and Eric Johnson, who produce the line from salvaged, antique and found materials -- down to the rivets made from electrical wire scraps. The resulting collection of rings, cuffs, money clips and belts is impressively industrial and brimming with irreverence.

  • Noon-6 p.m. Fri. 4/13, 10 a.m.-6 pm. Sat. 4/14
  • The Grand Hand Gallery, 619 Grand Av., St. Paul
  • 651-312-1122

Mighty Swell anniversary

Although their sales come but a few times a year, the Mighty Swell Vintage gals have made them bona fide events, thanks to generous helpings of colorful print dresses, whimsical tops, breezy skirts and eye-popping accessories from the '50s to the '80s. To celebrate their first birthday, they're hosting a one-day sale and party with a photo booth, bar cars and drinkware for sale, a food-shelf raffle with prizes, snacks and bubbly, complimentary retro hair and makeup styling and a vintage vinyl soundtrack.