Best 2014 Summer Fashion Events In Minnesota

April 22, 2014 8:00 AM

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The fashion community works hard all year to prepare for the catwalks and displays of the summer. Charity events around the state feature fashion shows and exhibitions for lovers of beauty and culture. While some of the best events outside New York or Los Angeles can be found in Minnesota, the most receptive crowd and fabulous designers are found here as well. Mark your calendar for these events whether you are a fashionista or just a lover of getting out of the house.

Sister Saturday
Downtown Waconia
209 S. Vine St.
Waconia, MN 55387
(952) 442-5812

Date: May 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sister Saturday is a fashion and shopping event that locals line the streets for each year. Get the best deals on fashion at the participating shops and score some freebies with a complimentary swag bag. The fashion show starts in the late morning at the movie theater and features affordable and trendy styles. Check out deals at restaurants and other nearby stores as well. A farmers’ market is also a fun attraction to hang at after the fashion show.

Tommy And Me Handbags
The Minneapolis Mart
10301 Bren Road W.
Minnetonka, MN 55343
(952) 932-7200

Date: June 8-10, 2014

The Minneapolis Mart in Minnetonka is one of the best wholesale showrooms in Minnesota. This summer, Tommy and Me Handbags will be featuring its fantastic collection for wholesale prices. Check out the latest fashions in handbags, wallets, scarves and other fun accessories and grab a bargain while you’re at it. Other vendors will also be at the show to contribute to the diversity of the merchandise. Spend the weekend enjoying a shop through this giant facility.

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Twin Cities Bridal Show
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(507) 373-1351

Date: Sept. 21, 2014

Were you lucky enough to get engaged over the summer? Check out one of the largest bridal shows in the Twin Cities towards the end of the summer. The Twin Cities Bridal show features a glamorous Aisle of Style Fashion Show for the entire wedding party. See the latest in wedding trends and creations from famous designers as well as some future talent. Menswear is also featured on this runway show. Enjoy the 120-foot catwalk and professionalism of this fashion event.

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Badgley Mischka Trunk Show
Posh Bridal Couture
810 Lake St. E.
Wayzata, MN 55391
(952) 249-8000

Date: May 9-11, 2014

Posh Bridal Couture, an exclusive bridal boutique in Wayzata, specializes in one-of-a-kind bridal wear and accessories. This summer, designer Badgley Mischka is having a trunk show that features pricey designs and stunning gowns for discounted prices. Rated as two of the top 10 American designers by Vogue, Mark Badgley and James Mischka use the best fabrics and craft the most amazing details into their creations. Shop handbags, jewelry, shoes and fashions for the entire wedding party.

STYLE on the Plaza
Downtown Rochester
S. Broadway St.
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 424-5667

Date: Sept. 18, 2014

The annual STYLE on the Plaza event in downtown Rochester is one of the most anticipated fashion events in southern Minnesota. Local merchants support and participate in this shopping extravaganza that features entertainment and a runway show. The latest fashion trends are displayed for women, men and children. Hair, clothing and accessories highlight the event. Check out this fun fashion event and support local merchants at the same time.

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on

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