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Archive for October 7th, 2010

Extreme sale shopping

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The annual Thymes Warehouse Sale in Minneapolis is a shopping phenomenon – the likes of which most retailers and brands only dream of: lines an hour long, parking a half mile away – amazing what bargain hunters will put up with to get lotion and soap for 50 to 80 percent off. Here’s what they say:

Brazilian Blowout fallout

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Twin Cities salon chain Spalon Montage reacted swiftly to reports that the uber trendy Brazilian Blowout hair smoothing treatment contains formaldehyde. The company denies the report, by the Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology. Nevertheless, Spalon has suspended the service – citing safety concerns for clients and employees. Accolades Salon in St. Paul also switched to competing keratin treatments, owner Brad Schlaeger said, after employees began complaining about eye irritation from working with the product.

Get 30% off Gap denim

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Gap invites shoppers to Recycle their Blues now through Oct. 20. Bring in old jeans to be recycled into UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Housing Insulation for communities in need and receive a 30 percent discount on 1969 Premium Jeans. Become a Gap Facebook Fan for an extra 10 percent off. Last March, when Gap did its first ever national denim drive, more than 270,000 pairs of jeans were collected – providing insulation for 500 homes. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved