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J.W. Hulme Sample Sale

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Sale alert! J.W. Hulme is holding its semi-annual Seconds and Samples Sale this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its St. Paul headquarters. It’s your chance to get a great deal on slightly imperfect leather and canvas bags and accessories from this consummate American brand. Get a sneak peek of the goods here. Good chance that shelf will be mostly empty by noon. 678 W. Seventh St., St. Paul

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The deals keep coming

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Everyone who sells anything seems to be caught up in Black Friday fever this year. Stores that hadn't planned a sale are making one up as we speak. That's the beauty of smaller retailers – they can discount on a dime! Some of the latest: Urban Junket is offering 20 percent off on its popular new eco-friendly, multi-functional, bright colored T.O.T.E. bags. Enter THANKS at checkout through Nov. 30. Arafina is offering 30 percent off clearance – just until NOON, 20 percent after that. Doozie's doing doorbusters – 20 percent off, just until noon. Mystery discount at Creative Kidstuff: 10 to 30 percent off your purchase. Uber Baby's got 40% off. Ooh – here's a good one: 30 percent off site-wide at trendy plus size retailer today only. Check Sales/Specials for tons more Black Friday sales more civilized and stylish than big box mayhem.

Big night out: Eden Prairie Center

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Okay, I’m convinced: There are like 50, maybe 52 products that come in three colors each and are available at every mainstream store in America. The Michael Kors suede boots I paused over at Pumpz & Co. yesterday were on the floor of the clearance room at Von Maur at Eden Prairie Center today. The super comfortable and yet refined Sofft boots I saw at Macy’s were also at Von Maur, still full price. But then I wandered into Scheels, and there they were marked down not once — but twice. Almost nothing is exclusive and that means it all gets discounted — usually sooner, rather than later.

So what is Scheels, anyway? A bizarre new specialty retailer that isn’t clear on its specialty. Its bread and butter is outerwear — jackets, boots and snow gear from Columbia and Patagonia. But next to the classic Woolrich sweaters you’ll find Free People, Kenzie and Lucky denim. And all of it is on sale, because the girls who wear that trendy stuff aren’t shopping at a store that has ski clothes in the display windows!

But let’s get to the real question: What was I doing at Eden Prairie Center at 7 p.m. on a Wednesday? Out with my guys — the toddler and his daddy. Our nights on the town now revolve around family friendly bathrooms and places where running is not frowned upon. Knowing there’s an Old Navy in the vicinity is also a comfort. EPC has it all: an indoor playground, amazing bathrooms (they even have toddler seats inside the women’s stalls so your kid can’t escape. Genius!), a Thomas train table at Von Maur and a Target actually connected to the mall. Plus, the food court has a fireplace, and these days, that counts as atmosphere. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved