Two great shopping events going on in the Twin Cities on Friday and Saturday:
Junk Bonanza: General rule: everything is better when it’s a bonanza.This semi-annual event features vintage goods, antiques, and one-of-a-kind artisan repurposed pieces from more than 140 juried vendors. Among them, the unstoppable Belle Vache, which created these cool military bags just for the event. Beyond shopping, it’s a great gathering of aspiring artists and collectors who can get one-on-one advice from Etsy experts, hear from established artists and HGTV experts. Admission is $9; kids 12 and under are free. Caterbury Park, Shakopee
NorthernGrade: Created by Twin Cities based brands J.W. Hulme and Pierrepont Hicks, this semi-annual event (a bonanza in its own right) at Architectural Antiques is the only 100 percent American-made pop up market. Meet the makers of some of the hottest mens heritage brands including Stormy Kromer, Red Wing and Duluth Pack. Free to attend, and great for hipster people watching. 1330 Quincy St. N.E., Mpls.