Pop-Ups and Events

Some of the best local vintage resources don’t have regular hours or even a permanent street address. Here’s how to find these online and occasional shops

Shop 501

“I’m so excited for the opening of Shop 501—an awesome collaboration by talented vintage lovers,” says. Ki Nassauer. This new occasional store brings together dealers including Mustard Moon and Petunia’s. Their next sale is May 16–18.

501 N. Chestnut St., Chaska, 612-991-0625, facebook.com/shop501

Omforme Design

Carter Averbeck loves transforming discarded objects into something funky and fresh. Think hot pink upholstery on French provincial armchairs, or a graphic design painted on a midcentury dresser. Shop the one-of-a-kind collection online and watch for news about a spring pop-up shop in Minneapolis.

855-663-6763, omformedesign.com

Golden Age Design

This Minneapolis husband-and-wife team finds and restores midcentury and Danish modern furnishings. See their latest on Facebook and Twitter, and make an appointment to buy.

612-408-6896, facebook.com/goldenagedesign

Haupt Antiek Market

After years of selling European flea market finds out of her garage, Debbie Haupt opened a store, which has grown exponentially and moved a couple of times in the past 10 years. Now settled in Apple Valley, the market features other vendors who work together to set antiques to a different theme every month. This month is Vintage Garden.

May 16–19, 7570 W. 147th St., Apple Valley, 651-329-3871, hauptantiek.com

Retro Rehab

The Golden Valley–based dealer actually asked not to be mentioned here—for fear of appearing too mainstream. That just made us more eager to share the hipster resource for midcentury furnishings. Follow its daily product posts on Facebook and call or text to order.

612-239-6453, facebook.com/retrorehabmpls

Editor's Pick: Retrorama

Hosted by the Minnesota History Center, Retrorama is a great excuse to show off your favorite vintage dress (and bag!). The evening includes a vintage fashion show, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and shopping.

May 17, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, 651-259-3000, minnesotahistorycenter.org

Savvy shoppers travel from far and wide to get to these standout sales and shows.

Minnesota's Antique Spectacular

The biannual indoor and outdoor exhibit features 300 to 400 dealers offering antique furniture, collectibles, and vintage everything. 

April 20–21, Sept. 28–29. Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Grandstand and Infield, 651-771-3476, mnantiqueshows.com

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days

Don’t even think of inviting an antiques dealer to the cabin on the third week of August. They’ll be caravanning to Rochester for the 41st annual Gold Rush—an antique show so large and so popular, it was featured on the PBS series Market Warriors.

April 16–18. Downtown Oronoco, goldrushmn.com

The Elko Trader's Market

Ask any interior designer or serious vintage shopper which events they attend, and Elko is at the top of the list. Held three times every summer, this trader’s market features more than 300 vendors selling everything from vintage furniture to jewelry. Open rain or shine Memorial Day weekend, the first full weekend in July, and Labor Day weekend.

10808 E. 260th St., Elko, 952-461-2400, tradersmarket.us

The Estate Event

Back by popular demand. Scheherazade is partnering with estate broker Geolat Mondial to bring in authentic period pieces and signed creations by Henry Dunay, Tiffany & Company, Cartier, and more.

May 3–4. Galleria, 952-926-2455, sjewelers.com

A Gathering of Friends

More than 15 dealers from around Minnesota gather at Bachman’s flagship store twice a year to peddle their antiques. Find items for the garden and beyond, including accessories, pottery, furniture, home décor, and architectural pieces.

Oct. 10–13. 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., agatheringoffriends.net

Junk Bonanza

Junker, author, and retailer Ki Nassauer created this event to unite vintage enthusiasts with juried vendors from around the country. The three-day indoor event happens twice a year and features flea market finds, vintage, antiques, and repurposed items. The $9 admission includes giveaways and how-to seminars.

April 18–20, Sept. 26–28. Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee, 952-445-7223, junkbonanza.com

Mighty Swell

Meghan McAndrews and Rae Danneman closed their store to get back to their roots: producing flea market–style pop-up events with massive amounts of vintage fashion, accessories, and décor. The fall event is tentatively slated for the first weekend in October.


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