50th & France retailers are getting smarter about taking advantage of the Edina Art Fair crowd. (You'd think it would be a big weekend for stores, given the deluge of visitors, but actually, stores often suffer with all the commotion in front of their doors.) This year, they're finding ways to entice us inside.
N'etc, for one, is hosting a k.h. designs trunk show featuring the two brand new lines by jewelry artist Karla Haugen including leather and crystal combinations as well as pearls, garnets and other materials strung and knotted on colored silk cord. Haugen is always a hit at Maiden Minnesota, but other than the Prior Lake Farmer's Market, she rarely exhibits in the Twin Cities. It also pays to stop in Grethen House for a big clearance sale. And check out Amore & Fede's denim fashion show in the parking lot behind the store 11:30 a.m. Saturday.