Calhoun Square Winter Market
Every Saturday through February 2015, Calhoun Square will host its Winter Market, featuring gifts from Minnesota artisans. Find gourmet food, home decor, apparel, jewelry, and more. Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
The Minneapolis-based toy company has a temporary holiday store at MOA—right next to the LEGO store. Find the usually array of quality toys for all ages, with smart service and that signature gift wrapping for $1. Mall of America, 612-524-6630, creativekidstuff.com
Local retailer Susan Sun extended her fall pop-up to get her customers dressed for the holidays with Helmut Lang, Clover Canyon, Diane Von Furstenberg, and other contemporary and designer lines. Plus some great gifts, including candles and jewelry. Open Tu–Sa, through Dec. 24. 3918 W. 49 1/2 St., Edina, shopopm.com
Holidazzle Village and Minneapolis Holiday Market
In lieu of a Holidazzle parade, there's a new Minneapolis tradition: The Holidazzle Village and Minneapolis Holiday Market. From Black Friday through Christmas Eve the market will be open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. every day (closes at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve). A one-time entrance fee of $3-$6 gains you access for the entire 27-day period. Shop more than 30 local vendors for gifts, including candy, ornaments, food and drink, and more. Nicollet Mall
Those in the western suburbs will have a chance to shop the wares of Kisa Boutique without the drive into the city. Through Dec. 31, Kisa sets up a pop-up shop in Ridgedale Center, featuring a selection of scarves, sweaters, jewelry, ceramics, and more. The mini-boutique will be set up on the lower level near Macy's. kisaboutique.com
MODE, the women's boutique known for its denim deals, has a temporary holiday store at Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan. Find $40 jeans and plenty of fashion accessories for $15 or less. 3965 Eagan Outlets Pkwy., 612-444-8850, premiumoutlets.com
Longtime Edina retailer Pappagallo has a holiday kiosk at Ridgedale Center (upper level, near Coach) featuring two of its most popular lines, Vera Bradley and Snoozie. Open through Dec. 28.
The popular airport store featuring a wide array of Minnesota-made product lines has set up shop at Ridgedale Center and Mall of America for the holidays. You’ll be impressed by the mix of leather goods, jewelry, candles, beauty lines, apparel, and textiles from established companies and up and comers. Open through December. Ridgedale Center, 952-417-4964; Mall of America, 952-814-7523, uptownmn.com
On the heels of a successful summer pop up at 50th & France, Northeast Minneapolis-based designer/retailer Gina Marie Landes is bringing her Velvet Moon boutique back to Edina for the holidays. Landes mixes her own Gina Marie Vintage designs—from luxe robes to dresses—with other U.S.-made brands that match her modern bohemian style. Open Black Friday to Dec. 28. 3922 W. 50th St., Edina, shopvelvetmoon.com