Picnics, pool parties and outdoor gatherings are generally what we associate with the Fourth of July, but it's also a great time to shop. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine style editor Ali Kaplan breaks down the best deals.
What to buy in July:
· patio furniture
· video games
· laptop computers
What not to buy in July:
· large appliances
A few sales to check out this weekend, and throughout July
Albertville Premium Outlets – Big discounts at many stores all weekend
Traditions Classic Home Furnishings: Floor Model Sale, up to 65 percent off. Through July 31, 4245 Excelsior Blvd., Mpls. and 1039 Grand Ave., St. Paul
Cliché Fourth of July Sale: $5, $15, $25 clothing racks. One day only; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.
Max’s Semi Annual Sale: 40 to 80 percent off select jewelry, home accessories and gourmet chocolates. Through July 19. Excelsior & Grand, St. Louis Park
Stephanie’s – Progressive sale: More you buy, more you save, up to 40 percent. Through July 31. 758 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul
Mark the calendar:
Crazy Days in Excelsior and 50th & France: July 17
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: July 18