Get out into that sun and take a look at what's shakin' in the shops this week: fine new local designs, new beers 'n' bikinis, and a little bit o' birthday color theory. Okay!
—Mabel & Zora is taking a novel approach to their eighth anniversary: In addition to champagne, store discounts, and raffle prizes, they’ve invited color expert Vanessa Van Edwards from the Science of People to talk about the psychology behind colors. Should be an interesting way to inform your shopping decisions as you peruse the racks and Grayling trunk show also scheduled to take place. Mabel & Zora, 748 NW 11th, Thurs April 10, 6-8 pm
—It’s not surprising that a beer named Kona would enjoy a partnership with Popina Swimwear, which serves the needs of rain-fatigued vacationers all over the city. The shop is hosting a launch for the brand’s latest brew, “Castaway,” with catering by Noho’s, 30 percent off purchases, and live music by Noble Firs and Outer Space Heaters. Popina Swimwear, 2030 NE 42nd, Thurs April 10, 6-9 pm
—It’s been a minute since we heard from Rachel Ancliffe, and now she back with the exciting debut of the Ancliffe Collection launching this week at one of the city’s most auspicious locations: Una! Una, 922 SE Ankeny, Thurs April 10, 5-8 pm
Plus check out this week's Sold Out for more on Saturday's Fashion Forward show, and a peek at the new Church + State x Frances May capsule collection!