The busy holiday season means the calendar is full of exciting pop-up shops, curated sales events, and promotions. Leave the big boxes behind and delve into the vast array of independent businesses who are pulling out the stops to make spending locally the most thrilling option, with our weekly calendar of style events and daily updates on our style blog, MOD.


Union Rose hosts a holiday trunk show featuring apparel by local line She-She and jewelry by Seaworthy. Both will feature sale items, like 30 percent off all She-She dresses. Union Rose, 7909 SE Stark, 6-8 pm


• Knick Knack Patti Whack is a two-day mini holiday sale hosted by off-the-beaten-track store Patti Smith West. Look for jewelry, art, knitwear, and more among the usual Patti treasures. Patti Smith West, 3746 NE 42nd, Fri 6-9 pm, Sat 11 am-6 pm


• The annual da Vinci Arts Middle School Holiday Arts Fair kicks off with two days of 70 local vendors, raffles, live music, food, and more. Support local arts education and get your shopping chores done all at once. da Vinci Arts Middle School, 2508 NE Everett, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm

Mink celebrates the holidays with 15 percent off all dresses, free gifts with purchases, and a holiday wreath raffle, with refreshments going all day. Mink, 3418 SE Hawthorne, 10 am-7 pm

• SE Hawthorne will be buzzing all day with the third annual Holiday Stroll. Look for live music and raffle opportunities as you cruise the shops. SE Hawthorne, 11 am-4 pm

• If you're looking for gifts on the exotic side, drop by the Ethical Holiday Shopping Bazaar, where you can shop fair trade goods from artisans the world over. Plus, Jen Deale performs live music at 5 pm. Sisters Coffee Company, 1235 NW Marshall, 4-8 pm

Citrine plays host to apparel designer Anni Kuan with a two-day trunk show and champagne. Citrine, 2937 E Burnside, Sat 5-8 pm, Sun noon-5 pm

• Emily Katz is letting go of the remainder of her past collections with a sample/studio sale with items marked way, way down, from apparel to hand-painted shoes and art. Plus resident artists like Hazel Cox, Boet, and Liza Rietz join her! OKO, 2774 NW Thurman, noon-6 pm

Noël Marché gathers handmade gifts by artists like Lucy Rockwell, Tatiana Sakurai, and Natalie Barela—from bunny slippers to botanicals to jewelry—under one cozy roof. Oui Presse, 1740 SE Hawthorne, 6-9 pm