You Better Watch Out ….Vicente is Coming to Town!

It’s that time of year again! For the 4th year in a row, Max’s is welcoming jewelry designer Vicente Agor for a trunk show to kick off your holiday shopping this December. Let’s see….the first year he came to Minneapolis the mercury took a dip below zero. The second year — a blizzard. It was a beautiful weekend last year while he was here and it seems like it’s going to be the same this year. Even if it is snowing like crazy and cold outside, it’s going to really warm here at Max’s with the beautiful glow of his creations. Vicente continues to amaze us with his designs that have been inspired by his global travels and experiences….whether it’s his Antarctica collection that includes aquamarines surrounded by diamonds (pictured), his Moroccan collection of hand-cut 18k gold, or his fine silver work, his jewelry bears the mark of the exotic with a fresh modern interpretation.

As an extra holiday surprise, Vicente is bringing 5 pairs of white topaz earrings to be given away over the weekend (also pictured). We will be drawing 2 names on Saturday and 3 on Sunday to win these earrings, but you can only enter to win at the store during the trunk show. The show runs this Saturday, December 5, from 10 until 6, and again on Sunday, December 6, from noon until 5. I hope that you’ll stop by Max’s to meet Vicente and see his absolutely exquisite and unique work.

It's That Time Again – Silver and Gold Friday at Max's

Ok, so everyone in retail (as well as the media), refers to today as “Black Friday”. Many of you may know that here at Max’s, we prefer to think of it as “Silver and Gold Friday”. Today is the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season and we think that calling it a silver and gold day is much more festive and better represents the sparkle that the holiday season brings — not to mention all of the fabulous silver and gold jewelry we think that you’d love to give as your holiday presents this year (you might like to receive them as well, so don’t forget that we have a “wish list” program here at Max’s!). And, to add even more sparkle, you can use your Max’s rewards points that you would earn on your purchases this weekend ON your purchases this weekend! What does this really mean? Our on-going reward points system is structured such that you can use the points you earn on any given sale (10% of the total pre-tax amount) on a future sale on another day. Today, tomorrow and Sunday, you can use the points that you earn that day on the current sale. Make sense? Bottom line is that you earn 10% off of everything you buy! Of course, if you still want to “bank” your points and keep building up your balance for something down the road, that’s ok too! And, because we love a party around here, there will be lots of chocolates and tasty beverages (hot and cold!) to make your shopping that much more enjoyable!

What A Great Way to Explore Minnesota Theater!

Max’s is proud to announce that it has partnered with to sell Theater All Year packages! Theater All Year ticket vouchers offer an easy and affordable way to enjoy a huge variety of Twin Cities theater offerings throughout the season. Use the vouchers to reserve seats for any of the hundreds of designated performances by some three dozen theater groups. There’s no standing in rush lines, no hassles, just the opportunity to step out and sample new stages and theatrical experiences, at a savings. You get 6 ticket vouchers for $99 (plus tax, of course) that are honored by more than 35 theater companies for over 100 productions. Click here for more details and then come on over to Max’s and buy your package of vouchers!

I Want Some Candy!

When you think about a bag of gumdrops, you think of brightly colored delicious treats — right? Well, we think Stephanie Albertson got it right when she decided to call some of her earrings gumdrop earrings, and describe her rings as being made with candy colored gemstones! We are just in love with the new 18k gold/gemstone earrings and rings that we have added to the fine silver and gemstone pieces from Stephanie. Whether it’s stack rings for everyday, or drop earrings to make that “wow” jewelry statement with this year’s holiday party dress, we think her work is just beautiful in the way that the stones have been set to show off their color. Come take a look ….you just might find yourself craving some candy!

It's Time for the Excelsior & Grand Pre-Holiday Party!

Please join Max’s on Thursday, November 5 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as The Shops at Excelsior & Grand host the premier pre-holiday party of the season!

Max’s will be accessorizing the latest fashions from Shorty’s Loft and OPM, including designers Sue Wong, Karamov and MEK Denim, with some of our newest jewelry arrivals from Vicente Agor, Stephanie Albertson, Janis Kerman and Anne Sportun….just to name a few! You’ll also catch a glimpse of the season’s hottest hairstyles for men and women from The Hair District and Supercuts, and be able to enjoy a chairmassage from RejoovMe.

If your’re entertaining this holiday, there will be some holiday inspiration for food, too! You can sample some tasty treats from Laredo’s Tex-West and McCoy’s Public House, as well as enjoy some wonderful wines. And, of course, there will be lots of chocolate to sample from Max’s!

So I hope that you’ll be able to join us on Thursday night to kick the holiday party season off to a great start!