Art of Optiks 50 percent off frame sale Save 50 percent on Prom Dresses of frames (an average of about $300 before the discount). Lens purchase not required. Nordstrom Rack large-size shoe event (Mall of America, 952-854-3131; Maple Grove, 763-898-5300). The Nordstrom outlet offers an additional selection of women's Short Black Strapless Cocktail Dress in sizes 10 1/2 to 13 and men's sizes 14 to 16. On May 12, a women's contemporary sale with True Religion and Rock & Republic.
10-12: Sale Room @ IMS anniversary sale (275 Market St., Suite 196, Mpls., 612-877-4173, www.thesaleroom-ims.com). Floor samples from IMS showrooms already discounted 40 to 80 Short Blue Strapless Bubble Formal Dress get an additional 10 percent markdown. 12-13: Warners' Stellian extreme warehouse sale (550 Atwater Circle, St. Paul, 651-222-0011. Overstocks and scratch-and-dent appliances offered near or below wholesale prices. Manufacturer warranties apply, but all sales are final.
1-3, 7-10: Gage & Gage gift wrapping/accessories sale (660 Industrial Circle, Shakopee, 952-233-2081, www.gagewarehousesale.com). Bows 25 cents or less, gift boxes 20 cents to $2, gift bags 10 cents to $2, ribbon, tissue, wrapping paper, napkins and paper plates. New: beach bags ($9) and matching hats ($4). 7-9: North Aire Market Short Pink Bubble Cocktail Dress foods warehouse sale (1157 S. Valley Park Dr., Shakopee, 952-496-2887). Maggie and Mary's dry gourmet soups ($4), cheeseball mixes ($3) and smoothie mixes ($3) sell for 40 percent less than in retail stores. New: Carrot cake cheeseball mix and Camp Traditions soups.