Looking to revamp your living room, find fun decorative pieces for your kitchen, or add style to your home office? You might want to try your luck at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Sample Sale on Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26 at International Market Square in Minneapolis.
ASID, the organizer of the sale, is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the local interior design community and profession. It has 47 professional chapters and 280 student chapters in the United States and Canada, including its Minnesota chapter. ASID hosts the sale every year, and it has proven to be one of the organization’s biggest money generators.
“It’s a way for us to try to help other designers and showrooms liquidate products, and it’s a way for us to raise funds for our organization,” says Jennifer Ball, Allied member. ASID and interior designer based in Minnesota.
While the event has been around for more than 20 years, the 2021 sale will see a change of season for the first time, now taking place in summer instead of fall. According to Ball, the sale usually runs from late September to early October, but has been postponed due to COVID-19.
“Our world has been turned upside down a bit because of COVID,” says Ball. “We wanted to welcome him in the spring, but the numbers were still high and we weren’t quite ready. So we had an opportunity. We thought we would give the summer sales a try and see how it went.
Despite the change of seasons, ASID doesn’t expect too much of an impact on sellers or merchandise available for sale. Customers can always expect a wide variety of home items, from designers such as Bernhardt Furniture, Hickory Chair, RLH Studio and HI Gallery. Goods available range from small home accessories to large furniture, with discounts of up to 80%. However, the merchandise available for sale varies from year to year, so the best way to see what International Market Square has to offer this year is to introduce yourself and see for yourself!
“We’re always excited because we never really know what we’re going to get,” Ball said. “There are always new things, and we are always eager to see what happens every year. “
With showrooms showcasing designer merchandise typically only available for purchase by professional designers, ASID MN’s Sample Sale provides the perfect opportunity to acquire beautiful home items at seriously discounted prices. reduced. Entry and parking will be free, and COVID-19 security protocols will be enforced. So be sure to bring your mask if you are not fully immunized, as well as a credit card for cashless payment.
“We hope to have a good turnout and we hope to have a good amount of merchandise,” Ball said. “We are delighted to see people again. “
- What: Sale of ASID MN samples
- Or: International Market Square
- When: Friday June 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.