Nate Berkus for Target launches

JAHNA PELOQUIN | Updated 11/1/2012

The Minnesota native debuts his home collection.

A selection from Nate Berkus' home collection for Target.
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Nate Berkus for Target launches

Last weekend saw the debut of the first home collection from Nate Berkus for Target. The line kicks off a multi-year collaboration between the retailer and the big-name interior designer -- a Minnesota native who rose to fame as a design expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" before launching his own talk show. The eclectic line of 150 home goods and accessories, which will be continually refreshed, includes duvet sets ($89.99), throw pillows ($25) and bath towels ($5.99-$9.99), plus various decorative pieces. (Available now in stores and at

Maiden Minnesota

With everything from luxury baked goods to handcrafted fine jewelry, Maiden Minnesota is one of the best pop-up markets of the year. It just so happens that all the products come from women-owned local businesses. Offerings from more than 35 vendors include jewelry from Realia by Jen, SBG and Bridget Clark; handbags by Nelle; luggage by J. W. Hulme; skin care by Epitome and StormSister Spatique; hand-knits by Kedrin and baked goods by Cocoa and Fig. Each ticket includes a free drink, with a portion going to charity. An extra $10 donation gets you a swag bag. (5-10 p.m. Fri. $20-$30. Graves 601 Hotel, 601 N. 1st St, Mpls. www.maiden