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What's in Store: High-End Items

Wedding wear, trunk shows, weekly deals, and a Golden Globes fashion recap.



Courtesy of Glamorous Boutique

This week, it's all about the glam. Check out several bridal trunk shows, along with a designer shoe trunk show at Neiman Marcus. Score a fabulous dress at a discounted price. Plus, find out what stores are opening and closing near you, and read about my top fashion picks from the Golden Globes

Bridal Beauty

January 17-19, visit Kinsley James for an Olia Zavozina trunk show. Zavozina, a Russian-born designer who now resides in Nashville, is known for her sophisticated silhouettes, luxurious fabrics, and classic, clean lines.

Courtesy of Lilac BoutiqueAlso Friday through Sunday, visit Lilac Boutique in Alameda for Nicole Miller Bridal event. Miller’s gowns are modern, yet effortlessly chic. Get an exclusive look at her Fall 2014 collection and enjoy a little bubbly while you’re at it. Please call the store at (510) 865-2544 to make your appointment.

Other Trunk Shows

Now through Sunday, Broadway Plaza’s Neiman Marcus is having a Rene Caovilla trunk show. This Italian designer is known for producing a high-quality shoe with plenty of girly, jeweled embellishments.

Thursday through Saturday, pop into McMullen for a Frank & Eileen trunk show. These crisp, button-up plaid shirts pair well with McMullen’s collection of Rag & Bone denim jeans.

Steals and Deals

Amidst the impending Broadway Plaza construction, Alina B in the back of Broadway Plaza is soon closing. This is a perfect time for you to say goodbye-and to find deals of 50 to 70 percent off. The sale will go on until inventory is gone, so don’t miss out.

Glamorous boutique in Lafayette is having a $75 dollar dress sale. The selection of on-sale dresses is ginormous, so you'll be sure to find that perfect dress in your style and size.

Get those eyes into flirty shape stat. Now through January 31, Polished Nail Bar in Blackhawk Plaza is offering 50 percent off a full set of lavish lashes. 

New Kid on the Block

More designer items are soon to be on the cheap-Walnut Creek will be gaining another consignment shop. Consignit Couture, a high-end boutique already established in Danville, will make its N. Main St. debut come February 1.

The Golden Globes

Overall, the fashion trends seen at the Golden Globes were on point. Here are some of my faves:

Bold, fiery colors are in for spring. Amy Adams’ fair skin tone looked great in a plunging red Valentino gown; newcomer Lupita Nyong’o turned heads in a cape-sleeved, vibrant orange Ralph Lauren number.

Sparkle and shine (done the right way) is always on the top of my favorites list. Olivia Wilde made being pregnant look super glam in a shiny, deep jade Gucci number.  Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie kept it understated with a plunging, cream colored Gucci dress, complete with just a touch of sparkly bordering. My favorite of the night had to be Kate Beckinsale. She wore a mermaid dress by Zuhair Murad, with a deep sweetheart neckline and an all-over chrome dazzle.