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What's in Store: Fourth of July Shopping

Still looking for that perfect Independence Day 'fit? Here's where to shop, up until the last minute. Also: contests, new stores, and big savings.

Walnut Creek’s own boutique, The Red Box, has announced several new patriotic arrivals just in time for Friday’s festivities. Red, white and blue totes and big, floppy hats. Get yours now!

If shopping gets you in the mood for fireworks, head out early. Here’s a breakdown of major shopping area hours for the Fourth:

Broadway Plaza: Open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Stoneridge Mall: Open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunvalley Mall: Open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Perks and Contests

Specialtees Boutique in Lafayette is now offering Sip and Shop events. Every Monday from 3-6 p.m., start your week off right with wine and snacks while you browse items! As if just shopping wasn’t fun enough!

Enter to win the partner in crime photo contest. Send Polished Nail bar a picture of you and your bestie via Facebook for a chance to win either a signature mani and pedi for two or a bottle of champagne to sip on during your service. The contest ends July 6th at midnight.

Courtesy of Alina B.Alina B. in Blackhawk Plaza now has a Secret Closet! Find vintage, sample, and closeout items are hiding behind it. Stop in to check out the merchandise.

Enter to win a $500 (yes, $500) gift certificate to the new Walnut Creek Davidson and Licht. Simply like their Facebook page, then either fill out a raffle card in-store or message them your name and phone number. A winner will be chosen on August 15.

More Danville Additions

A new shop in Danville, The Bloom Space, has just opened. Look for home décor, jewelry, art, and antiques that are repurposed, recycled, and overall eco-friendly.

Pelican Rock’s Danville location is open and looking ready for warm-weather. Find them on the ever-popular E. Prospect Ave.

Courtesy of Pelican Rock


Speaking of Pelican Rock: Through the 6th, stock up on $80 Joe Jeans and $50 Vineyard Vines button-ups. Plus, receive a free Pelican Rock T-Shirt when you spend $40.

There is a sale going on at McMullen. Save up to 40 percent off select styles, including Lizzie Fortunato earrings and mid-length dresses.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for: The Nordstrom Anniversary sale begins July 18; however, you can start pre-shopping on July 10 if you are a Nordstrom card holder. This goes for Nordstrom debit cards as well, if you don’t want to add another credit card to the mix.


State Apparel has been featured as one of Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated’s favorite things. The San Francisco-based company manufactures in Emeryville and Oakland, and also outfits Piedmont High’s golf team.