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What's in Store: Danville, Blackhawk Plaza, and Livermore

Discover three areas that have a lot going on at the moment; take part in a vintage shopping experience; plus Father's Day gift ideas.

June is apparently a good month to get your shop on! With sun-drenched sales and new store openings, let’s take it city-by-city. At the end, don’t miss the link to Diablo Magazine’s amazing Father’s Day gift guide. Who loves you, Dad?


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Downtown Danville

The new Duchess boutique location is now open in Danville. Look for new merchandise such as maxis by Saint Grace or tops from Karina Grimaldi.

The Town of Danville, along with the Danville Chamber of Commerce and Discover Danville Association, has announced a new gift card. The “Danville Gift Pass” can be used at all participating Danville merchants. Send this to someone by email, or even shoot them over a text! To purchase one for someone, please click here.

Blackhawk Plaza

Many shops in Blackhawk Plaza are gearing up to offer new discounts - just look for the “summer savings” sunglasses in any store window and you’ll find a deal!

Jewels in Disguise is now carrying stackable/adjustable charm bracelets. Whether you like silver, gold, or rose tones, these delicate beauties are $25 a bling and made using only recycled metals. Also, 25 cents from each purchase will be donated to charity. Good karma shopping!

Sweetie Face Kids is having a swimsuit sale: BOGO (buy one, get the second) at 50 percent off! Find popular children’s brands such as Isobella and Chloe and Love-U-Lots.


June 5-8, check out the Paris flea market in Livermore. Score on furniture and home décor accessories. Choose from vintage, French Country, Parisian-inspired styles, and maybe even a genuine antique. For a list of times and more details, please click here.

Also in L’more, there’s a new boutique downtown called Rustic Beauty, sporting funky and fashion-forward items. Find trendy hats and American flag scarves-perfect for 4th of July or the upcoming Livermore Rodeo

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Walnut Creek

Nang Sida, a new spa downtown, seduces spa mavens with gorgeous deep red interiors. Check out their traditional Thai massage or the aromatic Thai herbal massage.

Spotted Cow Vintage is opening in Walnut Creek. The store, owned by Mackenzie Lesher and her mother, will hold a soft opening this Friday, June 6. Here, you can find a pot pourri of items such as jewelry and wall art, as well as a smattering of handmade treasures. Looking to spruce up your digs? They also stock interesting furniture and décor paint. And because every DIY’er needs a little inspiration, classes and workshops will also be offered.


Continuing with the vintage theme, stop by the Alameda Pointe Vintage Fashion Faire Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. There will be over 50 booths containing spring/summer clothing, as well as accessories, linens, and textiles. Find styles from the ‘40s-‘80s eras. Tickets range from just $5-10, and there will be musical performances as well as other fun happenings.

Pleasant Hill

Atlas and Athena is offering 20 percent off all dresses and tunics for summer. Stop in through June 9 to take advantage of this deal—you’ll be ready for the sun in no time!

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Lafayette for Father’s Day gifts

The mustache craze is in full force. If someone hasn’t already said, “I mustache you a question” maybe you’ve seen the huge fuzzy pink ones cruising around on the Lyft cars. Perhaps you even own a pair of those black glasses with the mustache hanging down. Venture is following ‘suit’ by growing a mustache on its store window for Father’s Day! And if that’s not enough to get you into the store, they’re offering a gift with every purchase. Score a Jack O’Neill coffee mug or a limited edition Jack O’Neill Collection book when you do your Father’s Day shopping.

Is your dad worldly like Frank Somerville, sporty like Nick Punto, or a foodie like Matt Greco? Here are our recommendations on what to get him.