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What's in Store: Large Store News

Large chain store expansion; new jewelry designs; Neiman Marcus gets a fresh menu; Nordy's is having a sale very soon; plus several events coming up.

La Chat Souriant Jewelry

Everything New
Check out new designs at Lireille by Lori Gottlieb. Gottlieb, who is also a surgeon, describes her silver and gold-based pieces as versatile and energetic.

Also in jewelry news, La chat souriant jewelry is now featured at Lesley Evers in Rockridge. Created by local Berkeley designer Kelley Hollis, the line is centered on vintage pieces that are repurposed for modern wear.

UNIQLO is opening eight U.S. stores in California throughout summer and fall. Stores in Plaza Escuela shopping center in Walnut Creek and Stoneridge Mall will open August 29.

There are some new food and beverage items to try while you are out shopping.  Neiman Marcus Café in Broadway Plaza has just revamped its menu to include a portobello burger and a quinoa pasta. Try the featured cocktail, a strawberry margarita with less than 200 calories, for $12.

Nathan & Co.If the warm weather has you itching to be outdoors, Nathan & Co. is now carrying an Orla Kiely ‘70s-inspired garden collection. Choose from aprons, forks, gloves, and trowels.

Possibly Leaving
Following suit with the Pleasant Hill location, Barnes and Noble in Walnut Creek may be closing. The company announced earlier this year that 20 stores will close over the next 10 years. We will keep you updated.

is hold a one-year anniversary party and trunk show this Thursday, May 9, from 4-7 p.m. The boutique will have jewelry from April Martin Designs, Carries Cookies and Confections, and other fun goodies. Perfect for last-minute gifts for Mom.

There will be a book signing tonight (Wednesday, May 7) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Michael Friedes Designs. Authors Debbi DiMaggio and Josie Iselin will be present, and wine and appetizers will be served. While you’re there, check out this well-known designer’s space. The store in Orinda Theatre Square is still fairly new, and has many fun and unique home décor items.

Broadway Eyeworks is holding a 20-year anniversary eyewear extravaganza event on Thursday, May 22. Call in advance to schedule an eye exam, or bring in your prescriptions. Representatives will be on hand to help you select a new pair of glasses for designer brands like Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Face a Face, and Lindberg.

Now through Mother’s Day, receive 20 percent off on all accessories (including handbags) at Specialtees Boutique in Lafayette. Receive this exact discount, as well as home accessories, at Atlas.

The half-yearly sale for women and kids at Nordstrom starts May 21. These sales only happen a few times a year, so hurry in!