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What's in Store: Breaking News

Along with stellar sales and items to help keep you cozy, find out about what’s opening and closing near you. Plus, the time has finally come for some information on what may become of Broadway Plaza.

Openings and Closings
Bollinger Nail Salon
, which is quite popular in Walnut Creek, will be opening a new location on Moraga Road in Lafayette. Look for it come mid-December.

Brown Avenue in Lafayette will be gaining a new store. Lafayette Fashionista, which has a posh ’20s vibe, will have a ribbon cutting ceremony November 14 at 5 p.m. Nearby neighbor Glamorous Boutique will be there, too, hosting a fashion show. Stay tuned for more details.

Courtesy of UNIQLOUNIQLO has opened a store in Emeryville’s Bay Street Mall. One of my favorite places to shop in SF and NYC has finally come to the East Bay, and I can’t wait to check it out. If you haven’t been to one before, it’s a one-stop shop for the entire family’s high-quality basics. This men’s ultra light down print vest is only $49.90.

There will be another place for the fellas to shop soon: Jos. A. Bank will be coming to Walnut Creek’s N. Main St.

Lastly, Burberry in Broadway Plaza has decided to close its doors indefinitely.


What’s Happening at Broadway Plaza?
Speaking of Broadway Plaza, many have been wondering what is going on these days. Countless stores have either vacated, relocated, or temporarily closed. There is, indeed, something behind the scenes in the works: There may be a 30,000 square-foot expansion. If this happens, the first wave of shops to get a facelift will be stores between Nordstrom and Macy’s. This would be a very slow-moving project over the years, but stay tuned more info. (Thanks to our friends at Contra Costa Times for this info. Read the full article here.)


Weekly Deals and Events
Now through November 30, stop by Modena in Blackhawk Plaza for 20 percent off any full-price item. Longer jackets and cardigans abound here, so get something now for chilly weather.

Saturday, November 8, you can also receive 20 percent off at 5 Little Monkeys toy store in Walnut Creek. Stock up on holiday presents early for your nieces and nephews.

Sunday from 5-8 p.m., join Farmyard Darlings at Victoria Kruggel’s cottage (15 Hartwood Ct. in Lafayette). Add a little flair to your cold weather décor with new faux pillows and throws. Food and refreshments will be on hand.

This Friday and Saturday, venture on over to Misto Lino's Fairfield warehouse for a blowout sale. Find up to 80 percent off on winter must-haves, such as blankets, robes, and sleepwear.


Courtesy of Kee-Ka OrganicsNew Items
Now through the end of the year, check out Kee-Ka Organics pop-up shop in Berkeley. Here, you can find contemporary art, as well as organic baby clothing and gifts.

Myrrhia Fine Knitwear has released a gorgeous cowl wrap for pre-ordering. This can be worn a variety of ways; throw it around your neck once as an easy, extra layer, or stack it up around your neck for a shorter, infinity scarf look. Order one by November 15 to receive 15 percent off your order.