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What's in Store: Fun Events

A sidewalk sale; Alina B. relocates to Danville; fashion and trunk shows; the Easter Bunny; and more.

Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Livermore is hosting a huge sidewalk sale Saturday, March 29, with more than 20-plus stores. Some businessees will even open at 8 a.m. for early risers. See the complete listing here.

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One Broadway Plaza staple store has moved to Blackhawk Plaza. Join Alina B. for opening night Saturday, March 29 from 3-8 p.m. There will be appetizers, wine, and the chance to win a beautiful Italian scarf. I haven’t stopped in yet, but pictures of the new space look pretty awesome.

Fashion and Trunk Shows

Catch a Yala and Gypsy Blue spring trunk show Saturday, March 29 at Lilac Dress Boutique in Alameda. Yala is great for dress basics, while Gypsy Blue's earrings, bracelets, and necklaces will catch your eye. Stop by 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

LEAP Into Fashion--a fashion show luncheon--will occur Friday, April 4 at Orinda Country Club. This event will sponsor JFK’s LEAP project, which works with underserved youth in summer camps. Specialtees Boutique will provide clothes for this event. Merchandise will be available for purchase, and 20 percent of sales will go to LEAP. To purchase tickets, click here.

Wednesday, April 9, Neiman Marcus in Broadway Plaza will host a shoes and handbags event to debut the Spring 2014 collection of shoes and handbags. There will also be a champagne reception. The fun starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are only $25 dollars, with proceeds going to the Diablo Regional Arts Association. Complimentary valet parking will be provided on Main St. For tickets, click here.

The Easter Bunny

Get your shop on and entertain the kiddos at the same time … as long as they don’t fear the Easter Bunny, that is! Here is a compilation of several local malls hosting our furry friend:

-Saturdays, March 29-April 19: Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Stoneridge Mall.

-April 4-19: A a special bunny hut by the main fountain at Blackhawk Plaza.

-Fridays, March 28-April 11, 3 p.m.: Storytelling at the Grand Court at Sunvalley Mall.

Openings and Closings

Artistic Table in Downtown Livermore is now open. It’s half retail, half bistro--with wine! 

Broadway Plaza is getting a Madewell store. Owned by the popular brand J. Crew, it will be the first store in the East Bay area.

Woodcraft in Dublin is closing after 10 years in business. Everything will be 30 percent off. Some items will even only be $1 dollar, so hurry in!