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Shop Talk — January 2009

Sexy Lingerie Sales


Courtesy of Nike

With January being the month to make get-fit resolutions, several new businesses are here to help.

Athletes can go head-to-toe swoosh logo at the new NikeStore (pictured) in Emeryville’s Bay Street shopping center. The high-tech store even allows you to choose colors and materials, and design your own Nike clothes and sneakers.

Part health food store, part wellness boutique, Healthy 4 U has opened at 9000 Crow Canyon Road in Danville. Owner Pam Zoellner stocks organic skincare products and other eco-friendly lusciousness.

YogaWorks is opening a new location at 1131 Locust Street in Walnut Creek. The spa-like studio, with a tea lounge, offers hundreds of yoga and body-sculpting classes per week. A few blocks away at 1410 California Boulevard, Forma Fitness Center is getting pumped up in the space formerly occupied by Thomasville Furniture. The 8,500-square-foot facility emphasizes one-on-one training.

Fashionistas can kick off the New Year in Parisian style, with women’s clothing from BCBG Max Azria. The store recently opened in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza, in the space formerly occupied by Ann Taylor. Coming this spring to the Plaza, Michael Stars will offer Ts, cashmere sweaters, dresses, and maternity wear.

Chic women’s outfits from French and American designers can still be found at Solo, but owner Daniel Rahimi has moved his Lafayette boutique to a new location at 63 Lafayette Circle.

For the younger set, Danville maternity shop Bellies N' Babies has opened a second location in Oakland’s Rockridge district. Crazy 8, a store from Gymboree Co., has opened in Concord’s Sunvalley Shopping Center and specializes in children’s clothing, sizes 0–14, that’s stylish, cheaper than Gymboree, and designed to take a kid from school to play. For more shopping scoop, check out the Diablo Style blog at diablomag.com.

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