New Shops at Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza
The new stores in Broadway Plaza are full of must-have summer items.
Good news, fashionistas. There are a few new kids on the block in downtown Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza. We scoped them out and narrowed down your shopping list to a few summer essentials.
Apex by Sunglass Hut
This first-of-its-kind sunglass store was built with the athlete in mind and offers a wide selection of sport performance and lifestyle eyewear, including Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, and Costa del Mar. Here, you can create custom Oakley eyewear to suit your personality or to represent your favorite professional sports team. Have an A’s fan in your life? Score a pair of Oakleys with green lenses and yellow frames.
Must have: Oakley Flak 2.0 (starting at $150). sunglasshut.com.
Kit and Ace
Tired of wearing yoga pants all the time? Kit and Ace (pictured left) has made a name for itself by featuring technical cashmere, a product that is not just comfortable and easy to wear, but stylish and high-quality. Perfect for the style-savvy traveler.
Must have: More Volume skirt ($128). kitandace.com.
Kids can run, jump, swim, and play in style with Ivivva, athletic wear for girls and young women ages six to 14. At this Lululemon offshoot, it’s all about having fun. On Sundays, the store offers free fitness classes, and any day of the week, young customers are encouraged to grab a hula hoop and take it for a spin in the store.
Must have: Rhythmic Crop leggings (starting at $48). ivivva.com.
Known as a destination for denim, Madewell—the little sister of J. Crew—offers women’s basics such as high-quality jeans, slouchy T-shirts, and cozy sweaters with a hip and artsy twist. This summer, denim dresses, tops, overalls, and jumpsuits are the go-to base layers.
Must haves: The high-rise Perfect Summer jean ($115), garment-dyed Pocket Tee ($29.99), and Irving platform sandal ($158). madewell.com.
One of America’s leading footwear and clothing designers, Vince Camuto features exclusive styles of comfortable shoes and handbags that are fashionable and high-quality, yet affordable. From summer sandals to evening pumps, Vince Camuto offers something for everyone.
Must have: Kristana cage cutout high heel sandal (starting at $79.99). vincecamuto.com.
Popular for its recrafting policy—replacing both the heel and sole of your well-worn shoes—this American-made footwear line is a menswear staple. With sizes ranging from six to 16 and widths from AAA to EEE, no man leaves here empty handed.
Must have: Leiden Weave Wingtip ($395). allenedmonds.com.