Shop Talk — March 2009
An onslaught of outlets
Courtesy of Trove
AT PRESS TIME, NEIMAN MARCUS had just submitted its scaled-down plans for a Broadway Plaza store. Meanwhile, the Tri-Valley is definitely getting the high-end store’s outlet version. Prime Outlets — Livermore has signed Neiman Marcus/Last Call for the center, set to open in 2010. Prime Outlets’ website lists Brooks Brothers, Barneys New York, and BCBG Max Azria as other merchants possibly coming to the Livermore mall.
Danville interior design firm J. Hettinger Interiors plans to release a new line of furniture this month. It combines sleek design with luxurious materials inspired by nature, resulting in statement-making sofas, chairs, end tables, and chests.
Morte Riches has opened at 1264 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek. The biker-chic boutique sells edgy—think skulls and swords—silver jewelry and leather goods for women and men.
At 3330 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, Rhythm Room Dance and Movement Center owner Dianna Rowley has opened the Rhythm Room Exchange Eco-Boutique. Rowley buys, sells, and trades new and used apparel, accessories, and performance attire for women and men. Zeeba, selling antique furniture and consignment jewelry, has opened at 3574 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in the space occupied for many years by Lafayette TV Center, near Oak Hill Road.
After Diablo mentioned the home-style deals that can be found at Berkeley’s Trove outlet store (pictured) on a recent Eye on the Bay appearance and in our October guide to bargains, owner Diane Haydon received so many visits from Diablo readers that she wanted to offer an extra deal. Mention you read this, and you’ll get an extra 10 percent off any purchase through the end of this month.For news about sales and shopping in the East Bay, check out our Style blog at diablomag.com. Send your shopping tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.