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Shop Talk — May 2009

Prime Outlets Livermore signs on new brand-name stores; an upscale consignment store in Pleasanton; two new spas in Walnut Creek; and more.


Prime Outlets Livermore, set to open in 2010, has signed on a score of brand-name outlet stores, including Barneys, Tommy Hilfiger, and Michael Kors. A new non-outlet Michael Kors store—the second one in the Bay Area—is scheduled to open in Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Shopping Center in the next few months. Meanwhile, a store dedicated to another Michael—Michael Stars, that is—should open this month in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza.

Resurrection opened its doors in Pleasanton. Owner Michele Malone’s “upscale consignment boutique” offers secondhand clothes and custom jewelry, as well as jewelry-making classes and girls night out parties. Danville’s Original Sin lingerie shop has relocated to a space downstairs from its former location at 145 E. Prospect Avenue.

There’s good news at Walnut Creek’s Olympia Place: The Vitamin Shoppe has signed on to take over the 6,500 square feet vacated by Bombay Company more than a year ago.

Also in Walnut Creek, skincare consultant Marlies Taylor has opened Marlies Taylor Skincare on N. Main Street. The Pleasant Hill native has consulted for high-end spas across the country and is bringing that experience to a small second-story space near 1515 Restaurant Lounge. The by-appointment-only shop offers products and treatments focused on antiaging and acne relief—including the same Oxygen Infusion treatment used by Madonna.

A couple blocks away at 1327 N. Main, Julaine Moore has opened up the Mermaid Lounge. The Hawaiian-themed spa offers traditional spa treatments as well as an Alohatherapy facial, brow waxing, and makeup.


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