Some news from the shopping beat to catch you up on this week.
The Tulare Outlet Center is getting a Forever 21 store.
The popular seller of trendy, affordable clothing for men, women and kids didn’t give an opening date in its announcement. But, work on the store has started and it is expected to open “ahead of (the) holiday shopping season.”
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The store will have 7,343 square feet of space next to Bravo Farms Restaurant.
Forever 21 didn’t return calls or emails about what kind of prices the outlet store will have. Considering you can already get a scarf for $2.99 at Forever 21, the retailer will likely fit right into the outlet mix whether it has discounted outlet prices or full prices.
Glorious Junk Days in Clovis is today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Town Clovis.
If you’re the type who loves all the upcycled, repainted and stenciled projects you see on Pinterest but don’t want to take the time to make them yourself, this is the closest thing you’ll find to a Pinterest store around.
The fast-growing event has 160 dealers this season. It features antiques and collectables, but also upcycled furniture, vintage and shabby chic items and architectural salvage such as windows and doors that can be used in decor.
Pollasky Avenue is shut down for the free event.
Details: (559) 298-5774 or www.oldtownclovis.org.
Jewelry at Villaggio
The Villaggio shopping center — the one with Barnes & Noble — on north Blackstone Avenue is getting a fine jewelry store.
Albert Kaz Jewelry is scheduled to open in early November near Vonda’s gift store. Designer and jeweler Albert Kazanchyan designs and makes his own jewelry and will specialize in custom jewelry, including wedding rings.
Kazanchyan had a store at Cedar and Nees avenues with the same name for five years that closed.
If you haven’t been to downtown Visalia lately, there’s a new place to shop. Bling Queen, which has had a store in Kingsburg for about five years, has opened a second location. The store at 611 W. Main St. opened in the spring and carries clothing for kids and women, from newborn sizes all the way up to misses and plus sizes. It also sells jewelry accessories, hats and home decor.
And of course, “we have a lot of blingy things,” says owner Janice Borba.
Rhinestone license plate frames are particularly popular, in clear, pink, leopard and zebra print, she says.
The store carries lots of shoes and has begun selling boots for fall.
Details: (559) 859-3099 or search for Bling Queen on Facebook.