This week’s roundup of shopping news covers everything from new chain home decor stores to little holiday “boo-tiques” and more “Frozen” products for little ones to go nuts over.
First, northwest Fresno is getting a Kirkland’s soon. The home decor and gift store is at The Marketplace at El Paseo, the new shopping center near Highway 99 and Herndon Avenue. Kirkland’s is between Petco and Tilly’s.
But it’s not open yet. The company hasn’t returned calls about an opening date. But judging from all the construction workers toiling away inside – and no shelves or products in sight yet – it’s going to be several weeks.
This will be the third Kirkland’s in the area, with one in the Villaggio shopping center on north Blackstone Avenue in Fresno a few doors down from HomeGoods. Another is at the Clovis Crossing Regional Shopping Center at Herndon and Clovis avenues, also a few doors down from HomeGoods.
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Kirkland’s has nothing to do with popular Costco store brand of the same name.
The Kirkland’s home decor store is similar to a HomeGoods, in that it sells small furniture, wall art and all kinds of little signs and decor for every holiday you can imagine. But Kirkland’s is smaller, less of a big-box store and carries different styles.
As the Christmas shopping season gets going, little holiday boutiques are popping up everywhere.
One Halloween-themed event, the Halloween Spook-Tacular Boo-Tique, features about 20 vendors selling all kinds of goods. It runs from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, at the VFW Post 8900, 3585 N. Blythe Ave.
This one has lots of direct seller vendors, meaning traditional ones such as Tupperware, but also edible goodies from Dove Chocolate Discoveries and pepper spray and stun guns from Damsel in Defense. Many local vendors will be selling products, including handmade pencil cases for children and handmade jewelry.
And sticking with the Halloween theme, there will be trick-or-treating at each vendor’s table and raffles.
The Disney “Frozen” movie frenzy continues, with JCPenney adding a new line of Disney clothing to its stores this month.
The store’s Okie Dokie brand now has clothing with images of Elsa and Anna from “Frozen,” and Cinderella. Clothing also features artwork from “The Good Dinosaur,” a Disney-Pixar film that isn’t even out yet and will be released this Thanksgiving.
The long-sleeved T-shirts, hoodies and pants are for toddlers and young children in sizes 2T to 7.