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Shoes on Solano Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1386 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Berkeley-based Shoes on Solano, a footwear and accessories shop, opened this past weekend in downtown Walnut Creek. Check out their online selection here.

From a PR:

In addition to renowned brands, such as Dansko, Birkenstock, Springstep, Teva and more, Shoes On Solano also designs and offers their own proprietary brand, Sole Terra.

In addition to their impressive footwear offerings, Shoes On Solano offers accessories, such as Smartwool Socks, Hue Socks and hosiery, Stance Socks and fun socks and gifts from Blue Q and colorful small leather goods from International Leathers. Sole Terra leather handbags, made in Italy exclusively for Shoes On Solano are also offered in all locations, as well as travel handbags from Baggallini.


Pop-Up Alert – Maximilian Opening Soon in Downtown Walnut Creek

1556 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

It looks like a fur retailer pop-up called Maximilian is opening soon in downtown Walnut Creek where Z Gallerie used to be. Note that this is NOT the Italian clothing retailer with the same name. Check out their catalog here.

From their website:

Maximilian Furs was first established in 1922 by the brother and sister team of Maximilian Apfelbaum and Anna Maximilian Potok in Warsaw, Poland. The incomparable team were third generation furriers with a determination and style that revolutionized the fur industry. The fur techniques used by Maximilian Furs created garments of the highest quality and exquisite design, the fur fashion they created were grander than any of their clientele could have imagined.


Half Price Books Opening at Willows Shopping Center in Concord Nov 21st

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

Get ready for Half Price Books to reopen at Willows shopping center in Concord on November 21st. They were previously located across from Todos Santos Plaza before closing in May. Books can be sold beginning November 11th.

From their website:

Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, November 21 Sunday, November 24 at 1975 Diamond Blvd. in The Willows shopping center, next to REI. The first 100 people through the door at 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Concord HPB location get a FREE tote bag and $5 gift card!* One tote bag each day will contain a $100 gift card!
*Limit one tote bag per person 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 11/21/19 11/24/19 at Concord location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday Sunday.


Rodd & Gunn Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that New Zealand-based men’s retailer Rodd & Gunn is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Note that the photo above may not be the space they will be in. (Industrious will have a staircase in one of those spots.) Check out their online selection here.

From their website:

The Rodd & Gunn heritage dates back to 1946, when the brand’s first trademark logo – the English Pointer – was used on a boutique line of New Zealand made shirts.

In its current form, the brand was established in 1987 when the first stand alone store opened in Auckland’s Queen Street.

Rodd & Gunn is synonymous with quality, while taking its inspiration from New Zealand’s picturesque landscape. Rodd & Gunn’s philosophy is to create classic garments imbued with contemporary style and designed to stand the test of time.


Profile by Sanford Weight Loss and Health Coaching Coming to The Orchards in Walnut Creek this December

The Orchards, Walnut Creek

The weight loss and health coaching studio Profile by Sanford is coming to the Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek and is planning to open early December.

From their website:

Backed by Sanford Health doctors and researchers, we can customize a weight loss plan while taking into account certain health factors to ensure you get the results you want. Since we are confident in obtaining lasting results, we promise you will lose 15 percent of your body weight after 12 months.