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.
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.
Last month we learned that Peet’s Coffee would be closing within Amazon Books at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and the remodel is almost finished with the reopening happening tomorrow Tuesday, November 5th.
Two large-scale dinosaurs greet visitors and passers-by at one of the main access points into the shopping plaza. With seats, moveable parts, and a periscope for children to enjoy, the interactive artworks provide the perfect resting spot for weary shoppers and their young ones.
Thanks to a reader for sending word that NYX Cosmetics, which opened a few years ago in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek, has closed. I wonder whether this is due to the location or competition from Sephora?
Peet’s Coffee is closing on October 7th within the Amazon store at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. It’s nice that the product selection will expand with this extra space but I sure will miss those large $2.15 muffins. 😞
Last month we learned that Lush temporarily closed for a remodel at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have now reopened. No major changes that I could see other than more wood and product placement changes. Check out their online shop here.
The Canadian menswear shop Indochino is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. According to the latest city permit details it will be located where Eileen Fisher currently is. Check out their online shop here and Walnut Creek page here.
Indochino was founded on the belief that you don’t need to spend a fortune on a custom wardrobe. By taking the premium made-to-measure experience direct to the consumer, we’ve created a superior alternative to off-the-rack clothing, at ready-to-wear prices. This approach has enabled Indochino to become the largest exclusive made-to-measure apparel company in the world.
The jewelry store gorjana, which first opened in Laguna Beach in 2016, and is carried by Nordstrom, is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek where Ivivva used to be. There are currently ten stores located in California and New York. Check out their online selection here. Thanks to a reader for sending word about this.
gorjana was founded based on the belief that jewelry should be versatile and multi-generational. Designed with longevity in mind, gorjana jewelry is both timeless and effortlessly modern.
At the local level, the company and local charities co-host fundraising events in-stores and donate a percentage of proceeds back to the cause of choice. Jason and Gorjana also actively donate jewelry to be used at auction for local benefits and galas across the country.