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Talking shops: Three new boutiques open

Stella Laguna Beach has moved into a new, bigger location in River Park. The locally owned women’s clothing store now looks like a New York City boutique stocked with lots of edgy, trendy clothing — think leopard print, studded jackets, leather-inspired dresses and lots of boots.

See the sultry model on the wall? That’s Lauren Cameron, who doubles as a sales clerk at Khloe California across the street. That store, which will feature a more laid-back vibe, will open in Stella’s old location Nov. 15.

  • Vintage on Fourth has opened in a little spot on Fourth Street between Clovis and Pollasky avenues in Clovis. The shops sells home decor, repurposing vintage items into something new.

It specializes in metal letters mounted on fabric backgrounds in vintage frames, like the one at left.

The Chisum family gets the letters locally cut and sells the pre-made art and custom orders.

  • Kisch Women and Children’s Boutique opened this summer on Sommerville Dr., near Perrin Avenue. It sells fashionable everyday clothing geared toward young moms and working women, along with cutesy clothing for kids and gifts.

Their “I love Santa” tops and leggings with frilly red trim are adorable. The owners also embellish baseball camps, adding flowers, studs and rhinestones to hats like a blinged-out Bulldog cap.

In an unusual twist of real estate, the wall of windows facing the Starbucks drive-thru has led to some coffee lovers becoming customers after they spotted something they wanted while waiting in their car for coffee.


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