January 29, 2014

Buying new outfits for Spring

Spring is in the air and the Spring holidays of Easter, Passover, St. Patrick’s day and, of course, all the Pisces birthday celebrations require new outfits and gifts.

Those outfits and gifts abound in the Coachella Valley. There are so many exciting and exquisite stores to select from, and all price points make shopping in the desert an adventure. My usual statement of “get out and explore our desert” will be one of the most rewarding things you do.

The economy has changed our spending habits and what better way than to find bargains and wonderful and unusual merchandise. Don’t be afraid to communicate with the owner or manager of a store, and let them help you find a bargain and their unusual merchandise. These following stores have something special to offer you, just put your feet or car in gear and go shopping!

Palm Desert:

Nina McLemore: 73-200 El Paseo, Palm Desert.

Welcome to this new store which just opened three weeks ago. Mark your calendars to meet Nina herself, who will be coming here on the March 21 for a ribbon cutting. This store and designer is known for her jackets, ones which come in beautiful European fabrics and which are actually made in the U.S.A. One of the designer’s clients is Hillary Clinton. The store’s jackets are made to fit everyone and are cut to fit women with full busts and for a woman’s figure.

The store is open form 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. on Sunday. They will close July and August.

Another wonderful specialty is the cotton Equestrian pants that give you support and an incredible fit. (These are known as the no cellulite pants.) They are washable and require no ironing. These pants are a great idea as travel pants. You will enjoy seeing so many exquisite and exciting fabrics, which are very colorful. The styles afford you the ability to adjust the sleeve length. This store will definitely catch your eye for all the color.

Dayna and Jahme are on hand to help you with your selections. This is the first store in California for Nina, whose other stores are all over the U.S.

The Slack Shop: 73-613 Highway 111, Palm Desert.

What a large inventory of mens’ slacks. They fit size 32-56 and they carry all types of fabrics from casual to dressy. They not only carry pants, but also shorts. The store has quite a large selection of sports jackets. These are for all sizes up to and including portly. Alterations are offered to make everything fit like you like it. Rounding off the inventory is a nice selection of sport shirts and sweaters.

Their mantra is “There is no man we can’t fit.” Owners Rae and Tony Scurria have been in business over 33 years. Some of the lines carried are St.Croix, Marcelle of Italy, Peru, and Tory Richard to mention a few.

They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. They can definitely fit any man from head to toe and beautifully too with their selection of slacks, their beautiful fabrics and colors and as shown in the photo they have a large selection of colorful sports jackets, great for all the holidays just waiting to be selected by you, so stop by and be amazed.

E & J’s Designer Shoes and Outlet: 44 100 Town Center Way, Palm Desert.

As the clock strikes 9:30 a.m. and doors open, there is a lineup to get in. They carry the best the market has to offer, including Torry Burch, Chanje, Spery, Cole Haan, Coach, Kate Spade and Ann Klein, to mention a few. Casual to dressy in sizes from 5 to 11, including narrow widths. The store has been in business for over 20 years and has six branch stores in other states. Manager Angel has been with them since 1996 and is always at your service. He makes your visit to the store very pleasant with his helpful attitude. The store carries a large inventory which caters to the 40 plus crowd with old top of the line quality shoes. They even carry the healthy Flip Flop line of shoes which Michelle Obama promotes.

A specialty of this store is the 12-pair punch card that, when filled, earn you your next pair free! They are open from Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For your men you will also find a fine selection of sport to dressy shoes from sizes 5 to 13. Purses are a great find at the store as well as a selection of hats to round out your outfit and your purchasing. So remember, for class and style, E&Js Designer Shoes and Outlet should be a destination to visit.



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