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Francesca's Collects Itself in Downtown Lafayette

New boutique Francesca's Collections opens on Mount Diablo Boulevard.

Francesca's Collections had its formal opening on Feb. 16 at 3569 Mt. Diablo Blvd., with many customers saying they were excited about having a Francesca's closer instead of driving to Danville or Emeryville, said store manager Bethany Trombly.

"What I see is that we just really fit in here, with the aesthetic, with Lafayette in specific and the area in general," said Trombly.

"We're definitely a one-stop shop," she said. "We carry everything. You can come after work and pick up an outfit for the evening, hostess gifts, accessories for what you need, or buy your girlfriend a present."

There should be more than a few couples coming to that stretch of Mount Diablo Boulevard, with the men's shop Venture next door to Francesca's. The owners of Venture came by with cupcakes on the opening days "and welcomed us to the neighborhood," Trombly said.

c5 February 25, 2013 at 02:49 PM
From the outside the store looks really nice, and I wish them well.
Susan R. February 25, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Cute. Will definitely check it out.
Susan R. February 25, 2013 at 03:09 PM
But maybe next time they do a promotional video, they should move the steamer out of the way of the camera!
lovelafayette February 25, 2013 at 09:14 PM
I wish we had a few more real stores: a bookstore, a shoe repair, a music store, a medical supply, a toy store to name a few. McCaulous deserves our $ for it's tenacity through thick and thin, and for employing many local mom's over all these years.
lovelafayette February 25, 2013 at 09:25 PM
I would prefer to see a bookstore, music store, shoe repair, toy store, shoe store. I think McCaulou's deserves our $ for longevity, for sticking with Lafayette and providing many jobs to many local women. I am so sorry to see the Nurture Center has moved to Martinez, they filled an unmet need instead of just selling stuff.
c5 February 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM
There absolutely is a shoe repair place on Mt Diablo. We frequent it a lot. Sort of tucked in almost to Happy Valley. Really nice people that run and own it. Bookstore--we had a great one, and they are gone. Music store--I think we know where they have gone...
Amanda February 26, 2013 at 05:43 AM
What kind of music store? What about Lamorinda Music?

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