Francesca's Collections boutique opens at WestShore Plaza
Francesca's Collections opened at WestShore Plaza on Sept. 19. Consider this boutique shopping without boutique prices. The store, situated between Gap and Soma Intimates, is filled with trendy clothes, fashionable purses, stylish jewelry and cute gift options (kitchy tampon holder, anyone?).
On my visit, I spotted cute $38 dresses that would work great for Florida's fall (i.e., autumnal colors but also short-sleeved). Francesca's staff does a nice job of showing customers how to layer and mix pieces to create different outfits, including a "get this look for under $100" display. If you like Miss Me jeans, you can get those, too.
The chain runs frequent sales (yipee!), including one through Oct. 4 for 50 percent off all clearance items. Sign up for the mailing list and receive 20 percent off whatever dress Francesca's dubs the "pick of the week."
"We're always running the sales," Gomez said. "It's so beautiful."
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