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New Galleria Store

A 1,580-square-foot True Religion store will open this summer in the Galleria, Houston, TX. It will carry the entire True Religion line of apparel including men's, women's and kids denim jackets, shirts, T-shirts, skirts, fleece hoodies as well as sportswear, loungewear and outerwear.

This is the sixth location nationwide for the Los Angeles-based retailer. The company designs, manufactures and markets True Religion Apparel products, including its premium True Religion Brand Jeans. Visit www.truereligionbrandjeans.com.

CocoWalk Makeover

CocoWalk, the 200,000-square-foot shopping and entertainment center in Coconut Grove, FL, recently completed a $6 million makeover. The entire complex was repainted. Tile flooring was replaced with tumbled marble. In addition, the garage was refurbished.

Visitors will also notice upgraded outdoor lighting and new landscaping.  CocoWalk offers upscale shops and restaurants, along with a 16-screen movie theater. For more information, visit www.cocowalk.net.

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Shopping & Flea Markets
Discover Dixie Highway's 90-Mile Yard Sale in GA

If you're a yard sale fanatic, we have the granddaddy of all sales to tell you about!! The annual Dixie Highway 90-Mile yard sale in northwest Georgia is a robust event set for June 6-8. This extravaganza of a yard sale encompasses multiple counties, cities and towns. Locals will roll out the welcome mat -- along with their many "treasures" -- for your shopping perusal, bargaining fun and potential purchase. The annual event always spans Saturday and Sunday, but this year the sponsors have given you even more time for shopping fun -- by adding Friday to the festivities.
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Buying Trump Items on Chump Change in Palm Beach

While Worth Avenue is the Beverly Hills of shopping streets in South Florida, throughout Palm Beach County you also can find designer clothes, shoes and even linens and decorative items at what could best be termed "a steal."

No, you won't get thrown in the slammer. You just need to head for the area's many upscale thrift shops. Today's $2,000 designer handbag might show up in a thrift shop for $150, only because the owner bought it, but later felt it didn't match a particular dress.

Judy Colbert, a professional freelance writer from Crofton, MD, gives readers the inside intelligence to navigate the world of Palm Beach County's thrift shops. So if you want to look like Paris Hilton or Vanessa Manillo, take heed. You can buy Trump-like items on chump change. And it's fun to boot.
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