Superstition Springs Center in Mesa is gearing up for the holidays with a slew of new shopping options.
Just opened: Debra Ortega selling Southwest gifts, jewelry and pottery, food packaging giant Hickory Farms, and several kiosks.
Among the newly opened kiosks are Holyland Olivewood — wood carvings; Lehi Mills — gourmet baking mixes; Ornaments & Ink — personalized ornaments; and Sports-Dreams — sports memorabilia and novelties.
Sparks Home Interiors, a furniture and accessories store that debuted at west Mesa’s Fiesta Mall, plans to open at the east Mesa shopping center Tuesday.
Fletcher’s Music Center relocated from its mid-mall space to the Mervyn’s end of the mall.
Day by Day Calendar, a temporary store selling 2006 calendars, moved into the old Fletcher’s space. Superstition Springs recently lost The Limited, but not kiddie version Limited Too, now a separate company from the one that spawned and named it.
Women’s activewear-withstyle chain lucy moves into Scottsdale Fashion Square on Friday. In the rapidly rearranging mall, lucy has staked out space near Anthropologie and Sephora. The first and only other local lucy is at Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Road and Greenway Boulevard on the Scottsdale-Phoenix border.
Posh paper store Crane & Co. is clearing out of the mall in late December, and clearing out the store with sales now. Gucci is moving merchandise in and could be open as soon as this weekend.
Mexidona, a privately owned, upscale Mexican furniture and home accessories store, is gearing up for a Tuesday debut at 14747 Northsight Blvd. in the Scottsdale Airpark. People who shop in Sedona may be familiar with the Mexidona store there.
Mexidona owners select one-of-a-kind items from Mexican artisan families. Those who like the old-world murals adorning the S cottsdale store’s walls can commission the artist to create custom furniture or art for their homes.
NASCAR lovers heading to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend can have a free electronic jeans fitting during breaks in the action. Levi Strauss Signature’s Fit Pit, which is touring the country measuring denim lovers, will set up shop Friday through Sunday outside the gate, so non-race-fan fashion lovers can avoid the entry fee.
The Intellifit body scanner wands a fully-clothed person and spits out a reading of the perfect size and style — of "Signature" Levis, of course — within seconds. The "Signature" styles are sold at East Valley Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart stores.