shopping local in Menlo Park

Blue Illusion (779 Santa Cruz Ave.) opened at the end of the summer. It’s an Australian chain that features French-influenced clothes. When we talked to store manager Adriana Ivanov, she stressed that all stores try to forge a community presence through fundraising efforts.

There are lots of gift items available. Pictured here are hats from $39, soaps from $6, gloves from $49, scarves from $59, jewelry from $29, Tokyomilk Body Care from $20, shoes and boots ranging from $139 to $279.

Photo by Irene Searles

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Gitane owner Malika suggests accessories and jewelry as great holiday gifts

Editor’s note: We’re highlighting holiday gift ideas that can be purchased in Menlo Park with the idea of shopping local. Designated downtown parking lots have extended holiday hours — up to three hours. Malika, who owns Gitane at 855 Santa Cruz Avenue, likes to point out that she has gift items for both mothers and daughters, in other […]

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