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Hopkins Blvd. Imports (8300 Earhart Blvd., 864-0277) is having a huge sale to make room for new inventory. Through the end of the year, take 50 percent off all merchandise Ñ furniture, home decorating accessories and gifts Ñ and take advantage of even deeper discounts on clearance items. The store specializes in imports from countries such as Romania, India, Indonesia, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Korea and Tibet.

ItÕs back! The 10th anniversary edition of HuliÕs Louisiana Festival Calendar is ready to go, with listings for more than 500 festivals and events all over Louisiana, including phone numbers and/or Web site addresses for each event. Find the 2007 calendar online at Buy one for $14.95 (plus $2.25 postage) or two for $25 (plus $4 postage). For more information or to place an order, contact Julie Posner at 488-5993 or Huli Publishing, P.O. Box 850561, New Orleans, LA 70185.

Wearable Vegetables (737-7310), a store known for its ÒHow merlot can you go?Ó and ÒShiitake HappensÓ T-shirts, has moved from its previous location on Canal Boulevard to a new store at 816 Hickory Ave. in Harahan (near Elmwood, between River Road and Citrus Boulevard). Check out the brand new wearable people-sized and dog-sized T-shirts and gifts featured online at They deliver or ship locally and worldwide.

New top shop! Joellen Canizaro has partnered with Jean Therapy co-owners Karen Aupied and Vicki Adjmi to open a new boutique called Blink (3260 Severn Ave., Metairie, 883-8054). The trendy shop specializes in hip, affordable tops to pair with denim from Jean Therapy or with the less expensive jeans (under $100) available at Blink.

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.

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