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“Also in stores are so many vibrant colors, greens, pinks, oranges. We are very optimistic. People love to get out and shop.”
Special Effects is a formal dress shop that opened 2 years ago at 2200 36th Ave., Moline, in a former bank building that had been vacant for many years, said owners Kim and Cindy Breecher. They sell mostly dresses for special occasions, such as pageants, proms, homecoming dances and proms.
“Spring is our super busy period until about May 1. Then we slow down until August and September and then get busy again during homecoming season,” Kim Breecher said.
The store sells the mid to high range dresses. Hot dresses this season are the more formal type that are flashier, with pearls, beading and/or lace, they said.
Another locally owned store is Barkan’s Clothing,
which has been on 2nd Street in Rock Island for 68 years. It carries mostly clothing and athletic shoes for younger males, said owner Steve Barkan.
David Balluff is co owner of L a downtown Davenport retail shop that specializes in designing, making and selling clothing, hats, accessories, art and housewares.
“We have a lot that we have planned for the spring,” he said. “We are designing and making hats for spring, including for the Kentucky Derby. We have more spring clothes being designed by a designer exclusive to our store. For hats, people tend to wear straw or cloth hats in the spring and summer.”
At Davidson Jewelers, East Moline, springis busyalthough it pales in comparison to other seasons, said David Schlosser, who owns the store with his wife, Debbie.
“But our industry constantly changing. Designs are always changing. The holidays really bring out shoppers. But then again,
every day is somone’s birthday or anniversary.”