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New discount store at Eastland

PocketBac hand sanitizers are available at Bath & Body Works. Among the limited- edition scents available this month are, from left, Stylish Strawberry, Buttercream, Rock Candy, Berry Crush and Sweet Pea. The travel-size bottles are $1.50 each.
PocketBac hand sanitizers are available at Bath & Body Works. Among the limited- edition scents available this month are, from left, Stylish Strawberry, Buttercream, Rock Candy, Berry Crush and Sweet Pea. The travel-size bottles are $1.50 each.

Roses, a discount department store, is scheduled to open in the former Big Lots store in Eastland Shopping Center in late March.

Roses will offer discounted merchandise including clothing and shoes, home décor, toys, food, health and beauty products, and seasonal products such as lawn and garden items.

The chain is a subsidiary of Variety Wholesalers Inc., which operates Roses stores in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Middlesboro and Somerset.

The company, based in Henderson, N.C., says the store will create 40 to 50 jobs in the Lexington area.

The first hint of spring

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will host a Vera Bradley spring preview party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Four new patterns will be unveiled: Boysenberry, Blue Lagoon, Folkloric and Lemon Parfait. Also, the new Vera Vera and paper and gift collections will be shown.

During the party, you can save 20 percent on Vera purchases (not including previously purchased or already discounted merchandise).

Brides-to-be will be there

Kentucky Bride will host bridal events this weekend at the Lexington Convention Center.

Wedding professionals can learn from industry pioneers on Saturday while brides-to-be and guests are invited to the Wonder of Wedding (WOW) Event and bridal show featuring wedding experts on Sunday.

Tickets for brides and guests are $35 each and include admission to the WOW event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the bridal show from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to Kentuckybridebridalshow.com for more information.

Clean hands never smelled so good

Look for limited-edition collections of PocketBac Hand Sanitizing Gels at Bath & Body Works. Scents featured in January are Sweet Pea, Stylish Strawberry, I Love Cake, Buttercream, Berry Crush and Rock Candy. The travel-size bottles are $1.50 each.

Online guide for plus sizes

Madisonplus.com, a fashion destination for plus-size women, has launched.

The site includes a blog, fashion and trend stories, and links to hundreds of retailers and products.

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