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Clothing:

Jude Connally
Jude Connally will be showcasing their Fall Collections in The Westfield Fashion Show sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation. The show is September 8 at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield from 12 to 2pm. Jude Connally is donating a portion of their Westfield store sales the week following the Fashion Show to the non-profit foundation, Runway for Dreams. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. www.judeconnally.com

Books:

Town Book Store

Stores come and stores go... The Town Book Store is proud to be part of Downtown Westfield for 85 years! Woo hoo! Stop in and see their original ledgers from September 4, 1934 and see why we've stood the test of time. According to the original business ledgers on display in the shop, The Town Book Store first opened its doors in 1934. After operating from the same address for 72 years, the store relocated across the street in 2007 to 270 E. Broad St., the site of Westfield's first library and its current home. 270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535. www.townbookstore.com

Home, Art & Design:

Evalyn Dunn Gallery 
Just in at the gallery..... beautiful original oil paintings from Croatia! This photo is just one in the colorful series. Along with the art there is also a new selection of hand crafted jewelry from Croatia. Stop in while the merchandise is fresh. Once they are gone they will not be replaced. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com

Ella Allure Interior Design Center 
Stop into Ella Allure to see Fall's new fabric trimming and wall-covering collections. 220 E. Broad St., 908.654.3527. www.EllaAllure.com  

The Farmhouse Store 
The Farmhouse Store is ready for September and all your back-to-school needs. They have a wide array of teacher gifts for kicking off the year on a happy note. Check out the Cutie Container from Nora Fleming. This pretty piece can function as a pencil holder, a vase, a candy dish, a utensil holder, and more. Decorative 'minis' on the container can be swapped out for various seasons, holidays, and occasions. Stop in and check out all their fabulous gifts. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. www.facebook.com/thefarmhousestore 

Galeria West
Stop by to see Autumn Landscapes by Maylar. They are oil on canvas, medium sized with hearts and flowers. Also on view is Petite Format by Magno Laracuente, plus Crystal Flowers, Violet Passage, and Dreaming Verve from the Breathing Art Series by Stan Adard. 111 Quimby St., 909.301.9217. www.galeriawest111.com

Sherwin Williams
Celebrate back to school with color! Sherwin Williams has several savings events during the month of September: Get 35% off list price on paint supplies September 10-13, and 30% off paints and stains every Friday to Sunday during September. Professionally trained In-home Color Consultant services are available for only $95 for each 90 minute session. Included is a $50 Sherwin Williams gift card and buy one get one free paint sample coupon. 319 South Ave. W., 908.232.8180. www.sherwin-williams.com

Kids & Family:

Little Nest Portraits Westfield 
With fall just around the corner, Little Nest has the perfect backdrops for your winter wonderland and fall folliage portraits or holiday cards. With a variety of in studio and outdoor sessions planned, they have something for every family! 109 Quimby St., 908.370.6143. www.westfield.littlenestphoto.com 

Valencia School of Music 

Valencia School of Music will have an open house on Saturday, September 7 between 11am-3pm for fall lessons and classes. Discounts will be offered for new families who sign up for lessons at the open house. Kelly will be demonstrating the Step Up Class at 11:30am and the Three Little Birds Music Class at 12:30pm. Snacks and drinks will be available. Stop in on that Saturday! 37 Elm St., 2nd Floor, 908.967.0458. www.valenciamusicnj.com

The Westfield School of Dance
Come to Westfield's neighborhood dance studio Open House on Saturday, September 7 from 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. Take a look around their awesome studio in downtown Westfield and meet their talented and friendly staff. Sample a free mini class. Become a part of the WSOD dance family, where you can "Dance with all your Heart!" Click here to register for free mini classes at the open house: https://conta.cc/31mkebp.137 Central Ave., 2nd Fl., 908.789.3011. www.thewestfieldschoolofdance.com 

Food & Wine
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