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Shopping column: Find colorful bags at cinda b outlet sale

Also, Salomon Farm Park hosts handmade sale.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:01 am

Headquartered right here in Fort Wayne, cinda b, a handbag, travel bag and tote company that also manufactures its products here, is having its Holiday Outlet Sale beginning Nov. 8.

The quilted, colorful bags are made with durable, poly/nylon fabrics that are water-resistant, lightweight and machine-washable. To see the products, go to products are available in hundreds of style and color combinations.

The sale will include factory seconds and retired styles and colors at deeply discounted prices.

Founder and chief creative officer Cinda Boomershine, who is based in Atlanta, will be at the eventNov. 8.

Now for the details: The sale will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 10 at the cinda b corporate headquarters, 1530 Progress Road. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Locally, the products are sold at The Perfect Pear on Coldwater Road and Apricot Lane at Jefferson Pointe shopping center.

Handmade sale

Salomon Farm Park is hosting the Handmade Homemade Sale noon- 4 p.m. Saturday. Farmers, bakers, woodworkers and crafters will sell their homegrown and homemade goods in the Old Barn. For a list of vendors and products, go to parks and click on the Handmade Homemade Sale in the Events tab, or call Renee Sinacola at 427-6005.

Witches' Night Out

Witches are invited to leave their warlocks at home and fly their brooms over to Covington Plaza, 6382 W. Jefferson Blvd., for Witches' Night Out 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Witches attire is required to get special discounts. There will be specials, prizes and ghoulish refreshments.

The following stores are participating: Belyst, Susan's and Symmetry clothing stores, B. Mitchel jewelry, The Monogram Shoppe and more …, the Olive Twist, Cindy Friend Lifestyle Studio and more.

Potters ready for sale

It's time for “Just a Bunch of Potters 13th annual Show & Sale.”

At this annual event, you can find local artists' newest work in clay and meet the artists. Their works include mugs, bowls, plates, vases, wall pieces, tiles and even some mixed-media pieces, with clay being the main element. Pick up something contemporary, whimsical or traditional for you or for someone on your holiday gift list.

The event begins with a reception 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2 and continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the North Pointe Woods Club House, 8202 Riveroak Drive, off North Clinton Street between Wallen and Auburn roads.

For more information, plus a map to the clubhouse, go to

Participating potters: Richard Tuck, Kimberly Rorick, Kristy Jo Beber, Steve Vachon, Sue Davis, Mary Lieberman-Brandt, Jean Barile, Cynthia Ballinger, Diane Robinson, Doug Phillips, Joseph Pelka, and John and Angie Platt.

New to You Sale

The Junior League of Fort Wayne is getting ready for its New to You Sale, which will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the former Marshall Field's site at Glenbrook Square, 4201 Coldwater Road. The sale features gently used clothes, furniture, jewelry, housewares and more at reasonable prices.

Donations will be accepted at the following times at the southwest entrance to the former Marshall Field's store: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 3; 1-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4; 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 5; 10 a.m.-noon and 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 6; and 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7. If you have large donations you can't deliver, contact Kelli Packnett at kelli.pack to make arrangements for pickup. All donations are tax-deductible.

Special bazaar

The first annual Second Steps Craft and Gift Bazaar will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at 4118 N. Clinton St., which is across from United Art and Supply.

Hosted by the Second Steps Autism Resource Community Center and, the bazaar will feature local vendors selling holiday gifts along with the retail store, headquartered at the center. will offer special deals on therapeutic and educational merchandise.

Supervision and activities will be provided for children with special needs so their parents can browse and shop. Some of the Second Steps therapists are volunteering their time to supervise the children.

Children who attend the Second Steps ABA clinic, who are diagnosed with autism, will be selling sensory bottles they have made, with the proceeds going to a local charity.

Booth rental space is still available. Spaces of about 8 feet by 5 feet can be reserved for $10. Call 373-1050 to reserve a space.

Know of a store opening, closing or remodeling? Find a good deal? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email or write to: In the Bag, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801. To read other columns, go to section/LARSON.