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Where to Wander, Lust and Shop This Weekend

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Calling all city strollers, Tri-Valley trendies and Palo Alto-ites: There are plenty of shopping options to sink your teeth into this weekend. You'll find fresh frocks, rad toasters and rice pudding. Like, what more could ya need?

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIUM OUTLETS, LIVERMOREByer California is in the mood to celebrate. The occasion? Why, the opening of its first Bay Area brick-and-mortar at the shopper's paradise known as the San Francisco Premium Outlets (1040 Livermore Outlets Drive). The four-day fete kicks off today and runs through August 16th. There will be special drawings for discounts, daily giveaways of $100 gift certificates, and fashion blogger Brittany Hart will be on hand, doling out loads of style tips.

LOVING CUP, HAYES VALLEYNow here's one of the more intriguing scrumdiddlyumptious combos we've heard about in a while: Local e-shopping darling Lisa Says Gah is hosting a pop-up at Loving Cup from August 14th to 16th. Along with a requisite cup of a rice pudding (or our fave vanilla fro-yo with banana and peanut-butter mix-ins), the entire assortment of new pre-fall and sale staples will be available for swooning over and snapping up. Pop-up hours: Friday noon to 9:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10:30pm. Loving Cup is located at 535 Octavia Street. All that's left to say? Yum.

STANFORD SHOPPING CENTER, PALO ALTO—MUJI lovers rejoice. The Japanese lifestyle and home décor brand is opening the doors of its 4,600-square-foot store on Saturday, August 15th. This will be the retailer's fifth store in California and the very first located in a shopping mall (good choice). The president of MUJI USA Asako Shimazaki is thrilled to be opening at the Stanford Shopping Center: "Palo Alto is at the forefront of technology and design. I felt there were common values, which is why we chose to open the store here," she says. To celebrate, it will be exclusively pre-launching three kitchen appliances by Naoto Fukasawa, renowned product designer and MUJI Advisory Board Member. The minimalist products include a rice cooker, pop-up toaster and electric kettle. (We've seen 'em. You'll want 'em.)