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Kids' shoe, accessory store opens

Children's shoe and accessories store Kixx recently opened in the Parktowne Village Shopping Center in Myers Park.

Charlotte moms Jennifer Kennedy and Ashley Meeks say they launched Kixx because they had trouble finding shoes they liked for their young children. They wanted to open a store that offered hard-to-find narrow, wide and extra-wide sizes.

Meanwhile, they wanted to have a store that sold accessories so parents wouldn't have to drive around town looking for bows and ribbons that match the shoes.

The store features a variety of footwear from countries such as Sweden, Italy and Denmark, as well as such American classics as Stride Rite and Keds.

Kixx stocks footwear for newborns through teens, with sizes up to 6 for girls and size 7 for boys.

The store is located at 1730 E. Woodlawn Road, Suite G. Details: 704-676-1517

Uptown bridal boutique Hayden Olivia Bridal is scheduled to hold a grand opening Sept. 18-20.

Hayden Olivia features bridal gowns, custom veils, shoes and accessories with a chic, modern flair.

The store is at 221 S. Tryon St. directly above Emerson Joseph. Details: 704.333.0377 or