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Kirkland's offering home decor, gifts at Palladio in Folsom

By: Art Garcia, Telegraph Correspondent
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FOLSOM, CA - Opened in January, Kirkland?s in Folsom?s Palladio shopping center is part of a nearly half-century-old national specialty retail chain of nearly 300 stores that recently has launched a presence in California. Response to the company?s slogan of selling ?home décor, gifts and more? has been ?positive,? said Megan Lee, manager of the Folsom outlet. ?It?s been good,? she said. ?We?re building a nice loyal group of customers. We?re really excited about our location in the Palladio center.? Among its wide variety of merchandise, decorative wall art is a big seller. ?Large wall art of varying sizes and colors is very popular,? said Lee, 31, who previously worked two years at Aeropostale, a women?s and men?s apparel store in Sacramento?s Arden Fair Mall. Mirrors of various sizes and dry floral arrangements also are popular items at the local Kirkland?s, Lee said. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., the stores? motto is ?The style you want ? the prices you love.? Kirkland?s also sells furniture and seasonal goods. ?We consistently change our selection of merchandise to provide access to the latest styles,? said Lee. ?Customers will find something new on every visit. We also utilize social media web sites for various promotions, contests, coupons, sales and decorating ideas,? she said. Shoppers are encouraged to visit the Kirkland?s web site to order products. ?I encourage customers to pick out what they like, take it home and try it. If it doesn?t work, bring it back but the other item you saw might not be there because it?s out of stock due to being sold and it might not come back into stock,? Lee advised. One of her goals is for the store to be ?really active? in the community, she said. The Palladio store has between 15 and 20 employees, depending on the season. All positions are currently filled, except for a senior assistant manager position that will report to Lee. ----- Shop Talk What: Kirkland?s home décor specialty retailer Who: Megan Lee, manager Where: 260 Palladio Parkway, No. 1019, Folsom Phone: (916) 984-0579 Online: kirkland.com