Lbd, etc. to open Saturday at Bradley Fair

WICHITA — The new Lbd, etc. opens Saturday at Bradley Fair.

Barb Mann’s store, which she named for the “little black dress,” is in 1,400 square feet between Bella Luna Cafe and the Frame Shop.

“I just thought, you know, in today’s world with all the texting and everything, Lbd was kind of a cute little term for ‘little black dress,’ ” Mann said when she first told Have You Heard? about the store in May.

Lbd will sell what Mann calls “upscale casual” clothing, including dresses, designer jeans and accessories such as jewelry and belts. The focus will be clothing with a streamlined, fitted look that captures what Mann calls a “Los Angeles vibe of relaxed luxury with a sexy, chic and city style.”

Lbd, etc., which will sell little black dresses and more, to open at Bradley Fair

WICHITA — Looking for the perfect little black dress?

Barb Mann is so sure she’ll have it, she’s naming her new Bradley Fair store the Lbd, etc.

“I just thought, you know, in today’s world with all the texting and everything, Lbd was kind of a cute little term for ‘little black dress,’ ” Mann says.

She plans to open her new store in 1,400 square feet between Bella Luna Cafe and the Frame Shop by late summer.

Mann is a former computer programmer.

“I’ve always been interested in fashion,” she says.

Though the economy may not be the best just now, Mann says, “It’s good timing for me personally.”

Also, she says, “I feel strongly that the economy will recover. It will rebound.”

Mann will sell what she calls “upscale casual” clothing, including dresses, designer jeans and accessories such as jewelry and belts.

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