A model dons a sample look that will be sold at the new Unique Vintage shop in Huntington Beach. (Coastline Pilot / February 20, 2013)

Locals will have another place to shop for retro and vintage-inspired clothes when Unique Vintage opens in downtown Huntington Beach.

Unique Vintage is hosting a grand opening party starting at noon March 9 at its shop, 155 Fifth St., next to Forever 21. Rockabilly band Hot Rod Trio will perform at 1 p.m. Shoppers will receive 20% off the entire store, a free pair of sunglasses with each purchase, and prizes that will be raffled throughout the day. Local shop Scoop on Cookies will serve up complimentary treats.

Burbank-based Unique Vintage has two other locations, one in Burbank and one in Valencia. The majority of its business is done online, said Public Relations Director Robin Tolkan-Doyle.

The Huntington Beach shop will have a beachy twist on offerings, selling retro swimsuits, 1950s pinup-style fashions, swing dresses and flapper-like hand-beaded dresses such as those inspired by "The Great Gatsby," she said.

Swimwear prices will range from $60 to less than $100 and dresses will range from about $70 to just less than $150. The dresses "are reasonably priced," "unique," and not like ones found in the mall or department stores, Tolkan-Doyle added.

Check out the fashion offerings at http://www.unique-vintage.com.

*

Baby shop hosts grand opening Feb. 28

Lil' Baby Sprouts, an upscale baby boutique in Newport Beach, is hosting its grand opening from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

Guests will enjoy refreshments and children will be entertained by a balloon artist and free music class, according to a news release. There will also be hourly giveaways for prizes such as gift baskets, professional photography sessions and more. Anyone who buys more than $25 in merchandise will get 10% off their purchase, or 15% off for purchases more than $50.

Lil' Baby Sprouts sells high-end products for newborns and toddlers such as organic blankets, toys and other items. It will offer classes taught by experts for moms and moms-to-be starting in March, such as Baby Care Series, Sleep Coaching and more.

The shop is in Newport North Shopping Center at 1280 Bison Ave.; call (949) 721-1077.

*

Seaweed Sok offering special deal

Soaking for health and leisure seems to be trending these days. Seaweed Sok in Newport Beach wants people to get in on all the soaking fun and has continued its special holiday offer. Customers can buy any Voya product at the shop and get a one-hour soak, valued at $65, for free.

Owner Missy Finlay said that due to the popularity of the deal, she and her husband decided to continue it past the holidays. The two started the business in August, as previously reported in the Daily Pilot. Seaweed soaking is big in Ireland, where the Finlays discovered it.

Voya products are described as "organic seaweed beauty products," according to the company's website. There are products for the face, bath and body.

Seaweed Sok is at 504 W. Balboa Blvd. in Newport Beach; call (949) 689-7086.

*

Get children healthy with new series