Veteran shopkeeper opens 'No. 6' in Menlo Park


By Kate Daly | Special to the Almanac

Lee Murphy of Menlo Park just opened her sixth women's retail store on the Peninsula, so naturally she is calling her newest shop No. 6.

The address is 883 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, but the store's entrance faces the parking lot next to Draeger's. The location is very close to where Ms. Murphy started out in 1993 with her first store, Calla, and is a short hop away from where she now runs Kicks on Evelyn Street.

Given Kicks' small floor plan, she says it was challenging for customers to move around and browse through all the merchandise. When an opportunity came to lease additional space, she made her move. Clothing and jewelry stayed at Kicks. Shoes, handbags, hats and scarves are now on display at No. 6.

She designed the new store herself, describing it as "so urban, so Soho, so new to Menlo Park with its fresh design."

Targeted at "women of all ages," No. 6 carries lines such as Annabel Ingall bags from Australia, MZ Wallace bags from New York, Frye boots, Helen Kaminski hats, and Theodora & Callum scarves.

The doors opened on June 13, but the grand opening will take place on Thursday, July 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.

On July 16 and 17, a portion of the proceeds will go toward Random Acts of Flowers Silicon Valley, a recent newcomer to the area. The nonprofit relies on volunteers to recycle donated vases and flowers, turn them into bouquets, and deliver them to patients at health care facilities on the Peninsula.

Ms. Murphy said she is excited about supporting the cause because making people smile "makes me happy."

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Posted by dana hendrickson
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Your new store sounds like a great addition to downtown Menlo Park.


Dana Hendrickson
Re-Imagine Menlo Park

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