The Black Market, a secondhand clothing retailer, has a new downtown location.

The store moved from its longtime location at 10th and O streets in the Gold's Building -- where it had been since 2004 -- to a space at 16th and Q streets formerly occupied by Underground Printing. It opened there late last month and is hosting a "grand reopening" on Nov. 10.

The Black Market also has a south Lincoln location at 5740 Old Cheney Road.

Underground Printing, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based screen printing and T-shirt shop that has locations in several Big Ten college towns, moved to Fuse Coworking at Eighth and P streets a few months ago.

'Mirror' makes things clearer for brides

Ellynne Bridal has teamed up with a local digital sign company to install a "magic mirror" for brides.

The technology, which comes from Nanonation, takes pictures with a high-resolution camera of brides-to-be in dresses and then displays them on a screen.

That allows brides to do side-by-side comparisons, which can make the very stressful process of choosing a dress quicker and easier.

The technology also allows brides to text or email photos directly from the mirror’s software so they can be shared with family and friends who are not in the area.

Ellynne Bridal Manager Nicole Shandera said in a news release that the new technology has created a lot of interest among customers.

"Today’s fashionable bride is tech savvy and looking for the ultimate shopping experience," she said. "The Magic Mirror delivers just that.”

The shop at 4400 S. 70th St. believes it is the only bridal store in the country using this technology.

Get ready for holiday shopping

It's hard to believe it's already November, and that means holiday shopping is right around the corner.

The first official local holiday shopping event is the Downtown Lincoln Association's "Shop the Blocks," which takes place on Nov. 15, from 4:30-9 p.m.

You can find out more about the event and buy tickets at www.downtownlincoln.org.

Gordmans comes back to Omaha

Gordmans got its start in Omaha in 1915 and was based there for more than 100 years.

But when Texas-based Stage Stores bought the retailer out of bankruptcy last year, it closed all of the Omaha-area stores on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River, while keeping open stores in Lincoln, Fremont, Grand Island and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

After more than a year, Gordmans finally returned to Omaha on Thursday, as Stage Stores opened a Gordmans at 149th Street and West Maple Road. You could call it a "reopening," because the location used to be a Gordmans.

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Business editor/reporter

Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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