Kirkland’s, a home décor store, is now open in the Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center at 48th Street and Ray Road.

The store will host its grand opening this Saturday, Aug. 2 with food, drawings and a local designer on hand to offer advice and tips to guests.

“It’s a unique home décor store,” said Melanie Chick, store manager. “We have high-end-looking items for a very reasonable price. You can decorate your whole home for a reasonable amount of money. You can also change it up all the time with us. We have people coming back to change it up all the time because they find something that’s so cute and they want that now. We’re that reasonably priced that you can do that.”

There are several Kirkland’s stores in the Valley, but Chick said even old-time Kirkland’s shoppers will enjoy this newest location.

“This is an entirely new store and setup, so they will notice a difference because it’s the latest and greatest of what Kirkland’s has to offer,” she said.

One thing that sets Kirkland’s apart from other home décor stores is how quickly the inventory is changing, said John Edens, district manager. The store gets a truckload of new items in each week.

“We’re constantly refreshing and seeing new products come in,” he said “Lots of selection, great value, unique items.”

During the grand opening, visitors can view the latest items while enjoying some free appetizers and signing up for a drawing for a $50 gift card. Local designer Claudia Dabdoub of D’amore Interior Design Studio will be in store from 10 a.m. to noon offering tips and advice for shoppers.

The new store is located in the rapidly changing Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center at 4619 E. Ray Road. The Kirkland’s location is fully staffed at the moment, but Edens said they are always accepting applications and will be looking to hire soon in preparation for the holidays.

For more information, visit or call (480) 940-3783.

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