|Phoebe Cates, sittin' in Blue Tree
||[Mar. 22nd, 2006|10:50 pm]
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Phoebe Cates, sittin' in Blue Tree
Phoebe Cates knows what's in store.
Since becoming a full-time shopkeeper last fall with the opening of her uptown gift shop, Blue Tree, the actress and mother of two is equally at home behind a cash register as on a movie set. In fact, since her last movie was 2001's The Anniversary Party, which she did for her best friend, Jennifer Jason Leigh, perhaps the register is more to her liking.
"I always wanted to have a general store," she says. "If I could have had a photo booth and sold candy, I would have."
She is among a handful of celebrities who are opening boutiques. While Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani venture into clothing design, other stars, such as Cates and Lisa Rinna, who owns two shops in the L.A. area, are trying out retail.
Cates' shop carries hot cocoa and ruby slippers downstairs, upscale shawls and dresses on the second floor. The red sequined Mary Janes by Coastal Projections, Cates says, are a $55 ode to her daughter Greta, now 12: "That was the only shoe she would wear (as a child). She'd always go, 'Toto shoes!' " Cates says with a laugh.
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