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Bare Escentuals eyeing Wichita market

WICHITA — San Francisco-based Bare Escentuals is looking to come to Wichita, but perhaps not soon enough to please some shoppers.

"We were hoping to go into the Wichita market in the fall," says district manager Janet Bradley.

That's not going to happen.

Spring is a possibility, though.

"I'm certainly hoping," Bradley says.

Bare Escentuals sells mineral makeup and skin-care products. Though some of those products are available here at spas, the company would bring a boutique carrying its full line of products.

"We are looking at that," Bradley says. "Nothing has been signed or confirmed."

There are about 136 Bare Escentuals boutiques nationally.

There are one or two opening each week now.

"We've been opening (a lot) recently," Bradley says. "It's pretty crazy."