Oprah to open store

Oprah Winfrey is expanding her empire into the retail world with plans for a storefront close to her Chicago studio that will exclusively sell Oprah merch. A spokesperson for Winfrey's Harpo Inc. announced earlier this week that construction on the shop has begun kitty corner to Harpo Studios. The rep declined to give an expected opening date or discuss further details, saying many aspects of the store are still being planned.