Scoop Blog Archive / October 2013

7 Halloween Costume Ideas Based on Local Hot Topics

Skip the traditional Halloween costume this year and go for one with more local and topical ties

It’s an election season and while many Seattleites are choosing to express themselves by voting, we think Halloween costumes are far more effective at shaping society. Should you opt to dress in one of these seven highly topical (and highly ridiculous) costume suggestions, we are not liable for any embarrassment, pointing or injuries that may occur at your Halloween party. Read more »


Mossback Monday: Mayoral Race News, Big Brands Fighting GMO Labeling and are Seattle Accents 'Sexy'?

Knute Berger
There are some major brands pumping millions into the fight against GMO labeling

Endless Knot Warehouse Sale: T-Minus Three Weeks

Save up for some sweet deals at the Endless Knot warehouse sale

Consider yourself warned: the fabulously popular Endless Knot warehouse sale is rapidly approaching. It runs from Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 10 and is not, repeat, not at their Belltown location. Rather, it's in Crown Hill at Small Faces/ARC gym at 9250 14th Ave NW. Hours are: 1 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Expect deals on jewelry, scarves, clothing and bags from many of the store's regular vendors, with new merch put out daily. Read more »


Bell Square Nordstrom Gets a Topshop

British to the bone, Topshop is mad for plaid this fall

A year after launching their partnership with Topshop in 14 stores nationwide (including the Southcenter location) and online, Nordstrom has announced an expansion of their popular store-within-a-store to Bellevue Square, bringing the total number of Nordstrom/Topshop collabs to 42 nationwide. Read more »

Portland’s Stephanie Simek

"Course, I'm mad about animals, but raccoons and cats become a little bit boring. I mean, for too long a time." Little Edie Beale

Back in the day, I owned a small online boutique that I stocked with apparel, accessories and art from small indie businesses from the Pacific Northwest. One of my fave finds was Portland jeweler (artist? genius?), Stephanie Simek, whose false eyelash and real quail’s egg necklaces were some of my inventory. Read more »