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West Seattle Summer Fest

Sidewalk sales are what summer in Seattle is all about

In addition to all the fun festival-appropriate activities (street food, bouncy houses for the kids, great music and beer gardens), the West Seattle Summer Fest (July 12-14) also features an amazing sidewalk sale. Local businesses save stuff up all year round to blow out during this three-day long event, and the deals are epic—one year I got seven pairs of shoes from Clementine for $90! Here’s a run down of what I know so far. Trust me, between the stores and the kiosks that fill the street, Summer Fest is awesome shopping. Read more »

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Gilt City Seattle Warehouse Sale

Gilt City's legendary warehouse sale is coming to Seattle!

After a brief absence, Gilt City Seattle is back on the scene with weekly deals and a huge warehouse sale of mythic proportions. On Friday, July 26 at 415 Westlake in South Lake Union, from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., shoppers will save up to 90 percent off Gilt’s top designer brands, including women’s, men’s and kid’s fashion, as well as home goods and more, while sipping on sparkling wine. All for $5 per ticket. What could be better? * Read more »

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Breaking News: Blackbird in Ballard Closing

Blackbird may be closing up shop, but you can still get your incense fix

To be honest, I’m kind of shocked by this news, because the store is so awesome and men’s wear is having a moment right now, but according to a message from Blackbird owner Nicole Miller on Facebook, she is closing her nine year-old brick and mortar store in Seattle on July 31 to focus on her successful wholesale line of incense, beard oil, soap and other products. Read more »

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Independence Day Shopping at Sway and Cake

Show your patriotic side with this cute tee from Sway and Cake

Swing by downtown’s Sway and Cake on the fourth for mini-margaritas and veggie dogs, a huge sale (20 to 70 percent off) and snap up a patriotic tee shirt to wear to the rest of the day’s activities while you’re there. Read more »

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Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel Heading to Seattle

Candice Swanepoel keeping cool in a "Very Sexy" bandeau

Victoria’s Secret is launching their U.S. of Angels tour on July 10, where? Why, Bellevue Square, of course. Seattle was chosen as the first stop on this swim wear style tour based on the most social media interactions and votes during a campaign held earlier this year via Twitter and Instagram. We’re one of only three cities (including Milwaukee and Orlando) out of the 20 in the running, that the tour is visiting. This is very exciting because with the U.S. Read more »

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