One of my fave local design teams, Grain, is going brick and mortar for a few weeks this November. From now until 11/24 ferry it over to Bainbridge Island and check out their Destination Pop-up in the Charrette storefront (130 Winslow Way E, across from Hitchcock) Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
If you’re into current fashion and watch TV, it’s hard to imagine you’ve never heard of Clinton Kelly, a smart, sassy and totally honest New York-based style expert, perhaps best known as the co-host (with Stacy London) of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and most recently, on ABC’s “The Chew.”
I have a rough and tumble daughter who is always getting holes in her leggings (the only type of pants she’ll agree to wear). And while I can find them for cheap at Target, boy, would I love to not have to buy them by the bushel.
Where Portland has had seven contestants on Project Runway, Seattle has our fair share of ABC’s Bachelor/Bachelorette winners and contestants—Jason Mesnick, Catherine Giudici, Chris Siegfried and his fiancé Desiree Hartsock and former contestant Lindzi Cox, who, along with Neiman Marcus and Bar Method are hosting a denim event on Saturday, Novem
Aside from just about everything they carry, one of the best things about West Elm is how they partner with interesting local talent for fun in-store events. And in the next few weeks, just in time for burgeoning thoughts of holiday gift giving, they’re hosting two fun-sounding events that should not be missed.
You probably know the brand Calypso St. Barth as a go-to for summer tunics and flowing resort wear, but trust us, it offers some pretty great cozy-chic fall/winter options as well including some pretty luxe cashmere sweaters, sleek embroidered Boho velvet pieces, beaded silk, supple leather and loads of other fashionable treats.
Just got word that Gucci will be opening an 8,000 square foot store at The Bravern sometime in 2014. The Italian luxury retailer is taking over the spaces previously occupied by Piazza Sempione, Brooks Brothers and DNA 2050.
The new Gucci (the second in the Seattle-area, joining a downtown store) is intended to be a world flagship location for the brand.
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.
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.
It’s always a thrill to stumble upon a new local designer who sets my Spidey sense off and Lu. by Jenny Fort has done it. Her Line No. 1 collection, currently looking for funding on Kickstarter is a two of my favorite things: chic and unique. Silhouettes are nontraditional, unless drop crotch MC Hammer pants are your standard, and will fit a range of personal styles and body shapes.
Like Halley’s Comet, a sample sale from esteemed local designer (and an Editor's Choice from our September issue) Carole McClellan doesn’t come around very often, so when it does, you should know about it and attend it. Especially if you’re a fan of McClellan’s masterful use of vintage fur, repurposed leather and rock and roll vibe.
Hobnob with footwear giant Steven Madden on Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bell Square Nordstrom, along with TV personality and brand ambassador Julissa Bermudez (106 & Park, Empire Girls). Madden will be taking photos with shoppers and signing complimentary tee shirts and tote bags. There will be a surprise guest DJ, a chance to win a pair of Steven Madden shoes and a special gift with a Steven Madden purchase.
Michael Cepress is on roll. A successful Kickstarter campaign made his men’s and women’s ready to wear collections a reality, he orchestrated a successful runway show and the recent launch of his online store has taken his clothing to the masses.