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Refind aims to be smart, sustainable and luxurious

Luxury resale shop is thriving

This story appears in the Sept-Oct. issue of Seattle magazine. Subscription information is here. Whatever you do, don’t call Mary Bridget Pehl’s retail outlet a consignment shop. It’s a luxury resale store. There’s a big difference. “Consignment has a little bit of a stigma,” says Pehl, who along with her cousin Jeannine Christofilis opened their store,…

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Meet Fran Dunaway, co-founder of Gender-Neutral Clothing Brand TomboyX

In the past seven years, Seattle-based TomboyX has become a gender-neutral brand that has something for everyone

TomboyX co-founders Naomi Gonzalez, left, and CEO Fran Dunaway.

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There’s a Meat Vending Machine in Seattle’s Flagship Nordstrom For Some Reason

You can buy Owens Meats in the men's department of the downtown Nordstrom store. We're here for it.

No, you’re not dreaming. That’s really an Owens Meats vending machine in the men’s department at the flagship Nordstrom store in downtown Seattle. Praise the lard and pass the pepperoni stick. The meat machine, located steps from the best shoe shine stand in the city – yes, I’m a regular fixture there, which is how…

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Nordstrom to Unveil its Renovated Downtown Seattle Flagship Store

The local retailer sheds new light on its process of reinventing the department store

Last February, as Nordstrom’s downtown Seattle flagship was in the thick of a significant renovation, which had begun in spring 2014, there was a moment when you could stand in the center of the store with one foot in the old design and one in the new. To the right: 12-by-12-inch beige marble tile floors,…

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Photography by Alex Cayley.

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Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…