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Apparel, Art, Ice Cream, Music

1 SATISFY your fashion appetite with sustainable luxury. Sell Your Sole Consignment features only mint condition women’s designer clothing and accessories. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, The Row, Hermèes, Celine, Chanel and many others wait inside this inconspicuous boutique in Belltown for their second life with you. Feel good knowing you’re reducing your environmental footprint when you…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Surprise with these unique offerings

Perhaps we’re a little biased, but who doesn’t love a good magazine? Big Little News, a new newsstand in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, boasts more than 250 domestic and foreign magazines. Add beer, wine, Champagne, gifts and sundries, and Big Little’s bimonthly subscription box makes for a creative and unique holiday gift. A sample gift…

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Laura Jennings: The Giving Guide

The entrepreneur has a 'Knack' for gifting

This story appeared in the November-December issue of Seattle magazine. Visit seattlemag.com/subscribe. The best gift Laura Jennings ever received was a baseball It couldn’t have cost more than $5, and Jennings wasn’t heading to the dugout anytime soon. But with the unexpected gift came a note from her husband, who wrote that Laura had proven…

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The Power of Pop-ups

Seattle shop has been a hit with tenants and customers

The retail landscape with which we ended 2020 is not the same one that we see in the first quarter of 2021; the coronavirus pandemic has transformed an already struggling industry for the foreseeable future. According to retail analytics firm Core-sight Research, about 8,400 stores closed across the United States last year.  And it’s no secret that…

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Fernish lets you be Fickle about Furniture

If you lack couch commitment, you can rent instead

Fernish co-founders Lucas Dickey, left, and Michael Barlow

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Holiday Gift Guide: Stuff Your Stockings

Go small to go big this holiday season with these unique gifts

First: Tinte Cellars; Second: Tokki; Third: Untamed Humans

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Holiday Gift Guide: Independent They Stand

The holiday season is the perfect time to support local, independent retailers, either in person or online

Frilancy Hoyle, owner of Rebecca Onassis Boutique.

The city of Seattle is one of the epicenters of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.  The government shutdown of non-essential businesses has closed many public places including shops, restaurants, bank lobbies and more.  The downtown flagship Nordstom store in Seattle is closed, along with a Louis Vuitton shop located inside.

Seattle Retailers Slash Prices For Black Friday

Deals can be had at Amazon, Costco and Nordstrom

Retailers across the United State are offering huge discounts as Black Friday approaches. Locally, Nordstrom on average is slashing prices by 39%, Amazon by 26.5% and Costco by 22%, according to financial services website WalletHub.  Department stores JCPenney, Macy’s and Kohl’s topped the list, offering average discounts of 56.7%, 56% and 51.9%, respectively.  When broken down by…

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Whole Foods Offers Early Shoppers ‘Turkey Insurance’

Grocer is offering a 'turkey protection plan'

Whole Foods and Progressive Insurance are teaming up to ensure that your Thanksgiving meal is mishap-free.  Whole Foods shoppers who buy their turkeys through Nov. 22 are eligible to receive a $35 Whole Foods gift card if their Thanksgiving cooking plans go awry. Starting on Thanksgiving day, the first 1,000 “Turkey Insurance” claims will receive gift cards. …

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Bartell Drugs Bought By Rite Aid for $95M

The 130-year-old chain’s brand will remain

Bartell Drugs CEO Kathi Lentzsch

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Whole Foods Tops Covid-19 Safety Survey

Whole Foods ranked high in areas such as mask use, sanitizing and enforced social distancing

Whole Foods ranked No. 1 of 33 brands across several industries for its coronavirus health and safety practices.  Whole Foods, which was purchased by Seattle-based tech giant Amazon in 2017 for $13.6 billion, ranked high in areas such as mask use, sanitizing and enforced social distancing, according to the Consumer Health & Safety Index by…

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Neiman Marcus to Close Bellevue Store

The upscale retailer declared bankruptcy in June

Upscale department store Neiman Marcus is closing its Bellevue store. The company said in a filing that it is rejecting leases in several locations across the country. The Dallas-based retailer, which was founded in 1907, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The Bellevue store is located at 11111 N.E. Eighth St. at The…

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Deep Focus

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…