With her new boutique The Shopaholic’s Closet at 1205 E Pike, Audrey Clark hopes to introduce a pop of color to the local femme fashion palette. “I learned a long time ago that greys, blacks, and browns are the basis for Seattle,” she says, “I try to ease ‘em in a little bit—it’s spring!”
Clark’s new store specializes in fashion-forward and high-end apparel on consignment. She’s worked in the fashion industry for years in various capacities from wholesale rep to buyer, and she keeps close tabs on the industry, regularly shopping sample sales in New York and LA with an eye to what will fly in Seattle with our drab regional inclinations. Continue reading
Michelle Conley is at peace with the end of her storefront after seven years on Broadway. She would like the neighborhood and her customers to be at peace with the end, too.
“It’s not just one reason. It’s all the factors that Seattle is going through,” she told CHS Tuesday morning about the coming closure of the Mishu Boutique, one of the rare independent retail shops still operating on Broadway.
Mishu will shutter its Broadway doors for good by the end of February. In the meantime, everything must go. Continue reading
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE: Friday & Saturday, February 2nd & 3rd, 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store will be reduced 25% – 95% OFF! From casual to couture – clothing size 14 & up, shoes size 8 & up and all accessories – you can find it all at our Giant Storewide Sale!
BAG SALE: Saturday February 3rd ONLY. $8 bucks to fill a 13-gallon bag with clothing, shoes & accessories. Located downstairs in our basement. Enter through parking lot stairs. Come early to find the best selection! Four bag maximum until 2:00 pm. Proceeds from Bag Sale benefit Seattle Women’s Assistance Fund.
WEDDING GOWN PRE-SALE: Thursday, February 1st, 11am – 6pm. All wedding gowns will be sold at storewide sale prices (up to 95% off!) on Thursday before the sale to provide more time & space to try on the gowns.
Coming soon: Ollie Quinn (Image: CHS)
Some 60,000 eyeballs — 30,000 attendees with approximately two eyeballs per person — will roll through E Pike for the 2017 Capitol Hill Block Party this July. There will be a bit of side-eye — and plenty of near and farsightedness.
Ollie Quinn, the Canadian-born provider of eyewear fashion, will join the increasingly crowded field of shops hoping to serve those many, many eyes with its new Capitol Hill boutique planned to open by the end of this month in a long-empty retail space with a clear view of the Block Party’s main stage at Pike and Broadway.
“We want it to be a space that people feel drawn to and are comfortable lingering in, which is why we have a community working space built within where community members can come to study, create or chat,” a company spokesperson tells CHS. Continue reading
“Capitol Hill’s shoe store” is going out of business. After 17 years — including a classic Capitol Hill two-block move — Edie’s Shoes will close at the end of April.
Saturday, owner Erin Dolan announced her decision to close the shoe shop that has survived nearly twenty years of independent retail on both Pike and Pine. She tells CHS the decision was a personal one as much as anything about the business.
“After all this time, I think I’m just ready to move on to different things in my life,” Dolan said. “I’m ready for new things.” Continue reading
For Rachel McNew owning the type of store she, and she believes the community, wants means starting fresh.
New paint, new merchandise, and a new name — Rove.
“I think Rove will be a better fit for Capitol Hill because our biggest focus is vintage,” McNew said. “It’s not just your everyday vintage. I’m trying to curate more fashion-forward pieces, which I think will do better up here as well.”
By the end of the month, McNew plans to open the new store in the former Fox + the Feather space at 1507 11th Ave. Continue reading
There is about to be another empty commercial space on Broadway but this time the economic forces that are driving the closure extend well beyond Capitol Hill.
The American Apparel store at Broadway and John will be one of 110 stores across the country as well as its Los Angeles headquarters set to be shut down after the financially troubled retailer that was once valued at more than $1 billion was acquired in a bankruptcy sale earlier this month for $88 million.
“Founder Dov Charney charted a maverick path when he moved a nascent American Apparel to Los Angeles in 1997 and began manufacturing its cotton basics in the region,” the LA Times writes. “The company’s colorful garments and provocative advertising quickly caught on with young fashionistas.” But what followed was debt and, eventually, bankruptcy that left the dwindling chain unable to recover. Continue reading
ALL THINGS MERRY AND BRIGHT!
JOIN US FOR A HOLIDAY DRESS SHOPPING PARTY AT VISETTE BOUTIQUE
20% discount on all dresses in the store
Enter to win a styling session in your home or at the store
The holiday season is upon us which means its time to start looking for the perfect dress (or two) for the annual holiday party, Christmas eve soiree or New Years Eve bash.
To help you look stylish and sophisticated this season, we’ve curated a collection of one-of-a-kind holiday dresses and we are inviting you and your friends to come and try them on while enjoying some bubbly and bites in the store
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 / 5.30PM – 9.30PM
307 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122