Alexis Mara Yoga Clothes Pop Up at The SweatBox


Recent Seattle transplant (originally from New York), Alexis Mera Damen is popping up on Sunday May 20th with her activewear collection Alexis Mera. Designed in Brooklyn and made in NYC, Alexis creates versatile pieces made for yogis, adventurers and beyond. Each print is carefully selected and digitally printed on soft and quick drying fabrics. Digital prints are produced on machines that reduce the use of water and eliminate extra waste, for a truly green printing process. Made for all, Alexis is on a mission to empower you to feel happy, healthy and beautiful in your own skin.

For one day only, Alexis will be offering 10% off all purchases made in person at SweatBox Yoga. Swing by from 11:30AM to 4PM to meet Alexis and show your support!

Follow her brand adventures @alexismeranyc

Two Big Blondes Storewide & Bag Sale

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.

CHS Pics | Creatura House roars (and barks) to life on Capitol Hill

E Pike’s Creatura House celebrated its grand opening this weekend with a party that included neighborhood artists and creators — and plenty of the animal spirit behind the new gallery and shop from Rog La Rue creator Kirsten Anderson.

CHS stopped by Saturday as Creatura House marked its first days of business with a cute fuzzy buddy contest and visitors getting their first look at the gallery and its debut show from Montreal painter Peter Ferguson. Continue reading

Happy Hill Holidays: The No Parking on Pike Baby Doll Tree is back

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the surest sign of the start of the holiday season on Capitol Hill appeared. Yes, it’s that time of year. The No Parking Baby Doll Tree is back on E Pike.

“I have read different theories about what different things represent on the tree and I find them pretty hilarious,” No Parking thrift shop owner Linda Young tells CHS.

But she says not to read too much into the bizarre holiday display that has helped make the thrift shop she runs with husband Billy Hutchinson a Pike/Pine season of light photo op. It was really a happy accident. A few years back, the couple’s seven-year-old son Liam had a great idea. Continue reading

Holiday Pop Up: SHARPLY & Local Shoe Store, Brick+Mortar

Join us for a Holiday Pop-Up at SHARPLY on Capitol Hill, featuring Alden shoes from local Seattle business, Brick + Mortar!

Check off your holiday shopping for all the men in your life with great winter essentials, and pair it with Alden shoes from Brick + Mortar.
Plus, there will be a free tasting, light snacks, and a raffle.
In honor of giving back, bring a lightly used coat, and Sharply will give 20% off your entire purchase.
Donations will be made to a local Seattle nonprofit.

When: Thursday, December 7, 11:00am- 8:00pm
Where: SHARPLY, 500 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA

About Brick+Mortar:
Brick+Mortar is an independent Alden Shoes dealer featuring exclusive models and catalog favorites curated by Yenni Song.

Yenni has been a staple of the Alden scene in the Pacific Northwest for many years and has a reputation for her keen fashion sense and unparalleled customer service, which is a founding principle of Brick+Mortar. Opened in 2015 Brick+Mortar is dedicated to providing stylish design, custom fit options and the fine materials that have become synonymous with the Alden name.

A men’s lifestyle brand centered around men’s essentials. We’re here for guys that don’t like to shop. We keep shopping simple and seamless (pun intended) by only offering the things men need to own. Our limited assortment making looking good easy.

Shop local, Shop the Hill 2017

It’s the season of giving and showing love. CHS is once again teaming up with the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Broadway Business Improvement Area to share local gift ideas and deals from Capitol Hill area merchants at

You can let us know about your favorite shops here via Facebook and we’ll add regular updates to share through the holidays.

To learn more visit or follow Shop the Hill on Facebook, on Twitter @shopthehill and on Instagram @shopthehillSEA

If you’re looking to help spread the joy, here are 2017 donation drives, feed the hungry, and volunteer opportunities around Capitol Hill.

“Green Deals” The Glasswing Fall Plant Sale

Glasswing Shop’s biannual plant sale is set for next weekend, November 9th – 12th. In preparation for the approaching winter, they are encouraging customers to bring green indoors. Plant-filled spaces have been found to make people happier and more productive, especially during grey and rainy days.


All indoor plants will be discounted starting at 15% with selected varieties and large specimens up to 50% off. “Green Deals” will also extend to air plants, selected pots, potted creations and glass terrariums.


Glasswing is a clothing, home goods, and plant shop on Capitol Hill. They specialize in well-made products with good design. A core value of the shop is building community through offering workshops and events. Check out their website for upcoming Green Workshops like Terrarium Building, Kokedama Construction and Houseplants 101 classes.


With grace and toughness, Honed brings custom jewelry to Chophouse Row


One of the smallest new shops on Capitol Hill also might be one of its sturdiest. Jewelry designer Claire Kinder Barrett’s newly opened Honed features works that seek balance between grace and muscle.

“I always try to design delicate pieces that are also strong enough to make it through life,” Barrett told CHS during a recent visit. Continue reading

CHS Pics | A spring fashion party on E Pike

With pictures and reporting by Lisa Hagen Glynn

March brings flowers to Capitol Hill — and spring fashions. Thursday night, some newly sprouted looks for the season were on display at Visette.

“This store is about women of all shapes and sizes, and anytime you want to be beautiful, you should be able to find a dress,” Visal Sam told CHS Thursday during her spring collection preview party at the E Pike store. Continue reading

“The Range” Vestige Trunk Show & Mya Kerner Visual Installation


Event:  “The Range” Vestige Trunk Show & Mya Kerner Visual Installation

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 9th 6p – 8p 

Location: Glasswing 1525 Melrose Ave Seattle, Wa.


Join us for a trunk show featuring Vancouver based Vestige’s SS17 Collection debut.  Vestige is designed by Aileen Lee and is a women’s clothing label for mindful creatives.  Lee found some of her inspiration for the SS17 collection from Seattle based painter Mya Kerner’s landscape pieces.  Kerner is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is minimal, with a focus on use of space, colors and textures.  

We have the pleasure of welcoming both designer and artist in-store for our event “The Range.”  Mya will be doing a live performance painting from 7p – 8p in store while you enjoy refreshments and Vestige’s collection debut!  Mya’s work will also be available for purchase.