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.  

Fox + the Feather owner closes Pike/Pine boutique to open new vintage-focused Rove

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

Chophouse Row welcomes Cake Skincare, HONED jewelry, and neighborhood bodega Sundry

Katrina Rising, owner of Cake Skincare, stands in her new shop in Chophouse Row.

Katrina Rising, owner of Cake Skincare, in her new shop in Chophouse Row.

Cake Skincare has settled into its new Chophouse Row location and owner Katrina Rising is looking forward to meeting new clients.

“Now we are able to add on some more hours and that will give us some breathing room to play again with new people, which we’re so excited about,” Rising said.

Cake held its grand opening party in December and since the new year rolled in, the second location has hit a smooth flow, she said. The Capitol Hill location is the second Cake spot in Seattle with the first opening in Queen Anne in 2009 where Rising and her aestheticians have been building a reputation as the eyebrow experts of the neighborhood.

“The neighborhoods are different … and I really wanted each place to serve its neighborhood and have its own vibe of that neighborhood,” Rising said. Rising said Cake at Queen Anne was getting a bit squished. Now about half of Cake’s clients go to the Capitol Hill location for their beauty needs. “It really has been this pull, and I’m glad that we listened because people were really wanting us to come over here,” Rising said.

Along with Cake, two other new tenants also now call Chophouse Row home. Continue reading

Retail vet Retrofit Home celebrates construction-free bump in Pike/Pine shopping

A new Retrofit sofa takes a rest on the mostly construction-free E Pike (Image: Retrofit Home)

A new Retrofit sofa takes a rest on the mostly construction-free E Pike (Image: Retrofit Home)

As Seattleites make a mad dash to finish their holiday shopping, the owners of Retrofit Home are enjoying what they say is heavy foot traffic in Pike/Pine and high sales.

“We’re having an incredible season,” said co-owner Jon Milazzo.

Milazzo’s business partner Lori Pomeranz said they started to see traffic increase for holiday shopping around mid October, which is earlier than ever before. The CHS advertiser has been in business at 1103 E Pike since 2005.

Milazzo and Pomeranz attribute their higher sales and success this holiday season to multiple factors. The first: a lack of construction in their part of the neighborhood. They said it’s the first in many years that there isn’t a lot of construction going on around their location on the corner of 11th and E Pike.

“Pike/Pine has really become a walking neighborhood again,” Milazzo said, adding that there is more parking available and no loud construction noise. Continue reading

CHS Pics | Q nightclub hosts Seattle Unique Boutique

It’s time to let the elves at Amazon rest. Saturday, CHS found dozens of creators and lots of local holiday gift ideas at the Seattle Unique Boutique as it visited Broadway’s Q nightclub for a 21+ afternoon of day drinking and shopping. The highlights captured here and the vendor roster is worthy of some website searching for a few last minute gift opportunities. Or maybe you’ll be inspired to do some creation of your own. You’ll find artist and creator information when you click the pictures.

You can also stop by the Punk Rock Flea Market Tuesday through Thursday night or check out Shop the Hill for last minute gift ideas in the neighborhood. More SUB pictures, below. Continue reading