(Image: Sum Style)
By Audrey Frigon, CHS Fall Intern
Capitol Hill personal styling services and clothing store Sum is coming to E Pike.
The Sum Styled Box is a more personalized take on the growing delivered style box trend. Kim’s client base, urban working professionals, are very busy people. Because of this it is the goal of Sum Style to serve them in the best way possible and bring a bit of ease to their lives said Sam.
“Our boxes are unique in that our clothes are never mass produced. We are very personal. We don’t style by algorithm, we treat each client like a family member because they are each different and deserve that care.” Continue reading
Four years after its opening, Capitol Hill dress design shop Visette Boutique will be moving up the Hill.
Capitalizing on an expiring lease, owner Visal Sam took the opportunity to move locations and, in turn, expand her store.
“It was a perfect storm for us,” she said. “The situation provided us with an option to go with it and benefit from it.”
Sam, whose boutique primarily focuses on special occasion dresses, aims to push women out of their “fashion box.” She feels that everyone has their own style and it is very difficult for industrialized and mass-produced clothes to truly fit someone’s look.
“If you want something really beautiful you don’t know where to go because everywhere else is generic” she said. Continue reading
Bunka Gakuen University, affiliated with Bunka Fashion College, founded in 1923 in Tokyo as Japan’s first dressmaking school, is now one of the top ranked fashion schools in the world. Many of Asia’s top fashion designers such as, Kenzo, Junya Watanabe (Comme des Garcons), Yohji Yamamoto, Nigo (Bathing Ape), Koshino Junko, and Tsumori Chisato, have graduated from Bunka Fashion College. Students will bring an exciting, modern, and creative fashion show to Seattle on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Broadway Performance Hall. There are 2 showtimes: 1pm and 3pm. The fashion show lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime. The students are responsible for all stages of the show; designing, creating, modeling plus stage preparation, lighting, music and developing the program. Admission is free with RSVP. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Seats are limited so please RSVP today. Tickets are will call. Just tell us your name when you arrive. Tel: (425)483-5974 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *Please tell us the number of tickets, which show time(1pm or 3pm), your name, email address, and telephone number
Or reserve on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-show-from-tokyo-japan-tickets-67635039223
“Hard-hitting garments for hard-hitting women” is the slogan behind W’menswear, a small clothing label founded in 2015 by Lauren Yates. Each collection is developed from inspirational women throughout history who have, in their own way, paved the way for future generations of women. Glasswing will debut selections from this season’s collection in-store as Seattle’s first and only W’menswear stockist.
To celebrate the release of the collection, founder Lauren Yates and Glasswing Shop will host a designer meet and greet on Saturday, May 11th. Yates is also the creator of Ponytail Journal, a blog promoting slow and intentional living. This space was the foundation for W’menswear. Pieces in the collection acknowledge the history of workwear and its longevity while exploring the mystery of exquisite and rare slow-made textiles.
Twice a year, your favorite local Seattle shops and designers come together to celebrate the end of a season. Shop sale items starting at 15% up to 75% off!
Baby & Company // https://babyandco.us/
Can’t Blame The Youth // https://cantblametheyouth.net/
Division Road // https://divisionroadinc.com/
Glasswing // https://glasswingshop.com/
HAMMER + AWL // https://hammerandawl.com/
LIKELIHOOD, Seattle // https://likelihood.us/
Lu. // https://www.thisislu.us/
PIPE + ROW // https://pipeandrow.com/
Prism Ballard // https://prismseattle.com/
SILVAE // https://www.silvae.co/
Standard Goods // https://thestandardgoods.com/
Velouria Boutique & Gallery // http://shopvelouria.com/
TY Zed // http://zed-seattle.com/
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
January 9 – 10
With Thanksgiving out of the way, it’s time to Shop the Hill. E Pike’s newest retailer is ready for your business. Meanwhile, two other Hill fashion shops are marking the start of the holiday shopping season celebrating important milestones.
Ritual, a new independent fashion shop from two industry veterans, is now open on the Comet block and ready for your very Black Friday visit.
“When we’re feeling feel sassy, we might have some charcoal,” Sarah Randall Williams tells CHS about Ritual’s monochromatic approach with an emphasis on texture and shape.
“I worship at the altar of Yohji Yamamoto.” Continue reading
Two industry veterans are coming together to create a new fashion shopping experience on E Pike they hope moves beyond faceless, soulless big box retailers.
“We both became a little more disillusioned with faceless, fast profit, fashion companies,” William Rheinhardt tells CHS about Ritual, the new store he and business partner Sarah Randall Williams are creating in the 900 block of E Pike in the middle of the neighborhood’s nightlife and club scene.
After meeting in the trenches working on West Coast efforts for Swedish retailer H&M, Rheinhardt says he and Williams are breaking out after a combined 40 years in the industry to create their own fashion shop featuring clothing as well as household and lifestyle goods.
“We’ve been looking to partner with brands that have a social conscience,” Rheinhardt said. “We see that as the greatest need in fashion.” Continue reading
Inside Anne and Valentin’s Nolita U.S. flagship (Image: Anne and Valentin)
Young but aging tech workers and luxury are, apparently, booming Pike/Pine retail markets. French luxury eyewear concern Anne and Valentin — or Anne et Valentin, if you prefer — is sizing up a space in the neighborhood’s Odd Fellows building.
CHS has confirmed the project with the Toulouse-founded global fashion brand with plans for Pike/Pine to join the exclusive ranks of locations with A&V shops — the southern French capital, Paris, and three New York City locations: Madison, the Upper West Side, and the Nolita flagship.
Marc Oliver, who will manage the Capitol Hill store for the company, tells CHS the Seattle expansion is part of Anne and Valentin “dipping a toe” into creating more stores “out west.” Continue reading
Seattle’s sneakerheads will have a new foothold on Capitol Hill when Sole Mates, a sneaker consignment store above the Broadway and Pike QFC, opens shop at the end of the month. Owner Parris Johnson said culture is “in demand” on Capitol Hill, and that preparations are basically done and the store should be open by August 31st.
“I felt like this is what the area needs,” Johnson said. “A real true boutique. Brick and mortar.”
Johnson, who grew up in Seattle, jumped at the opportunity to open a business less than a quarter mile from where he grew up on 20th and Union. Continue reading
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