Dec 20, 2009

Velouria Opens 2nd Location

Ballard boutique Velouria has opened a new location at 1521 Melrose Avenue on Capitol Hill. Velouria is a boutique and art gallery that focuses on featuring apparel and accessories made by independent designers. The new capitol hill store will also offer a men's section. Visit Velouria online by clicking here


Dec 19, 2009

Kibbn to Close

After 3 years of business at Redmond Town Center, Kibbn has announced it will close by January 1st, 2010.  We are sad to see them go! In order to liquidate the store all merchandise is now 50% off.  (Shop online by entering the code WRAP50). 

Dec 17, 2009

Sway & Cake Shopping List

If you're holiday shopping for a stylish friend this weekend (or picking up a few items for yourself) stop by Sway & Cake. They have a great assortment of gifts in a variety of price points. Here's a quick look at some of my top picks. 

deux lux Piper Zip Wallet in black. Oh so cute for girls who won't want to bother with a handbag but still need somewhere stylish to store their cash. This wallet is made from PVC and has lots of yummy gold hardware. The wallet interior is lined with gold taffeta and has 2 bill slots, 8 card slots, and 2 compartments. $48.

I also love these Noir gold spike earrings. Celebs including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna love jewelry by Noir and I have a feeling you will too! Earrings on sale now for $52.50

Who couldn't use an Urban Aid "shame on you kit™". I mean let's face it- if you're going to the "walk of shame" you might as well be prepared. The kit includes a toothbrush and toothpaste, 1 thong, 3 condoms, 1 "emergency" phone card, 1 packet of pain reliever, and 1 "leave behind" note. This kit is a must for all you club hopping single ladies out there. $28.

Voluspa Candles are perfect for the holidays. This 3 Wick Candle Tin is in a beautiful snow flake fragrance made from (Snow combinations of Italian Vervaine, Winter Daphne, Water Lily, and Peru Balsam. This 12 ounce candle comes in a decorative tin with a lid and has an 80 hour burn time. $20

Dec 15, 2009

Marqsmen to Close After Christmas

The Seattle Times reported today that menswear boutique Marqsmen located in Bellevue Square plans to close after selling off it's merchandise. The closure could come as soon as December 26th. After three years of business the recession finally took it's toll. Owner Marques Warren says that having to compete with department store price points has proven quite challenging and says, "There's no way I can compete with that."

Dec 14, 2009

Happy Holidays from Opal

Opal boutique is celebrating the holidays with their 12 days of Christmas Sale featuring everything from holiday sparkles to Juicy Couture. You can even save by bringing in a new customer! See all the 12 days of Christmas sales below! *VIP members receive an extra 20% off all merchandise on the sale rack*

Dec. 12th: Christmas Sale Kick-off, 30% off storewide
Dec. 13th: 25% off on all candles and lotions
Dec. 14th: 25% off on all handbags, boots, and hats
Dec. 15th: 25% off on all items by Splendid and Velvet
Dec. 16th: 25% off on anything that sparkles
Dec. 17th: 25% off on all denim pants
Dec. 18th: 25% off on all “Holiday” wear
Dec. 19th: 25% off all Juicy Couture
Dec. 20th: Bring in a new customer, both save 25% on entire purchase
Dec. 21st: 25% off on all sweaters
Dec. 22nd: Buy 1 pair of jeans, get the 2nd pair half off
Dec. 23rd: Men’s shopping day, 25% off for all men

Opal is also having a Friends & Family Sale this Thursday, December 17th at their Redmond Location from 4-7pm and offering jewelry, handbags, apparel and accessories at deep discounts!

Visit one of Opal's three locations:
17887 Redmond Way, Suite 110, Redmond WA 98052
2121 Terry Ave, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121
15117 Main Street, B102, Mill Creek, WA 98012

*Find Opal on Facebook by clicking here

Dec 13, 2009

FGI Sponsors Shop Night at Vian Hunter

Join Seattle's Fashion Group International Chapter on Wednesday, Dec. 16th at Vian Hunter on Madison for a private shopping event. Admission to the event is $10 and includes light appetizers and beverages. All proceeds will benefit New Beginnings to help end domestic violence. For more information on Vian Hunter click here.

Vian Hunter
2814 E. Madison St. 
Seattle, WA 98112

Dec 9, 2009

Birgitta To Close it's Doors

After being open for less than a year, Blackbird’s women’s store, Birgitta, is closing effective immediately. The Birgitta clearance sale will take place at Blackbird this Sunday and Monday only. A small selection of women's brands will be integrated into the main floor at Blackbird and the new store, The Field House (also located in Ballard).

Owner Nicole Miller says, "Closing Birgitta is not easy, but we think people will be excited about our new projects to come." The space where Birgitta is currently located (upstairs in Blackbird) will be converted into a private personal shopping studio, and will potentially be used for shop-in-shop/pop-up-shops.

Sunday, December 13th 6pm - 9pm
Monday, December 14th 9am - 9pm

*40-80% merchandise from Karen Walker, Helmut Lang, Harputs Own, Harvey Faircloth, Mono, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Ladyboy, Repetto, Cosmic Wonder, Dead Ponies, RVCA, Obey, and more (including lots of vintage items!)

Dec 7, 2009

Mens Shopping Night at Ella Mon

Ella Mon invites the men in your life to attend a special VIP Holiday experience sponsored by Ducati Seattle. So make your list and check it twice then send the man in your life to Ella Mon for a personal shopping experience.  The evening will include personal shoppers, martinis, cool beats, giveaways, stocking stuffers and more.  The event will take place on December 17th. Email to RSVP.

Calidora Holiday Party

Join Calidora, Clutch and Laura Mercier for a Holiday "Handbag & Beauty" Event on Thursday December 10th from 6-8pm at the Downtown Calidora Skin Clinic. There will be champagne, sweet treats, raffles, giveaways and more! Guests will get to preview the latest handbags from Clutch and receive an exclusive 30% off all handbags just for attending, plus get a free lash consultation from Calidora experts to determine if Latisse is right for you (if it is, you'll save 20%!), you'll also be treated to a buy one package get one free on Laser Hair Removal and save 20% off a 3 pack of signature facials. RSVP to or call 206.442.1400.

Zovo Lingerie Sexy Santa Night

Zovo Lingerie is having a Sexy Santa night on December 16th from 6-9pm and they've invited firefighters to attend the party (sans shirts).  They're also putting their entire "adult" area on sale and encouraging women to come get a new lingerie set or a little something else for the holidays. :)

Zovo Lingerie is located in the University Village at 4612 26th Ave. NE. Find Zovo on Facebook by clicking here. Zovo has the largest bra assortment anywhere from size 30AA to 46K. Schedule a free fitting today. 

1st Annual Girl Power Hour Christmas Party

Join Girl Power Hour for their 1st Annual Christmas Party featuring Santa Claus, Christmas Cocktails and a Holiday Gift Drive, December 10th from 6pm-9pm at Copper Cart Cafe in Seattle. Take a Picture with Santa, network with stylish Seattle women, win door prizes and more!

Girl Power Hour, the Seattle and the Eastside’s premier social networking event for women

Girl Power Hour hosts a Christmas Cocktail Party and Holiday Gift Drive, sponsored by American Laser Center. Donate a gift card to Jubilee Women’s Center, take a photo with Santa, glam up for the holidays with Votre Vu and Shimmer Beauty Bar, and partake in lots of Christmas Cheer!

Thursday December 10th, 2009
6:00-9:00 PM

Copper Cart Café, 113 Bell Street, Seattle, WA

Network in style this winter. Dress in your favorite cocktail attire to get swag and win door prizes from contributors Honestea, Decleor, Garnier, Innervibe, Sassoon, and many more! Please bring gift cards to grocery, department and books stores, or a useful clothing or entertainment item to donate to Jubilee Women’s Center. A more complete list of donation items can be found at

Tickets can be purchased in advance at for $10 person, or at the door for $15.

Dec 2, 2009

Happy Holidays from Alhambra

Alhambra wants to thank customers for their loyalty this holiday season by offering this $50  gift certificate with purchase of $100 or more! Just print it out and bring it in!

For your purchase I suggest a sequin top or skirt from the Rozae Nichols Holiday/Cruise Collection. Either piece would be great for holiday parties!

Alhambra is located at 101 Pine Street. Check out the latest Alhambra happenings on their blog.  Support your local boutiques! Shop LOCAL this holiday season. 

Dec 1, 2009

Clementine Holiday Events

West Seattle shoe boutique Clementine is having some great holiday events in December that need to be penciled in to your calendar ASAP.

The December Daily Deals Sale is going on now! Check out the blog each day for a different daily deal on shoes and accessories. (READ: Vivian Westwood boots on sale today – only $65!) Sale prices are good for 48 hours, while supplies last. Phone orders are also accepted.

Saturday, December 5th, Clementine presents a trunk show of the recently launched SC collection by Shirley Chiu. There will be champagne, mingling with Shirley and holiday cheer from 1-5 as well as up to 25% off in the SC collection during the show. The show continues through Sunday the 6th.

Clementine is located at 4447 California Ave. SW between Alaska and Genesee in West Seattle.