Nov 30, 2009

La Rousse Extends Black Friday Sale

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over but who cares. La Rousse will be extending our 30% off code through Friday, Dec. 4. Enter code = BF30 at

For those shoppers that want to get up close and personal with La Rousse merchandise come out to the following events this weekend.

SATURDAY, DEC 5th - Eastside Shopping and Gift Show from 12-5pm at Blakely Hall in Issaquah. The event will benefit Seattle's Children's Hospital and La Rousse will have apparel and accessories marked 30-70% off. Click here for more details.

SUNDAY, DEC 6th- Spa Noir Extravaganza in Seattle from 11am-2pm featuring fall merchandise and great holiday gift ideas. Hot spiced wine and treats will be served. For more info click here.

Here are some of my favorite La Rousse picks for Fall 2009!

Neurotica Eclipsed Dress in nude Cinnamon. 65% modal, 35% silk. 34" long. Made in the UK. $110. 

Rabbit on the Run Bamboo Leggings. $108. 

Melissa Vivienne Westwood Yellow Shoes. On Sale for $129.

Nov 29, 2009

Seattle's Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale Approaches

Save up to 80% on your holiday shopping this weekend at the Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale featuring 20+ local boutiques and designers including Alhambra, Deco Modiste, Mapel, Queen Anne Dispatch, Sabrina Love Handbags, Nuvo Moda, Suzabelle, Sureel, Purely Paige, Moksha, Totokaelo + Impulse, Zovo Lingerie and more! The event will be held at The Hyatt Olive 8 on Sunday Dec. 6th from 11am-6pm and admission is FREE. 

VIP shopping will be available from 9am-11am for $10. Event sponsors include Seattle Boutique Blogspot, Solerra, Dry Soda, Seattle Picks, Alixrose and more. For full Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale details, click here.

VIP Shopping Night at Clutch

Join Seattle's Fashion Group International for an Exclusive shopping night at Clutch located at the Fairmont Hotel on Monday, November 30th. Enjoy sweet treats, shopping and networking with some of Seattle's most stylish women. FGI members will enjoy a special 15% discount off all regular priced handbags- so if you’re not a member, now is a great time to sign up! The event will be held from 6- 8pm. Membership kits will be available for anyone interested in joining FGI at the event. Clutch is located at 1212 4th Ave. in Seattle.

Nov 25, 2009

Introducing: The Vemayca Cosmetic Bag

As the resident beauty addict and travel aficionado in my social circle, I’m always hip to what’s hot when it comes to new beauty products and travel solutions. I recently discovered a beautiful satin lined makeup bag that not only doubles as a lingerie bag while you’re traveling, it also comes with a removable plastic liner that’s disposable and eco-friendly. The Vemayca Cosmetic Bag is a lifesaver for busy women who need a stylish way to organize their beauty products. It has a high quality liner that is designed to keep your handbag or suitcase clean if your products should accidently spill while you’re on the go. Plus, the liner snaps in/out so it can easily be removed for cleaning. When you’re ready to throw out the old liner you can simply toss it into the recycling bin because it’s made from eco-friendly plastics that won’t harm the environment. New disposable liners come in 3-pack refills for $10.

“A few years ago, as I was packing for one of my many business trips, I was frustrated that my favorite cosmetic bag had become so dirty inside,” says founder Veronica Mayo, “You know what I am talking about: the mascara, powder and grime that gets layered inside.” That’s when Veronica decided there had to be a better way. The former American Airlines Executive went on to create the Vemayca bag with it’s signature soft pearl liner. “Vemayca was created ultimately because I needed cosmetic and accessory bags that suited my needs and lifestyle. Practicality was just one of the requirements. It was also important that I design a bag that was soft, modern and beautiful,” says Veronica.

The Vemayca bag makes a great holiday gift for the women in your life because it’s practical and beautifully luxurious. The bags are $35 and right now, if you order 3 or more, shipping is absolutely free. Visit Vemayca Cosmetics Bags to learn more about this great new product. Vemayca is based out of Seattle, so shop local and support local businesses!

Nov 24, 2009

Select Rocco E Dante Handbags 75% Off

Everyone can appreciate a great handbag, especially one that is made from genuine Italian leather. Rocco E Dante is having a Special Black Friday Sale on 2 bags from the collection (Olivia and Katie models) that are perfect for Holiday Gifts or as a nice indulgence for yourself! Both handbags are on sale for $125 each which is 75% off the original retail price, so buy one for yourself and get one for a friend! Email your orders to!

Nov 22, 2009

Seattle's Best Black Friday Sales

The best of Black Friday is right here at

Here’s an Insider list of the Do-Not-Miss Black Friday sales from all over the city in order to help you navigate the shopping scene and organize your plan of attack. Happy Shopping!

La Ree welcomes shoppers for their Day-After Thanksgiving sale, which begins at 10am on Friday. You’ll find select fall merchandise from designers such as A.L.C., Loeffler Randall, and Rag & Bone marked 30%-50% off original price. La Ree is located at 11 103rd Ave. NE. in Bellevue.

Everyone loves handbags including local designer Sabrina Love. All of her handbags will be on sale for 25% off on Friday when you enter the code: BLKFR at checkout. Click here to peruse the selection now.

Opal is celebrating Black Friday by offering 20% off all regular priced merchandise storewide November 27th-29th. (VIP Members get 25% off.) Then join Opal for their annual 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE starting December 13th which features a different promotion everyday. Make sure you stop in at the Seattle location to check out the new home accessories lines!

On Black Friday Calidora Skin Clinic is offering 15% off any purchase of 3 or more products. For your purchase I suggest the Clarisonic Skin Brush (which makes a great gift for you or a friend), a facewash with Glycolic acid, and a rejuvenating serum to keep your skin glowing during these cold winter months. Calidora has several locations, click here to find one near you.

Canopy Blue is reigning in Black Friday by offering 15% off everything black (or mostly black) in the store. Canopy Blue carries an extensive mix of designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Adriano Goldschmied, Rebecca Taylor, Suzabelle, Theory, Tory Burch, Trina Turk and more. Click here for directions.

Clutch, Seattle’s best handbag boutique, is celebrating Black Friday by offering 25% off all regular priced merchandise and an additional10% off sale merchandise. New arrivals include bags from Treesje, Rebecca Minkoff, CC Skye and more! Clutch is located at 1212 4th Ave. in Seattle.

If you’re in the market for menswear, stop in to The Industry for their Holiday Coat Check promotion. Bring in a gently used menswear jacket and get 40% off any item in the store. The Industry is located at 1826 6th Ave. in Seattle. Call 206.547.9961 for directions.

On Black Friday Angela Miller is offering 25% off all merchandise in her Alderwood Mall boutique from 5am-8am only. Shop early and get a free gift with purchase! Click here for directions. 

Seattle boutique Sway & Cake is giving back on Black Friday by donating 10% off all sale proceeds to Children’s Hospital. Bring in an item to donate to Children’s Hospital and receive 15% off an item of your choice! Sway and Cake is located at 1631 Sixth Ave.

Sassy Fit is cross promoting with Lululemon on Black Friday at their U-Village location and will be selling 1 month personal training packages from 9am-1pm for 30% off with proof of a $50 purchase from Lululemon! For more info on Sassy Fit click here.

POSH on Main is offering Black Friday Shoppers 40% off all fall merchandise. POSH on Main is located at 10245 Main Street, Suite 103 in Bellevue.

Julep Nail Salon is offering a free facial ($94 value) to the first 100 guests who purchase a $100 gift card on Black Friday, making it totally easy for you to splurge on a friend and pamper yourself at the same time. For a list of Julep locations click here.

Peridot boutique on Queen Anne is offering Black Friday shoppers a $5 coupon with every purchase over $20. Clearance items will also be marked an additional 20-50% off. Peridot is located at 523 First Ave W. in Seattle.

Coastal Surf Boutique is offering shoppers who spend $80 or more at Coastal on Friday, November 27th will receive a free $20 Coastal Gift Card!

Ageless Center for Rejuvenation is reigning in black Friday with 15% off all products on Friday only. 

La Rousse, Seattle's best online boutique, is offering customers 30% off at with code BF30 now through November 30th. The sale includes all new Fall 09 markdowns too, which means you could save up to 70% on marked down merchandise. 

Kibbn- Shop early and save big! The entire store will be 40% off from 8-9am, 30% off from 9-10am, 20% off from 10-11am, and then 10% off from 11am-8pm. Kibbn has great gifts for kids and orders over $100 receive free shipping!

Nov 17, 2009

Sabrina Love Handbags 30% Off

Sabrina Love wants to thank her loyal supporters with a generous 30% off all handbags from now through November 24th. Enter FALL09 into the 'Gift Code' box to get the discount. Sabrina Love handbags are made with the highest quality of supple Italian Lamb leather, and luxurious imported hardware, but proudly made in the USA.

I'm loving the Milano Gris bag made from exotic dark grey crocodile embossed leather and hardware. Beautiful for fall!

If you're looking for a smaller bag, check out this shiny Ivory Italian leather clutch. Oh-so-cute and perfect for holiday parties!

Or if you're looking for a work bag I suggest the Sevilla Noir which is sophisticated and made from embossed Italian lamb leather.

Shop now! This promotion ends November 24th!

Nov 15, 2009

Vian Hunter Boutique Now Open

Designer Lisa Vian Hunter has been creating exquisite clothing for her namesake line since 2006. As a graduate of FIDM she lives and breathes fashion and now hopes to share her creations with Seattle through her new boutique which recently opened at 2841 E. Madison Street. Her designs are all made locally and help to support the local economy. 10% off all Vian Hunter House of Fashion profits are also donated to New Beginnings, an organization committed to helping end domestic violence. Click here for more info.

*Insider tip*
Check out the
coloring book feature on the website! Little fashionistas in training will LOVE this!

This Week's Seattle Fashion Calendar

So many events and so little time. Here is a quick list of this week's Fall Fashion Events to help you plan out your week.

*November 15th- Last day of the 26th Annual Goodwill Glitter sale! It’s for a great cause and you just might find a hidden treasure! Click

*November 15th- The West Seattle Fashion Brunch and runway show at Shadowland featuring fashion from Sweetie & Carmilia’s. For more info click

*November 18th- SPUN and Jesica Milton host an evening of wine, light appetizers and shopping at Hotel Max from 5-8pm. This is a great opportunity to pick up some local clothing for those on your holiday list and get a chance to preview SPUN’s newest collections before it hit stores. Click
here for more info.

*November 19th- Join La Rousse for a holiday bazaar featuring kaarskoker, Lit, and Piano Nobile Home. All four retailers will be offering discounts of 20-30% so get ready to start your holiday shopping early! Doors open at 10am. 
Warm spirits served from 5p-8p. The event will be held at Lit, 1906 Prospect St. E. For more info, click

*November 19th- Calidora’s Anniversary Party from 6-8pm at the Downtown Calidora Skin Clinic. Enjoy complimentary make-up touch ups by MAC trained artists and see the latest holiday colors and trends! Plus get tons of discounted prices on Calidora’s best selling skincare packages. Space is limited. RSVP to

*November 21st- Sway & Cake is hosting a Genetic Trunk Show in store from 12-6pm. For more info click

*November 21st- Join The Industry for a holiday soiree to benefit Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Bring in a gently used coat and receive 40% off any item in the store. For more info click

Nov 14, 2009

The Industry Presents: Holiday Coat Check

Join The Industry for a holiday soiree to benefit Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Bring in a gently used coat and receive 40% off any item in the store. "The idea is simple," says owner Angela Kantanto,"We all know how bone chilling cold Seattle gets in these next few months and we think we should try and do what we can to help those in need."

What: The Industry
Coat Check

When: Saturday, Nov. 21st from 5-9pm

40% off any item in the store when you bring in a gently used mens coat.

The Industry is located at 1826 6th Ave, Seattle WA 98101. Call 206.547.9961 for directions.

Nov 13, 2009

Genetic Denim Trunk Show at Sway & Cake

Join Sway & Cake on Saturday, November 21st for a Genetic Denim Trunk Show from 12-6pm. Drinks and snacks will be served and fabulous denim will be unveiled. Known for it’s fashion-forward style, Generic Denim combines top quality fabrics with washes and cuts from around the world to ensure the best, most comfortable fit possible.

*Sway and Cake is located at 1631 Sixth Ave. across from Pacific Place.

Nov 12, 2009

Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale Coming Dec. 6th

The December 6th Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale at the Hyatt at Olive 8 features more than 20+ local boutiques and premium designers offering up to 80% off all merchandise. Boutique Culture will also debut the online version of its Warehouse Sale, the first online store to feature closeout prices without fussy memberships or invitations! (Yay!) 

Participants in the sale include: 
  • A to Z Tees
  • Alhambra
  • Asher Anson
  • BCO
  • Deco Modiste
  • Katie Kay
  • Mapel
  • Moksha
  • Nuvo Moda
  • Plane Jane
  • Purely Paige
  • Queen Anne Dispatch
  • Sabrina Love Handbags
  • Stella & Dot
  • Suzabelle
  • Sureel
  • Totokaelo + Impulse
  • Zovo Lingerie
The Boutique Culture Holiday Warehouse Sale offers a unique opportunity for shoppers to stock up on new and closeout merchandise, winter/spring must-haves and accessories that give outfits that final, individual touch. This one day shopping event boasts outlet prices in an atmosphere that is anything but. Chic, entertaining and complete with full service cash bar and martini-style lounges, the Boutique Culture Winter Warehouse Sale features designer men’s and women's collections at up to 80% off retail prices.

Locally sponsored by Hyatt at Olive 8, the Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale boasts fashion finds and one-of-a-kind perks, including:

VIP Shopping from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

o $10 prior to event
o Mimosas, gourmet donuts, fresh fruit platters and an additional 10% off all purchases
o A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to a local chapter of Dress for Success

General Admission from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
o Free Admission

Seattle’s first Clothing Swap, sponsored by AlixRose.como Upon entering the BCWS, shoppers can exchange ten of their clean, gently worn designer items for five of someone else’s
o All the rage in New York and Los Angeles, the Clothing Swap is great way to revitalize your closet
o Remaining items will be donated to local men’s, women’s and children’s charities in Seattle
Acceptable clothing for the swap:
o Gently worn, clean, washed, and without holes, tears, marks or stains
o Designer, vintage, new, modern or one of a kind
o Dresses, skirts, tops, blouses, shorts, jackets, hats or shoes
o Any size or fabric
o Not allowed: swimwear, lingerie or accessories

The debut of Boutique Culture’s Online Store

o Sale inventory from boutiques and designers around the globe
o Prices of up to 80% off retail, with most items under $100
o All of the perks of other sale sites, but without the fuss of membership sign-ups or invitations

Major Savings: The Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale is an all-inclusive, one-stop-shop that connects Seattle's style-savvy bargain hunters with their favorite boutiques and designers. Boutique Culture saves shoppers time and money by organizing all the city’s best boutiques and brands into one easy to navigate event. 

Feel Good:
In addition to feeling chic in new designer duds and satisfied with deeply discounted prices, attendees can feel good about giving back to their community. Boutique Culture will provide a portion of its VIP ticket sales to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that advances women and their career opportunities by outfitting them with professional attire. Boutique Culture will also donate the remaining fashions from the Clothing Swap to other local Seattle charities.

Where: Hyatt at Olive 8: 1635 8th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

When: Sunday, December 6th (VIP: 9–11 a.m and General admission 11am-6pm). Clothing swap runs from 11am-4pm.

Anyone who can appreciate a great deal on designer brands.

All participating vendors accept cash and many accept all major credit cards. Conveniently-located fitting rooms will be available to shoppers. Street parking on site and in nearby lots. Valet is not included in ticket price.

Nov 10, 2009

West Seattle Fashion Brunch

Join West Seattle boutiques Carmilia's and Sweetie for a Fashion Brunch and runway show, Sunday Nov. 15th from 11am-2pm. Brunch and drink specials, amazing door prizes and more!
What: West Seattle Fashion Brunch

When: Sunday, November 15th

Where: Shadowland

Time: 11am-2pm

After the show drop by Carmilia's and Sweetie for 15% off winter and holiday collections!

Sassy Fit & Marios Present: The Little Black Dress Competition

Get in Shape for the Holidays with Sassy Fit and Win a Designer Dress from Marios! A little competition does a body good. Sassy Fit, inc. and Marios will help Seattleites get a toned body and a designer dress with The Little Black Dress Contest. For this five-week competition, Sassy Fit will meet contestants at their home twice a week with a killer workout, food plan, and the motivation for maximum results. The only equipment needed is a ball, pair of dumbbells, and a space 10’x 10’. Sassy Fit is offering 30% off normal pricing on 10 sessions for contestants. The Deadline to register for the competition is November 1 and there is a 10 person minimum. The competition starts November 8 and the last weigh-in is Friday December 11th where the winner will be determined. First place winner will be awarded to the contestant with the greatest percentage of body weight lost, and they will receive a $400 credit towards a little black dress from Mario’s. Second place will be awarded to the contestant with the greatest cumulative inches lost and they will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to Mario’s.

Dates: November 8 – December 11

Award Party: 5:30 pm on Friday, December 11

1st Place: $400 gift certificate towards a Black Dress

2nd Place: Marios $100 gift certificate

Price: $600.00 for 10 sessions (30% off)

Register: Deadline is Friday, November 6th by contacting Sassy Fit 

Nov 8, 2009

This Week's Seattle Fashion Events

So many fashion events- so little time! In order to help plan your week, here's a list of Seattle's best events coming up this week. From beauty to fashion- there's something for everyone. Pencil these great events into your calendar now!

November 10th- Fall Fashion FGI Event at Ummelina Day Spa. Event highlights include a mini trunk show, complimentary hand massages and foot soaks from Ummelina and a special presentation by FGI member Margaret Spencer who is a Seattle-based wardrobe stylist. 

November 12th- The Finerie’s Fall Fashion Event at BoConcept. Come for fashion, furnishings, and of course, to preview The Finerie’s Fall and Winter collections styled by Leigh Dawson and Team Artistic from Gene Juarez. 

November 12th- Y.E.S. Seattle's 2nd Anniversary event from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Banana Republic in downtown Seattle. Enjoy 25% off all of your purchases, light appetizers, refreshments and networking with some of Seattle's best & brightest young professional women!

November 13th- Join Little Black Dress Events and Productions for Blush II, a fashion trend show that will showcase local designer Vantha Ry's second collection in addition to highlighting Spring 2010 beauty and fashion trends. 

November 14th- H&M releases the Jimmy Choo collaboration collection at select stores. The collection will feature shoes, handbags and a capsule eveningwear collection. 

November 14th-  Avoid the mall mayhem while stocking up for the season of celebration at Elaia spa – downtown Seattle’s newest eco-friendly retreat. Located within LEED certified Hyatt at Olive 8, Elaia is offering the ultimate shopping experience with 20% off all spa services booked and an exclusive holiday trunk show hosted by popular local jeweler Zavida Gemstones. The event is free and will be held at the Elaia Spa located within the Hyatt at Olive 8 from 12pm-7pm. 

November 14th & 15th- Join the festivities for the 26th annual Goodwill Glitter Sale. Find treasures including antique jewelry, vintage fashion and designer apparel and accessories at phenomenal prices. 

Nov 7, 2009

Goodwill’s Glitter Sale Approaches

With over 800+ shoppers last year, the 26th Annual Goodwill Glitter Sale aims to surpass that number next weekend when they open the doors at the Dearborne Street Goodwill location. The two-day sale will feature some of the most unique fashion finds including one-of-a kind vintage items, designer shoes, off-label jackets, faux fur vests, accessories, estate jewelry and more! You never know what you’ll find in this treasure hunt, but rumors have been leaked that Glitter Sale organizers have spotted Moschino, Prada, Miu Miu and more while sorting through sale items. Last year the sale raised over $140,000 for Goodwill to use on various programs including job training, employment placement services and other community programs.  

Make the most of your shopping adventure by going through your closet before the Glitter Sale and donating old items. It’s for a good cause and it will help clear out some room in your closet!

What: Goodwill Glitter Sale

When: November 14 & 15, 2009

9:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Seattle Goodwill's Dearborn St. Store- 1400 South Lane Street, Seattle

For more info visit the Goodwill Blog, website, or Facebook Page.

The Finerie Holiday Fashion Event

The Finerie is hosting a holiday fashion event at BoConcept on Thursday November 12th. Come for an evening of fashion, conversation, delicious cuisine from Gourmondo Catering, and stylish furnishings by BoConcept. Preview The Finerie's Fall and Winter collections with styling by Leigh Dawson and Team Artistic of Gene Juarez.

What: The Finerie Fashion & Holiday Event

When: Thursday, Nov. 12th

Time: 7–10 pm

Where: BoConcept, 901 Western Ave.

Contact: RSVP to

Event sponsors include The Finerie, Pearl Vodka, Gene Juarez, Gourmondo Catering, and BoConcept.

David Lawrence Annual Clothing Drive

The David Lawrence Annual Clothing Drive will be held from Friday, November 6th until Monday, November 16th, 2009 to support Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. Bring in your gently used clothing and treat yourself to 25% off any item. Clothing donations will be accepted at both store locations.

1318 4th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

224 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, Washington 98004

Nov 4, 2009

Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event

Join Queen Anne Dispatch this Friday for their semi-annual Friends & Family Event! The fun starts at 6pm and goes until 10pm.  Enjoy music from a live DJ, small bites and complimentary drinks as you shop and receive 20% off all the brands you love. 

Queen Anne Dispatch is located at 2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Visit their website at

Nov 1, 2009

This Week’s Seattle Fashion Events

Who says Seattle doesn't have an active fashion community? Partake in the festivities by coming to one of these great events!

November 4th- Clutch Dress for Success event from 5:00-7:30pm. The evening will feature discounts, giveaways, prosecco and cupcakes! Bring your gently used handbags and new toiletries and receive a 25% discount on a new handbag from Clutch. 

November 5th- Deli Website Launch Party from 5:30-9:30pm. The first 100 guests will receive a swag bag!

November 6th- Girl on Top Book Tour from 6-9pm at Southcenter Mall. Meet career expert and best-selling author Nicole Williams and learn about her new book.

November 6th- Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event from 6-10pm featuring 20% off all the brands you love.