Feb 26, 2013

Don't miss Goodwill’s Designer Accessory Sale

If you're on budget but love accessories and enjoy designer brands, don't miss the 4th annual Goodwill Designer Accessory sale taking place March 8th and 9th at the University District store. Featured brands include Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Betsy Johnson, Fossil, B Makowski, Cole Haan, BCBG, Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs, Steve Madden and Nine West with many more to be added throughout the sale. Staff will be replenishing the assortment both days but as always, the best stuff always goes first, so get there early for the best selection.

Net proceeds from the sale will benefit Goodwill’s free job training and education programs, offered at ten centers around the region, including Seattle. These classes, which include English for Speakers of Other Languages, Basic Computers, GED Preparation, and Retail and Customer Service, help low-income and disadvantaged people in the community find jobs and become economically self-sufficient. Shop for a cause and don't miss the Goodwill Designer Accessory sale!

WHAT: Goodwill’s Designer Accessory Sale

WHEN: Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th

WHERE: University District Goodwill located at 4552 University Way NE in Seattle

TIME: 9am - 8pm on both days

Feb 25, 2013

The Stock List: Totokaelo

Located on Capitol Hill, Totokaelo is a beautifully designed women's fashion boutique that features thoughtfully curated fashion and objects. The mix of artists and designers carried in the store include A.P.C., Wood Wood, Bao Bao by Issey Miyake, Assembly New York, Dries Van Noten, Rachel Comey, Damir Doma, Henrik Vibskov and more. Originally opened in November of 2003 in Downtown Seattle, Totokaelo went on to launch an e-commerce site in 2008 and moved into an expanded new location on Capitol Hill in May of 2012 (pictured above). Check out what's in stock now.

Feb 24, 2013

Follow @Sydlovesfashion on Vine

Is anyone else using the Vine app to make short videos? While in NY for Fashion Week I met a slew of bloggers who were using it and decided to give in and sign up for yet another social media network. Download the app via the iTunes store and follow me @Sydlovesfashion for local fashion videos featuring boutiques, designers, fashion news and more! 

Feb 19, 2013

Stylish finds at deep discounts: The Urban Girls Garage Sale

Get ready! The Urban Girls Garage Sale is coming, brought to you by three very stylish Seattleites including Darnell Sue of Girl Power Hour, Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle and Zong Her, a self proclaimed "Jill of all Trades" and savvy marketing professional. The idea for the Urban Girls Garage Sale came when Zong, an army reservist found out that she would be deployed to Afghanistan in April. Meanwhile, Darnell Sue was contemplating moving to France where her boyfriend just landed a new job. They both realized they had tons of high-quality items that they needed to get rid of in order to move but as city-dwellers had no space to host their own garage sale. Shortly after, the girls connected with Darcy Camden, founder of Styled Seattle. As a stylist, Darcy has helped hundreds of women clean out their closets, and together, the three friends created the Urban Girls Garage Sale."Who has a garage anymore?" says co-founder Darcy Camden, "Most urban girls are lucky to have a parking space! We wanted to give ladies in the Seattle area a chance to come together, sell their stuff and shop other people's treasures in an easy, stylish and fun way."

Feb 18, 2013

Seattle's "The Look" makes it's debut tonight on King 5

Making it's debut tonight on King 5's Evening Magazine ten Seattle designers will compete in a reality show design series titled The Look. Each night clips from the design competition will be featured on Evening Magazine and the grand finale will air on a special edition of Evening Magazine, Monday, February 25th at 7pm.
The local designers include Justin Zachary Bartle, Gingerlyn Bellus, Sonia Chehade, Maxwell Cunanan, Julie Danforth, Lisa Vian Hunter, Iris Chuluunbat-Klein, Monica Kitchen, Deyonte' Weather and Tina Witherspoon.

Feb 12, 2013

Seattle clothing line launches Kickstarter campaign

Last night Seattle-based clothing line TomboyX hosted a special launch party to debut their new clothing line aimed at women 40+ who want comfortable clothing that fits well without sacrificing style. Co-Founder Fran Dunaway came up with the idea for the line after several unsuccessful shopping trips that left her frustrated and annoyed with the limited clothing options on the market for active women over 40. The line came together with the help of entrepreneur Naomi Gonzalez and local fashion veterans including Barb Gauld and Vivian Miller-Rahl. The debut collection includes 4 main styles that embrace a playful, tomboy spirit including a classic oxford shirt, a french terry blazer and two styles of cotton polo shirts, each meticulously designed for the perfect fit. The entire line is made in the USA at a women-owned factory in Seattle and the Tomboy Exchange team plans to continue to supporting local manufacturing efforts with their clothing line.

Feb 3, 2013

Rock Star Jewelry - Spring '13

Nordstrom's New Hire

Opening Ceremony's former VP of creative, Olivia Kim recently joined the Seattle-based Nordstrom team to serve as director of creative projects. WWD reports that she will report directly to the president of merchandising Pete Nordstrom. We look forward to watching Olivia work her creative magic, and of course, seeing her around the city. Welcome to Seattle Olivia!