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Not OK with OKC; South Lake Union Goodwill; Sale Shakedown

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Thunder Kerfuffle: No doubt Oklahoma’s Warpaint Clothing Co. is experiencing what is known as the “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” and “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” phenomena this week after a Twitter shit storm was sparked by their OKC/Thank You Seattle t-shirts, which feature a modified Sonic’s logo and “Thank you Seattle – OKC” on the back. When King 5 News tried to get permission to use their photo on air, Warpaint tweeted that the sentiment behind the shirt was meant as a sign of appreciation and respect toward Seattle. Obviously that sentiment was lost on most of the city, and after reportedly receiving death threats from crazed fans, the company removed the shirt from their site. It’s up again, now though. In case you want one.

News Briefs:

S.L.U.G. (South Lake Union Goodwill, get it?): King 5 News is also reporting that Goodwill has announced plans to open a “different kind of Goodwill store, one that’s smaller and more modern in design” in South Lake Union this July. [King 5]

Star Search: The deadline for Seattle Mag’s annual Seamless in Seattle fashion designer contest is rapidly approaching. Get your entry in by June 1 for your chance at glory. [Seattle Magazine]

Sale Shakedown:

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale is on now through June 3. Save up to 50 percent on primo designers like DVF, Kate Spade, Haute Hippie and Hudson.

Merge: Patricia Wolfkill’s excellently curated stock of spring merch, including colored denim, print dresses and a few pairs of sandals, starting at 30 percent off.

Value Village: Save 50 percent off everything at every Value Village across the nation this Memorial Day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bargains galore! (Check out the kick-ass Beastie Boys shirt I got for my kid at the Value Village in Burien. RIP MCA.)

Horseshoe: Save the date for their annual Stockroom Sale, Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crazy good deals. Cash only.