Friends, gather round -- behold this week's edition of Racked Seattle, where all the good retail gospel is spread by your girl, Ali Brownrigg. Check back here everything Thursday for news, tips, sales and events, and if you've got fun tips for our in-house sartorial mastermind, hit the tipline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pop Quiz: Which eccentrically dressed pint-sized pop star, who is also the offspring of Hollywood royalty, owns over $10,000 worth of jewelry by Seattle-based designer Shannon Koszyk? Extra credit if you can also name the Disney ingénue often spotted in Koszyk’s work. Anyone? Bueller? Well, it’s none other than Willow “Whip My Hair” Smith and Demi “Sonny with a Chance” Lovato! Surprised? It’s no wonder that these drama queens (princesses?) flock to Koszyk’s chunky rings, rosary-inspired necklaces, sleek earrings and rough-hewn bracelets. Her work is hefty and edgy and features just enough vintage-inspired grit to make the wearer look tough, but still girlie. Find Koszyk’s work at Burnt Sugar.
The Shoes Make the Man: Up until now, Lambs Ear Shoes has been Fremont’s one-stop-shop for of-the-moment shoes for women. Not anymore. No longer relegated to women's only, owner Angie Sorenson’s major eye for coveted footwear brands has wandered over into men’s territory. Sorenson announced this week that she’s added a small men’s shoe collection at Lambs Ear, starting with oxfords and toe cap ankle boots from the venerable 115 year-old line Zeha Berlin, and suede desert boots, called Vellies, from Namibia-based Schier. This is great news for the footwear-obsessed man, whose shopping options in Seattle just got better.
Sales and Events:
Momo: Momo’s famous Semi-Annual Good Fortune Sale is on now. Take your pick from their sale rack. Commit to buy it. Grab a fortune cookie from the cookie jar and crack it open to discover your additional discount. Save between 10 and 30 percent off already marked down stuff. Good deals are to be found in your future.
The Standard in Bellevue: The Standard is an amazing interior décor store in Downtown Bellevue. If your style aims towards Jonathan Adler, hovers around Hollywood Regenc or dips into Mid-Century Modern, get yourself over the bridge to their huge once-a-year sale which ends in August.
Kimberly Baker Trunk Show: If you’ve missed Kimberly Baker since she closed up shop earlier this year, pop over to Lambs Ear and Thistle (a shop-within-a-shop curated by Les Amis/Essenza owner Becky Buford) on Saturday, August 11 from noon to 6 p.m. to check out her newest creationsand get a gander at what she’s been up to. Swag, sips and snacks are promised.
Fashion: Workroom to Runway at the Wing Luke: Discover how fashion has been influenced by Asian Pacific Americans at this amazing exhibit on display from August 10, through April 21 of next year. Nationally known sartorial superstars like Vera Wang, Jason Wu and Trina Turk have contributed to the exhibit