March Shopping Finds

Veritables goes east, Joy street gets pretty and tabletop coasters show Seattle love.

Category: Shopping + Fashion Articles


Earrings ’n’ Things
Two years ago, when Shannon Koszyk (then co-owner of the now closed Fremont boutique Enexile) quit smoking, she wanted something to do with her hands. And so she began crafting regal jewelry from flea-market finds of rosaries, vintage European medals, semi-precious stones and luminous pearls. After her creations found a following (HGTV host/celeb interior designer Candice Olson is a fan), Koszyk opened Joy Street last October, naming it after her mother’s childhood address in Belfast, Ireland. Koszyk creates her jewelry while minding her tiny boutique, which also includes clothing, gifts and accessories she deems essential to everyday life. Along with her jewelry (priced up to $2,000), you’ll find women’s wear (Big Star jeans, $130; Maj tops, $60–$150; Doma washed-leather motorcycle jackets, $400–$700), chunky candles and beautiful books—all creating a backdrop for her dramatic adornments. Joy Street by Shannon Koszyk, 720 N 35th St.; 206.547.9502;

Home Away From Home
More and more shops are stretching across the lake to the Eastside; the latest to join the trend is Veritables (also in Madison Valley), which opened a shop last August on Bellevue’s swanky Main Street. Here, owner/interior designer Marie Harris has expanded her offerings of furniture, arranging vignettes with new and refurbished pieces accented with interesting accessories. The atmosphere is casually elegant and lavishly luxurious: A custom upholstered club chair starts at $1,600, plush pillows from New York’s Dransfield & Ross are $250 and throws vary from $150 for cotton cable to $2,600 for 10-ply cashmere. Don’t miss the exclusive Eastside addition: a patio to open later this spring that will feature stylish outdoor furniture for enjoying the leisurely life. Shiramizu Veritables, 10220 Main St.; 425.455.8335;