Fashion + Style Friday: Can’t-miss Jewelry Sale and Local Fashion News

Get thee to the Kimberly Baker sale, a new clothing line for the (not big) and tall, and a Ballard-b
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As we eagerly await the weekend, here are a few juicy tidbits to get you through the Friday afternoon doldrums:

 Local jeweler Kimberly Baker has quite the fan base—count us among the clamoring throng drooling over her sterling silver chunky cocktail rings and statement serpentine necklaces. Join the fan club this weekend at her annual sale, which starts tomorrow both online and at her Fremont boutique. Her gorgeous hand-crafted pieces are marked up to 50% off. Snap up your favorite pieces quickly—there’ll be a line I’m sure given that heather earrings below are going for just $82.

Kim Baker Heather earrings

 

Great news for lofty gents who drown in traditional “big n’ tall” apparel: Queen Anne resident tall guy Mark Tindall and team launched Longshot Apparel this month, featuring slim-fit, long shirts. Their first classic, cotton button-down style (more to come) comes in 8 different sizes according torso length, with a tailored lean cut developed for heights between 6’2’ to 6’ 8”. Order online here.

Not only is R&L Goods’ new wrap-around scarf simply chic and cute, the back story is meet-cute as well: In 2008, friends Jean Lee and Chika Eustace (formerly co-owners of Chikabird design biz) pooled their resources to buy a Ballard duplex and along with their husbands created a design studio in their shared basement. Click here to read about their backyard garden, and darling little haven. Now the fearsome foursome works together to create fabric-covered notebooks, cozy sweaters with hand-stitched designs, as well as the darling linen scarf above. Created with NYC-based Piano Nobile’s printed textiles, this just screams, “Spring! It’s coming!”. Get it here and get out and enjoy the weekend!

Eddie Bauer Releases EB Originals Collection

Eddie Bauer Releases EB Originals Collection

The retailer returns to its roots with iconic designs
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Wares from Eddie Bauer's latest collection, releasing today

Seattle-based men's and women's outerwear and apparel retailer Eddie Bauer is going back to its Northwest roots, when Eddie was a guy who ran a sporting goods store on downtown's Seneca Street in 1920. The brand has gone through some transition years, but it’s returning to the brand that outfitted the first American expedition to K2.

On Tuesday, September 27, the retailer is releasing its EB Originals Collection, a line that's inspired by EB's founder and the early, iconic designs from its nearly 100-year-old history.

The first patented down jacket, the 1936 Skyliner, is reincarnated with modern styling. Same for the 1942 Yukon--the top seller for more than 30 years--and the B-9 Parka, which originally kept U.S. airmen warm in -70 temperatures in their uninsulated bombers.

For Northwest street cred, the most striking piece is the limited-edition version of the Skyliner, that's lined with Pendleton wool in eight national park-inspired patterns from Portland's Pendleton Woolen Mills. What's more, it’s reversible, so you can wear your Rainier Pendleton Skyliner in multiple ways. Expect this limited-edition gem on October 18. $400 at eddiebauer.com.