Fashion + Style Friday: Shop openings, the THREAD Show returns and Lisa Simpson’s new shoe line

Greetings shoppers! Here’s our weekly round-up of news you can use, and upcoming style events:

First off, it’s over a week old now, but I finally found a few moments to pop into the new West Elm store in South Lake Union this week. (Hey, sometimes we shopping editors have to spend our time ogling Luly Yang’s new couture collections. It’s a very rough life.) Fans of the brand won’t be disappointed, but the airy space is pretty glorious in and of itself.

Good news for fans of Ella Moss’ casual, cool style: Sister brand Splendid is opening a retail shop in Bellevue Square this weekend. I’ve already decided this comfy, color block style top will soon be making a trip home with me.



Mark your calendars for October 23: The THREAD Show is coming back to town! Next Sunday, the traveling sale show will set up shop in Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center and feature new fashions from local and indie designers. Part party, part trunk show, this year’s event also includes a DIY gift-wrapping station (get a jump on the holidays!), a mini-manicure station and a full bar. More info on designers, times and tickets here.

And the best news of the week: Lisa Simpson of The Simpsons has a shoe line. Well, kind of. Actress Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa, does and she’ll be launching the Italian-made Marchez Vous collection tomorrow at J.Gilbert downtown. Is it just me, or do they look like a grown-up, fashion-forward, real-life version of the heels Lisa sports? Meet her and pet the shoes from 1-5 pm tomorrow.


Photos courtesy of Splendid; J. Gulbert and Marchez Vous