The shopping is plentiful in Bellevue. Our neighbor to the east has become a primo destination for internationally known designer label boutiques and super high-end stores, many of them in the two major malls that anchor the town. La Ree, one of our favorite shops on either side of the lake, is an independent exception to the mass market norm. Isabel Marant hangs with Rag and Bone, Yigal Azrourel, Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang in a pretty, locally owned boutique where personal service is the norm and where there are no mall ruffians to disrupt your fashion reverie. Head over to Le Ree, in Old Bellevue, right now for up to 70 percent off fall/winter inventory and wear your scores deep into the New Year.
As an aside, the entire retail world is on sale right now, but other notable Eastside ones we’ve come across include 30 to 70 percent off men and women’s designer collections at David Lawrence (through then end of the month) and the men’s Half Yearly Sale at Nordstrom (through January 6).