Local Designers

February 4, 2013 6:59 PM
I’m a little obsessed with Kickstarter—the popular crowd-funding website—and often get lost in the site, checking out the cool, weird and...
Laurel Dasso leathers
February 1, 2013 12:00 AM
A simple leather tote bag, reliably versatile and able to carry almost anything asked of it, can weather the winds of time. In fact, a...
January 31, 2013 6:25 PM
Head East to Kirkland’s Blue Luna (127 Lake St South) for a sale to beat all sales. Starting today, Thursday January 31 at 1 p.m. and...
January 29, 2013 9:57 PM
Back in 2010 I was a judge for both the Art Institute of Seattle’s student fashion show and Seattle mag’s Seamless in Seattle emerging...
January 22, 2013 1:02 AM
Sad news: Madrona's Cameos & Crowns is closing just as soon as her current inventory is sold, which from the sounds of it, will be soon...
Mia Fioravanti
January 18, 2013 7:07 PM
Mia Fioravanti showed up on our radar thanks to a tip from Juniper boutique owner Lisa Clinton, whose Madrona shop was the first in town to...
January 4, 2013 6:22 PM
That caught your eye, didn't it?  Gordon James Fine Diamonds is a new jewelry store in Bellevue with an amazing pedigree.  Gordon...
January 3, 2013 8:35 PM
By far one of my most fav stores in Seattle (one I sadly rarely get to visit because I've always got my kids with me) is Far4. I just love...
January 2, 2013 9:36 PM
I like it better when we don’t lose our designers to New York, but it happens. And when it does, they often have a sale, so that’s a good...
January 2, 2013 8:52 PM
Named one of Seattle magazine's Most Influential People of 2012 for her Pink Carpet Project (a response to the Susan G. Komen kerfuffle),...
made in sodo designer katrina hess
January 1, 2013 10:22 PM
Designer Katrina Hess’ line of bespoke rain gear was inspired by the avid cyclist’s simple need to stay dry when riding during our wet and...
December 19, 2012 9:51 PM
Here’s a cool thing going on this week in the holiday shopping scene: Underwood Stables (formerly known as Horses Cut Shop) at 4306 Fremont...
November 8, 2012 5:43 PM
Calling all designers!  King 5's Evening Magazine, with partners Neiman Marcus, 425 Magazine, The Shops at The Bravern, IADT...
November 5, 2012 7:02 PM
Leather is on-trend big time this fall and Bellevue Collection's Independent Designer Showcase and EMP's Worn to Be Wild have reminded us...
October 18, 2012 4:33 AM
EMP’s new exhibit Worn to Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket, opens on October 20, and is an exploration of the leather jacket in its many...