Men's and women's fashion and home décor from designers who call the Pacific Northwest home.
In a city where two-day shipping has become the norm, it’s easy to feel like faster and cheaper is always the way to go when shopping.
But there’s a growing roster of local designers and boutiques ready to win your heart with their unique, thoughtful takes on fashion, accessories and home goods.
Here’s a look at some of the items worth seeking out from designers who call the Pacific Northwest home.
Every piece of Poppyseed clothing, designed by Rebekah Adams in Tacoma, is made to flatter, no matter what changes your body is going through. Worn sleek or swinging open, the Zipper Dress ($225–$242 at poppyseedclothing.com and Pipe & Row, Fremont) is a favorite of expectant mothers, and can be worn long after Baby is born.
Calling all bohemian babes. The colorfully printed, locally designed Winston White Hana Top ($88 at winstonwhite.com) features a smocked waistband and elasticized neck and sleeve for sexy, off-the-shoulder styling.
Take a cue from Mother Nature and sport a pair of flower-shaped Faris Ladyday Earrings in Medium Bronze ($125 at Rizom, Belltown, and farisfaris.com), designed by Faris Du Graf and handmade in Seattle.
Madeleine Pope is the mastermind behind the substantial and offbeat jewelry line Cosmic Twin. Handmade in Seattle, the sterling silver Lunar Necklace ($235 at cosmictwin.com) makes a luminous statement with an oversized howlite stone.
No shopping trip to the International District is complete without a stop at Rian Robison’s shop Tuesday Scarves. The versatile Hand-Dyed High Low Long Kimono in Deconstructed Black ($148 at Tuesday Shop, ID, and tuesday
shop.com) is semi-sheer and drapes perfectly around the shoulders.
Stash your stash beautifully in the Van der Pop Poppins Stash Bag in Cobalt ($275 at vanderpop.com). Designed in Seattle and made in Italy with genuine leather, this waterproof clutch is odor resistant and the zipper boasts a three-digit and keyed lock to keep things safe.
You can catch designer Nora Suárez at the annual Independent Designer Runway Show at The Bellevue Collection on Sept. 21 (see sidebar for details). Her line, Lourdes e Eva, includes luxe minimalist separates, such as the silk charmeuse Lalia Blouse ($250, order contact information at noramatildasuarez.com).
You may know that Good Man Brand is a men’s fashion line launched last year by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. What you may not know is that the cotton-blend Soft Jersey Blazer ($398 at Nordstrom) is a wardrobe game changer. Dressed up or down, the lightly structured fit works from 9 to 5 and beyond.
Made from 100 percent cotton slub jersey by the Seattle-based men’s sportswear brand, the Sharply Mason Crew Neck Henley in Burgundy ($64 at Sharply, Capitol Hill, and shopsharply.com) is a wardrobe staple that works during all seasons.
The spacious Uphill Designs Crest Day Pack ($225 at uphilldesigns.com) is made from waxed cotton canvas with leather straps and brass hardware to get you through your daily grind. It also features roomy exterior pockets, a padded 15-inch laptop sleeve and clever side storage for your yoga mat.
The Fruitsuper Print Rack ($100 at Join Shop, South Lake Union, and fruitsuper.com) is a chic and functional solution for storing magazines and newspapers. Made with powdered-coated steel and maple, the striking piece is the perfect accent in any well-read home.
Create an on-trend home garden with the Hemleva Diamond Himmeli ($31 at hemlava.com), a simple but elegant brass piece that holds your choice of air plant.
Kerianne Halpin and Olivia Montoya are the crafters behind the cheeky Koe-Zee Embroidery pieces ($24–$60 at Pipe & Row). Their pieces, featuring cacti, La Croix cans, feminist mantras and pop-culture icons, will add a big hit of personality to any wall.
Keep your favorite treasures in good hands with the Wade Studios Ceramic Hand Dish ($60 at Frye Museum Store, First Hill, and store.fryemuseum.org), an artful ceramic dish created by Seattleite Vanessa Lang that’s available in black, white or brass finishes.