Q+A with Karl Moehring, CEO of Washington Shoe Company

Karl is a Seattle native who took the helm of the company in October 2015. Since then, Karl has made it a top priority to enhance the culture of the company and form a better environment for the employees. Washington Shoe Company houses three brands: Chooka, Western Chief, and Staheekum. Western Chief has been providing family footwear options since 1891. With the rain heading our way this week, it’s perfect timing to check out Chooka’s stylish and affordable fall fashion line

With the arrival of fall comes scarves, sweaters, boots, tights, pumpkin spice everything, and an excuse to stay in. In short, fall is one of our favorite seasons and it’s less than two weeks away. With the humidity and smoke in the air last week, it’s been hard to decipher what season it is—it’s just a stale grey. For once, we can all agree that Seattle could use a few rain days, right? 

With NFL season less than a week away, Dooney & Bourke has a new line of women’s handbags and accessories for the Seattle Seahawks. Dooney & Bourke has created fashionable ways female fans can incorporate fandom into their everyday life. A way for women to rock their feminine side, while still cheering on their favorite NFL team. The Seahawks face the Oakland Raiders at 7:00pm tonight for the last preseason game. Go Hawks!

Seattle and NYC-based, Universal Standard, is transforming the apparel industry for more than 67% of women in America.  The size-inclusive brand offers fashion-forward, high-quality clothing in sizes 10-28. Polina Veksler and Alexandra Waldman started Universal Standard because size had become the dividing line determining who had the privilege and freedom to dress with quality and style.

That had to change, so they changed it.

Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd, the 47th annual Bumbershoot will feature an eclectic list of performers including headliners Flume, Lorde, and Seattle natives ODESZA, among many others. We’ve included some music videos of some lesser known artists we dig. There is also plenty of comedy, art, and food to enjoy at this summertime celebration of music and arts.