Independent global eyewear brand opens flagship boutique.
Ollie Quinn opened in late July with a modern 1000-square-foot space in Capitol Hill on East Pike. As an independent company, Ollie Quinn is able to keep prices fair – while still using the best quality materials – by designing all frames in-house and only selling via its own eyewear boutiques. In order to make the process easy and transparent, this starts with offering one price point of $125 USD across all frames, including single-vision prescription lenses.
Most men make the mistake of associating “custom menswear” with slick, three-piece suits that are only intended to be worn in the boardrooms of Manhattan’s most prestigious law firms or any other organization aspiring to be such. It might bring up images of top-dollar execs who drink expensive scotch in their offices who can afford to splurge on clothing made from scratch.
Fashion to end domestic violence.
Gina Moorhead a local and Minneapolis fashion designer and founder of House of Gina Marie® & GrasMark, and will be attending the 7th Annual Runway to Freedom Fashion Show and Auction for the second consecutive year. This year, Runway to Freedom Fashion Show and Auction will be held on Friday, November 4th at the Coterie Lounge in Seattle. The fashion show benefits Mary’s Place, a great nonprofit organization that works to empower women, children, and families to reclaim their lives.
Eco Fashion Week launches 11th edition of innovative sustainable fashion
The world’s first and largest sustainable fashion event is set to launch its 11th edition across international borders in Seattle, Washington this November 1-4. A growing not-for-profit organization, Eco Fashion Week (EFW), has presented 10 successful editions in Vancouver, Canada and is proud to launch its 11th edition, continuing its mission to raise global awareness for a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable fashion industry.
Fall is the season of chic, requiring an arsenal of new fashion and beauty products and Box of Style’s fall box is filled with major finds to look glamorous from head to toe. Box of Style, The Zoe Report’s seasonal, sartorial subscription service that offers members an expertly curated selection of fashion, beauty and lifestyle pieces, revealed the contents of its fall 2016 box this week!
We had the chance to chat with Leslie Ota, the founder of boutique sock company, Seattle-based Posie Turner. Leslie founded Posie Turner in the spring of 2015 with the motto, “modern socks with inspiring mantras.” Each pair of socks has a unique and vibrant design. Right now, they launch new styles in the spring and the fall. We want all of them. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but we love the “Be Twelve“, sporting blue and green Seattle Seahawks pride and “Expect Miracles“.
Located in the Ravenna neighborhood near University Village, The Beauty Bar offers a wide range of services for nails, hair, lashes, waxing, tinting and skincare. After its soft opening in April, The Beauty Bar has quickly ramped up business in the past few months. As an added guest perk, they offer a complimentary glass of wine, champagne or beer along with any service for guests ages 21 and older for the ultimate salon experience. Perfect for some-after work relaxation and self-care or a weekend girls date.
Encouraging consumers to live in a more collective, sharing economy.
thredUP is a fashion resale website for consumers to buy and sell secondhand clothing online. Order a free Clean Out Kit, pack it with your gently used or new brand name items, send it back. I’ve tried selling on Poshmark and on Tradesy as well as locally at Plato’s Closet. thredUP ranks third, in front of Plato’s Closet. Here’s my thredUP review.
Sophisticated, high quality urban wear.
New Constitution Clothing (NCC) is a Bellevue-based company featuring unisex clothing designed to provide a longer, slimmer, tailored fit. It gives a sophisticated look, complementing your frame no matter your size. The logo is subtle, and the fit, look, and feel of the designs speak for themselves. NCC uses high-quality Peruvian cotton and you can feel the difference. We had the chance to sit down with owner, Brandon Harkless, to talk about his company.
Combatant Gentlemen, the vertically-integrated e-retailer is disrupting the menswear industry with 100% Italian wool suits starting at $160. Last month, they announced their partnership with Nordstrom for their newest Pop In@Nordstrom series, Heartbreakers II, led by the Seattle-based retailer’s VP of Creative Projects, Olivia Kim. The company will host an in-store event at the downtown Seattle Nordstrom on Friday and Saturday this week, March 4-5th. Additionally, the line will be available online at www.nordstrom.com/pop.