Where: 2004 First Ave, Seattle, 98101. (Bonus points if you can tell us what Japanese-inspired ‘80s-errific women’s shop used to be in this space.)
What: There are a number of shop owners around town who will come to your home and help you clean out your closet (all the better to help you fill it back up), but Baby and Co.’s Jill Donnelly takes it one step further.
This is the third year that Donnelly has hosted a pop-up shop based, more or less, on a consignment model. She’s visited the well-stocked (over-stocked?) closets of some of her best clients, and taken neatly packaged offerings from those who do their own wardrobe editing, and names like Lanvin, Marni, and Comme des Garcons are being used to describe the booty.
I’m not too shy to say that I blew my month’s shopping budget and more at last year’s sale, and as much of a boon as it was to encounter those favorite and exclusive lines, I also loved discovering pieces by small Parisian lines and Italian-made shoes. Donnelly’s crew are world travelers, and the sale reflects that in literal and figurative ways.
In addition to the excellent new-to-you items, you’ll find past season merchandise from the French line Lilith, one of Donnelly’s favorites. So, add to the consignment vibe a warehouse sale kind of thing, and start socking aside some spending money now.
When: The sale kicks off on Thursday, August 11 from 11 to 6 and continues until Sunday, August 14.
Park at the Macy’s garage at 3rd and Stewart and bring your ticket to the sale to receive a voucher for $3 parking for two hours.