dolce vita

Take 33 percent off everything at Dolce Vita in Ballard starting Saturday October 1.

Look down at your shoes.

Are they Dolce Vita? Chances are decent they are. I know a lot of Seattle women rock the locally based company’s on-trend flats, oxfords, heels, sandals, and boots. I’m wondering how many of you buy from the Ballard outpost, though, because I just got word from company HQ in Pioneer Square that they’ve decided the shut those doors and concentrate their retail efforts in New York.

Earlier this year, the brand had four stores, including Ballard’s, but they’ve closed all but the one on Ludlow Street in New York; another Manhattan location, on Elizabeth Street, will open in November. The brand will still be sold online and in Nordstrom and other retail outlets. While the company’s owners are indeed Seattleites, they pretty much fly under the radar as such. While the operations will still be based here, it’s a bummer to lose the Ballard Ave shop.

The silver lining, of course, is the closing sale.

All in-store shoes—the Dolce Vita and DV by Dolce Vita lines—and all the apparel—again, the brand’s two lines, and also lines such as Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, ADAM by Adam Lippes, MINKPINK and Parker—will be 33 percent off starting Saturday, October 1.

The sale runs as long as there’s merchandise to sell, but the store will be shuttered for good by the end of October.