When I asked Natalia Biner what message she’d like to pass on to the readers of Seattle Met, she said, ‘Bring me your leather pants.’
The Ukraine–born, Arizona–raised Seattle transplant is just crazy about consignment shopping. It’s a model that works well for everyone involved, so when she made the decision to throw herself into the world of fashion and style there was really only one way to go, and eventually Sell Your Sole became real.
Well, it’s almost real. Biner’s boutique, tucked inside a warmly industrial corner of a historic building near the Gary Manuel salon on First Ave (hint: it’s behind Cherry Street Coffee), will be selling gently worn Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth and James, Helmut Lang, and Michael Kors beginning May 1.
Biner has stock and consigners ready to go, but as of March 10 she’ll be accepting even more of both—all the better for a grand grand opening. So bring her the silk maxi dress that worked for your cousin’s wedding, but probably won’t every work (for you) again. Bring her one of those cashmere cardigans you bought at the Neiman Marcus sale because the prices were right (never mind that you don’t need sweaters in black, gray, and red). Bring her your leather pants.
You’ll find the small–but–vivacious business owner waiting for you in her supercool loft–like urban/industrial setting from 10–6 Monday through Thursday and 10–7 on Fridays and Saturdays. Introductory terms are: 50/50, based on a third of the item’s original retail price (with some exceptions). Consigners may also choose to donate the proceeds of their goods to any charity they’d like to support; Biner’s happy to make that happen on your behalf.
We’ll check back later with Biner and her shop before her grand opening this spring. In the meantime, what? You’re waiting for a better reason to do your spring cleaning?