If you’re not slipping down side streets, you’re missing some prime shopping opportunities. Lola Pop in Fremont is just ever-so-slightly off the beaten track, yes, but now that you know owner Muriel Monteiro, you’ve got a reason to turn the corner at N 35th Street.
WWW: What’s your personal spin on the ubiquitous “How can I help you?” question?
Monteiro: When someone comes in the store I usually ask them how their day is going, if they have been in the store before … it’s important to me to know about them.
What is your favorite thing in the store right now?
Repetto shoes, made in France. We are soon getting a really nice women’s loafer called Michael in a purple patent leather. I am also really really excited about my fall collections; I spent two weeks in France and four days in Milan last March looking for new designers and I found very good ones, as well as new shoes, new clothing, and accessories.
Where do you shop when you’re not at Lola Pop?
I like Baby & Co and Souvenir in Ballard. I have a lot of respect for those who represent interesting collections and also for those who dare to stick around.
What type of store do you think is missing in Seattle?
I would love to see a really nice lingerie store; something sophisticated, tasteful and elegant… And also a chic umbrella and rain jacket store.
What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened in your store?
I don’t recall of anything weird ever happening in the store, but a lot of amazing things have happened. I met most of my best friends through Lola Pop.