Sale Edition! Meet the Shopkeeper: Endless Knot

This is Anne Gavzer; this is Anne Gavzer’s yearly sale.

By Malika Ritchie November 2, 2010

Endless Knot owner, Anne Gavzer: Endlessly searching for a good pastrami on rye.

Each year around this time, the shopkeepers at Endless Knot in Belltown pack up their off-season and past-year coats, dresses, jewelry and more and head to a way-below-wholesale warehouse sale in the neighborhoods for the annual warehouse sale. (A word about that jewelry: Remember when Roberta Armani was in town? When I complimented her on a delicate, yellow-y gold necklace she was wearing, she said she had bought it the day before … at Endless Knot.) This year’s sale starts on Thursday November 4 and runs through Sunday November 7. You’ll find the sale in Crown Hill at 9250 14th Ave NW in the Small Faces/ ARC Gym between Holman Rd and NW 95 Street. Hours are: Thurs 1-9; Fri & Sat 10-9; Sun 10-4. Here’s owner Anne Gavzer.

WWW: What’s your personal spin on the ubiquitous “How can I help you?” question?
Gavzer: Each person has their own unique style of visiting a shop and we strive to be available to them as much or as little as they prefer. Some people really appreciate a lot of attention, and some just want to be left to meander on their own.

What’s your favorite thing in the store right now?
Usually I would say dresses, because we always carry a beautiful selection. But right now, as the weather starts to creep colder, I have to say it’s our coats. We have a fabulous collection in all sorts of styles and colors and prices such as ones from Prairie Underground and Tulle. Our winter accessories — especially the animal hats — are always a fave this time of year.

Where do you shop when you’re not at your store?
Honestly, I’m not much of a shopper. I go to PCC several times a week. And Couch on Western is my new favorite for the cozy sofa of my dreams.

What specific store or type of store do you feel is missing from Seattle’s shopping scene?
I’m not really sure what is missing. Is anything missing? I have everything I need. Except a decent pastrami on rye.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened in your store?
We are on the corner of First and Bell. Weird is how we roll. We are right in the center of the most diverse neighborhood in Seattle. Our neighbors run the gamut from high-end restaurants to low-rent nightclubs, we have fancy condos and homeless shelters right next door, and access to every sort of mind-altering substance is just a stones throw from a yoga studio. So just opening the door can get weird. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

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