Generally speaking, June and January are the best times of the year to score style deals in Seattle, so we figured we’d keep a running tally here of what’s happening in the world of discounted spring gear.
We’ll continue to update the list, so check back. (Unless otherwise noted, sales are current at the time of this post.)
BLACKBIRD: The mostly men’s shop has marked down their directional, often darkly hued clothing by 30 percent, give or take. The Ballard shop has big-time fans, so it’s not advised to wait too long before checking out the sale offerings.
JACK STRAW: Catering to a loosely held community of highly attuned aesthetics—one guesses they are all architects, gallerists, world travelers—this coed shop’s summer sale offers discounts on Dries Van Noten, Engineered Garments, and other esteemed lines from Japan, Italy, and elsewhere. As it winds to a close (no word now on when that will be), staff stow items in a "Sin Bin;" so called because it’s a "sin to miss them." UPDATED 7/16: Sale prices are now 50 to 60 percent off.
LA REE: Bellevue’s most stylish women shop this Main Street boutique for collections by Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone, and Carven. These same labels are offered at a discount now, while supplies last.
MARIO’S: From Prada to Jason Wu, The Row to Helmut Lang, this local department store’s upstairs upscale women’s floor is a runway-watcher’s dream. Stop by now for deals on the earliest spring arrivals. UPDATE 6/18: The men’s sale starts June 21.
BARNEYS NEW YORK: Men’s and women’s fashions are discounted at the downtown outpost of this exclusive East Coast–based enterprise.
LOLA POP: The Fremont boutique has marked down its trademark independent and lesser-known French and Italian fashions; shop it for new discoveries and good deals.
UPDATED 7/11 BUTCH BLUM: Save 50 percent on spring/summer merchandise for men and women; labels include Giorgio Armani, John Varvatos, Martin Margiela, and Blumarine.
UPDATED 6/20 DAVID LAWRENCE Take 30 to 70 percent off spring styles for men and women from designers such as DSquared2, Versace Collection, Viktor and Rolf, and more.
UPDATED 6/21 A MANO: Take 30 percent off spring styles including sexy-but-sensible sandals from Spain’s N.D.C. and future favorites from Chie Mihara.
UPDATED 6/27 LAMBS EAR SHOES Summer sandals and other shoe styles by LD Tuttle, A Detacher, and more are 30 percent off at this Fremont boutique, and on their website.