Hot Spot: Nordstrom

Jimmy Choo founder and creative head 
Tamara Mellon visits the downtown Nordstrom on March 2.



Applied Art

Ever since the Frye Art Museum installed Robin Held as curator, she’s been finessing the task with characteristically singular and nuanced style.

10/11/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Cycling Through

Finds from Ballard’s Dutch Bike Company and Belltown’s Eurostyle Your Life.

07/22/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Cutting Edge

As the creative director of downtown’s Sassoon Salon, Lisa Rowell trains stylists and keeps the crew up on the company’s seasonal collections and trends.

07/14/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Fields of Vision

At eyeglass stores Colaizzo Opticians, Eyes on Fremont, Eye Society, Hour Eyes Optical, and Ottica, Seattle’s fashion-forward four eyes have never had so many stylish options.

06/14/2010 By Caitlin King


Dig It

Urban gardeners are growing their own with cool gardening tools and accessories.

04/16/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Fresh Air

Fashion’s new, ultrarelaxed policy on mixing and “matching” means anything is possible and everything is beautiful.

03/16/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Vested Interest

Cornish design student Ben Fuglevand works at home furnishings showroom Velocity Art and Design. He wants a long white oxford shirt for spring.

03/15/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Sneaker Pimps

For a look that’s streetwise, sharp, and well-shod, try these five shoe shops.

02/17/2010 By Andrew Matson


New World Bling

Celebrate spring with jewelry of new materials, organic shapes, and bold design.

02/16/2010 By Compiled by Laura Cassidy with Chelsea Randall


Slide Show: New World Bling

Celebrate spring with new materials, organic shapes, and bold design.



Turn of the Centuries

A conversation with dress designer Maresa Patterson.

01/20/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Paper Hearts

Five paper, pen, and card shops that’ll put you back in touch with your inner epistolary artist.

01/13/2010 By Kristin Cordova


Good Cheer

Piggy banks, polar bear hats, dog mittens, and more: playful gifts for kids of all ages—and less than $45.

11/19/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Eat, Drink, Buy Merry

Giving sweet nothings and savory treats? Schlepping to a last-minute potluck? These five shops stock edible gifts for the holidays.

11/17/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Masters of Disguise

Five dress-up shops where you can rent your alter ego for a day, or buy it for a lifetime.

10/28/2009 With Will Mari


26 Perfect Saturdays

It’s not just you: Everybody’s working for the weekend. Yet when Saturday finally rolls around, it seems as though there’s nothing to do—or too much to do. That’s where we come in. We’ve planned out a year’s worth

10/19/2009 With Steve Wiecking, James Ross Gardner, Jessica Voelker, Christopher Werner, Karen Quinn, Rachel Solomon, Nick Feldman, Kristin Cordova, and Parisa Sadrzadeh By Laura Cassidy


East Beats West?

The brand new shops at the Bravern include Neiman Marcus, Hermès, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, and they give Bellevue a style edge.

08/10/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Best of the City 2009

Restaurants, shops, sports, arts, entertainment: Take an international tour of Seattle to experience the best taco joint, sushi bar, Bollywood theater, Italian pizza, tae kwon do, Russian spa, French cleaner, nail salon, Korean cooking class, Polish film

06/23/2009 With Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, Karen Quinn, Alex Girma, and Kelley Frodel Edited by Jessica Voelker


Home Runners

Canceled your gym membership? Run into shops for top shoes, great guidance, and stylish gear.

05/22/2009 By Kristin Okinaka