If there’s one thing I love, it’s exploring local fleas, vintage shops, and craft fairs.
You should see the mania that ensues when I travel. I try to find all the best maker markets in the area. In fact, I’ll be in Brooklyn this weekend and I already laid out an itinerary of the local fleas and indie markets I’ll be attending.
But perusing for local gems isn’t just for when I travel. I’m obsessed with doing it right here in Seattle, too. That’s why, every season I make a Google Calendar (nerd alert!) of all the holiday craft fairs and indie market pop-ups happening in the Seattle metro area. This year, I thought I’d share it with all of you because I’m a huge believer in shopping local and finding that perfect gift with a story behind it.
What’s more, I thought the holiday season was the perfect time to announce some big news:
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One of the reasons I was excited to go to London again was for the shopping. As I’m sure you know from the showing at London Fashion Week, you can get just about every type of fashion in The Foggy City. From the Dover Street Market to Oxford Street, the options are endless.
However, I found that the best shopping tends to be at the markets and in the nooks and crannies of London’s eclectic neighborhoods. Here, I’ll outline my favorite markets, shops, and neighborhoods in hopes of helping you plan your next trip to London.
Lambs Ear is a local boutique in Fremont, known for carefully curated fashion finds for mostly women. While their jewelry and vintage pieces are lust worthy, we absolutely love its spread of shoes.
All of its collection from brands like A Détacher and Zeha Berlin is specifically chosen by owner, Angie Sorenson, based on craftsmanship, design and material. We find it great that it stepped into the men’s space by offering a select number of shoes designed by Zeha Berlin. It’s collection will set you back a few hundred dollars, but it’s impeccably made, is classic, and will make a statement. Here are some of our favorite looks from it’s current collection – which are your favorites?
To check out more, visit http://www.lambsearshoes.com.
We were invited to a grand opening event at the new Margaret O’Leary store at U-Village, but unfortunately couldn’t make it. Did anyone go? If not, we’re absolutely hooked – cozy knitwear spanning from the traditional cardigan to over-sized ponchos.
We’ve picked some of our favorite looks from the fall look book. While not all the pieces come cheap, we’re willing to splurge on items we’ll wear to death. And trust us, we’d LIVE in these pieces.
To check out more, visit http://www.margaretoleary.com.
Don’t you hate when you fall in love with a piece of statement jewelry, only to find it costs way too much to justify a purchase?
Enter Lydell NYC, an affordable designer selling statement costume jewelry. What we find interesting is that the collections are quite different – meaning there is a style for everyone. Some of our favorites are the architecturally bold and minimalist pieces as seen below. And did we say this is affordable?
To check out more, visit http://www.lydellnyc.com.