The city was pretty cool. I thought that it would have a bigger shopping scene than it ended up having, but that's ok. I need to save money anyway. haha.
However there were some gems.
Totokaelo was a great boutique with a great selection. A really nice shoe selection with some larger sizes like 40's and 41's which is nice to see.
But the place I really want to touch on is Betty Lin (check out shopbettylin.com).
This boutique was on my list of places to go, but when the time came to check it out I wasn't feeling very well and almost just skipped it.
Boy am I glad I didn't!!
When I walked in I was greeted immediately by a VERY nice sales associate named Nanette. She informed me of the sale they were having and helped me with whatever I needed.
The store's selection was amazing! They had racks and racks of end of season pieces for a fraction of the price. Even the non-sale items were significantly marked down.
A Risto Bimbiloski night sky print caftan caught my eye immediately. I had been looking for something in his galaxy prints for awhile now online to no avail.
Nanette was very helpful in helping me get settled in a fitting room and even picking out a belt and pair of shoes to try on with it to get the "full effect".
I ended up getting it for a shockingly low price of $300.00! Umm... regular price was $750. That's almost $500 that I saved!
I was ecstatic!
It was so refreshing to visit a boutique where you are treated so warmly instead of getting hit with cold stares and a half hearted nod when walking through the door.
I will DEFINITELY be going back if I am ever in Seattle again.
Another highlight was getting to meet the amazing Adam Sinding from Le 21eme Arrondissement. We met at Stumptown Coffee and had a very pleasant chat. It was such an honor to not only meet him but to get photographed by him. You can see our photo on his blog (it's on our Idol list to the right).
Thank you Adam!
I miss Seattle already!