Club Monaco is Moving & Marimekko is Closer Than You Think.
Two of my favorite brands are even easier to try on in person!
First, Pacific Place is host to the only Club Monaco in Washington state. Looking for another? You'll need to go to San Francisco or Vancouver, B.C. The local is store is truly one of my very favorites to bring clients. The clothes are gorgeous, high quality, staples and the service is top of the line. The brand sells pieces for men and women AND the sales are exceptional. If you wish it were larger, your wish is about to come true. Look for the new Club Monaco opening later this month across the street from Barnes and Noble downtown (not far from the current location). According to the staff, we can expect to see a bar, bakery and a significantly larger space.
Second, it's clear to me that all of you know how much I adore Marimekko from the endless stream of texts and emails about the exhibit at the Nordic Heritage Museum right now. This makes me happy. The biggest challenge with Marimekko is that online orders come straight from Finland... and need to go back there if they don't work. At the pricepoint, it can be frightening for a new customer to experiment without a store to try things on locally. The closest Marimekko store is in Vancouver, B.C. (which is where we purchased our Marimekko wallpaper). Pirkko is the only store in town (that I know of) that sells Marimekko pieces. Pirkko had a pop up in Bellevue Square to give east siders a little taste of Nordic fashion. The Seattle location has been closed temporarily for renovation and will reopen on April 20th!.
Not sure if either of these are for you? Well, my client, Mandy's photos can help with that. She's wearing a black and white Marimekko jumpsuit in one photo and a blue vest from Club Monaco in another.
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