Vintage boutique Pretty Parlor celebrates 20 years in Seattle

Mark A. Carlson

Welcome to Pretty Parlor! The nostalgic, award-winning boutique sits just off Broadway in the festive Capitol Hill neighborhood. Owner Anna “Banana” Lange recently celebrated her shop’s 20th anniversary and was thrilled with the results of her untraditional celebration. “Normally, we would host a big party with a fashion show, aerialist […]

Best of the City: Shops & Services

Mark A. Carlson

  Best Women’s Clothing Store Rockin BettieTucked away in an Arts District bungalow, this boutique specializes in retro-inspired clothes for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend set. From 1950s-style pinup dresses made for a tiki bar dance floor, to sultry pencil skirts perfect for slipping into a banquette at a dimly lit steakhouse, Rockin Bettie’s […]

New developments coming to Century Square

Mark A. Carlson

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Century Square officials have announced some changes coming to their storefronts, including fan favorites and new enterprises. Kendra Scott will open a permanent store located in the former King Ranch space. King Ranch Saddle Shop is currently building a brand-new store that will open next […]

Wardrobe Bar in Roslyn caters to men’s fashion needs

Mark A. Carlson

Guys who say they’re “hitting the bar” in Roslyn may well be referring to a new men’s store that opened there in late December. Dubbed Wardrobe Bar, the owner, Emily Saljooki, (a Roslyn resident), doesn’t serve drinks but instead offers her customers a well-edited, fashionable selection of men’s clothing that […]

How the COVID-19 has impacted fashion and style

Mark A. Carlson

Two years in, so much in our lives has changed — and that includes the way we dress. CLEVELAND — If you’re sick of sweatpants two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, know that the fashion industry is forging ahead. That said, local style experts say comfort has reached a new […]

11 Fashion Trends That Will Be Big in 2022

Mark A. Carlson

Retailers Y2K—two letters and a number that entirely summarize the incoming fashion trends of the year ahead. Though we’re officially in 2022, the vibes are feeling more so 2002—with crochet tops, platform shoes, kitchy jewelry, and big, floppy bucket hats to boot. If that energy isn’t for you… Sorry girl, […]

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