Most people fall in love at some point in college, and Bill Edmund was no exception. He can still recall how his heartstrings tightened when, in 1983, he was introduced to the classical guitar. As his burgeoning career in geology led him to Louisiana and California, Edmund carved out time to pursue classical and flamenco guitar. While studying new fingerpicking techniques and improving his musicianship, he managed to accumulate a sizable collection of fine and rare guitars. In 2010, this collection helped him to open Vintage Guitars International, where he now devotes his full attention to the love he first discovered back in college. As one of the top guitar retailers in the Northwest, Edmund’s guitar emporium stocks a selection of classical and flamenco guitars and ukuleles crafted by luthiers from across North America and Europe. Alongside its most sought-after instruments, the store also sells intro-level guitars, sheet music, books, and cases—each of which includes a complimentary air guitar.
When stocking Silkwood Boutique, owner Sandy Varzarschi is equally concerned with how the clothes look and how they feel. A self-professed lover of soft fabrics, she strives to find comfortable styles from both local and national brands, including Neesha, Neon Buddha, and Moontess. Most pieces cost under $70, and the boutique's many gifts?ranging from candles and soaps to scarves and jewelry?are likewise affordable.
Meringue's knowledgeable staff curates a collection of more than 300 styles of denim alongside a variety of chic formalwear and casualwear, maternity clothing, baby and kid clothing, and gifts. Designer denimcrats can brandish jean brands such as True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, and Hudson. To treat that special someone locked in a darkened crawlspace, Meringue also stocks a wide range of home and gift items, including candles by Bluewick (starting at $10 on sale) and Kobo (starting at $28 on sale). Stylish toddlers can snuggle up in baby products such as Petunia Pickle Bottom swaddling blankets ($74–$84 for a set of three). Other high-end toddler trimmings at the lifestyle boutique span brands such as Fleurville, Juicy Couture Baby, and Splendid Littles.
Women of all ages and sizes are offered a variety of unique, hip and trendy clothing pieces; in addition to fashion accessories, home décor, gift, candles and bath items. We provide a comfortable and pleasurable environment which allows our customers to express their individual style at reasonable prices