Sheltering feet and torsos since 1976, Work 'n More carries a colossal stockpile of boots, safety equipment, and work apparel from brands such as Carhartt, Georgia, and Wolverine. Deck out hardworking gams in comfy, functional Carhartt B73 dungarees ($44.85), with reinforced back pockets and both tool compartments and a hammer loop. The men's Georiga Giant Romeo ($64.95) encases phalanges in a full-grain leather and cushion insole. Dainty digits and profoundly confused genies breathe freely in the women's Georgia GR3118 ($64.95), a pink leather shoe with high-performance lining. Weed briar patches or challenge tool boxes to a duel with the Atlas fit rubber-knit gloves ($3.65), outfitted with a textured grip to keep your palm’s entourage in the finest fettle.
With tags emblazoned proudly with the Made in the U.S.A. moniker and simple, bright fashions that fit almost any neighborhood, it’s not hard to see American Apparel’s appeal. Their clothing, shoes and accessories are known for their edgy style and fashionable colors, with the added benefit of having every piece stitched together from their factory in Los Angeles. The downtown Seattle outpost of this retail chain is known for their ample collection of most things in the American Apparel catalogue, including the hoodies and long socks that come in hand during blustery Seattle days. Of course, the brightly-hued dresses and leggings are always popular with a certain set of youngish buyers, and the clothing cuts tend to skew toward hip-hugging, rather than baggy. If you’re unsure, hold out for one of their many sales to catch a piece on clearance.
AH Beads's colourful shop strives to meet the evolving needs of beading fanatics. Boasting a selection of products that encompasses more than 50,000 items, each store equips beading and jewellery artisans with a huge array of materials, tools, and accessories for creating wearable works of art. Chains sparkle in hues of gunmetal, copper, and sterling silver; Swarovski crystal beads, freshwater pearls, and rhinestone rondelles sparkle as brilliantly as a nuclear physicist wrapped in tinfoil. Books and tools help to guide burgeoning bead manipulators in their craft, helping to facilitate the use of techniques and updates on current trends.
Bucky was founded in 1992 to design, manufacture and market comfy new pillows filled with natural buckwheat hulls. Bucky's original buckwheat U pillow, a marvel of simplicity, coziness and soothing comfort, quickly caught the attention of top retailers across the USA. Pretty soon millions of people were bonding with their
Cotton Caboodle's all-women staff swaddles children and their mothers in a collection of durable, easy-to-layer duds comprised of luxe fabrics and innumerable colors. Youngsters can do their best rainbow impression by picking from a kaleidoscopic variety of short- and long-sleeved shirts made from 100% cotton ($12), or one of many striped, multicolored tunics ($18). Poplin dresses gussy up gals for Sadie Hawkins slow dances ($24), and handy pairs of cargo pants grant ample pocket space to store school supplies, Skittles, and sentient science projects. Mothers and daughters can glam up gams with Lycra leggings and sweats ($10–$24), or layer regal cardigans ($29) atop stylish modal tops from Sucre Soir ($20).
By refraining from hawking everyday brands and blasé styles, J. Gilbert Footwear has made its name as an accomplished supplier of women’s and men’s designer kicks, including limited-edition styles designed exclusively for the store. Highlight well-heeled ankles with elegant pumps from Dana Davis ($395+) and edgy gladiators from Modzori ($85+), or don casual summer sandals by Salpy ($325+) to gain a competitive edge during Slip ‘N Slide season. Western boots are handcrafted by Lucchese with premium Italian leather linings that fit better than a glove designed by your own DNA ($595+). J. Gilbert also purveys articles of clothing and handsome handbags, including wardrobe staples such as Majestic tees in bold, monotoned hues ($110+).