Several times now, I’ve mentioned a “Seattle boutique” that “recently closed” because “the owner retired.” The shop was Synopsis 206 in the Pioneer Square neighborhood and I miss it.
Almost every time I publish a post that features an original piece by a designer, I start by mentioning the boutique. Well, if you’ve been adding it up, yes, I made off with quite a haul. I bought six skirts, a dress and a pullover. The cost of all of the items would have been over $3000 but everything was 70% off the lowest ticketed price.
Here’s the Ivan Grundahl skirt I bought that delightful and pricy day.
Shirt: Old Navy
Pleather jacket: JC Penney
Faux leather boots: Liz & Co.
Clutch: Coach via thrifted
Necklace: Premier Designs
This seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “stock up” (so to speak) and acquire my first pieces by Neodandi, Cop Copine, Selma Karaca, and Ivan Grundal. I’m not a slave to brands, but I’m not going to turn down original, quality pieces either. I have one more Grundahl that I bought long after that spending spree. I wrote about the coat in another post.
I find it funny how I’ll wear a $5 shirt with a $450 skirt (even if I didn’t pay that for it). Do you mix high and low-end items too?