02 August 2010


FASHION FIRST is dedicated to supporting and promoting independent, locally-owned retail shops and local designers. We are proud to yet again showcase some of the Seattle area's most cutting-edge retailers and designers - all of whom understand the true meaning of community, by coming together to create a great show and raise money for Rise N' Shine. Over 80 looks will grace the runway, showcasing each participant's unique view on Fall 2010 trends - including pieces that haven't even hit the floor yet.

While you have to wait 'til September 16th to see their favorite Fall looks, you don't have to wait to meet these great shops! Head in today to shop pre-fall and summer clearance looks, and support local business!

La Ree Boutique
11-103rd Avenue NE, Bellevue

La Ree is a dream come true for the modern girl-who-wants-everything. The shop is located in Bellevue's "Old Main" neighborhood and features expertly edited and diverse apparel, jewelry, handbags and gift items for the designer girl on the go.

Lizzie Parker Eco Atelier 
 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 22, Issaquah

Featured in LA fashion week, Daily Candy, WWD, Lucky Magazine, In Style, Seattle Metropolitan, and the CW's Project Green, Lizzie Parker combines European trending with casual fabrications for everyday wear. Her atelier, located in Issaquah's Gilman Village, is a modern dressmaker's shop where Lizzie designs and fabricates each item in store, often providing custom cuts for customers.

The Finerie
1215 First Avenue, Seattle

The Finerie is where distinctive style meets timeless appeal. Located on First Avenue near the Seattle Art Museum, The Finerie carries a sophisticated collection of international designers and exquisite "finery" to round out your wardrobe. From men's and women's attire, to day and evening wear, to casual and to formal to bridal, what you'll find at The Finerie never fails to impress and inspire.

Sway and Cake
1631 Sixth Avenue, Seattle

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle shopping, Sway and Cake offers a delicious mix of up-and-coming indie designers with of-the-moment trends. Check out their online extension www.SwayAndCake.com and their style blog for more looks and even sneak peaks at items arriving soon.

Ragamoffyn's Consignment
132 Park Lane, Kirkland

Ragamoffyn's features a global collection of contemporary and fine designer apparel and accessories at remarkably affordable prices. Some of the designer labels include names like, Prada, Gucci, Moschino, St. John, and many others. Located in the heart of downtown Kirkland, Ragamoffyn's is the winner of the coveted Hanger Award and named the best retail shop north of San Francisco.

1212-4th Avenue Seattle

Seattle’s only handbag boutique, Clutch was founded by self-professed handbag addicts Kimberly Arrington and Carrie Arrington. Their sophisticated and stylish boutique located at the Fairmont Olympic in downtown Seattle stocks delicious handbags from independent designers.
127 Lake St. S. Kirkland

Located across from downtown Kirkland’s waterfront market, Chez Chic carries contemporary fashions for men and women that are edgy and unique. NEW to FASHION FIRST this year.

Find them online at WyattOrr.com

WyattOrr inspires quiet confidence in those who appreciate innovative and flawlessly detailed garments. Seattle-based designers Liise Wyatt and Karly Orr balance timeless sophistication and urban style to cultivate distinctive designs for men and women.

2038 NW Market St. Seattle

Located in the midst of Ballard’s Market Street shopping district, Asher Anson carries laid-back styles for both men and women. Every piece is chosen for the young professional who appreciates looking good.  You won't want to miss this celebrity model set, either, as we have a big surprise in store!  NEW to FASHION FIRST.

4612-26th Ave. NE Seattle

Zovo is the place to dress and pamper the unique beauty that lives within you. Here, you’ll welcomed by a friendly, knowledgeable staff of "fit artists" who specialize in a woman’s lingerie needs. Shop online at ZovoLingerie.com or at the store’s University Village location for
world-class intimate apparel and other indulgences. NEW to FASHION FIRST.

Art Institute of Seattle
Students from the Art Institute of Seattle’s Fashion Design program will create a one-of-a-kind dress using Seattle Magazine issues, to be worn down the runway by our celebrity model, Leigh Canlis.

Seattle Magazine’s Seamless in Seattle
See looks from the 2010 winners of Seattle Magazine’s “Seamless in Seattle” design contest.

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