Shopping the Indies on 1st took Amy from Sassafras and I to six independent shops in the historic neighborhood of Belltown in Seattle. I wrote previously of two of those shops–the Federal Army & Navy Surplus and Sell Your Sole Consignment. And before the week is out, I’ll have even more about the other places we visited.
Maggie from Blue Hour Photography hung out with us that day and captured all the fun. All the photos in my posts about the Indies on 1st are her work.
Amy and I received the warmest of welcomes at Endless Knot. This boutique offers a diverse collection of contemporary clothing, accessories, and handmade jewelry.
American-made and woman-owned brands are at the heart of their collection. The owner, Anne, understands on a personal level the value of supporting women in the industry. She was once a fashion designer of her own clothing line, Endless Knot Art.
Today, she and her team maintain Endless Knot as a boutique filled with endless possibilities for their customers.
That Perfect Something
Diana, one of the amazing stylists at Endless Knot, put together the outfit pictured below for me. Maggie captured my expression seconds after I walked out of the dressing room and looked into the mirror.
I was completely smitten.
This outfit could not fit my personality and style better. It has that perfect something that expresses how I like to stand in the world. The outfit is uncomplicated and yet it’s unique. The fabrics are warm and cozy. The proportions are flattering to my body. Even as I write this, I am wearing the cardigan. I can’t seem to take it off, it’s so special.
I bought the entire outfit, minus the cream-colored top since I already had a similar one in my wardrobe already. And I had to give Diana a big hug for putting this together.
Elegant Polkadots Fairy Tales Are Made Of
Amy looks practically ethereal in a polkadot dress she tried on. It had a sheer black fit-and-flare dress over a black slip. The sheer overlay was embroidered with bright polkadots and black hash marks.
It’s part retro, part modern. It would be a fun dress to ring in the New Year.
Velvet for the Holidays–or Any Day
And speaking of the holidays and New Year, Endless Knot has endless options for dressing up this season.
We all agreed that the dress pictured below could be dressed up for a party or worn simply styled for brunch with the ladies.
The dark teal velvet is a lovely canvas to show off a special piece of jewelry. I borrowed the necklace in that photo from Diana, but Endless Knot has lots of handmade jewelry to sparkle against such a rich backdrop.
The little velvet number below definitely needs a party to go to. For a party dress, the boots I had on in the photo weighted the look down too much. Switch them out for pointed-toe booties or heels and it’s a party winner.
Even this dress can be dressed more casually, though. I liked this hat with it and thought it might look pretty chic with some tights, thigh-high boots, and a fabulous jacket.
And, according to Amy, Endless Knot has the best tights ever. Below is a photo of Diana giving me a tour of their wide selection.
Once you’ve found the perfect outfit for holiday parties, the team at Endless Knot can help you find perfect gifts for so many people on your list.
Sweaters, scarves, fun socks, jewelry, handbags, hats, and gloves–Amy and I got so many ideas as we shopped the store. (And, in case it isn’t obvious from all our smiles, we had a lot of fun doing it, too.)
Below is a sampling of some of the treats we discovered during our visit.
Endless Knot for Personal Style
Anne and her crew at Endless Knot have created a dreamscape store in which a person can receive a warm welcome, friendly help, and find those perfect pieces that help define one’s personal style for any occasion. I can’t wait to go back.
Giving Back Through Belltown Unites
As mentioned in my previous two posts about the Indies on 1st, all six of these shops, along with a few others, have formed a partnership called Belltown Unites. Their goal is to play a vital role in the improvement of Seattle’s landscape. Anne and her team at Endless Knot have joined up with Belltown Unites. This means they are participating in the donation campaign with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to provide hats and scarves to the 6000 people living in Seattle without a home.
From November 25 through January 25, customers can visit Endless Knot and participate in this campaign. For more information about how you can contribute, contact the team at Endless Knot via email or phone. Information listed below.
Endless Knot is located at 2300 1st Avenue in Seattle. They have an online store where you can purchase from a collection of what they offer in the store. To chat with Anne or any of her incredibly competent team members, call 206-448-0355 or email email@example.com.
Sunday 10am – 6pm
Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
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