Kirkland Fashion Night

For the first time The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Kirkland Fashion Night” on Sept. 19 to introduce shoppers to the hottest fashion sold locally.  The night will begin with a fashion walk from 5-7pm. Participating boutiques will open their doors with appetizers and beverages. The participating stores will be advertised on a map throughout the downtown area so attendees know where to stop and shop. The night will end with a fabulous local fashion show beginning at 7:30pm. Models dressed in the hottest styles from local boutiques will strut their way down the catwalk. The best part, all the looks are sold in the neighborhood. Tickets to the show are $60-100. Buy them here.

A Guide to the Party

Here’s what fashion editor Lauren Foster says you don’t want to miss at “Kirkland Fashion Night.”

You can’t go to Kirkland and not say hello to Chapman Fina, owner of Via Lago. Full of energy and great style, this gal has some fabulous stuff into her boutique. A go-to place for a great Vince sweater and or some designer outerwear (yes, she carries Trina Turk) be sure to make a stop here!

Hepburn! There isn’t anything you can’t love in Hepburn. This place is the end-all be-all for country-chic fashion. If I could buy all their Peter Pan collar cardigans I would. And, have you seen their vegan jacket that looks just like a leather jacket? I’m obsessed. Gorgeous jewelry too. Check out one of Hepburn’s dresses in our fall 2013 fashion spread.

If you’re bringing a man to this fashion extravaganza (or shopping for one) be sure to check out Seattle Thread Company. They have everything from fancy suits to casual jeans and shirts. If your man loves hats, definitely stop here. They carry locally made hats that are adorable on everyone. Check out a Seattle Thread Company outfit in our fall 2013 fashion spread.

Looking for a sexy winter dress? Don’t hesitate to stop in Blue Luna. They have those sleeved, stretchy dresses (Very Kim Kardashian) that will flatter your curves when the temperature drops. Blue Luna is know for their European fashion, so if you like digital prints this is your place for a unique dress or coat.

Serendipity is one of my favorite consignment shops. If you’re looking for a used pair of designer denim jeans, poke your head in here. They also have unique used dresses and other pieces. But Serendipity is great because along with their used merchandise they have new product that round out the store. Check out their wall of colorful scarves and their loose fitting blouses. They had a dramatic black and white patterned blouse that was hard to walk away from last time I was there.

Don’t judge Sweet and Sassy based off its size. This gem has some precious pieces. I have my eye on a “frill trench” coat that puts a flirty spin on the classic.

Crush Footwear carries great accessories. From shoes to bags to scarves, they’ve got some awesome finds. My most favorite thing to check out at Crush is their boot sales rack. I bought a pair of short motorcycle boots there that I’m in love with. I’m secretly excited for the cold weather so I can wear them. Also, be sure to check out the Bernie Mev sneakers at Crush. It’s one of their best selling shoes and for good reason. When you wear them it’s like you’re walking on air. The soles are like a tempur-pedic mattress.

is the managing editor at 425 magazine. Email her.
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