Shoe Drive for YouthCare

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Every year our neighborhood of Ballard does a little something different for Black Friday. Local shops and businesses donate a portion of their Friday sales to a local charity. This year re-souL has partnered with YouthCare. In addition to donating a portion of our sales for the day, we will be kicking off our shoe drive to help collect shoes for homeless youth in need.

Unfortunately, Seattle is experiencing a rise of homeless people living on the streets. Each night in Seattle, up to 1,000 young people have no safe place to sleep. With over 40 years of experience, YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education and employment training.

Facts about Youth Homelessness

‚ÄĘ 32,494 students in WA public schools were homeless in the 2013-2014 school year.

‚ÄĘ 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ); many were kicked out for coming out to their parents or guardians.

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Facts about YouthCare

With multiple sites and a continuum of individualized services, through YouthCare in 2014:

‚ÄĘ Nearly 1,400 young people accessed basic services during drop-in hours at YouthCare‚Äôs James W. Ray Orion Center.

‚Äʬ†572 young people found safety in YouthCare’s emergency shelters, with nearly 2/3 exiting into improved housing situations.

‚ÄĘ 164 young people were housed in YouthCare’s¬†transitional living programs, with over 60% exiting into more stable housing situations.

‚ÄĘ 310 youth accessed employment training and education opportunities.

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5 reasons to visit re-souL

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We have so much to tell you! It’s already November and we’ve been so busy getting ready for the holiday season, we thought we should catch you up!

Maybe you have noticed our new look? We recently launched a new website that is better suited to your mobile life. We have designed a website that is clean, inviting, and still easy to navigate. The New Arrivals section is now on the homepage and updates in real time, so you won’t miss out on your favorite things.

Change is never easy, but often inevitable. We thought it was time for a new logo, one that was more cohesive with our brand. Our new shop logo is a better representation of the high quality products that you’ve known to expect from re-souL. Feel free to stop by and have a look, tell us what you think!

We hope to see you during the holiday season. Thanks again for being a part of our re-souL community.

Maggie, Legh, Nova, Margaret & Katie

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the re-souL collection

Our exclusive house brand Рdesigned in Seattle and made in Italy Рlooks great for Fall. We have a collection of all new oxfords, loafers and flats, each in a handful of beautiful colors. In stock and online, check them out now! SHOP NOW >

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Ballard Gives Black Friday

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH, continuing the Ballard tradition, select¬†Ballard merchants will be giving back to their community.¬†This year, re-souL will pledge a¬†portion of the day’s sales to YouthCare. Each night in Seattle, up to 1,000 young people have no safe place to sleep.¬†YouthCare aims to help homeless youth gain confidence and self-sufficiency though outreach, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.

SHOE DRIVE:¬†Friday¬†will also be the kick-off of our shoe drive. Help homeless young people feel ready for school or job interviews. Bring new or gently worn shoes to the shop, and we’ll donate them to YouthCare for you.

Shoe drive ends December 31st.

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Jewelry Trunk Show

FRIDAY DECEMBER 4TH, 5-8PM we are hosting local jewelry artist, Iris Guy Sofer for a trunk show. Iris is constantly creating new pieces, so this is a great opportunity to see the largest collection of her work, inluding many of her newest designs. Pick one up for yourself or your sweetie! Join us at the shop (5319 Ballard Ave NW) for a fun evening of jewelry, treats, sips and shopping!

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Santa’s coming to Ballard

The Ballard Holiday Celebration is DECEMBER 6TH!¬†Bring the kids down to Marvin’s Garden between 2-5pm¬†for a fun afternoon of food and drink, shopping and prizes! Get your photo taken with¬†Santa, and join in on the Tomte Trail by finding Nordic elves hidden in participating shops!

Image credits: Legh Burns, Stock Snap, Iris Guy Sofer

WTWW: 3 Ways to Wear Ankle Boots

Each Wednesday we‚Äôll answer the on-going question: ‚ÄúWhat do I wear with these?‚Ä̬† It‚Äôs a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we focus on ankle boots.¬†

Short boots or ankle boots as we like to call them, can sometimes be a tough thing to get your head around when trying to implement them into your own wardrobe. We have three¬†ideas for you to try. It’s all about what you are comfortable wearing and your own personal¬†style.

What to Wear with Fiorentini + Baker Ankle Boots

Who doesn‚Äôt like¬†wearing leggings? They are comfortable, cozy, and they keep our legs warm. This Fiorentini & Baker ‚ÄúGia‚ÄĚ style¬†hits right above the ankle, which is the¬†perfect height for wearing over your tights and leggings.

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Shoe Mood: Bordeaux, Green & Pewter

With the winter months around the corner, and our wardrobes looking very neutral, (not that there is anything wrong with that of course!) we were¬†craving some deep rich colors in our closet. When putting together the fall buy,¬†we didn’t want to limit ourselves to the varietal shades of black and grey.

Shoe Mood: Bordeaux re-souL flats

So with this in mind, we added some fall colors to our very own re-souL collection. Shades of burgundy, green, blue and a little bit of shine with neutrals of pewter and bronze.

Shoe Mood: Pewter re-souL loafers

The great thing about all of these hues and metallics is they go very well with all of those neutrals in your wardrobe! A punch of color to your basic black and grey.

Shoe Mood: Green re-souL oxfords


So what do you think? Think you could break away from your basic black shoe for a new color or metallic instead?

 Links to the pretty pictures:

Bordeaux Board : 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Pewter Metallic Board: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Green Board: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

To see more of the re-souL collection go to our website For mood board inspiration follow us on Pinterest.

Il Bussetto

il-bussetto-coin-casesSometimes you come across a brand that you fall in love with instantly. I remember the first time I saw an Il Bussetto wallet. A customer was at the counter and pulled it out of her handbag. I was immediately smitten and of course had to ask who made her wallet. It took me a couple of months to track it down, but we did and I was so happy to finally find a wallet collection that aligned with the quality of the assortment of shoes we have in the shop.  After all, good leather is good leather and we love nothing more than good leather!

So, when I went to Italy last September to buy shoes for the shop, I made sure to schedule an appointment with Il Bussetto at their offices in Milan. I wanted to know more about this brand, where and how these products were made, to find out their story and share it with you. Continue reading

3 Carry-all Canvas Bags for Men

Men’s bags have come a long way. “Man-bag” stigma no more, it is perfectly acceptable for gentlemen to carry bags. With the busy lives we all lead and the¬†ability¬†to¬†work from anywhere (thanks to technology), bags are a necessary item in a busy man’s life. So let us show you 3 different lightweight styles that are perfect for¬†hauling your gear around town.

The Duffle
We not only like this old school style because of its practicality, but its functionality as well. This Owen & Fred duffle is the perfect weekender or gym bag. Rugged enough to carry all your stuff, ample space, and handsome enough for everyday use. Speaking of handsome, have you seen the coordinating Dopp kit? It’s awesome, right?



The Tote
Sometimes the most functional bag is a simple tote. But not just any tote will do. This Winter Session “Garrison” bag is handmade in Colorado with coated canvas and natural leather straps. Carry your water bottle, files, and laptop in a convenient carry-all. It’ll look good on you!



Book Bag
Lightweight and minimal, this new book bag from Poketo is the perfect solution to when you just need to carry a book, a tablet or a magazine to read. Throw in your wallet, phone and keys and you have an awesome commuter bag. Man bag? Um, yes. But don’t worry, it’s still manly.


Want to see more?  Check out our re-souL accessories page here. Have a great week!

Image credits: Owen & Fred, Winter Session, Poketo

How to Style our Tilda Clog

We in the Pacific Northwest have always liked our clogs. It is an all-season item that can be worn in so many ways, pants, skirts, dresses, etc. With the forecast calling for warmer days this September, we thought we would show you how to style our re-souL “Tilda” clog this season.

Wide Leg Trousers + re-souL clogs
Wide leg trousers are all the rage this season. We like to wear clogs with these pants because they balance out the look of the flared leg. You can still look professional wearing clogs if you keep your pieces tailored and when the weather becomes a bit cooler, you could add a blazer to to ward off the chill.

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