Mondays, Maggie Muses: Small Independent Retail

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Curtis Steiner Jax  Joon, and Hotel Ballard,  Coastal Living Magazine July/August 2014

 

This Monday I am musing about retail. Small retail. Independent retail. I feel the need to spread the word about how essential small business is to the retail culture. Sure, you can buy everything you could ever want with your Amazon Prime account. But really, doesn’t it take all the fun out of the shopping experience when all you have to do to buy something is click a button?

So I am reccommending that you go to your neighborhood corridor and visit those small independents the next time you need some retail therapy. Heck, if you’re travelling, seek out those independent shops! Go to the Ballards, Lower Eastside, and Pearl Districts of the world. Find out where the locals go. You will be inspired and have a fond keepsake of that trip you took to Spain because you bought something special and unique from that funky small shop in Sitges.

So without getting on my soapbox about why we all need to support small retailers, how it would be a much sadder world without them, let me just show you images of some fantastic shops from around the world instead. Ready?

Nannie Inez, Austin

Nannie Inez, Austin

 

 

 Still House, East Village, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geszeft, Katowice via Style Sight

Pretty fantastic, right? Please support your small and independent retailers. They are what make shopping so fun! Have a great start to your week! – xo ~ Maggie

Recap of Saturday’s Artwalk: Misha Zadeh

Last Saturday we participated in the Ballard Artwalk and featured the very talented Misha Zadeh of Turquoise Creative.

 

It was a fun evening of nibbles, drinks, comaraderie, shoes and of course art!

Thanks to all who came and made it a special evening for Misha. Stop by re-souL to see more of Misha’s beautiful illustrations. Her art will be up in the shop until the end of the month.

Our 2nd Winner of Show Us Your #resoulshoes Contest!

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P.Monjo boot worn by @lauranann

 

 Congratulations, you are this weeks winner of the re-souL $100 gift certificate! Thanks to those who participated in this Instagram contest. If you did not have a chance to participate in this season’s contest, stay tuned we’re brewing up some more fun ideas…….

 

 

Pairs: Inspiration + Shoes

Things that seem like they shouldn’t go together, yet somehow they do.

 

 

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Decorative outside wall via interiorscrations.fr / Thorocraft Mercer

 

 

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Klein Bottle House by McBride Charles Ryan via archdaily.com / Maison Forte Cannes

 

 


 

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend.

Our First Winner of Show Us Your #resoulshoes Contest!

We are excited to announce the first winner of our #resoulshoes contest! Drum roll please, the winner is…..

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@olddognewshoes! Congratulations, you are the winner of the re-souL gift certificate! Thanks to those who participated the first week. Enter the contest by posting a picture of you in your favorite shoes from re-souL..

 *** This contest has officially ended***