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Exciting news at re-souL! We’ve been busy at the shop and want to tell you all about our upcoming holiday plans. November brings us one step closer to the busy shopping season and we want to give you reasons to stop by, check the website and join the fun. Exclusive items, special events and more are on the agenda. Hope to see you in Ballard soon!

First off, the Fall re-souL collection – designed in Seattle and made in Italy – arrived, it looks great and fits well! Our exclusive house brand is comprised of everyday boots and loafers in simple versatile colors. SHOP NOW >

Mark your calendar for the fun events coming up here in Ballard. During the month of November, kids (and the young at heart) can participate in the Tomte Trail, something of a scavenger hunt around Ballard with prizes for participants.

Also, this holiday season, re-souL will have the pleasure of hosting two very special events in collaboration with two of our favorite vendors: Chris Chase of Otterwax, and Iris Guy Sofer, local jewelry designer.

Read on for more details…


Tomte Trail Scavenger Hunt

Tomte Trail Scavenger Hunt

Come to Ballard and follow the trail of the Jul-Tomte as he searches Ballard for his beloved bowl of buttered rice pudding. Check out 25 participating local businesses, including us, and see if you can find the tiny Tomte! To start your Tomte adventure, stop into re-souL to pick up your Tomte Trail passport.

Don’t forget to bring your completed passport to the Ballard Holiday Fest at Bergen Place Park on November 26th to collect your prize!

Santa’s coming to Ballard

Speaking of The Ballard Holiday Fest, the celebration is November 26th between 3-5pm. Participate in all the fun holiday activities at Bergen Place Park: get your photo taken with Santa, listen to live music and don’t forget to turn in your Tomte Trail Map to win prizes! Plus enjoy some hot chocolate and popcorn while shopping along the festively lit avenue. 


Shoe Care Happy Hour with Otterwax

Shoe Care Happy Hour

Join us Saturday, November 19th from 4-6pm for a special event with Chris Chase, founder of Otterwax! Chris will be doing demos to teach proper leather care techniques using Otterwax products. Enter for a chance to win an Otterwax gift basket, featuring a range of their all-natural products, and receive a gift with purchase when you come by the event. We’d love to see you!


Ballard Gives Black Friday

Ballard Gives Black Friday

The “Shop Local” mentality is alive and well here in Ballard! We hope you’ll join us in our own version of Black Friday. Many Ballard area businesses are promoting the “Ballard Gives” Black Friday on the day after Thanksgiving. No “doorbusters” here but instead, a more socially conscious effort. Local businesses are partnering with local non-profits to donate a portion of the proceeds to an organization of their choice.

This year on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25th, re-souL will donate 5% of the day’s sales to YouthCare. YouthCare helps homeless youth gain confidence and self-sufficiency through outreach, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. Please join us in support of this local non-profit organization, making big differences in the lives of our youth. 

CLOTHING AND SHOE DRIVE:

During the Thanksgiving weekend, we will be accepting donations on behalf of YouthCare. Help homeless young people feel ready for school or job interviews. Bring new or gently worn clothes to the shop, and we’ll donate them to YouthCare for you. Drive ends November 27th.


Iris Guy Designs Trunk Show

Jewelry Trunk Show

Friday December 9th, we will be hosting a trunk show and party in honor of jewelry designer Iris Guy Sofer. Iris will be moving back to Israel to be with her family, and we wanted to take this opportunity to host an exhibition of her original designs, old and new! Come by anytime during the day to check out Iris’s wide range of jewelry designs, and meet Iris at the shop between 5-8pm (5319 Ballard Ave NW).


We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving spending time with your friends and family. Thank you so much for being a part of our re-souL community. We are continually grateful for YOU! Stop by the shop when you’re in the neighborhood and say hi! We’d love to see you!

XOXO,

Maggie, Legh, Nova, Margaret & Katie

Holiday Gifts: Stocking Stuffers

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to gift giving I usually do okay with the “big gift” during the holidays. Not so much when it comes to the stockings. I mean how many oranges, apples and nuts can one person get? (Atleast that’s what we used to get in ours when we were kids.)

Lucky for you we have some great ideas for filling your loved one’s stocking with some fun and useful gifts. All these gifts are under $25.00 which will make it easier on your wallet too. Click the orange links below for more information.

Holiday Gifts: Stocking Stuffers

1. Speaking of wallets, Mywalit makes a great ID version that comes in a variety of color combinations. He or she will never have to use that rubber band again. $22

2. For the person who wishes to have their shoes in tip-top shape, we recommend the great smelling all natural products from Otterwax. Their saddle soap and leather salve will make their shoes look like new again. $16 -$17

3. Do you have someone who needs a little motivation? The Daruma Wish Doll is the perfect gift for someone who is trying to attain their goal. Color in one eye to set your goal and Daruma will serve as your helpful reminder as they keep a watchful eye on you. Color in the second eye when you achieve your goal to remind you of how awesome you are. $8

4. Iris Guy Stacking Rings are for the ladies who love to layer their jewelry. These “pea” rings are a delicate oxidized sterling silver. They would look great with other stacking rings in her collection or just on their own. $22 each

5. Who doesn’t love socks? If you plan on giving them they might as well be fun. We love Hansel and Basel socks for their colorful patterns and textures. $12 -$15

6. The perfect fridge magnet! Super strong to hold up a dish towel or a massive 11×8 picture of you. This Areaware  Horsehoe magnet is so cool and it comes in green, yellow and white too. $14 each

7. Who doesn’t love a diamond? Even if it’s just a box, it’s the thought that counts, right? Besides, good things come in small packages. Okay, enough with the cheesy witty remarks, the Areaware Diamond Box would make a cute gift. $15 each

For more gift ideas and cool shoes visit our website at resouL.com.