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SHOPPING SPREE!!!...kinda

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So my bf and I went out to downtown Seattle a few days ago and had some fun. We walked almost literally from one end of Seattle to the other. My legs still hurt! >.< First, we checked out all of his favorite little spots.

We started off at Deli because it's closest to where the ferry. It's a clothing store/boutique inside of an old deli. The interior is still set up like a Deli and the T-shirts are packaged like deli meats. Sadly we came too early. I took some pics but theey didn't turn out so well. here's a better one to start with. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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Website: http://www.deliseattle.com/

We then went to Gems. It's a sneaker shop within an old fashion-style candy shop. Now here's where cool become awesome; when you walk in it just looks like a little red candy shop with a counter and display case with candy. We walked in and asked the rather handsome and stylish man behind the counter if he could please show us to the sneakers. He took a few steps left and opened the wall behind him. HE OPENED THE FUCKING WALL!
You can't see hinges or a seam or anything! Inside was a black room with illuminated ledges where the sneakers were and a dj booth. The room doubles as an art exhibit. Sadly, they didn't sell my boyfriend's shoe size (U.S. men's 15). Sorry, I didn't take pics! I'm pretty sure it's not allowed!

website: http://www.gemssneakershop.com/  (no, I don't understand the video either)

After recovering from the awesome we went to Jack Straw Filaments. Talk about stylish! The shop was very small and had only a few select items. Everything had a very Americana dandy feel. It was at the pinnacle of contemporary American street fashion. The gentleman shop owner was older and extremely stylish. He could have walked straight off of the Sartorialist and if not, the runway.
Sadly, everything was way out of our price range. I felt broke just breathing there. We walked away empty handed once again with nothing for my boyfriend but a broken heart because the knitted sweater he wanted was over $2,000. I didn't take pictures. Picture provided not my own. It's a little old and outdated. It looked different when I was there. Sorry.
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pic url: http://www.seattlemag.com/files/image/main/LARGE/Shopping2Main.jpg website: http://www.jstraw.com

website:http://www.jstraw.com/

We then walked a short distance to Tuuli. It's a cute little Finnish import store. They seriously had the most adorable felted fox and owl cell phone holders! Other than that it was just alright. Not breathtaking in any way. We decided not to buy anything.      I didn't take pics. Picture provided not my own.
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pic url: http://www.seattle-shop.com/images/stores/tuuli/tuuli-02.jpg website: http://www.seattle-shop.com/stores/tuuli.html

Website: http://www.seattle-shop.com/stores/tuuli.html

Next up was Butch Blum. I felt positively under dressed as soon as I opened the door. Butch Blum's specialty is designer European clothing, though they do have a few items from elsewhere. It was very, VERY GQ. My boyfriend cried a little inside as he looked at the prices on the clothing that actually had price tags.
The clothes were pretty amazing. I remember seeing mostly Armani. From what I remember all of their suits are Armani. I also saw some Yohji Yamamoto in the men's casual wear (read: not casual for most folks). We took a quick run through the upstairs women's section and I wondered how much weight I'd have to lose to fit into the two sizes they offered. European sizes 40 and 42. Btw- I don't know my European size. Needless to say, we bought nothing.
I couldn't find any pics online of the store but the blogger for the Seattle street fashion blog 21arrondissement.com (the best Seattle street fashion blog in my opinion) likes to take photos of stylish people in front of Butch Blum.                           

website: http://www.butchblum.com/about.htm

After torturing my boyfriend for a couple hours I decided on lunch. We went to the Pioneer Square Park Mall? (I don't know if that is the actual name or location of the mall. I'm totally guessing). Ahh...The Mall! My kind of place! Who was I fooling? I'm not some upper class trust fund hipster! In fact, I'm technically not even middle class but I get to that later. After my bf and I enjoyed some delicious noodles we went somewhere a bit more in our price range...

                                                                                          DAISO!!!!!
The colorful trinkets at dollar store prices, the blasting J-pop over the speakers, the many little packets of stickers, the obento accessories, the odd fake adult daiper in a package with drawings of drunk men dressed as babies, the hair accessories, HAIR ACCESSORIES, HAIR ACCESSORIES!!!!!
Best of all, my splurge only put me back about $25!
Pictures!


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My haul. Also, YAAAAAAAAY! Moko Moko scrunchies! Finally!  I'm going to make bows with the origami papers. I'll figure out what to do with the stickers later. I was looking of Katakana stickers so I could put my name on my DS but I guess I was dreaming. Got Hirigana stickers instead (more my level anyway T_T).

You can check out close ups of the rest on my poupee girl!

I then ran over to Claire's and bought these lovelies.

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Super fluffy sparkly scarves and a knitted sparkly bow headband!

as with the Daiso haul, you can see close ups on my poupee girl.

Shopping Spree!!! Part2(the shitty part) coming soon!

Comments

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kyandichan
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, those shops sound really cool. I wanna go maaaan! Sometimes it's so weird walking into stores where you can't afford the clothing but I'd like to go to see all the cool things and get ideas. Ahhh~~the Daiso!

I wish the store here would start carrying the yellow and blue moko mokos. If not, can you take an order or some for me? X3
marshmallowmilk
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
Sure! Hopefully they'll have some when I go. I don't go to Seattle that often. My boyfriend and I don't drive (but I'll be going to driving school in two weeks!). The public transportation here sucks.
I plan to go to Seattle at least twice within this month, though. However, I found a website that sells them, though for a larger price than Daiso.

http://www.fancypocket.sg/japanese-scrunchies/index2.html

Sadly, they don't have the pastel blue one T_T
kyandichan
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I hate paying for fancy pocket's prices XD Thanks though!
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rosedechocolat
Jan. 6th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Wow sweet sweet! Congrate for these lovely stuffs!! I realy love the bow from Clair's ! I didn't have seen it before .Oo But it's so cute and very spank style .^^
The Hiragana stickers are cute too! I love to find it .^^
marshmallowmilk
Jan. 7th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I thought of Spank! when I saw it too! I've really wanted one of their knitted bows! How have you been lately?
rosedechocolat
Jan. 7th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
I realy love it too .*w* I'll go to Clair's to see if they sell one like that but I'm not sure .Oo
I'm well! 2010 start very highly, I have tons of work, projects, events ect... I realy love to be busy and this year promised to be very nice and full of events!!
And what about you?! .^^
rainbowchii
Jan. 9th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
fluffy kawaiiness *_* i need to go to claries now hehe ^.^
marshmallowmilk
Jan. 10th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
lol! Thank you!
matsuparadise
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Wow that Deli store layout sounds really neat.
Also, cute accessories! I really like that type of hair clip you got. I have a metal one in pink... somewhere. ._.
Thanks for sharing <3
marshmallowmilk
Feb. 19th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to reply. I've been anti-social lately and I feel really bad about it! I like those clips too! They are good for putting my bangs to the side.
sugar_sweets
Mar. 27th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
*Late comment* but zomg fluffy cuteness! I wish I could reach a Daiso! I've been looking everywhere for those cute moko moko scrunchies!
Ooh and that candy/secret sneaker shop sounds wicked awesome!
Hey, and we have the same vintage rainbow sheets! I'm planning to make a dress and skirt or two out of mine since they're too big for my bed! :D
marshmallowmilk
Mar. 27th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
I love em too! I know you can get moko moko scrunchies online but they are expensive!
That's awesome that we have the same sheets! Actually, mine are pillow cases. Together we have a set! lol.
I found mine at goodwill.
What's funny is that I plan to eventually take my pillowcases apart and make a skirt too! Great minds think alike, eh?
Yeah, Jems was super cool. None of the shoes really caught my eye that much, though.
I just loved the atmosphere!

b.t.w.- I was looking at your journal and I noticed all of the adorable cat stuff! I LOVE cats! In fact, I think I live for cats. Everyone's been calling me Kitty for almost 10 years because of it.
I don't mind. =^.^=
sugar_sweets
Mar. 27th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Great minds do think alike! I'd love to see your work when you're done! ♥

Noticed my cat obsession, eh? Heard of "raised by wolves"? Well, I'm the cat version of that! I love all animals, but cats are so special to me - they are the epitome of cuteness! Do you have a kitty? I have one little monster at the moment - should have uploaded pictures, but I'll admit I'm a lazy blogger! ;D
marshmallowmilk
Mar. 28th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I really do feel the same way! There is literally not a single cat in the world that is not adorable. I am generally an animal lover, though...Except for slugs. I absolutely detest slugs. I am completely phobic of them, and I mean it.
Anyhoo... I do have a Kitty! Her name is Princess Poptart (yes, "poptart" as one word) and she's a two year old tabby. She's petite and has a chubby little face. She also has really short legs.
She's not only adorable. She's also vicious. No matter how hard I try to stop her, she keeps killing baby bunnies T_T. She's really depressed as just an indoor cat so I didn't want to keep her indoors all the time.
Unfortunately, She lives with my mom in Kansas at the moment and I'm in Washington state. I live here with no kitties. But that's okay. There's only like one million giant banana slugs here to keep me company. The best part is that I don't have a car so I have to walk everywhere! Needless to stay, I don't get out much this time of year. >.<
Rant over...Sorry. lol.
I'd love to see pictures of your monstrous kitty!
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rainbowchii
Aug. 7th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
hi sweety
hope you are doing well
and had a very happy birthday dear
hugs, take care and be happy always ^_^ <3
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