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A New Lifestyle Boutique Located in the Heart of Seattle's Wedgwood Business District.

New Cards! August 13, 2010

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As I was stocking our card rack the other day I was really excited when I counted all of the locally made card lines that we carry. Our newest card line is by local designer David Scully, these witty postcards are perfect when you need a little something to send out at the last

We also have beautiful photo cards from Monica’s Blossoms, adorable cards with birds from Otra Vez and of course our very own fresh romance cards! Are you Wild in Wedgwood or a View Ridge Vixen?

Stop by and check out the many locally made products we carry!


Summer Sale July 20, 2010

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I hate to even say it, but I am already thinking about Fall. This unusual Summer we are having has me craving muted jewel tones and trying out combinations of deep turquoise with charcoal grey.

That means it’s time to get rid of some of the old so that we can make room for the new!

Take 10 – 40 % off selected items now thru July 31st!

This includes for the first time ever 10% off all Emilie Sloan in stock.


Spring has sprung! February 18, 2010

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How wonderful has the weather been lately?   Put away your Vitamin D supplements, because the skies are blue, flowers are blooming, and the lawn mowers are firing up….nothing beats spring weather in Seattle!

Fresh is ready!  Spring is coming and we are embracing it wholeheartedly.  We have lots of sunny, cheerful items to get you in the right mood.  Flowers, birds, bright colors, new jewelry – it’s all here!  Here are some of the things we are really excited about….

If you like Modern Notes Home Fragrance diffusers, you’ll love their new line of candles!  We have six scents in stock – Flower Market, Verbena Leaf, Mandarin Tangerine, Sweet Orange and Clove, Ginger and White Tea, and Vanilla Amber.  Perfect little gift for a a friend!  $12.50

We are SO excited to have a new jewelry designer bring in her version of the ever-popular initial pendant.  Teresa DeLeen Hettick makes each pendant using old typewriter keys and precious metal clay.  Teresa is another talented Seattle artist that we are pleased to have at Fresh.  She can also do cufflinks and tie pins for that special man in your life.

Need a hostess gift?  These have been a huge hit and continue to be a customer favorite.  These wine bottle toppers are a simple way to turn a favorite bottle into a keepsake centerpiece. The simple black wrought iron creates a simple and handsome look.  Add a bottle of your favorite red and you are set!   $15

The Bracelets are Back! Yes, the pearl flower bracelets are back in three colors – black, ivory and brown.  Get yours while you can!  These always sell out fast.  Check out the other Fresh jewelry items in the store:

We’re here 7 days a week – stop by and browse for awhile!  Don’t forget your sunglasses!


We’ve Got Purses, Yes We Do! January 13, 2010

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We’ve Got Purses, How ’bout You??

Wendy has just returned from the San Francisco with lots of purses in tow.  Come in right away before they are gone – I’m not sure when her next trip to the City by the Bay will be!

Lots of colors and styles – priced right so you can indulge yourself without guilt.  We all need a new purse once in awhile, right?


Why Neighborhood Stores are Important…A Story

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The holiday season was recently upon us, and Fresh was busy.  Lots of gift buying activity was going on in the neighborhood, and we were doing our best to provide well-priced gifts.  One of our most popular gift items was a cute pearl bracelet with an enamel flower:

This darling little stretch bracelet came in 6 colors – black, ivory, amethyst, burgundy, silver blue, green. A little something to pop that holiday outfit, or the perfect gift for a friend.

We noticed that the bracelets were selling fast!  Several dozen bracelets later, we began to notice a pattern – lots of the neighborhood women were buying them for holiday gifts.  Then we heard something else – at some local holiday gift exchanges, these bracelets were the item most in demand.  Some women came in to Fresh and reported that they were the victorious winner of the coveted bracelet; others came in asking if we had any more – they didn’t go home with the bracelet so they were going to buy one for themselves.  One woman told me that she came  to the gift exchange wearing her previously purchased bracelet, and the other guests were trying to take it from her!

Why does this mean neighborhood stores are important?  We know these women and knew that they would love these bracelets.  They were able to quickly pop in and buy the bracelet, knowing that we could tell them who had already purchased one, or what color their friend said they preferred.  It was like a club.  We had a lot of laughs with our customers over it.

I don’t see that happening at a big chain store.  Just something to think about….


New Year’s Resolutions at Fresh! January 5, 2010

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It has been an interesting year here at Fresh – lots of triumphs, a few setbacks, and lots of hard work in between.  We are excited for the New Year – new merchandise, new attitudes, and new adventures!  We’re looking at many new ways to provide a enjoyable and creative atmosphere for your shopping pleasure.  Watch for fun events, great new treasures, and as always, Chelsea the dog (our official greeter)!

Please come in and check us out as we start our third year in business!  We couldn’t do it without a great deal of help, from our wonderful UPS man, Vic, the great staff at Starbucks next door, our long-suffering husbands and of course, our fabulous customers!

Here’s to a promising and prosperous 2010!

Wendy, Julia and the rest of us at Fresh


Lotions and Soaps and Frames…Oh My! December 9, 2009

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New products from Dolce Mia Designs!

Dreaming of a Hawaiian vacation?  Can’t quite afford it right now?  Catch some of that vacation feeling with soaps and lotions from Dolce Mia.

Take a sensory trip to the islands with Vintage Hawaiian Tropical Citrus Liquid Soap and Shea  Butter Lotion.  Or give a gift of surf and sun with Surfer Boy and Surfer Girl Mango Tangerine Liquid Soap and Shea Butter Lotion.

We also have Skiing Sweet Almond Shea Butter Lotion and Liquid Soap.  All of Dolce Mia’s soaps  are castile soap which is very gentle for sensitive skin, as well as all natural.

Soap – $18       Lotion – $26

If lotions and soaps aren’t what you had in mind, check out the vintage look photo frames also made by Dolce Mia.  We like the Vintage Skiing frame and the Vintage Hawaii frame, but you can also do a bit of Paris with the Retro Paris frame.  If you need something for the little girl in your life, try the Vintage Ballerina frame.  Frames – $28