Sunday, December 20, 2009

this weeks must haves

Well, only a few more days until Christmas! So if you are in a mad dash to get the perfect gift here some must haves at Velouria. First, how about a lovely mobile by Fluffy Co, perfect to hang in an office, spruce up a bedroom, or how about over the baby's crib? They come in two types, botanical or bird motifs. Next, new pottery pieces by ceramic designer Alyssa Ettinger. Her coaster sets with darling knit patterns make a great hostess gift. We also love her tiny tumblers that can work as a cute vase.
They come in classic white or blues and greens. Just down to stocking stuffers? Lucky you! We have a mix of lovely handmade soaps by both Birch & Bubble Roome. Both use natural ingredients and smell divine. Need something small and girly? Grab some flower clips by Mode Noir. You can clip them on a lapel, in the hair or add a splash of color to an old hat. We still have a ton of stock and are always happy to help you find a perfect gift! Stop by we are open at both locations every day until Christmas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Capitol Hill location is open!

Hey everyone we are excited to inform you our new Capitol Hill location is now open!
We will be open everyday until Christmas so come down check it out! We have the store stocked and ready for the holiday season. To celebrate we are having a little Holiday Soiree at the new store Thursday December 17th from 3-7pm. Featuring local designer Amy Bengtson and fine artists Frida Clements & Kate Pugsley.

The store has the same great women's clothing, jewelry and hand bag goodness you can expect at our Market Street location in Ballard along with a men's section!

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Saturday Ballard Artwalk!

This Saturday for our Annual Holiday Shopping Party we have a fun filled day featuring local jewelry designer Amy Bengtson. She will be at the Ballard Velouria Saturday December 12th from 12-8pm with amazing deals on her handmade jewelry line made from wood, sterling silver, stainless steel, and gold. We are here to assist you in finding special gifts for everyone on your list made with love by our Independent Designers.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

wow, 20 days until xmas

Can you believe it? Only 20 days until Christmas. We are filling up the shop with limited edition handmade goodness just for you. Skip the craft fairs and get all your gifts here made with love by our hand picked designers.

This weeks must haves- Flora and Fawn enamel bird necklaces. They come in a huge range of colors and start at $40 on sterling silver chains. You can even custom order them double sided if you are like me and have two favorite colors!

We have a huge range of goods from Fluffy Co. Her bottle openers make great gifts for that college student on the list. We also have a large range of wallets, belts, mobiles and t-shirts with cool graphics. All priced right in perfect gift ranges from $18-35 dollars.

Speaking of priced right, NY designer Pluma has offered special holiday pricing on her line of feather clips and headbands perfect for holiday parties and the fashion forward girl on your list. We even have some larger sparkly ones perfect for winter brides. With her great sale pricing these won't stick around long.

Hope you are staying warm, enjoying the egg nog and holiday cheer.

See you soon,
Tes at Velouria

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

this weeks must haves

Hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend! Velouria will be closed for the big thanksgiving eat fest tomorrow, but we will reopen Friday all stocked up for those of you eager to get a head start on your holiday shopping and avoiding the dreaded mall. This weeks must have gift items start off with Violet Magpie feather clips. Her lovely combination of peacock feathers, neutral super soft feathers topped off with elegant beading spruces up any daytime outfit and makes it ready for night. We love love love the steel and gold series by Amy Tavern and sadly once the end of January hits her line will be retired, so if you have been coveting her jewelry line, treat yourself, or make sure it gets on your wish list this year! The wreath earrings are to die for. Want to give a practical gift? How about a warm and cozy tweed hat with fuzzy lining and ear flaps? Squasht by Les has us all stocked up with fashionable yet cozy winter hats. All these suggestions are handmade from scratch by the designers!

Eat well, and hope to see you soon!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

gearing up for the holidays!

We are stocking up great gift ideas to make holiday shopping easier and more fun for you. We are focusing this season with fabulous, sustainable products that are special, unique and well that you won't find everywhere else. Here are our faves for the week.

Lovely rosette post earrings made of recycled vintage findings on sterling silver posts by Cara Lyndon. Modern enamel Banner necklace handmade by Alisha Louise in amazing color combinations. Durable and earth friendly wallets by Queen Bee Creations in bold colors are always a favorite.

Stop by and ask us, we can help you pick out a thoughtful gift for that someone special on your list. See you soon. xoxotes
P.S.if you know you want goodies from Velouria come on in and fill out a wish list, then send in your loved ones and we will make sure you get what you want this year!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

artwalk this Saturday November 14th

Hi again!
So are you feeling the holidays looming? Don't fret! We have a trunk show this Saturday November 14th from 6-9pm for local designer duo RANDL. They will be on hand with their line of embellished zip up jackets, hoodies, wallets and fabric covered notebooks, these all make perfect gifts! And better yet they even have unisex items perfect for the guys and gals on your list.

Also, artwork by local artist/graphic designer extraordinaire, Frida Clements. Her series of paintings on wood showcases woodland creatures, and nature popping up in daily life.

new stuff, sale, and artwalk, oh my

We have a ton of cuteness in right now, so to make some breathing room we are offering a secret friends and family sale of 15-20% off if you mention this post through November 20th, my birthday.

New arrivals this week- Dagg and Stacey Mary Astor dresses. So lovely. So mod, we absolutely adore the lacey overlay! Also, our always popular SheBible classic dresses in midnight blue and emerald green have arrived. Want some sparkle? New goods by jewelry artists Jene de Spain, Amy Bengtson, and adoreable watch part charm necklaces by Agapantha.

Come see whats new all made by Indie Designers!

Hope to see you soon, xoxoTes

Monday, October 26, 2009

Orange Poppy style!

Just in from local designer Orange Poppy, fabric bib necklaces. From fancy to funky we've got you covered!

We also just received a new shipment of Pluma feather headbands and hair clips as well as super sparklely rhinestone headbands. Come in and see what's new!
xo Velouria

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lovely Jene DeSpain Jewelry!

We just received a beautiful shipment of Jene DeSpain earrings and necklaces. With her delicately hand hammered metals and artfully chosen stones they won't stick around long. Come in to Velouria to visit us and check it out!

Just in from Dagg and Stacey!

Super cute frocks and beautifully tailored blazers from Dagg and Stacey are here!

Guided by a strong sense of feminine tailoring and an informed nod to vintage detailing, Dagg and Stacey appeals to those whose attention to quality and style are paramount. Dagg and Stacey is a socially conscious company focusing on fair trade labour, ecological issues, and their community.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ballard Artwalk this Saturday, October 10th!

Come visit us for artwalk! This month for October we will be featuring a gifts & card designer, Run Grady Run, as well as Seattle fine artist, Andie Wurster. Join us on Saturday night, October 10th, from 6-9pm.

Run Grady Run features unexpected gift items including faux mustaches & ipod cases to bags & cards.

Up on the walls: The People that you Meet, new works by Seattle artist, Andie Wurster including paper-cuts & acrylic pieces inspired by Sesame Street, Wes Anderson, and the animals in your neighborhood.

Come out and see us this Saturday to support local artists and designers (plus treats & drinks) at Velouria.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Are you a She-Bible gal?

New fall styles from She-Bible are in store and waiting to be taken home! New skirts, pullovers, dresses and tops are now available. Come in and see us! xo Velouria

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bag ladies!

Come in to Velouria to see our brand new shipments of Stitch & Swash and Queen Bee. Both designers are gearing up for fall with warm autumn colors, weather-sturdy fabrics and beautiful designs.

Stitch & Swash is a busy little bee, stitching up thousands of Twilight bags, so get in here quick to take a look at her new pieces.

Plus brand new Rita Bags from Queen Bee and a variety of truckers and truckette styles, now with pockets! Hope to see you soon. xo Velouria

Friday, September 18, 2009

Amy Bengtson jewelry SALE

For a very limited time, Seattle jewelry designer, Amy Bengtson has put select jewelry on sale. Enjoy a 40% off of handpicked styles made out of rosewood, bloodwood, maple, pearl, silver & gold. Gorgeous laser cut jewelry with feminine patterns and designs.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall Must-Haves

Lots of new, autumn designs are flying into Velouria.

Wooly Bison just dropped a shipment off full of bags, coin pouches, eye glass cases and wallets. Cozy repurposed wool in a variety of colors & patterns to go with your fall wardrobe.

Also, delicate new vintage button earrings, rings and hairpins from Cara Lyndon to accent any outfit. Hurry in to see the new goodies!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ballard Artwalk, tonight, September 12

Artwalk is upon us! This month, September 12th from 6pm to 9pm, enjoy jewelry designs from local jewelry artist, Idle Hands and artwork from Chicago-based fine artist, Kate Pugsley.

Idle Hands' jewelry ranges from the spooky exotics such as mustaches and skulls to the gorgeous & timeless vintage pieces and cast silver.

(Photos courtesy of Idle Hands Designs)

Up on the walls is fine artist, Kate Pugsley, who works with several different mediums including oil paint, collage on wood and the ever-lovable gocco.

(Photos courtesy of Kate Pugsley)

Come see us tonight for drinks, goodies and fabulous designs. See you then! xo Velouria

More fall goodies!

Exciting things are happening at Velouria! New in the shop are lovely creations from Anne Kimball, UNA, and Dagg & Stacey!

(Photos courtesy of Dagg & Stacey)

Also new in the shop, glittering fall jewels from Birna Sigurbjornsdottir and Flora & Fawn. Flocks of enamel birds and lovely, natural gemstones for the season.

(Photo courtesy of Birna Jewelry).

Come in before its all out the door! See you soon! xo, Velouria

Monday, September 7, 2009

Velouria in Seattle Magazine

Seattle Magazine writes: (Zuzupop Veronica top with ruffle, $92) Taking inspiration from classic Victorian fashion, Ballard-based Zuzupop ( designer Tes de Luna mixes a high-necked collar and ruffle accents with a quirky vintage-button embellishment for an ultrafeminine, flirty silk shirt that channels that yesteryear charm with a bit of present-day hipster appeal (a delightful combination that is the heart and soul of all of de Luna’s pieces). Available alongside other local independent designers’ apparel at de Luna’s boutique, Velouria, in Ballard (a second location is opening on Capitol Hill this autumn). Also in photo: locally-made leather belt with steel-forged buckle, $130 from Georgetown-based Steel-Toed Studios, available at Georgetown Tile Works and Horseshoe.

Come in soon to see the new, gorgeous Zuzupop ruffle tops in a variety of different colors & fabrics!