Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We've moved!

Our new online address is
Please visit our new blog for updates and happenings at the shop. We have so much to share with you!


Cat & Chika & Amanda

Friday, August 10, 2012

Join us for Art Walk!

Ballard's Artwalk is this Saturday from 6-9 PM and at Velouria we are really excited to be featuring designer Susan Fedore's line, UNA.  On Saturday we will have an expanded collection of her clothing in the shop with new Fall designs--we're sure her flattering necklines and screen-printed detailing will win you over!And we're thrilled to be showcasing art by Urban and Amy, a collaboration between husband and wife duo Amy Bengtson and Urban Guy Allen. We love their graphic, often industrial-inspired wooden art and can't wait to have it on our gallery walls for the next month. Amy, a talented jewelry artist as well, will have a special collection of etched and inlaid wood necklaces and earrings on hand for Saturday evening. Come on by and check it out!
We're also pleased to introduce to you the clothing lines Akemi Okamoto out of San Francisco and Hubris out of Portland!  We hope you'll like these newest additions to our always-expanding group of independent designers as much as we do!  See you soon!
Cat & Chika

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer is finally here and at Velouria we're ready for a road trip!

Our featured local designer, Frankie Four, will have an expanded selection of vintage-style bikinis and one-piece bathing suits in rad retro and retro-inspired prints forthis Saturday's Artwalk! Every lady needs one of these flirty and flattering suits before heading to the beach! 

And we're very excited to present ourartists of the month, Hayley Alexis Snider and Stephen J. Silva of HANDS Workshop who will be showcasing their playful map prints and photographs inspired by road trips they've taken across the country. Check out some of their work here and here

It's also Sidewalk Sale time inBallard. This Thursday through Sunday, enjoy discounts on lastseason's clothing and sales on select designer's goods! It's also agreat time to enjoy Seafood Fest in Ballard on Saturday and Sunday...

And finally, Chika and Jared welcomedLisle Keizo (pronounced Ly-uhl Kay-zoh) on June 27th.  All are happy, healthy, and getting to know each other!  Although little Lisle may not make it to this week's Artwalk, we hope to see you heresoon!


Cat & Chika

Friday, June 8, 2012

Join us for our June 9th Artwalk!

TERRARIUMS & GOODS by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
This month we are bringing the summer indoors!  Our friends Jean and Dylan of Ladies and Gentlemen Studio will be showcasing a line of limited edition terrariums for the month of June.  They will be in-store with a special selection of their workshop inventory on Saturday evening from 6pm-9pm --check out some of their designs here:  We love everything they do! 


Also Jean of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio will be launching some exciting new colorful necklaces from their BLOC Collection. The BLOC necklaces contrasts a mix of sleek aluminum, copper, or brass tubes with vibrantly painted raw-wood building blocks in basic geometric shapes strung with natural leather cord. It’s a playful object with a sophisticated modern look that's versatile and easy to wear.


Have you ever seen a kokedama string garden?  Take a look at our window next time you're passing by, the suspended plant spheres were made and skillfully arranged by the multi-talented Amanda Heifner.  We think it's the best window display we've ever had!

We're also delighted to welcome a few new designers to the shop.  We have undergarments (for women AND men!) and graphic t-shirts by MakeItGood out of Portland, and special occasion dresses by Dear Faithful out of Vancouver, B.C.   

See you soon!
Cat & Chika

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dreamy new hair accessories and jewelry from Violet Magpie are in. Perfect finishing touches for a party or wedding.

Friday, June 1, 2012

some of our newest arrivals

Deco Modiste- Ava Dress

Dear Faithful- Lovely You Dress

Una- Annalize Dress

Last Chance

If you haven't stopped in recently you should swing by soon to check out the art prints, gig posters and paintings by local artist and graphic designer Frida Clements. This is the last week to see and purchase her amazing work hanging in the shop.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Join us on Saturday May 12th for Art Walk!

What luck that the calendar has paired two special events this weekend - The Ballard Art Walk & Mother's Day!
This Saturday, we are delighted to present the jewelry of Flora&Fawn, an enamel line by Seattle designer Angela Muhlnickel.We're proud to have Flora&Fawn's playful animals and delightful colors grace our jewelry case all year round, but we're especially excited for you to see some of her latest designs!
Our May artist is Seattle's own Frida Clements whose gig posters and art prints we look forward to having in our shop, and soon enough in our homes. If Frida's nature and industrial-inspired imagery doesn't win you over, then surely your devotion to one of the many musicians she's designed gig posters for, will.

This Sunday we'll be offering a special gift and discount to Moms. Come by after brunch and treat yourself! As Chika can attest to all the Moms-to-be, we have some great bump-compatible dresses in the shop!

We hope to see you soon!
XOXO Cat & Chika

Friday, May 4, 2012

May I Mother's Day Special!

Amy Bengtson is offering 20% off all her jewelry for the month of May in honor of Mother's Day!
Come shop our selection of her many and varied pieces. If you're a mom to be - try on our bump compatible dresses and tops!

Monday, April 30, 2012

New Arrivals

Some beautiful new designs recently arrived, jewelry by Jene de spain and dresses by Una!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Here are a few of our favorite things in the shop right now, but we are flush with cute spring designs so swing by to check out the great selection. Hope to see ya soon!
The Astrella tank from Una
The Lola dress from Curator
The Effie tunic from Jennifer Glasgow
The Aegean blouse from Judah Ross

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Join us for the April Art Walk this Saturday!

We are getting excited about the upcoming Artwalk this Saturday April 14.

This go-around we will be featuring not one, but two of our talented designers. Satoko Kobayashi of Pare Umbrella will be in the shop with a lovely assortment of umbrellas, ready to liven up this cloudy city. We can't help but smile carrying one of these bright beauties!

Meghann Sommer of &c. creates bold jewelry inspired--and often borne from--nature, using stones and gems, leather, and fur, while also incorporating vintage pieces. We will also be showcasing the verdant paintings of Danna Ray, our artist of the month, who's quiet farmyard scenes make us want to spend a rainy Spring weekend in the country.

If you haven't stopped by in a while, come on by--Artwalk is from 6-9 PM, but we'd love to see you anytime!

Cat & Chika

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Cute Print Report

As a challenge to myself, I'm going to try to write about this dress without exclamation points or the word "amazing".

It's going to be really hard.
Susan from Una just dropped off 3 of her new Amethea Tunic Dresses from her Spring collection. I have a feeling I'm going to dream about the dress and the Pony Herd Print on it tonight.

Here it is in our window with a Whale Tail necklace by Amy Bengtson in Rosewood.

And here is that close up of the Ponies and necklace you wanted. You are most welcome.

Printed Ts, longsleeves, and dolman sweatshirts by Supermaggie are also new in the shop. We love their original drawings of animals, natural forms, and geometry.
Come meet this Buffalo. He's in good company with a Fox, Horses, and some beautiful Feathers.


New in the Shop this week!

I know I should probably save this picture for a big reveal moment at the end of this post - but I can't help but start with it. The Tippi dress by Popomomo was built with dramatic exits in mind.

I can't decide if I'd rather wear this dress and throw a drink in someone's face, or to float blithely in a row boat with a parasol on a sunny day.

Tough call.

The front of the dress seems so innocent.

Here's another sunny sleeper - the Waves Tank by Popomomo. Beautiful, simple, and surprisingly dramatic.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ballard Art Walk this Saturday!

Hello folks!
This sometimes-sunny weather is putting us all in the mood for some Spring cleaning! Luckily, Isabelle Robertson, our featured March artist, has printed a brand new batch of tea towels under the label Piano Nobile to get us all cleaning in style.

In addition to printed tea towels, market totes, and t-shirts, Isabelle will be showcasing some bright and lovely prints to adorn our walls--so please stop by this Saturday's Artwalk and take a look. We'll also be featuring local designer Marija Suk of Tashna; she'll be bringing a Spring-selection of flowery headbands, necklaces, and new pouches(!) for all your accessory-organizin' needs.

Even though the weather hasn't quite caught up yet, Spring is blooming at Velouria! We're getting really excited about all the dresses coming in that we hand-picked for you back in October when the thought of silk and bright colors seemed a distant dream. Please stop by, say hello, and have some wine and cookies as you check out our newest arrivals--we think you'll find just the thing to coax Spring along with us.

Hope we see you Saturday!
Cat & Chika

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New stock in this week!

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So many new arrivals this week! Deliveries from Deco Modiste, Christine Chaney, Judah Ross, Feral Childe and Etcetera Jewelry just in the past two days!

Pictured on the left Judah Ross, Tilly singlet in marigold with Hargett Street skirt in indigo wearing a necklace by Amy Bengtson and on the right Feral Childe, Radio dress in mauve stripe with a necklace by Nikki Jacoby.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An Interview in Seattle Met!

Care to delve into the deep recesses of our retail pasts and learn of our favorite neighborhood haunts? Then click on through to this interview on the Seattle Met blog where Laura Cassidy featured us in her Meet the Shopkeepers column!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I love a shiny, hammered finish...

Ah Jene DeSpain, how your pieces torment me! Such delicate refined imperfection!

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Stitch and Swash

Local designer Stitch and Swash delivered a great new selection of beautiful bags! Also don't forget tomorrow is Valentine's day. If you need a last minute gift for your sweetie or another loved one we have great gift ideas for guys and girls.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tonight at Velouria!

It's getting close to Valentine's Day and the shop is overflowing with all kinds of love! Stop in, say hi, and let us help you figure out the perfect gift for your sweetheart or best friend. It's also Ballard Artwalk this Saturday (February 11th) and we are really excited to be showcasing local designer Birna Sigurbjornsdottir's ethereal jewelry and the mystical paintings of Natalia Czajkiewicz.

Birna's jewelry gives you the sense that each piece was borne from the depths of the sea, "dipped in silver, and splattered with pearls and gemstones to symbolize the chaotic storm of beauty that is nature.”

Natalia Czajkiewicz's paintings are "explorations of a dream state. Space, magic, and time are woven throughout these new works to create haunting vignettes. Layered, textured backgrounds made of geometric patterns create a web of detail, while mystical women rich in symbolism seem to guard a universe of her own creation."

Be sure to stop by between 6 and 9 PM this Saturday to check out these lovely ladies' work and nibble on a cookie or two. It's also a great time to do your Valentine's Day shopping....

Hope to see you here!

Currently worshipping:

Dresses by Christine Chaney and Curator

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Loulu jewelry on sale!

All jewelry by local designer Loulu is marked down just in time for Valentines Day. Swing by and check out her pretty jewels while they last.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Now half price!

Brighten up your desk or work space and know what day it is with this lovely calendar by Herman Yu Design. Now half price with plenty of year to go.

Just in time for Valentines!

We just received some little beauties for sweet hearts, girl friends, and special somebodies alike!

Art Deco inspired necklaces by Jene de Spain. These make me thing of the movie "Metropolis" - as just about anything with a good ziggurat form does.

New bags, wallets, and pouches by Queen Bee Bags - for Spring time and any time!

And sweet charm necklaces by Edna
Hart. That lil' envelope is a favorite of Cat's - it opens and holds a tiny message of your choosing!