Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Merge New Location Grand Opening Party


It’s our new location’s GRAND OPENING…(…even though we’ll be open on the 5th )


6-9pm, Thursday, December 6
611 N 35th street (next to El Camino)
in Fremont.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Big news for merge...we're moving to FREMONT on December 3rd!

Merge is moving from our Ballard location to the wonderful neighborhood of Fremont. We've been lucky enough to secure the former "Enexile" space at 611 N. 35th street (right next to El Camino) and we couldn't be more excited! Get ready for a big "re-opening" party in early December so make sure to check back for the date.

I want to thank all of our Ballard friends and customers for their unwavering support over the last year and I hope that many of them will find the time to visit us in Fremont. Ballard will always remain dear to my heart and one of my favorite places in Seattle to eat, drink and shop :-)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Habitual Jeans on Sale Now!

Skinny "Drifter" jean, overdye indigo color $99.99
Sz. 27-31
This style is a "reverse fit" meaning...a longer rise that slouches down a bit, paired with a super skinny taper to the ankle. Perfect for tucking into your boots or wearing with your favorite ballet flats!

Skinny "Glory" jean $139.99
This is the classic low rise skinny jean. I only have a few pair left, two sz. 28 and one sz. 30.

Friday, November 16, 2007


"After making their mark in the technology industry, founders Rob Meadows and Ali Shahriyari followed their passion for art and culture to create the Los Angeles based fashion brand, Thrive. So far, they've worked with up and coming FIDM star Jacqueline Lavaun as well as several others. Never a company to be pigeon-holed in terms of style, Thrive is a free-thinking brand which fosters ideas and innovations.

By drawing on their diverse experiences and influences as well as investing in the talents of newcomers, Meadows and Shahriyari are establishing a company which has a non-traditional approach to fashion. In Summer 2007 Thrive will announce new creative additions to the design team. The company will continue to produce clothing with a sexy yet intellectual sensibility and act as an incubator for young talent to prosper and 'THRIVE'.

For Fall 2007, Thrive combined modernism and romanticism with the minimalism of functional and non-ornate clothing. Fabrications include silk chiffon, viscose/cotton/metallic satin, wool-cashmere gabardine, French lace, Italian sweater knits, and Japanese woolens."
So, what does this mean?
Well, ladies....this IS fashion. The tailoring, fabric selection and design are simply the epitome of modern sophistication. I selected just a few pieces for the store as an introduction to the collection. Below are a couple of shots from their runway show that I have in store. I'm not sure just looking at a photograph does this line justice though. One must touch and try on the fabrics/garments and look at their construction to fully appreciate the richness of the clothing.

Wool "Tulip" dress $575 (chocolate, sz. 6)

Wool high waist pleat skirt $405 (black, sz. 6)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Thanks to all your support/votes, "merge" had the distinction of winning last years "Best Womens Clothing" category. We'd lOVE to win this year as well ;-)

Don't forget to vote, and can vote everyday until December 5th! Thanks again! -Pat

New Adina Reyter Jewelry

Adina Reyter is famous for her simple, classic, modern jewelry in sterling silver and 14K gold. Many of her pieces can be seen on actresses in movies and on television, and of course, in real life! They compliment and enhance the wearer, not overpower her. Perfect for daily wear, they are simply exquisite.
Necklaces, earrings and bracelets $50-$200

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pre-Holiday Sale

A sampling of some of the really great pieces from early Fall that are on sale now! Don't miss out...these are great deals just in time for the holidays :-)

Tony Cohen layered tunic. $149.99

Amazingly crafted cocktail dress by Greyhound. $329.99

Mint by Jodi Arnold brown tweed skirt w/paper bag waist. $259.99

Tony cohen brown leather trench $699.99

Tony Cohen black wool twist skirt $129.99
Crispin & Basilio chiffon babydoll dress $259.99
Crispin & Basilio dressy dbl layer tank $139.99

Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Arrivals

This is perhaps my favorite look of the season. The menswear inspired hight-waist full trouser paired with a feminine blouse. Don't forget the platform heels and a great bag!
Trousers by Karoo $285
Blouse by Elijah $285

Matte black shift from Mint. A perfectly modern and sophisticated approach to "shine" for the season. $595

Black embroidered silk top from Mint. Simply stunning. $330


A return to the waistline!!! Yippee! Black silk shift with waist detail. $335

Silk and cashmere dbl tank dress w/ beading at neckline. $349

Black silk and taupe cashmere dress w/front bow tie. $325