NYE: Ring in 2010 with Steady Pro at Copper Cart

Seattle! Need a place to ring in the New Year? Look no further than Copper Cart with my favorite wrecking crew, Steady Pro. Presale tix are only $20! Steady will also premier Copper Cart's brand new South Wing expansion.

Take a look at pics of the expanded space and find complete details on the FB event page - and remember that RSVP's on Facebook does not equal getting yourself on the guest list!

Fresh Faves: Marion Cotillard

I'm embarrassed that the first time I've ever seen Marion Cotillard act is in Public Enemies as Billie Frechette to Johnny Depp's John Dillinger. Better late than never, right? I don't watch a lot of films :) She's my latest girl crush!

Marion is one of the most celebrated French actresses of all time. She won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose" and is continuing to rack up accolades all around the world. You may have seen her in Big Fish, Taxi and A Good Year in addition to many French films.

I love her style. She was my favorite part of "Nine" :)


Fresh Features: Yoogi's Closet

I'm a horrible vintage shopper. I don't have the time nor the motivation to give due diligence on finding rare, unique and authentic designer pieces to elevate my vintage wardrobe game. It's especially hard buying pre-owned designer goods online, when some sites are rife with inauthentic pieces and clever tactics to convince the buyer otherwise.

I first heard about Yoogi's Closet earlier this fall. Yoogi's buys and sells everything I don't have time to go looking for - the rare, unique, authentic designer bags, jewelry, shoes and accessories that have been hiding in closets just waiting to be resold. They've got everything from Prada, Gucci, Cartier, Balenciaga, Hermes to Marc Jacobs and Chanel. You can find some gems on Yoogi's for up to 70% off retail, and almost everything on the site is close to new! If you're not happy with your purchase, Yoogi's has a very generous 30-day return policy.

Yoogi's is based in Seattle but spans the globe with its buying and selling reach. Sellers enjoy a 70/30 split on the items they consign, and can try out the selling process before they commit with a mock sale reqeust. Yoogi herself inspects every item on the site for authenticity, rarity and saleable condition - and usually gets back to sellers within 24-48 hours of receiving items.

As far as rarity goes, Yoogi's found herself with the most amazing limited edition items, including this Louis Vuitton Embossed Monogram Calf Skin Polly Bag. Lucky buyer!

These are some of the bags I'm coveting from Yoogi's right now:


The Happiest Day - this Thursday at The Winner's Circle

My girl Osiris is throwing a party this Thursday night at Winner's Circle. Be there!


Introducing FreshJess for Mapel

As if my life weren't crazy enough, this holiday season I'm launching my guest blogs for Mapel, a sweet boutique based in the picturesque Leavenworth, WA. I'm incredibly passionate about supporting local small businesses in any way I can - so I'm more than happy to share a few great things about Mapel through my writing.

A few fun facts about Mapel:
  • Mapel shares signature chocolate truffles from local Leavenworth chocolatier, Schocolat. Alongside the truffles, Seattle artist Sanae Ishida has designed illustrations that effortlessly depict the compliment of everyday day life and chocolate decadence.
  • Every day from 2 - 6 p.m. you can enjoy amazing deals with Mapel's Online Happy Hour. Check the beer icon on Mapel's home page or Mapel's Twitter and Facebook page for the daily deal!
  • You'd be hard pressed to find anything at Mapel over $200, so you can knock a lot of holiday shopping there without busting your wallet too much.
  • Mapel offers FREE Shipping via ground for all web orders.
Visit ShopMapel's blog for posts from me throughout the holiday season. I'll be highlighting products for the urban, romantic, sporty, business and vintage girls in your life, holiday gift guides, designer features and more, all showcasing Mapel's variety of clothing, accessories, men's and home items.

I'd love your comments there, including any feedback on any Mapel things you want me to post on in the future!

Happy shopping - and happy holidays!


2009 Sole of Seattle

Here's another great way for you to give back during the holiday season!

During the month of December, visit some of Seattle's best outposts for shoes and bring in gently used and unwanted pairs of your own. Your kind donation(s) will benefit Soles 4 Souls, and might even get you a sweet discount while you shop at these participating stores.

For complete & updated info, visit www.SoleOfSeattle.com.

Clean out that closet and get the steppin for a good cause!

Holiday Designer Trunk Show - Sat Dec 19

do your part to support indie businesses and shop local as much as you can. here's a good chance to!
For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page!

Boutique Culture Holiday Warehouse Sale - and VIP passes giveaway!

Get your holiday shopping in and score some incredible deals at the Boutique Culture Holiday Warehouse Sale!

Enjoy a chic shopping atmosphere at the Hyatt @ Olive 8, and up to 80% off men's & women's collections from over 20 local boutiques and designers, including: A to Z, Alhambra, Deco Modiste, Mapel, Queen Anne Dispatch, Sureel, Totokaelo + Impulse and my supreme love, Moksha on the Ave :)

Don't miss the VIP shopping hour(s) from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.! $10 gets you into the exclusive VIP hour, featuring mimosas, breakfast and an additional 10% off the already deeply-discounted prices. Partial proceeds from the VIP hour benefit Y.E.S. / Dress for Success Seattle!

The Boutique Culture Holiday Warehouse Sale also incorporates Seattle's first major clothing swap - so make sure to raid your closet and bring along a few unwanted, gently used items to swap at the sale! For complete details & tips, visit AlixRose.com.

Boutique Culture also plans to debut the online version of the Warehouse Sale - closeout prices without fussy memberships or invitations!

And now...a giveaway!
FreshJess.com has two VIP shopping hour passes for the Boutique Culture Holiday Warehouse Sale to give to a loyal reader!

Simply follow me on Google Reader/Friend Connect (if you're not already - make sure to leave a comment & let me know you're a new reader!)
Leave a comment & tell me: "What's your favorite thing about the holidays?"

The freshest reader will win these VIP passes. Giveaway ends on 12/4 at 11:00p.m. PST!

Happy Holidays!