Christmas is coming early to Downtown Seattle

from the Puget Sound Business Journal:
The Swedish retailer has already opened a 25,000-square-foot location at Westfield Southcenter. H&M said it will open a 19,000 square foot, two-story location in University Village on Sept. 12 and a 16,000-square-foot location at 520 Pike St. in downtown Seattle on Sept. 18.

to preface this article - nikki and i were being nosy little busybees trying to see what was moving in across the street from our hood, so we peered into the windows and read off of the upside-down blueprints to find out who our new neighbors were...boyfriends beware:

from the Seattle Times:
Upscale retailer Gucci plans to open a store in the downtown Seattle location where women's clothier Escada used to be, putting it near Louis Vuitton and St. John at Fifth Avenue and University Street.