Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cozy Sole Mates

Back in stock just in time for chilling: our unbelievably popular Hamaguri “Room Socks,” designed and crafted in Japan.

Leave it to the Japanese to create the perfect hybrid between a sock and a slipper — extra cushiony for maximum coziness. Why not change into a pair of Hamaguri when you come home? Not only do they cuddle the feet, they help you leave the outdoors outside, and protect the floors from scuffing. Plus, tiny grips on the bottom ensure that no matter how groggy you are in the morning, you’ll be safe from slipping while shuffling to make your first mug of coffee.

Grippy nubbins.

Each pair is sewn individually on specially designed machines, then carefully hand-embroidered with a contrasting triangle pattern around the ankle. Hamaguri translates to ‘clam’ in Japanese, a subtle reference to the stitched finish, said to resemble the mollusk’s shell. With proper care (gentle machine wash, lay flat to dry) a pair will last through many hours of relaxing wear.

Hand-embroidered "clams" add a nice touch. 

Momo offers more than a few choices. First, there’s the classic room sock that comes in a rainbow of colors for women, as well as navy, cobalt and charcoal for men. Second, we have two more women’s styles in luxuriously soft blends in an array of subtle shades. Thirdly, for the animal aficionado, we’ve got a selection of kawaii animal motifs. Plus, there’s more in store, we’ll share when you get here.

The Classic room sock. This is just a sampling of the colors available.

Little cuties!

Super comfortable, easy-to-fit, highly likely to please, and gentle on the wallet, room socks make terrific gifts for everyone on your list. They’ll think you're a sock star for giving their feet a cozy treat.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Momo Style: A Baker’s Dozen

For our dozenth birthday, we’re offering 12% off all women’s clothing this Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9. Here’s a quick peek at 12 of our picks, plus one for good luck. We’ll also have a selection of men’s shirts, you’ll have to drop by to check those out!

PS: Okay, we made room for Tom’s man shirts! And there’s more in store!

Monday, October 21, 2019

No-Sweat Sweaters

’Tis the season! Fall is definitely upon us and it’s time to play the layering game. Here are a few of our favorite picks that make sweater style easy. 

The first, from Matinique. Founded in 1973 in Copenhagen, Matinique has been a go-to for comfortable and high-quality men’s clothing for over 40 years. Made from a hefty cotton (perfect for the guys who don’t get along with wool!), “Benny” features interesting details like a collar and a contrasting woven pocket. Zip it up over a turtleneck or tee and you’re chic in seconds. 


Another definite classic-to-count-on is our cotton crew neck Bruun & Stengade (also from Copenhagen!). Pop this one on over a button-down and under a jacket and you’re ready for the office or a night out. 

And of course, no sweater season would be complete without our perennial fave, the Raffi quarter-zip made of the softest merino wool. We have it in a rich Navy or as shown here, Iron Grey. No layering required with this one, but if you insist, it goes great over a mock turtle. This one makes a welcome holiday gift for nearly any man on your list. 

Can you tell we’re digging Scandinavian sweaters? A brand we’re loving for the ladies is Maska, a wee company from Sweden (owned by Maria, she’s super nice!). Their pieces are especially global: merino wool from Australian lambs is sent to spinners in Scotland. From there, the yarn is shipped to Sweden, where it is knit into incredibly warm and beautiful sweaters like the “Helga,” shown here in Teal and Black. And here is something we can never say enough: it has pockets!!!

Momo Mama personally likes hanging with “Helga,” wearing her over a turtleneck and paired with a short skirt and sweater tights, or slim pants. The thick, ribbed sweater can even sub for a jacket, she’s that cozy. And did we mention Pockets???

An elevated basic in black.

Our Maska “Nell” oversized pullover is a deliciously soft blend of lambswool and cashmere, so reassuring with a comfy cowl neck. We have this in creamy taupe and brick red. Wear her over anything and you’re ready to take on winter.

The shade of a perfect latte. 

The super simple and versatile “Mia” is a 90:10 blend of ultrafine wool and cashmere for maximum warmth with minimal bulk. Definitely an indoor weight, she can go over jeans, a sleek skirt, under a jacket and anywhere. “Mia” is all about the color — that perfect pine green, so sought after this season. 

And oui!, we love the French brand Cop-copine which always brings something fun and slightly quirky to the table. Three variations on a theme can be found at Momo: the fabulous sweater dress and color inversion sweaters, all featuring stripes! We love this one layered over leggings, and the shorter styles with high-waisted pants or the coordinating long skirt (ask us about that one).

She’s got sheer legs, so French. 

A pocket!!!

Winter white.

And did you know that cool colors are hot this fall? Glacier blue but warm as toast, the Cop-copine wool “Tuban” sweater features romantic curves. This is Momo Girl Kaitlin’s favorite, she’d wear it with wide pants. With the hi-lo hem, it would also be cute over a woven collared shirt for that borrowed-from-the-boys look. 

Whatever way you style yourself, we do our best to supply you with a fabulous sweater selection. It’s what we love about our Seattle seasons, popping on the layers and peeling them off!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Popping Up @ Momo: Inahara’s Pharmacy x Broadcast Coffee

Join us this Saturday for the launch of Momo Guy Justin’s first ever “Inahara’s Pharmacy” pop-up. A tribute to his grandparent’s former business, Seaton’s Pharmacy in Portland, the ephemeral shop will offer a curated mix of Japanese-influenced home items, accessories and work wear.

Popping up alongside Inahara’s Pharmacy will be Broadcast Coffee, where you can find Justin pulling a mean cup o’ joe when he’s not buzzing about for his social media business, Justin Taylor Images.

Both Inahara’s Pharmacy goods and Broadcast Coffee pour overs will be available for purchase. The shop will be up at Momo for about two weeks, with Justin randomly refreshing his collection, so stop by soon and stop by often. See you at Inahara’s Pharmacy!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Reminder! Local Trove Autumn Trunk Show

Join us and meet a trio of talented local lovelies — Sherry Koyama of Harumi K, Angela Muhlnickel of Little Teal Jewelry and Ursa Curatolo with her Italian handbags — as well as partake of sips and shopping. Plus, we'll have the Temptress of Tarot on hand, Zaara KittenChops Nekoyama sharing her wisdom. 

Local Trove Autumn Trunk Show + Momo Girl Party
Thursday, September 26
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
At Momo, yes please! 600 S Jackson

And we’ve been busy as bees receiving loads of new fall clothing for women: Me & Arrow, Two Danes, Cop-copine, Prairie Underground and Zuri ... and men: &Sons, Raffi, National Standards, Stitch Note, Bruun & Stengade and Matinique. Our racks are full, and fun!

Also, we’re holding a handbag drive for Dress for Success SeattleDonate your gently used, work appropriate bag (medium/large size) and receive 10% off your Momo purchase of women’s clothing and select accessories. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Harumi K : Love

Harumi K designer Sherry!

Meet Momo newcomer Harumi K aka Sherry Koyama. Harumi K clothing was borne from Sherry’s desire to create garments that are versatile, comfortable and low-maintenance. Featuring modern lines and textural fabrics (which are made with American grown cotton!), Harumi K pieces are flattering and easy-to-wear — and don’t we love that? Bonus: they transition beautifully from work to play, as well as from season to season, a major plus in our somewhat-fair-weather city!

Sherry will be one of the trio of designers we’re hosting during next week’s trunk show. Also joining the fun are local jeweler Angela Muhlnickel of Little Teal, and Ursa Caratolo, curator of stylish Italian handbags. They’re happy to share a few tips for transitioning into fall. Here are the deets:

Local Trove Trunkshow at Momo
Thursday, September 26
5:00 - 7:00 
Sip, snacks and shopping

We’ll also be holding a handbag drive for Dress for Success Seattle; donate your gently used bag (medium/large size, work appropriate) and receive 10% off your Momo purchase of women’s clothing and select accessories.

Cream and black tee dress : we love pockets!

Add some color with classic crimson.

Styles for every body. 

September 26th, 5-7, come join the fun!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

We ❤️ Little Teal

Hooray! Our favorite Seattle jewelry designer, Angela Muhlnickel aka Little Teal, will be one of the talented triad joining us for our Local Trove Trunk Show. We’ll also welcome Sherry Koyama of Harumi K and Ursa Caratolo, purveyor of lux Italian leather bags.

Local Trove Trunkshow at Momo
Thursday, September 26
5:00 - 7:00 
Sip, snacks and shopping

A Pacific Northwest native, Angela has always been drawn to the beauty of the natural world. Combining a love of making/crafting and a lifelong obsession with rocks (she started her first rock collection — complete with padded glass case and labels — at the age of 8 or 9), she began Little Teal in 2016 as a way to marry the two passions. 

Little Teal jewelry is minimalist in style, featuring simple sterling silver settings where the stones are the focal point of each unique piece. Angela feels that jewelry should be versatile and easy to wear — as well as making the wearer feel beautiful, inside and out. Lucky for us, this local treasure is also available at Momo year ’round.

Mystical moonstone with a cast sterling twig band
Luminous labradorite pendant
Garnet set in oxidized silver. 

Next week: Harumi K!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Good Buy Summer, Hello Fall!

By popular demand, the Good Fortune Sale continues. On our Sale-on-a-Sale rack, you’ll still find many prime picks to help you enjoy the last rays of summer and go gracefully into fall. This transitional time can be tricky, with cooler mornings and evenings sandwiching sweltering daylight hours. The style solution? As always, LAYER! For example, pair this comfy almond-hued Me & Arrow tank midi with a gunmetal Bridge & Burn denim-inspired jacket. Both on sale, of course.

Lighter neutrals effortlessly connect the seasons. Wear this pale grey work shirt from Two Danes as a breezy jacket at the start of September and pop it over a charcoal turtleneck in December. And the super-smart Carleen dress is a workhorse, too. The weighty white cotton will keep you warm and brighten your winter wardrobe. And yes, all are on sale now.

For the frill seekers, our sale rack offers a few options. Among them, an easy Caara dress-up dress. Navy is the new blue, sophisticated, stylish and not-too somber. And for members of the Cop-copine cult, there are more than a couple markdowns for you, too. Archival pieces from the collection that never goes out of style. Come in and see for yourself.

And in with the NEW: speaking of that inimitable French brand, here’s an excellent way to say, “Bonjour automne!” Cop-copine’s fluttery moth-print dress is fresh for Fall in a subtle shade of blued grey. Instant gratification for the waning warm days, cute and oh-so-easy for cool days to come, cozied in a cardigan.  
Just a few more glimpses of the future ... new is Nettle, a lovely linen line from San Francisco. Shown here paired with an Icelandic sweater skirt to hug your beautiful bum bum. 

And lastly, look for more from our new best friend, local girl Harumi K. Her knit tops, skirts and dresses are a dream to wear, year ’round. Meet the designer, Sherry Kojima, during our upcoming trunk show. 

Autumn Trunk Show
Thursday, September 26
5:00 - 7:00 pm
At Momo, yes please!

Celebrate the season with Harumi K - Contemporary Womenswear, hand-hewn sterling and stone jewelry from Little Teal and Italian leather handbags from stylist Ursa Curatolo. Let us help you fashion a new look as we transition into fall. Join us for light refreshments and good vibes and support local, small businesses!

We’ll also be holding a handbag drive for Dress for Success Seattle; donate your gently used bag (medium/large size, work appropriate) and receive 10% off your Momo purchase of women’s clothing and select accessories.

We love Little Teal!