Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Popping up this Sunday! Zuri x kimber elements

Zuri ...

... meet kimber elements!

Momo is excited to host a pop-up for the universally loved, versatile-as-heck Zuri. Paloma from headquarters will be here with their latest and greatest. Plus, joining us will be local kimber elements, unveiling a limited edition collection of adornments perfect to partner with Zuri. 

Zuri x kimber elements Pop-up!
Sunday, December 8
3:00 - 6:00 at Momo
Sunday street parking is free

Each Zuri dress is made from a limited run of colorful and playful patterns. Printed on Dutch wax fabric they are durable, wrinkle-resistant and machine washable. Flattering on every body type, they can be worn three ways: as a dress, an open jacket, or as a skirt! Plus ... you guessed it — they have pockets. You can see why their motto is “Just One Dress.”

Sustainably and ethically made in Kenya by a collective whose focus is on women's empowerment, you can feel good  when you treat yourself to a dress (or three). Learn more about this global brand at https://www.shopzuri.com/

Founders Sandra Zhao and Ashleigh Gersh Miller

Sublimely versatile, Zuri is travel worthy, too. Pop it over a slip dress or a top and pants and wear it open as a light jacket.








To wear it as a skirt, unbutton the top buttons, shimmy the dress down to your waist, fold the collar to the inside, tie the sleeves into a big ‘bow.’ Ta-da!

To belt or not to belt? That is your prerogative. 

Everyone loves Zuri! Local luminary Claudia Castro Luna,
Washington’s Poet Laureate, wears hers over a tailored shirt. 

More on kimber elements ... the jewelry is designed and produced in partnership with 25 Maasai women artisans who are members of the Oldoinyo Oibor Amboseli Women’s Group in Kimana Village, located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Traditionally worn by Maasai women and men, these pieces are a symbol of their culture and traditions. 

Your purchase empowers this women’s group to promote their craft, and give voice and visibility to the artisans. The women collectively decided that the proceeds from this project will finance their purchase of beehives to make honey as another source of income. Honey money! Learn more about kimber elements at http://kimber-elements.com/

  

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We Be Thankful for YOU!

We’re feeling nostalgic. 

Remember the first time you walked into Momo and we said hello? You were in the neighborhood for family dinner at Maneki, or meeting friends at the Panama, or maybe you just happened to stroll by and we caught your eye. Whatever compelled you to enter our doors, we’re still thankful after all these years.

Mahalo for being a blessing to Momo. Here’s to the start of a season of gifts and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the peace of the day (and that piece of the pie)!

xo Momo
ps: Click on ❤️ for my ’70s soundtrack

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!