Lucky us! Last Thursday, for Take Your Daughter to Work Day, our boutique was visited by two young ladies who wanted to experience life at Momo. Grace (at left) and Tess (on the right), spent a few fun hours learning about retail. After a quick Q + A, the two set about to spiffing up the shop, dressing dummies and designing displays.
Jessica gave the eighth grade girls lessons in presentation, getting the table ready with a colorful Mother’s Day theme.
Thank you, girls! Maybe one day we’ll be honored to have Tess and Grace working with us for real.
Jeff’s been sporting Chucks since he was a teenager, so was he ever delighted to find our S. Kuhlman Converse shirt ($79) in Momo’s front window. With a big grin he told us he was going to wear it all day. Jeff found us on his visit from Frostburg, Maryland — no doubt he’ll be the only one in his town with the whimsical shirt that hails from Minnesota.
A couple of months ago, the lovely Yuri Kinoshita of Umbo gave me one of these super cute Chirimen bears for my big birthday and since then, he’s been the keeper of my new Mini Cooper keys. Since I love him so much, I thought I’d buy a few to share with our Momo customers. He has movable arms and legs and is so well-made — perfect for adorning a cell phone or as in Japan, a handobaggu. He comes in black or purple and is an appropriate gift for the person with everything ... except a kimono clad bear.
This is shopgirl Diane’s neck. With her creamy complexion, any jewelry would look divine, but we think Eric Silva’s droplet necklace is especially exquisite. Recognized for his rustic style, the California artist melds bone, antler, wood, silver and semi-precious stones into distinctive pieces. We’re finally bold enough to bring in a collection and we invite you to try it on — we’re truly excited and we think you’ll be, too.
600 South Jackson Street Japantown Seattle 206.329.4736 momoseattle.com
Momo is the little shop on the corner of Sixth Avenue South and South Jackson Street, the crossroads of Seattle’s Japantown. The historic neighborhood, decimated after the 1942 Executive Order 9066 which forced the removal of all Japanese Americans from the West Coast, is seeing a quiet renewal. Present-day treasures include unique boutiques, galleries, a barbershop and salons, fame-ish sushi restaurants, a landmark tea house and a beautiful secret garden. Come discover the revival!