Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Best from the West

Did you know that Momo sleuths the world over for treasures that are as unique and interesting as you? Sometimes we go shopping with a specific idea in mind. Sometimes we are approached by a designer whose work we fall in love with. Sometimes we fall down the rabbit hole that is the internet. However we discover new things, we are always excited to share them with you.

Today we present jewelry from the west: Western Europe and the West Coast of America.

From Stuttgart, Germany — reproduction Bakelite bangles. Made with similar weight and feel, plus impeccable attention to detail, these re-creations are fun and affordable (think less than a quarter the price of vintage Bakelite)! Carved, molded or cut-out, the 1940’s styling is forever classic. Imagine an armful in candy-colored, Art Deco shades ... what fun to stack them and hear them clank!

Retro cool Bakelite-inspired bangles.
Intersperse your stacked bangles with spacers. 
Another designer brand new to Momo is Portland-based Chapter. A stark contrast to the chunky retro bangles from Germany, Chapter’s jewelry is dainty and austere, with a strong focus on simple geometric shapes. Our collection of  earrings and necklaces is both elegant and versatile. These are pieces you can pair with any outfit, casual or dressy, day or night.

Symmetry and Geometry.

The daintiest pendants! 
Come in and check out these new adornments — we’ll show you how to layer them up. And from West to West, we’ll keep searching the globe for finds to bring home to Momo. Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 21, 2014

From Tokyo With Love

Fresh from Tokyo, New arrivals at Momo! 100% cotton unisex shirts and tees.

Crewz Clothing was founded in 1970 and has been crafting high-quality goods since. Crewz is best known for modernizing traditional designs, as exemplified by our unisex shirt riffing on the classic kimono. Momo has these luxuriously thick, slub-cotton tops in slate grey or a rich chocolate brown. Tie a tenegui around your neck and you’ll have a fresh take on Japanese style. 

Slub-cotton unisex shirts available in slate grey and chocolate brown.

Buden Shouten, a sportswear offshoot of Crewz, offers the same superior quality with a spin on Japanese pop culture. Playful graphics are expertly screened onto dense cotton tees. Both the front and the back of each t-shirt has a fun image or kanji.

Rei translates to “Zero” or “Nothing”

Buden Shouten graphic tees feature an array of designs.

If you love Japanese styling, traditional or modern (or a mix!) come down and try on a tee or two. See you at Momo.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Chow + Fun: Saturday & Sunday, July 12 & 13


Saturday, July 12 from Noon - 8:00 pm
Jackson St. Sidewalk Sale 11:00 am - Close
Night Market 8:00 pm - Midnight
Sunday, July 13 from Noon - 6:00 pm

No hamburgers at this street fair — what you’re sure to find is delicious Asian food and family-friendly festivities. Come down to the District and be a part of the excitement on the street including:
 - Dragon and Lion dances
 - Japanese Taiko drumming
 - Martial Arts demonstrations
 - Chinese Girls Drill Team
 - International booths selling interesting stuff
 - Geek chic anime contest
 - And of course, the infamous $2 Food Walk
Plus, on Saturday, Japantown will be holding a Sidewalk Sale on South Jackson Street with goodies and bargains galore.

Then, on Saturday, when the lights get low, the Night Market will run until midnight, complete with:
 - Food trucks
 - More booths with more interesting stuff
 - An all-ages dance party
 - And for the thirsty, a beer garden

There’s more fun in the sun on Sunday. Check out the details at the spiffy new website: Don’t be draggin’ or you’ll miss out — see you at Dragon Fest!