Thursday, May 17, 2018

From Japan, with Love

Say “kon'nichiwa!” to the latest addition to our ‘Found only at Momo’ family: Cream Company Kyoto. As we speak, Momo is the only place outside of Japan where you can buy these lovely leather goods. Hand made by generations of artisans in Kyoto, the family is dedicated to superior quality, substantial leathers and a signature color palette.

You may have seen the pouches at Momo before. Originally, Momo Mama discovered them at a design shop in Kyoto and purchased one personally. She loved it so much, she conspired with a friend in Japan to bring them to Seattle. But, as things go, that didn’t last, so she devised another plan of importing the cheery leather goods to the US.

Seven years later: the wallet that started it all.
After hours of sleuthing and sussing, rounds of emails with an interpreter, and the conveyance of planes, trains and automobiles, we present to you our third (and hopefully not last) capsule collection. All three pieces — snap pouch/wallet, crossbody bag and roomy tote — boast saturated hues in simple, elegant shapes.

Snap pouches are great for organizing the inside of your purse!
The perfect size: 4.5" x 6.5"

We only have three of these fabulous totes with a large zippered interior pocket
and two open pockets that are perfect for slipping a cell phone into.

We are loving this crossbody bag!
Just toss in your essentials and head out for the day. 

Although it was a challenging adventure to get these beauties to Seattle, it was worth it! We think they’re very special and we’re pretty sure that you will, too.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Linen Love

Now that we’ve had enough sunny warm days, we can realistically claim it’s linen season! It’s easy to love this fabulous fabric, be it for man, woman, or home. So, just in time for May’s warm-wave, here’s a sample Momo man-centric linen shirts.

Toronto based & Sons is dedicated to well-cut shirts from fine fabrics.

Their modern fit linen shirts look great whether worn
casually with khakis or shorts, or under a blazer.

Our Raffi shirt offers a bit more traditional fit in a lighter weight linen
colored in great summer hues. Think pink — in wine and linen!

The Northwest’s own National Standards offers a couple of linen options for our very unpredictable Spring/Summer weather.
Their substantial long-sleeve linen in a rich midnight
is perfect for those cool NW summer evenings.

When summer does finally heat up, Japanese ‘Shiba Linen,’
 a linen/ramie blend, combines an elegant textile with cool comfort.

At Momo, we believe that a great linen shirt makes you feel like a relaxing summer is at hand. Ahhhhhh ... bring it on.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hooray, Hooray, it’s Children’s Day!

Happy Kodomo no Hi!

Hug a kid today, or someone who acts like one — it’s Children’s Day in Japan. And come to the Japanese Cultural Center on Sunday, May 6 to celebrate, Seattle style. For more information, visit their website:

Happy sunny day!
xo Momo