Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day!

Snowmageddon is finally melting, and Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! At Momo, we’ve braved the slush and are happy to be here for you. Whether it’s assisting in choosing a thoughtful gift or helping with artful and creative gift-wrapping – Momo to the rescue! Here are some quick ideas for your consideration:

Versatile Vessels: Founded in 1998 by Bo Jia and Alison Alten (a hapa couple, so Momo), Middle Kingdom produces porcelain goods inspired by classic Chinese designs, with a modern twist. These candy-colored mini vases are ideal gifts under $25 and our #1 pick for a sweet “Galentine’s” treat. 

Cotton Comforts: Designed and woven in an artisanal atelier in the South of France, L├ętol scarves are made of 100% organic cotton and given a final wash with “Savon de Marseille,” a traditional vegan soap that's been in use for over six centuries. Tastefully colorful, we love the heft and find ourselves wearing them throughout year. 

Unusual Adornments: If you’re leaning toward jewelry, Momo has you covered! With a plethora of styles and materials, and designers spanning from hyper-local Momo Girl Angela to Paris’ Trois Petits Points, we’re sure you can find the perfect something.

Cast sterling organic botanicals are delicately understated. 

Unusal stones are featured in a series of Little Teal earrings. 

Trois Petits Points lockets come in a rainbow of elegant colors. 
These are especially popular for  moms!

Natty & New: Brand new for Momo is Matinique. Direct from Copenhagen, this clothing line has been producing high-quality, stylish + modern clothing for over 40 years. Get your guy looking sharp from work to weekend.

Navy blue and white floral adds a little fun.
Micro-houndstooth in a versatile dark blue/white combo. 

Today, tomorrow or any other day, we wish you lots of love, and are here for you. Happy Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day! Stay warm.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Enter the Year of the Pig!

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Lunar New Year is nearly upon us! February 5th welcomes the Earth Pig, characterized by its friendliness, compassion, enthusiasm and occasional self-indulgence.

In Chinese astrology, the Pig is the animal of wealth. According to astrological charts, 2019 will be a good year for investing – in all things, not just financial. The Pig attracts success in all spheres of life!

Join us in the International District/Chinatown, as our neighborhood shares its abundance with a number of fantastic cultural events to ring in the New Year:

Wing Luke Coloring Contest! Kids 12 and younger can compete for an $800 prize.
The Wing Luke Museum will start things off this year. Festivities for family fun can be found at their Lunar New Year Celebration and Fair, Saturday, February 2nd from 10 - 5 at The Wing (719 S. King St). Tickets are $17 for adults, free admission for students and children. Watch lion dancers, create crafts with local artists, explore the stuffed animal petting zoo, take a trip through the museum and much more!

The entire neighborhood will be hosting another celebration, this one on Saturday, February 9th from 11 - 4. A free community-wide event, it features lion and dragon dances, cultural performances like taiko drumming and martial arts demonstrations, a piggy parade, costume contests (check out the make-your-own-pig-mask contest) as well as arts and crafts booths for the kids. As always, the ever-popular $3 food walk will lead you to tasty discoveries at select restaurants all around the ’hood.

And don’t forget to stop by the neighborhood shops while you’re in the area. You never know what delightful treats will surprise you!

Piggy Fun Facts:
  • Some famous pigs include: Ernest Hemmingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Lucille Ball ... and our very own Momo Mama, Lei Ann! 
  • Pigs are most compatible with Tigers, Rabbits and Goats
  • Lucky numbers are 2, 5 and 8
  • Adult pigs (of the porcine variety) can run up to 11 mph. That's a seven minute mile! Their squeals can also exceed 110 decibels ... which is the volume of a supersonic airliner. Piggies also rule the roost on Big Major Cay in the Bahamas. They love to swim out to boats, hoping to cadge a treat or three. So cute!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Happy New Year! Time Rolls On

The New Year is the perfect time for a change, so Momo is pleased to welcome a new batch of cute and quirky clocks from Tokyo Bay.

In 1991, the company was established as a collaboration between two designers: one hailing from Japan and one from the San Francisco area. They now create their whimsical clocks and watches in Minneapolis (very Momo of them, as Mr. T hails from there!) With their focus on bright, happy colors and fanciful products, Momo has long been a fan of their tiny timepieces.

For time that seems to zip by: a motorcycle clock (that actually rolls!):

Also available in red.

Do you have a cat lover in your life? This little clock is purr-fect. Its body is a Slinky, too!

Who remembers rotary phones? For those feeling a tinge of nostalgia, these old-school telephones might bring a smile:

Also available in black and red. 

Perhaps the most iconic of our Tokyo Bay clocks: the Tokibot! Momo has one that will surely please a UW Husky fan; it’s sporty as can be in purple and gold.

“Go Huskies!”

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Skhoop Skirt Seven Day Special!

Here comes Skhoop Scandinavian sport-to-street clothing, a grand slam for the Seattle city dweller. Perfect for the cold and rain, yet flattering and chic, it’s ideal for dog walking, urban hiking, and bike commuting. Machine washable, tumble dry-able, windproof and water resistant, Skhoop pretty much does it all. Plus, it has pockets! What could make it better?

A Seven-day Special Sale! That’s right, Momo is momentarily discounting our Skhoop skirts and vests until January 18th ... 20% off lots of styles and sizes to choose from, all in reliable Seattle black.

Let’s start with a great basic, the Karin mini. Thin polyester padding keeps the tush toasty without adding bulk, while side stretch panels and a full-zipper lend comfort, ease and a certain modernity.  Pop it over leggings or skinny jeans and off you go. Available in XS, S or M.

Karin is clean and simple.

Cute rear view!

For year-round wear, try the Adventure skirt – we have an XS, S or M in the mini version, and only one S left in a short version. Super stretchy scuba-esque fabric, side zip, zippered front pocket and belt loops create a skirt that is ready for anything.

Adventure 365 days of the year.

Then there’s the Rebecka skirt – double zips, thick and down-filled, stretchy side gussets. This is an amazing skirt for bicyclists and is on hand in S or M.

The Rebecka is a little puffier.

Last, and least in coverage but most in cute! is the iconic teeny Mini skirt – featuring a double zip front, you can literally wrap this around, zip it closed and walk out the door. It makes any top into a tunic by adding just a wee bit of visual length. Great for tossing on over leggings for that quick jaunt to the store or yoga class. Available in S or M.

Classic Mini, favorite of Momo Mama Lala.

PS: one left of the Original featuring long zippers on either side.
Ideal for taking long strides (for those who have speedy dogs!).

Next up, vests! The Jen is extra long, quilted, double zip, lightweight, cozy! A shiny silver zipper dresses it up, making it stylish enough to wear over jeans and a thick thermal sweater, to head out for a day of exploring the town. Available in S or M.

The Jen 

Then there’s the Debbie vest  –  much like the Jen, but a little longer, and with a serious hood. You’ll be impervious to the wind and rain, guaranteed. Available in S or M.


Brrrrrrr!!!!! Did you know that January is Seattle’s most frigid and dampest month? It’s an excellent time to take advantage of our sweet Skhoop sale — get ’em while it’s cold!