Spend Like It Matters

Seattle Capitol Hill is a culturally vibrant neighborhood that welcomes everyone. In fact, there are numerous local businesses that are woman-owned and minority-owned including Visette Boutique, Armoire, Moo-Young, and Retail Therapy.

As the holidays are just around the corner, we teamed up with Intentionalist to speak with these businesses about what they are most excited about for the holiday season.

Visette Boutique

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Visal Sam’s love of bold fashion and vibrant color stems from her childhood shaped by Cambodia’s civil war. At Visette Boutique, she helps customers find one-of-a-kind dresses from her selection of locally and globally sourced designs.



The brainchild of Ambika Singh, Armoire is a fashion subscription service that provides an expansive closet right at your fingertips. Browse their in-store showroom, or take their online style quiz and have four pieces shipped to your door that can be swapped out whenever you please.



Francine Moo-Young is a lifelong artist and maker with a desire to create beautiful and functional wearable art. Her concept shop, MOO-YOUNG, is nestled in Chophouse Row and features her unique, handmade shibori-dyed leather pieces, bags, and accessories.

Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy, Wazhma Samizay’s wonderfully quirky boutique, specializes in clothing, gifts, jewelry, art, and accessories made by small independent artists and designers. Customers delight in finding something fun for themselves or a friend among the eclectic mix of offerings.

Video | Zita Lam