You know the local shopping scene so well, it’s almost like you have superhero skills.
Need shoes for a date? Bam! (Louboutins from Nordstrom Rack.) The perfect new necklace? Kapow! (Just $10 at vintage shop.) But a nonmall boutique in Bellevue? Holy chain stores, Batgirl, you’re at a loss.
Until, that is, you swoop into La Ree, the new Main Street shop from former Barneys scouter Rachael Nov. The Tiffany blue and black decor frames a bevy of labels not easily found in our humble metropolis.
It’s bound to become your new go-to spot for Jenni Kayne and Vena Cava dresses, Alexander Wang basics, Nili Lotan tunics, Geren Ford tops, and Superfine and Tsubi denim (plus standout pieces from local jewelry designer Jamie Joseph — a wonder woman of style in her own right).
So charming, it’s almost enough to merit battling I-90 traffic at rush hour.
Even if you can’t cross the bridge in a single bound.
La Ree Boutique, 11 103rd Avenue Northeast, at Main Street, Bellevue (425-453-7866).