For those who like to shop while they sip, Capitol Cider is hosting a new, regular monthly event called NOTED Pop-Up Shop.  It features gifts, vintage denim and designer clothing, housewares, collectibles, jewelry, art, and flowers.  This month, join us for NOTED on October 21st and 22nd from 10am – 4pm downstairs in The Ballast Bar.  Stop by for brunch or lunch upstairs after visiting the shop to satisfy those post-shopping hunger pangs!

“NOTED collective is a monthly pop up shop selling work by women-led designers and a thoughtful curation of boheme clothing and goods,” said founder of NOTED, Ashley Albritton.  “It’s a fun and beautiful sensory celebration with a monthly, site-specific art installation by designer Ana Mengote, occasional live instrumental music, and rotating art showcasing an emerging Seattle talent.  This month’s featured artist is painter Hannah Oleava Olsen; she’ll be showcasing an incredible stash of bright, graphic paintings that are visually exciting and covey unbound possibility.”

In addition to rotating designers, NOTED Pop-Up Shop permanently hosts Rive Collection and Stuff by Ana.  Rive offers an elevated selection of vintage denim, silk and linen pieces, pretty dresses, housewares, potted plants and designer clothing.   Stuff by Ana is industrial designer Ana Mengote’s original jewelry and furniture, with an unerring eye on minimal, clever design.

NOTED’s Ashley Allbritton originally created the pop-up shop to ”foster a shopping experience that the creative-minded, discerning Capitol Hill community would love and look forward to each month.”   With that in mind, she brings together things that on-trend Capitol Hill-ers care about: “pretty aesthetics, good design, smartly sourced, with a focus on women-led designers and makers.”  The aim was to turn NOTED into the kind of place you’d meet your best friend for a drink, then shop for something one-of-a-kind.

The idea behind her Rive Collection was to curate an “epic cool girl closet,” stocked with soft, old tees, leather jackets, shredded Levi’s, designer ankle booties, pretty vintage dresses, Frenchy designer blouses, and cozy cashmere sweaters that “your brother might want to steal.”

Ashley puts love and care into every single item she puts up for sale: she wants to “have to want it in [her] own closet, or picture a girlfriend loving it”.  Ashley goes on to explain that her Rive Collectionis all about the sensuality and artistry of getting dressed– it’s not an accident that basically everything is pure cotton, silk or linen”.  She’s inspired by the styles of the 70’s and 90’s, but also wanted to sell basic, wearable pieces with an emphasis on design and fit.  Additionally, Ashley feels a deep commitment to the sustainability of slow-sourced fashion, as opposed to cheaply made and mass-produced clothing from retailers that harm the environment and ultimately end up in landfills.

Currently, Ashley is loving a hand-embroidered white cotton nightgown piece that dates back to the late 18th century, and pictures someone wearing it with a pair of 501’s and “not being too precious about it”.  She’s also loving a Pendelton Stadium wool blanket, woven in the “softest, prettiest” pastel colors—perfect for a staple in a “little girl’s room”, or “thrown on an old leather chair”.

This month’s featured artist, up and coming painter Hannah Oleava Olsen, is showcasing an incredible stash of bright, graphic paintings that are visually exciting and convey unbound possibility.  Join us on October 21st and 22nd from 10am – 4pm downstairs in The Ballast Bar and check out NOTED’s treasure trove of vintage dreams!