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Listen Up! Seattle In-Store Featuring Pacific Gold

For decades, Seattle has been a crazy wellspring of musical talent: Quincy Jones, The Head and the Heart, Nirvana, Macklemore—all have roots in the 206. One great thing about this never-ending stream of awesome bands is that there’s always something new to check out, like our latest local favorites: Pacific Gold. The band (formerly known as Wayfarer) plays “repurposed hymns and spiritual songs” by taking old lyrical sets and rewriting them with new music and instrumentation.

If this sounds like something you’d be in to, swing by the Metro Level of our Downtown Seattle store at 5pm today—Friday, December 20th—for a live performance from the band. And while you’re there, pick up some last-minute stocking stuffers in our eclectic holiday shop, Pop-In: 4U Brite Lites_Gift City. Until then, take a listen to this pretty little pop ditty from the talented quintet.

—Jenny Yule

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Give a Little More with Pop-In: 4U

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Knowing you’ve gotten someone the perfect present is an awesome feeling, but it’s even better when the gift you’ve given carries a little extra meaning. Nestled within the eclectic array of super-cool stuff in our Brite Lites Gift City Pop-In Shop are items that help those in need.

Bamboula Ltd. Sisal (at right and left) and Straw (center) Bowls

You hear a lot about fair trade nowadays (which is a good thing!), but Bamboula Ltd. has been practicing this principle since its inception in 1989. Owner and founder Jasperdean Kobes purchases the beautifully handmade items at fair market prices that ensure a living wage for artisans and their families in African countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

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Pop-In: 4U, Small Packages


The curated collection of gifts in our pop-in shop runs the gamut from cheeky to chic and big to bitsy. Today we’re putting a spotlight on the little gems; they’re just right for stocking up a gift drawer so you always have something on hand during those unexpected times when you need a last-minute gift. Here are two cuties for inspiration. See all the gift-worthy treasures in our Pop-In Shop.

1. ‘MIMOBOT® – Star Wars™” 8GB USB Flash Drives from Mimoco. Ideal for storing dastardly plans for destroying the Death Star…or beloved kitty GIFs.

2. ‘Let’s Hang’ Zipper Pulls from Kidrobot. There are 26 different charms, and each unmarked box contains one adorably nonsensical surprise friend for your recipient and his/her zipper.

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Listen Up! Jawbone & Pop-In: 4U Edition

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There’s so much cool stuff in our latest Pop-In Shop that we’re highlighting a few items each week, to help you in your quest to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Today’s pick is the super-cool Jambox from SF tech-innovators Jawbone. These seriously stylish portable speakers are designed for “anything with a play button,” so you can get wireless, hi-fi sound whether you’re playing Bit.Trip Runner on your iPad, Skyping with an important client or setting the mood for a romantic picnic—and you can do it virtually anywhere.

Jawbone’s Jambox (clockwise from top left) in Blueberry, Watermelon, Ice Cream Sandwich and Grilled Cheese—yum!

For Pop-In: 4U, we custom-designed four food-themed color combos, which range from complementary to contrasting. Then we asked a few of our music-loving (and -making) friends which song they’d stream if they received one of our tasty custom-color Jamboxes as a gift.

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Pop-in: 4U Profile: Found My Animal

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We get that finding the perfect gift can be tough. That’s why we created Pop-In: 4U—a collection of the coolest presents on the planet. And to help you out even more, we’re giving you a little extra background on some of the stuff we’ve stocked, so you know you’ve gotten the ultimate gift. First up is Found My Animal.

Found My Animal: Adjustable Pet Leash | Rope & Leather Pet Collar

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Pop-In: 4U Brite Lites Gift City Is Open!

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It’s here! Pop-In: 4U Brite Lites_Gift City, the latest in our series of themed Pop-In Shops, is open and ready for you to explore—both online and in selected stores. Just in time for the season of giving, the new shop’s theme is all about finding the ultimate gift.

We asked Olivia Kim—our director of creative projects and mastermind behind Pop-In: 4U—to give us a little background on the shop:

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