West Seattle businesses: The Sneakery opens in The Junction

(Photos by Katie Meyer for WSB)
Just a few days ago, we checked in with Drea, owner of The Sneakery, to ask about progress toward opening their new store in The Junction (former Liberty Bell Printing storefront at 4736 California). She thought it might be a week or two. Then suddenly, Desiree sent word late today that The Sneakery had decided to go ahead and open (she also sent the tip in February that they were on the way). WSB contributor Katie Meyer went over for a few photos. Above, that’s Drea (right) and Jess; next two shots, some of the merchandise:

‘Drea says they were testing the cash-register software and receipt printer anyway, and feeling the need for some sunlight in the west-facing shop, so they opened the doors. The inventory will continue to grow in the days/weeks ahead. Here’s the hours they have posted for now:

21 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: The Sneakery opens in The Junction"

  • JD May 8, 2011 (9:24 pm)

    Awesome! Will check you guys out asap! Kids sneakers, pretty please!

  • Lorelee May 8, 2011 (9:29 pm)

    Save me a pair of those boots!

  • Carrie Ann May 8, 2011 (9:43 pm)

    Hopefully they’ll carry a decent selection of shoes for those of us with less than dainty feet. Looking forward to checking it out when we’re back in town!

  • SpeakLoud May 8, 2011 (9:53 pm)

    Yes-womens size 12 PLEASE.

  • lou May 8, 2011 (9:54 pm)

    They opened for a bit yesterday. The clearance is awesome and I was super impressed with the selection of shoes, socks and super cute shoe laces! Check it out! Support local business!

  • Cakeordeath May 8, 2011 (10:13 pm)


  • LM44 May 8, 2011 (10:45 pm)

    Those guys seem pretty hip. Best of luck to them!

  • neighborly May 8, 2011 (11:00 pm)

    Welcome! One less reason to get in the car to go to Target.

  • polkadot May 9, 2011 (1:02 am)

    Looks like a cool store.

  • A May 9, 2011 (9:36 am)

    Men’s shoes in small sizes pleaseplease. LOTS of shorter men in the area who have small feet and need sizes 5-8.

  • DW May 9, 2011 (9:48 am)

    Interior and inventory look great – but what’s with the handwritten signs? Having professional signage goes a long way toward sprucing up any retail spot.

  • kate May 9, 2011 (10:12 am)

    Last year I bought a great pair of arm warmers at the Ballard store. Arm warmers are very useful for a Northwest girl like me so I hope they’ll carry them at the new West Seattle location.

  • WSNimby May 9, 2011 (11:28 am)

    Yay! Just what WS needs – more overpriced hipster stuff!

  • Chris May 9, 2011 (4:29 pm)

    More hipster stuff? That’s pretty funny. We have very little hipster stuff, so I welcome it with open arms.

  • Chris May 9, 2011 (4:35 pm)

    What I meant, in case I was not clear, is that we have a good amount of diversity at the Junction – stuff that has been there a long time and isn’t exactly “modern” and then we have some new additions like Click, and that’s a good thing! So let’s just embrace progress and not assume that everyone wants to be stuck in the past. It’s all good right?

    • WSB May 9, 2011 (4:42 pm)

      BTW I didn’t mention it in this story (it was mentioned in our earlier coverage) but The Sneakery continues something of a West Seattle trend that’s run for the past few years – start in the north end and expand here. The original Sneakery is in Ballard. – TR

  • Kristen May 9, 2011 (5:02 pm)

    Welcome, Sneakery! So glad I don’t need to hoof over to Ballard anymore to expand my cute sock collection… (though, I’m sure I’ll still visit that location!)

  • Karrie Kohlhaas May 10, 2011 (1:27 am)

    Excited to see all the foot goods at the Sneakery. I am happy for you guys! The only thing that would have made me happier is if you opened in Delridge. Good luck in your new venture!

  • lou May 10, 2011 (10:51 am)

    The prices are VERY VERY reasonable! Not at all over priced. Check it out.

  • Lynn May 12, 2011 (6:09 pm)

    Kids sneakers please…less Target runs and more change!

  • 12th and thomas May 30, 2011 (5:27 am)

    Actually the sneakery has a great selection and GREAT prices! I want a sneakery in cap hill! what’s with the w.s. haters? can’t appreciate a good thing when it’s right there? can’t appreciate cute feet? and a hand written sign can be WARM and CASUAL… and perhaps TEMPORARY…. let’s let some things breathe. like how the ballard store developed to a beautiful work of art. long live…. THE Sneakery.

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