HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Shop late tonight, tomorrow as Carmilia’s celebrates 15 years in the West Seattle Junction

(Carmilia’s proprietor Linda Sabee, photographed by WSB’s Patrick Sand)

“I hope you’ll come to celebrate this crazy journey with me!” That’s your invitation from Linda Sabee, proprietor of the West Seattle Junction boutique Carmilia’s, celebrating 15 years in business – a big milestone for a small business. As part of the party, tonight and tomorrow, you can shop late – until 9 pm – at Carmilia’s. Here’s how Linda tells the story of how she got started:

Fifteen years ago while roaming Summer Fest with my kids, I realized that there were many women just like me living in West Seattle longing for a chic shop. With no retail experience (I used to be a kindergarten teacher) and just a flash of an idea for a store, I shook hands with Jack Menashe and took over the former Margaret’s Apparel location. With the support of family and friends and an amazing neighborhood customer base, Carmilia’s was born on November 15, 2002, and is still alive and kicking today.

(And that’s due to persistence, and support, as noted in this story we published four years ago.) Carmilia’s is at 4528 California SW, where the party continues through Saturday – open until 9 tonight, 11 am-9 pm tomorrow (Thursday), 11 am-6 pm Friday and Saturday.

6 Replies to "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Shop late tonight, tomorrow as Carmilia's celebrates 15 years in the West Seattle Junction"

  • Hilda B. November 15, 2017 (7:53 pm)

    Congratulations! My favorite place to shop. 

  • Mark November 15, 2017 (8:14 pm)

    Your link “this story we published four years ago.) ” is actually to Carmilla’s website, not to your old story.

    • WSB November 15, 2017 (8:24 pm)

      Fixing, thanks.

  • Out for a walk November 15, 2017 (10:27 pm)

    A beautiful shop and great staff.  We ❤️ you in our neighborhood. 

  • Christine in Gatewood November 16, 2017 (8:10 am)

    Congratulations, Linda!  We are so happy you have reached this milestone and are thankful for a beautiful clothing shop in the Junction.  

  • LAH November 16, 2017 (1:16 pm)

    I love Carmilia’s – Congratulations!  

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