BIZNOTE: ‘The Lindas’ join forces for the future of West Seattle Junction boutique Carmilia’s

(Photo courtesy Carmilia’s – L-R, Linda Walsh and Linda Sabee)

Almost nine years ago, we sat down for a chat with those two entrepreneurs – “The Lindas” – for a chat about being small independent retailers. Since then, Linda Sabee‘s boutique Carmilia’s has continued in its longtime home at 4528 California SW; Linda Walsh has long since moved her boutique Clementines to Pioneer Square. But today “The Lindas” are announcing a new West Seattle collaboration: Walsh is the new owner of Carmilia’s; Sabee will remain as buyer and support for events/customer connections. Their announcement says Walsh will be “adding her touch to Carmilia’s while keeping the same brands and styles that has made it a neighborhood treasure since 2002.” Walsh says the Pioneer Square home of Clementines – best known for shoes – has a “major rebranding” ahead but in the meantime the Carmilia’s collaboration has her “returning to the West Seattle neighborhood to partner with Sabee, her longtime fashionista friend.” As the new Carmilia’s partnership ramps up this month, they’re looking ahead to “doing events in the Spring to show off their spring goods and new partnership.” You can get word of those by subscribing to the Carmilia’s email list if you’re not already on it –

(P.S. If you’re not into in-person shopping, note that you can shop Carmilia’s online – Sabee gained citywide fame for that pandemic adaptation.)

7 Replies to "BIZNOTE: 'The Lindas' join forces for the future of West Seattle Junction boutique Carmilia's"

  • Anw February 2, 2022 (12:29 pm)

    Exciting! Congrats to both! 

  • Erin98126 February 2, 2022 (12:49 pm)

    I have lived in West Seattle as long as Carmilias has been open and have been shopping there all 20 years. This boutique is a West Seattle Junction gem. I am sad to see Linda sell but am happy to see she sold to Linda from Clementines and am glad Linda will still be the buyer. Congrats, Linda’s! 

  • Athena February 2, 2022 (2:19 pm)

    Love both of the Linda’s! Now I don’t ever have to leave the island. This could be trouble ❤️ Good luck! 

  • LindaB February 2, 2022 (2:53 pm)

    All my favorite Lindas in one fab spot. So happy for you both ❤️

  • PFlynn February 2, 2022 (4:43 pm)

    What a great idea! Can’t wait!

  • Meg February 3, 2022 (7:37 am)

    What a beautiful transition for the two women who brought style to Alaska Junction. I am grateful for both of you!

  • Jamee February 4, 2022 (7:53 am)

    Love this!! Love the community and the ability to shop 10 minutes from my house.  Fantanstic.

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