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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Legend of Pretty Parlor

Source: Article is taken from Pretty Parlor website

Once upon a time, a kicky young miss named Anna Lange (that’s Anna Banana, to you) dreamed of bringing clothes with clout to the masses. “Today’s look reflects today’s taste,” she said to herself, as she painted her toenails with Passion Pink. Soon enough, her delicious dream became a reality; she opened the original Pretty Parlor on Summit Avenue in Seattle’s Capitol Hill in November of 2001.

After a year of bestowing bountiful bon-bons to the denizens of Capitol Hill, Miss Banana had another brainstorm. “Let’s bring the funk up to Phinney,” she exclaimed, while visions of sugarplums danced in her head. The Parlor relocated in November 2002 to a happy home on Greenwood Avenue atop Phinney Ridge. However as the hustle and bustle of an ever-expanding city grows, so does the real estate.

Alas, the Parlor on Phinney was forced to flee as the buildling lost its lot to condos. "BACK TO THE HILL WE MUST GO!" exclaimed her lady in pink. In late fall of 2005, the Pretty Parlor was back in its original spot in all its glory on Summit Ave. E. "Ahhhhh......" said Miss Banana, "It feels so wonderful to be back on the Hill! HOME SWEET SOME!"

As ever, the 1000-square foot boutique (that’s a lot of pink paint, pardner!) showcases vintage & indie designer fashions, jewelry, and accessories for men and women. Anna now spends her days frolicking among the racks of fabulous finds and creates flirty fashions for her own label, "House of Pretty Parlor". If that’s not happily ever after, we don’t know what is.