Pandora Grover is no newcomer to Whatcom County, nor is she new to Northwest fashion. Her women’s clothing store, Seasons, has moved around Whatcom County since she opened in 2003. The shop has moved from Birch Bay and Bellingham’s Bakerview Square. Early this year, Grover put down roots in quaint Finnegan’s Alley in Fairhaven, right in the thick of one of Bellingham’s most popular commerce centers.
“It has been a delight to be in Fairhaven. The tourists are a great new addition to my customers,” she says. Tourists and Bellingham natives alike will find Grover’s warm personality and wide variety of styles a welcome addition to Fairhaven.
In line with her store’s name, Seasons carries women’s clothing for all seasons, all year-round. While it may seem unusual to find sunny, bright-colored sundresses and shorts in January, the additional options make Seasons an ideal place to stop in before your winter holiday. When it seems impossible to find a wardrobe for your December Hawaiian getaway, Seasons has you covered. Beyond holiday wear, the store offers women age 19 to 90 on-trend pieces as well as timeless classics, Grover says. “I’ve seen three generations of women visit my store together and find items,” she says. In other words, Seasons is a store for some mother-daughter (and even grandmother) bonding.
Women will find pieces from around $30 to $130 for casual to dressy occasions. Most of the items in the store are under $100, with a few statement pieces that are a bit more expensive. Grover does her best to find clothing lines from the U.S. and Europe that use quality fabrics made to last. In addition to clothing, Grover carries an assortment of fun costume jewelry as well as art for the home. The store has featured paintings from Valentina Vidette Davoli-Raab (Valentina V), who resides in Bellingham seasonally and owns Casa Valentina Bed and Breakfast in Bellingham. Valentina is known for her use of bright, bold colors, an interesting contrast to the Pacific Northwest earth tones.
With Valentina’s bold art decorating the walls and Grover’s well-considered selection of women’s clothing, Seasons makes shopping relaxing and fun. “As soon as someone enters the store, it becomes their store too. And if ladies enjoy it, that’s all that matters,” she says. Grover encourages new visitors to stop in just to say hello and have a look around.
1106 Harris Ave., Bellingham
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