Thursday, December 27, 2007



20%-50% off all Fall and Winter merchandise going on right now.

There are still some great pieces left on the sale racks from the following designers:

Rhys Dwfen
Tony Cohen
and more...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Best of Citysearch

BIG thanks to everyone who voted for MERGE!!!!! It certainly looks like some of the best shopping in Seattle is in FREMONT...if you haven't been by lately, drive on over and check out the best boutiques in the city. ;-)


Wool Swing dress with optional belt. $435

Leather from Jarbo

The modern crop leather jacket from Jarbo. Dramatic high collar, extra long, lean sleeves and slightly longer in front than back to give a much more slimming effect on the body. Also available in dark brown. $795

Introducing martinMARTIN

Diane Moss-Martin and Eric Martin launched martinMartin in 2000.
A graduate of Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Diane Moss-Martin began her career as a costume designer and stylist for film, television, music videos and album covers.
She started her own label Diane Moss / Moss Studio before martinMartin.
Eric Martin graduated from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and then worked as Chief Designer for Max Studio for Men, (a division of Max Studio).
Together, they launched martinMartin, a young designer sportswear label, consisting of wovens, stretch wovens, knitwear and leathe with a decidedly relaxed approach conveyed through architecturally inspired minimalistic shapes.
There is simplicity here, the simplicity of designs dictated by function.
Modern women areless interested in applied decoration than in the logical engineering of clothes.
The clothing is quietly stylish, urbane, urban and feminine: a harmony of three different cultures - American, Japanese and Italian.
The collection utilizes the shape and drape of the Orient, the tailoring techniques of Italy, and the casualness of the American lifestyle.

Below are a few of the pieces available at merge right now!

Crawling Vine tank $240

Upside-Down Jacket. $650

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

LnA tees

OK, so here's the deal. These tees (the latest rage....and for good reason!) feel like your boyfriends 20 year old t-shirt....only they fit YOU. Long, lean bodies with a perfectly cut neckline; a little deeper and slightly wider to expose the collarbone and give you that long neck look. You've seen them in a million magazines sited as the perfect tee, but may not have known where to find them, or even who made them.....fear not, I have the LS Crew, SS Crew, and LS Vneck in stock right now. $60-$65


Just in...Union Rose Cord in BLACK. These are a straight leg (stovepipe) super soft and comfortable corduroy. Can't imagine a more perfect jean for the season! :-) $165

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Merge New Location Grand Opening Party


It’s our new location’s GRAND OPENING…(…even though we’ll be open on the 5th )


6-9pm, Thursday, December 6
611 N 35th street (next to El Camino)
in Fremont.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Big news for merge...we're moving to FREMONT on December 3rd!

Merge is moving from our Ballard location to the wonderful neighborhood of Fremont. We've been lucky enough to secure the former "Enexile" space at 611 N. 35th street (right next to El Camino) and we couldn't be more excited! Get ready for a big "re-opening" party in early December so make sure to check back for the date.

I want to thank all of our Ballard friends and customers for their unwavering support over the last year and I hope that many of them will find the time to visit us in Fremont. Ballard will always remain dear to my heart and one of my favorite places in Seattle to eat, drink and shop :-)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Habitual Jeans on Sale Now!

Skinny "Drifter" jean, overdye indigo color $99.99
Sz. 27-31
This style is a "reverse fit" meaning...a longer rise that slouches down a bit, paired with a super skinny taper to the ankle. Perfect for tucking into your boots or wearing with your favorite ballet flats!

Skinny "Glory" jean $139.99
This is the classic low rise skinny jean. I only have a few pair left, two sz. 28 and one sz. 30.

Friday, November 16, 2007


"After making their mark in the technology industry, founders Rob Meadows and Ali Shahriyari followed their passion for art and culture to create the Los Angeles based fashion brand, Thrive. So far, they've worked with up and coming FIDM star Jacqueline Lavaun as well as several others. Never a company to be pigeon-holed in terms of style, Thrive is a free-thinking brand which fosters ideas and innovations.

By drawing on their diverse experiences and influences as well as investing in the talents of newcomers, Meadows and Shahriyari are establishing a company which has a non-traditional approach to fashion. In Summer 2007 Thrive will announce new creative additions to the design team. The company will continue to produce clothing with a sexy yet intellectual sensibility and act as an incubator for young talent to prosper and 'THRIVE'.

For Fall 2007, Thrive combined modernism and romanticism with the minimalism of functional and non-ornate clothing. Fabrications include silk chiffon, viscose/cotton/metallic satin, wool-cashmere gabardine, French lace, Italian sweater knits, and Japanese woolens."
So, what does this mean?
Well, ladies....this IS fashion. The tailoring, fabric selection and design are simply the epitome of modern sophistication. I selected just a few pieces for the store as an introduction to the collection. Below are a couple of shots from their runway show that I have in store. I'm not sure just looking at a photograph does this line justice though. One must touch and try on the fabrics/garments and look at their construction to fully appreciate the richness of the clothing.

Wool "Tulip" dress $575 (chocolate, sz. 6)

Wool high waist pleat skirt $405 (black, sz. 6)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Thanks to all your support/votes, "merge" had the distinction of winning last years "Best Womens Clothing" category. We'd lOVE to win this year as well ;-)

Don't forget to vote, and can vote everyday until December 5th! Thanks again! -Pat

New Adina Reyter Jewelry

Adina Reyter is famous for her simple, classic, modern jewelry in sterling silver and 14K gold. Many of her pieces can be seen on actresses in movies and on television, and of course, in real life! They compliment and enhance the wearer, not overpower her. Perfect for daily wear, they are simply exquisite.
Necklaces, earrings and bracelets $50-$200

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pre-Holiday Sale

A sampling of some of the really great pieces from early Fall that are on sale now! Don't miss out...these are great deals just in time for the holidays :-)

Tony Cohen layered tunic. $149.99

Amazingly crafted cocktail dress by Greyhound. $329.99

Mint by Jodi Arnold brown tweed skirt w/paper bag waist. $259.99

Tony cohen brown leather trench $699.99

Tony Cohen black wool twist skirt $129.99
Crispin & Basilio chiffon babydoll dress $259.99
Crispin & Basilio dressy dbl layer tank $139.99

Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Arrivals

This is perhaps my favorite look of the season. The menswear inspired hight-waist full trouser paired with a feminine blouse. Don't forget the platform heels and a great bag!
Trousers by Karoo $285
Blouse by Elijah $285

Matte black shift from Mint. A perfectly modern and sophisticated approach to "shine" for the season. $595

Black embroidered silk top from Mint. Simply stunning. $330


A return to the waistline!!! Yippee! Black silk shift with waist detail. $335

Silk and cashmere dbl tank dress w/ beading at neckline. $349

Black silk and taupe cashmere dress w/front bow tie. $325

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bensoni, NIcholas K, Elijah... New Arrivals!

Elijah 100% virgin lana wool trapeze dress w/exposed silk lining fringe. $520

Elijah 100% swiss mercerized cotton bias top w/pin tuck neck detail. $230

Bensoni shadow strip tuxedo blouse. $270

Bensoni silk devore slvlss dress with floral detail and ruffle neck. $450
Bensoni pea coat in 100% virgin wool, winter white. $650 One sz. 4 left.

Bensoni wool trapeze jacket in steel gray w/constrast detail. $560

Bensoni silk crepe de chine top w/origami detailing in black. $280

Friday, October 19, 2007

Jules Jewelry

Sterling Silver and Gold Filled.....$80 and up. Necklaces, rings and earrings.