Your Perfect Bag Is Now Here!

your perfect bag is one of these cell phone bags by Danny K

Your perfect bag is now here at MaJe Gallery. We’ve been searching high and low for beautiful, functional bags to suit all your needs. From a tough canvas tote for your visits to the Saturday market to a night out on the town, we’ve got your perfect bag here now.

Your Perfect Bag: Danny K

Made in Hollywood, California, these high quality tapestry bags are light weight from the beginning, to reduce wear and tear on your body. Here are four styles in a lovely new blue fabric for summer.

Many other fabric options available at MaJe Gallery.

your perfect bag might be the large zipper or the zipper bag by Danny K Handbags
The large zipper bag and the small zipper bag

If you like a bag that’s more wide than deep, then  your perfect bag might be one of these two. On the left is the Large Zipper Bag, which is 12″ wide x 8″ high and 3″ deep for a spacious inside to hold all your stuff. You can organize it, too, because of excellent pockets such as a full-length zipper pocket on the back exterior of the purse as well as a zipper pocket inside. Two outer pockets are open for easy access to your phone, keys or sunglasses. The 54″ adjustable strap is also removable. (SOLD!)

On the right is the Zipper Bag, a smaller but no less versatile option for those who prefer to carry fewer items. 10″ wide x 7″ high and 2.5″ deep, you can compactly carry quite a lot in this popular gem of a bag. It closes with a zipper and has a full-length zipper pocket on the exterior as well. Another zipper pocket is in the interior, as well as an extra-long adjustable 60″ strap.

your perfect bag might be narrow and deep like the Bella or the cell phone bag by Danny K
The Bella and the Cell Phone Bag

For others, your perfect bag might be narrow and deep like the Bella Bag on the left. At 9″ wide x 10″ high and 2.5″ deep, this is a great-looking bag with excellent function. A full-length exterior zipper pocket is in addition to an open pocket that goes the full depth of the bag, making it perfect for a water bottle or your cell phone. A zipper top keeps everything safe and another zipper pocket on the interior keeps small things in place. Finally, there is a 54″ adjustable and removable strap. (SOLD!)

On the right, the Cell Phone Bag is all you need for a walk. Designed to hold even the new, larger cell phones in the outer open pocket, you see another zipper pocket to hold your keys, credit card or ID nice and safe.  Once again, it features an adjustable, removable strap. For just $24, this is an excellent bag when all you need is the basics. (SOLD!)

Your Perfect Bag For Your Cell

your perfect bag is one of these cell phone bags by Danny K
Cute options for your cell phone

Here are three choices for the Cell Phone Bag: Blue Leaf, Paris, and Meowzer. Dimensions in above paragraph. Just $24. These three have sold, but others are still available in the shop.

Your Perfect Bag: The Perfect Tote

your perfect bag might be a large gorgeous tote like the Joy Tote by Danny K

A beautiful, functional Tote BagFor some of you, your perfect bag is nice and big enough to fit everything you might possibly need on any given day. Carry all your treasures in style with the Joy Tote by Danny K. A secure zipper closure protects it all, while three outer pockets keep those oft-used items easy to access. Coming in at 16.5″ wide x 10.5″ high and 5″ deep, it holds a lot with style. Durable shoulder straps keep it firmly in place, too. Two options now available: the blue/green pattern on the left and the black and white on the right. Just $75 each.

Your Perfect Bag For The Market

your perfect bag might be this strong canvas tote from Eric and Christiopher
Big, Strong Canvas Tote

Not a day goes by without many dogs walking by my front door in downtown Edmonds. As an homage to these wonderful friends of ours, enjoy our new collection of strong canvas totes that are perfect for your Saturday market finds, grocery shopping, or a day at the beach. Each is screen-printed by hand in Pennsylvania. (UPDATE: As of 6/5/18, only the English Bulldog is left. However, a new order is on the way with the other two, as well as many more.)

  • High Quality Large Durable 17″ x 16″ x 6″ Heavy Duty Eco Friendly Canvas Tote Bag.
  • Made to last from All Natural Canvas with Extra Sturdy Double Stitched Edges all around.
  • 100% Designed, Created, and Sourced in the USA.

Perfect Jewelry For Your Perfect Bag

Now, it just wouldn’t be right if we stopped at bags. How about some awesome new jewelry? Introducing international award-winning jeweler Renee Blackwell and her simple, glorious pendants.

your perfect bag needs perfect jewelry like these pendants by Renee Blackwell
Pair of 2-drop pendants

Combining magnificent stones with vintage Swarovski crystals, Ms. Blackwell creates a mesmerizing combination of sparkle and matte. On the left, pale green gaspeite in a matte finish is set off brilliantly with a citrus crystal above. On the right, faceted rhodonite gets a lavender champagne crystal above. All are bezel set in sterling silver with a large bail atop just waiting for a neck ring or wide silver chain. $260 each.

your perfect bags needs a perfect pendant by Renee Blackwell
Vintage Glass pendants

These two pendants by Renee Blackwell feature vintage glass as well as crystals. On the left, a crystal on top sits above a vintage German glass button in black and gold. $390. At the button, hand-painted glass makes a lovely finish. On the right, a vintage glass Chinese button reveals a lovely dragonfly beneath a clear vintage crystal. $375 and $260.

your perfect bag needs a perfect 5-drop pendant by Renee Blackwell
Rare 5-drop pendant

One of the last 5-drop pendants Ms. Blackwell will make, this 5charming statement pendant starts with an aqua blue vintage crystal at the top, followed by amazonite, pearl, sodalite and chrysoprase. Sure to elicit oohs and ahs from friends and strangers alike, this beauty is waiting for the perfect home. $550.

Outfits Of The Week

Not one, but two outfits are offered this week for your enjoyment.

your perfect bag needs a great outfit like this one
Summer Party Outfit Of The Week

Classic, casual and comfortable is the way we like it at MaJe Gallery because that fits our Easy Elegance motto to a T. In this outfit, black/white/gray trousers are a bit wider, which is much more comfortable in warmer weather than clingy leggings of heavy jeans. Pair it with a sassy white top with three cutouts at the neck, a pretty necklace, and a classic Panama hat in soft gray.

your perfect bag needs this great outfit
Evening party or summer wedding outfit

Do you love blue? Me too. For a special summer wedding or evening party, wear this denim blue circle skirt by Marcia Bloom with a white tank top, this french terry “coco” jacket by Testimony, and a one-of-a-kind chalcedony lariat necklace by Poppy Designs.

Summer items are arriving almost daily now, so stay tuned for our next installment!

April Showers Bring May Sales!

May sales include Malicious Women candles

HELP!

All the racks are super full. There’s no room for all the elegant new summer items on the way. May sales can help!

Join us for a Spring Party and Sale to solve the problem!

SUNDAY – MAY 6 – 1 – 4PM

Save 20% on everything, and I do mean everything! Even our newest items. Save even more on selected winter items – up to 50%.

Party, of course, means treats and wine too!

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the newest items that are included.

New skirt and top in shades of seafoam

A new collection of the popular circle skirts by California’s Marcia Bloom just arrived, including this awesome one in shades of blue, green and purple. Paired here with one of the popular dolman tanks by Necessitees, and united with a clever use of a notKnot. Normally, this combo would set you back $180. This Sunday, it will drop down to $144!

May Sales include newest skirts, tops and hats
Two new skirts by Susie Howell

Marysville’s Susie Howell brought a new collection of pencil skirts. Some are mini, some midi, and some maxi like these two that also boast the azure dolman tank like the one you saw on the first skirt. Coordinating jewelry ties everything together as does the black and tan Panama hat. Save 20% on all these items too.

May sales include these skirts and tops
More skirts, but with purple

These skirts look great with purple, and believe it or not, the purple top transforms the skirt on the left, which is the same as the one in the photo above. Versatility is awesome! Save 20% on all!

May sales like this skirt, tank, jacket and necklace
Midi Howell skirt

Here’s one of Susie Howell’s midi skirts. Pair it with a coablt tank, a black linen jacket/shirt, and a multi-colored long necklace to tie it all together. Save 20% on everything.

May sales include Malicious Women candles
Candles Make You Smile

A new company from Lake Stevens, WA, produces these highly irreverent candles with 100% organic soy wax and delicious scents. They’ve been here about a week and are almost half gone already. Let’s sell them all this Sunday so I can order more! $19.95 regularly. Sunday, just $15.98. The perfect gift for certain someones. (P.S. don’t forget to read the “Infused with…” part.)

See more treasures to buy on sale on our website from last week’s selections of Easy Elegance.

See you Sunday!

Elegant Summer Hats Now at MaJe Gallery

Elegant summer hats are now here at MaJe Gallery. Supplies are limited to stock on hand, so don’t wait!

Elegant Summer Hats

Elegant summer hats exemplified by this new collection from Canada's Parkhurst
A trio of elegant summer hats

One of these styles will look good on anyone. Three different profiles fit a range of face shapes, so one will certainly look good on you. Come in and play! Here’s a breakdown of these three.

Elegant summer hats like the Ruthie bucket cloche from Parkhurst
Ruthie Bucket Cloche in blue and white

This woven straw hat in cheerful blue and white straw has a classic shape called the “bucket cloche.” There’s a reason a hat shape becomes a classic, because it looks great on a wide range of women. This features a medium wide brim, a charming bow, and two blue stripes amid a blend of the two colors. As usual, all Parkhurst hats feature SunGuard, which protects your skin 50 times more than wearing nothing. This hat is also adjustable, with a string attached to the inner part to make it exactly the right size for you. Just $34. (SOLD OUT.)

Elegant summer hats like the Sentinel Peak from Parkhurst
The Sentinel Peak

Another one of our elegant summer hats is the more casual, cotton knit “Sentinel Peak,” also by Parkhurst. This is a classy take on the typical baseball cap style, featuring a wider brim, sewn-in layers to add character where a hat band would be, and a coconut shell button to decorate. Manya has several of these in different colors, and always gets compliments when she wears them. Available now in black, medium blue and nut (shown). This hat fits most heads well, except very small heads. If you know your head is small, it will be too big.  Also, as with all Parkhurst hats, it features SunGuard and protects your skin 50 times more than wearing nothing.  $45.

Elegant summer hats always include the classic panama, this time from Parkhurst
The classic Panama hat

Another classic is the Panama hat, with a wider brim that angles down, protecting your face from the sun’s blasts. This two-tone version is especially classy, and is now available in black and white (as shown on the model), pale blue to medium blue (middle insert), and black and tan (right insert). This is also adjustable, with a string inside the brim to get a perfect fit. Another Parkhurst hat, this again features SunGuard and protects your skin 50 times more than wearing nothing. (Update: Sold Out.)

Elegant Summer Hats – Funky Vintage Feel

In our neighbor city of Portland, Oregon, lives creative upcycler Nicole Flood, creator of elegant summer hats made from cast off tee shirts.

Elegant summer hats might be like Flood hats from Portland, Oregon
Flood Hats are uniquely elegant

With a distinctly vintage vibe, these cotton, one-of-a-kind hats feature an elegant design focus on one side of an angled brim. Here’s a shot of ten new hats we just received…

Elegant summer hats might be like one of these unique beauties from Nicole Flood
Ten new hats from Nicole Flood

All our favorite colors are here, from black to gray for the neutral lovers, then turquoise, hot pink and lime green for a splash of color. With no two hats alike, it’s best to come in and try them on to get the one that fits you best. Manya will show you the best way to wear them to get the most of your Flood hat. This is the type of hat you’ll wear all day long, to compliment your outfit of the day. Just $44 each. Machine washable (after all, they began life as a mere tee shirt, never knowing they’d be turned into a fabulous hat later on.)

Elegant Spring Outfit

There’s nothing quite like the elegance of black and white…

Elegant summer hats need elegant clothing to match, like this white top and black vest from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’s white top and black vest

Elegant summer hats need elegant clothing to match! Check out these new pieces from Testimony Los Angeles, featuring a lighter weight french terry (100% cotton!) that is ultra soft. The white top has a high neckline, 3/4 sleeves with ruched elbows, and covers the butt. Pair it with this asymmetrical black vest – made of the same ultra soft light weight cotton knit – that comes complete with pockets! Both are machine washable, very light weight and thus great for travel. Manya added both to her wardrobe and has been getting compliments every time she wears them. Top is $98, Vest is $128. Only a few available, then poof! They’re gone. (UPDATE: As predicted, the vests are all gone. I’m ordering more for first week of July. Want one? Let me know and I’ll set it aside for you.)

Lots more spring and summer items are on the way, so stay tuned! I’ll show you what’s new in next week’s post!

Ideas For Mom – Plus New Hats – Now at MaJe

Ideas for mom include this personalized pendant for the family tree by Hattie Rex

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have some great ideas for mom. Check it out!

Ideas For Mom #1 –  Personalized Jewelry

Ideas for mom include this personalized pendant for the family tree by Hattie Rex
The “Family Tree” pendant

Give mom her own personalized pendant with the Family Tree! Start with an oxidized copper circle, etched with a branch. Then, choose the initials of the family members you wish to include, embedded onto tiny birds in copper, brass or silver. Choose the length of chain you want, and presto! A very special, unique gift is ready for action! Birthstone charms also available for $6 each.

Ideas for mom include personalized jewelry with her children's names on sterling disks
A graduating trio of silver disks

Graduated sterling disks can include the full names of her children. Manya herself is stamping these, so you can get yours in 24 – 48 hours. Add birthstone charms, or a tiny heart. Choose your favorite chain length, and voila! A gift mom will cherish for years to come. Add birthstone charms for $6 each.

Ideas for mom like this charm necklace with "mother", a pearl, a heart and some rose quartz
A special necklace just for mother

Just delivered Monday, from Kirkland’s Marcia Beck, this charm necklace with a sterling “Mother”, a sterling heart, a pearl and rose quartz is a sweet gift filled with meaning. On an 18″ sterling chain, it’s the perfect length too.

Ideas For Mom #2 – a Great Hat

In the second category for Ideas For Mom, a great hat not only protects her skin from the sun, but also looks great!

Ideas for mom like a great hat from Parkhurst Hats - the Biscayne Bowler
The “Biscayne Bowler” looks great on everyone

Summer is approaching! I know, it doesn’t feel like it right now, but it will be here before we know it. A fun summer hat like the Biscayne Bowler here can be a sun hat for casual, and also dress up an outfit for a garden party. It has SunGuard woven right into the fabric, which protects skin 50 times more than going without it. This hat is available in navy, red and black. It’s crushable too! $34.

Ideas for mom include the Savannah Brim hat from Parkhurst
The “Savannah Brim” is a cotton knit, so soft and comfy

Here’s another wide brim sun hat that’s made of a cotton knit, so is very soft and comfy. It lays completely flat, too, for easy transport. This hat also has SunGuard woven right into the fabric for great sun protection, since our skin cancer rates are quite high. This hat is available in sand and pale yellow.  $38.

Ideas for mom include this awesome Bali Bucket hat from Parkhurst
The Reversible, Adjustable, Crushable Bali Bucket Hat

This next group of hats are similar except for the colors. The “Bali Bucket” hat is a great shape, and the fabric makes it very easy to manipulate the brim however you wish. All four styles are reversible, adjustable and crushable, making them not only good looking, but also versatile. Once again, each has SunGuard woven right into the fabric for maximum protection. $44

Here are two other color palettes it is available in:

Ideas for mom include the Bali Bucket in denim and white from Parkhurst
The Bali Bucket in Denim and White
Ideas for mom include the Bali Bucket in pink and white from Parkhurst
The Bali Bucket in pink and white

The Bali Bucket in pink and white is SOLD OUT.

Ideas For Mom #3 – a Statement Wrap

Our final entry into the “Ideas For Mom” category is a stunning, flowing jacket/wrap. Check it out.

Ideas for mom like the Dream jacket from URU in Pacific Blue
The “Dream Jacket” from URU

This simple, gorgeous jacket/wrap is made of textured silk and hand-dyed by URU in California.  It has  independent panels in the front, and a longer panel in the back. Sleeves are nice and wide to continue the drape and flow of the rest of the fabric. Available now in this lovely color, Pacific Blue. Since it is a one-size-fits-all, you don’t have to let that stop you. $225.

So there you have it! Some fun and new ideas for mom to help her celebrate her special day. If you’re a mom and want one of these items, just forward this to the right person!

In other news, don’t miss out on our newest arrivals. We only get small batches of things, and once they’re gone, we usually can’t get them anymore. So stay in touch by following us on Facebook.

Great Summer Hats

We just got a shipment of hats from Parkhurst. There are some lovely ones in here too! They are great for every day to enhance your personality. They are also wonderful for travel. Most are crushable or simply flatten down.

Another great benefit of these hats is they are very soft inside, making them an excellent choice for those experiencing hair loss from chemo or another medical condition.  They offer full coverage of your head and are stylish to boot.

This soft woven cloche style hat is shown here in indigo. Hats for hair loss
This soft woven cloche style hat is shown here in indigo

This is the Rustic Wave Cloche, shown here in indigo.  It sits low on the head and is a very classy look.  The cloche style gained a big following in the 20s. Wear it with jeans and a T-shirt and turn your average outfit into something distinctive.

For those experiencing hair loss, this softly woven cotton fabric feels soft against the skin. A bit of spandex keeps it in place. Hats for hair loss are tough to find.  Your search ends here.

Also available in a wonderful red.

Boater style hat in neutral sand with a black band. Hats for hair loss
Boater style hat

For those who prefer more of a brim, we have the Barbara Boater. The neutral sand color makes it extremely versatile. The black band has a small bow that is sewn flat against the side of the hat so it doesn’t stick out.  Very simple and classy.

This is another wonderful choice for those struggling with hair loss. Hats for hair loss are not only hard to find, they are often fairly unattractive.  Not so with Parkhurst hats.

And for travel, it collapses flat, while the plastic edge helps keep the shape of the brim in place.

The Sentinel Peak Hat, an update on the baseball cap style. Shown here in cargo, an olive green. Hats for hair loss
The Sentinel Peak Hat

For a classier update on the simple baseball cap style, check out the Sentinel Peak hat here.  It’s deeper than the traditional baseball cap, so you can wear it down low to cover all of your head.  Or style it like Manya did here, a bit higher up, then jauntily skewed to one side with the excess fabric on top folded over.

The extra wide brim is perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes.

Yet another wonderful option in the hats for hair loss category.   Very soft against your skin, and pulling it low completely covers your scalp, yet you look very stylish.

Shown here in “cargo”, an olive green, it’s also available in navy blue, sand and black.

A classic, the Biscayne Bowler
A classic, the Biscayne Bowler

The bowler style hat is an age-old classic that never seems to ever really go away.  Why? Because it looks really good on just about everyone. This is a woven polyester hat that is crushable, making it an excellent travel companion.

Shown here in a lovely red, it is also available in black, tan and spring green. Or was, I should say. We only have one spring green in stock now. More are ordered! Give me a call if you want to reserve one for yourself!

There are several other styles in stock as well. Stop by to check them out and play a bit!

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