The West Coast has long been famous for its eclectic style, which is evident in the way people dress, shop, eat and explore the cities that make up the region. The West Coast resident loves to mix and match her style with the energy of the day, spending a lot of time outdoors being inspired by beautiful landscapes while finding synergy from an elegant night on the town.
While every region of the West Coast notably has its own unique flair, a special tone that is present throughout.
“The West Coast shopper exudes a bohemian, lax, sophisticated aesthetic,” said Cannon, U.S. based stylist. “They skew to be more casual and eclectic than other regions with their style.”
Local retail managers told WWD that when she is shopping for jewelry, the West Coast woman looks for effortless and easy to wear styles. Though never to be duplicated, she looks for pieces that personalize her style, appreciating the simple beauty that a charm can bring to her wardrobe.
Some of the most popular jewelry pieces on the West Coast currently include Roberto Coin’s zodiac pendants – a unique, updated version of personalized jewelry – and initial charms that the wearer loves to mix and match. According to retailers, the West Coast woman loves to wear the charms with classic, shiny yellow gold chains and bracelets, often stacking bangles and bracelets.
The Seattle shopper specifically, they said, is all about understated elegance, making signature collections from Roberto Coin, like Princess Flower and Venetian Princess a great match. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles shopper loves to layer finding different pendants to feature on multiple necklace chains for an eclectic result.
In the upcoming season, Cannon told WWD “emerging trends in the region are oversized pieces such as blazers, button down shirts and jeans. Maximalism is trending and they’re looking at more corsetry and ruching.”
Texas Spotlight: Dallas
While the Texas woman may seem worlds apart in style from the women of Seattle and Los Angeles, her taste in jewelry too lies in tiny treasures – and maximalism is always the rule.
Still, the Texas shopper stands out in her appreciation for big, bold jewelry, never shying away from making a statement. Layering has become an essential trend with medallions providing an automatic modern feel, according to retail managers.
Roberto Coin pieces win over the Texan jewelry shopper time and time again with go-to staples that stand the test of time and constant evolution that feels fresh.
“Texas women love fashion and love newness, they’re always looking forward to the newest creations while simultaneously appreciating the pieces they’ve cherished for years,” local retail managers told WWD. “They love to build a collection and Roberto Coin creates one worth collecting – the more the better! Texas women appreciate the ability to blend quality and craftmanship with fashionable yet traditional jewelry trends.”
And the perfect finishing touch? A classic hoop, they said, always does the trick.
Roberto Coin’s Seattle Must-See’s:
Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109
Located next to the Space Needle at the Seattle Center, this garden instillation and glasshouse created by Northwest artist, Dale Chihuly, invites visitors to embrace the vibrancy of the arts in the Seattle community and celebrate the regions creative energy. Visitors are advised to plan to spend a few hours checking out this totally unique experience.
The Seattle Space Needle
400 Broad Street Seattle, WA 98109
Don’t brush the Space Needle off as a tourist attraction. One of the country’s most iconic landmarks, at 520 feet high visitors get the best 360-degree view of Seattle. Visitors can choose to dine at the top of the observation deck or plan a quick visit for great pictures.
Bis on Main
10213 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
Originally opened in 1998 by Joe Vilardi and Michel Fredj, who had been friends for over 25 years, Bis on Main is the perfect dining experience in downtown Bellevue. Meaning “two, or twice or another” in French and Italian, Bis on Main is known for its fine dining and notable personality. Since its early days, the restaurant has used its partnership with the Seattle Art Museum to give local artists a spotlight in the dining room that guests can enjoy over dinner.
Duffy Electric Boats
25 Lakeshore Plaza Marina Park, Kirkland, WA 98033
For a quintessential Seattle experience, visitors can check out the Electric Boat Company on Lake Union for the best way to get out on the water and take in the stunning Seattle skyline. The company’s fleet of 22 Duffy electric boats can hold up to 10 people and on rainy Seattle days are heated and enclosed. Passengers are able to cater their trip or bring drinks to toast the occasion.
88 102nd Ave. NE Bellevue,WA 98004
Facing Bellvue’s Downtown Park, Carmine’s is Bellvue’s answer to an upscale Italian dining experience. From the owners of II Terrazzo Carmine, the restaurant’s interior provides an airy and rustic ambiance complete with timbered beams and chandeliers. The authentic Italian menu offers dinners refined options and a vast wine list that paired with the location’s timeless feel provides an escape from busy life.
205 108th AVE NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Known for its constantly changing seasonal menu by Chef John Howie, Seastar restaurant and raw bar offers signature dishes and small, sharable plates that feature choices from the sea and land. In addition to a diverse selection of seafood and unique preparations representing various culinary styles and geographies, the restaurant’s wine list holds over 750 wines that has earned the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for the past 15 years.
305 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Since 1980, Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers has been giving the art of jewelry shopping a personal touch. The family business celebrates its customer’s special occasions by creating a personalized experience and is committed to finding the right piece for everyone. Seattle shoppers in the know say they would “never go to anyone else.”