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SHOP Savvy Shopper · Necessities · Around the Sound

Maple + Moss Boutique WRITTEN BY GAREN GLAZIER | PHOTOGRAPHED BY KAITY TEER

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ust off of Snohomish’s bustling First Avenue is a picturesque storefront painted in serene tones of blue and green. Above the door, a sign announces in cheerful cursive and delicate capital letters: Maple + Moss Boutique. Inside, the fashions that owner Kortney Rasmussen carefully curates evoke the quaint exterior with their warm colors, soft draping, and inviting fabrics. But the on-trend styles are youthful and pretty, giving the clothes a freshness that is anything but old-fashioned. Swingy tunics with crochet and lace details, cozy cardigans, soft tees with cute quips and vintage graphics, as well as print dresses and relaxed pants fill the easy-to-browse racks. There’s a range of accessories too, from bold, geometric necklaces, to infinity scarves and floral clutches, which makes the boutique a one-stop shop for charmingly chic outfits. Quirky candles with offbeat scents and hipster mugs are an added bonus that lend a sense of playfulness to the store’s woodsyromantic vibe. … continued on page 29

North End Metro March April 2016