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SHOP Savvy Shopper · Necessities · Around the Sound

Ray of Sunshine WRITTEN BY MARILYN NAPIER PHOTOGRAPHED BY MADELINE TAKATA AND MARILYN NAPIER

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n London, the word “bird” can also mean “gal.” That is what inspired shop owner Adrienne Beard’s new women’s clothing store, The Chipper Bird. “I wanted to incorporate the words bird, joyful, and happy [into the name],” Beard said. “I thought I could be a happy gal as well.” Located on Bay Street in downtown Bellingham, The Chipper Bird is a welcoming and lively space. This is a place to browse around for one-of-a kind trinkets and handpicked clothes and most of all, have fun while shopping. It is impossible to miss the bright yellow store sign out front; it stands out from the usual Northwest greyness. The white-picket fence and a garden bench and chairs let passersby know that entering The Chipper Bird will take you into a place akin to a sunny, warm summer day. Inside, there are many local treasures with everything from lavender lotion from Lynden to hand-made clothes and bags from local seamstress Martha Savage of Savage Creations. … continued on page 37

Bellingham Alive | NSL June | July 2016  

Bellingham Alive | NSL June | July 2016

Bellingham Alive | NSL June | July 2016  

Bellingham Alive | NSL June | July 2016