Seattle >Clothing > Les Amis
3420 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.650020 -122.351304
Neighborhoods: Lake Union, Fremont
Something for everybody. – Why do I love this store so much? I love this store because it is not like anything else in town. Great selection.
Unusual designers. I always want the stuff. I WANT it. Because it is cute and it is unusual, or it is elegant and unique; it is classic and funky. You really have to not be all that into yourself, or expect the girls to work for you...because they don't. Why? I don't know? Maybe they are shy, maybe they are hungry. It doesn't really matter. Just don't expect a lot of help and work hard for yourSELF. It is a good life lesson. YOU can do it. Find beautiful clothes for yourself and feel good in them.
Cute shop – This is a cute shop .They also have cute clothing. But not so good service. They only regonized me when I bought something.
Be able to wait for a dressing room – I really love the cloths at this particular store although it is rather tough to get into a dressing room if you are shopping during the weekend! Sometimes the staff is a little overwhelming in asking questions. The variety of designers on the other hand though are amazing! I love their sweaters right now for winter!
A bit of European style dresses up the natives of funky Fremont. – In Short
Les Amis, aka "friends" in French, has a country-store feel: Wooden rafters line the ceiling, geraniums decorate the windowsills and a mannequin made out of branches is dressed in dried flowers. The store showcases threads from up-and-coming designers from the U.S., Italy and France, as well as Nicole Miller evening wear. Clothes are arranged by color and complete outfits hang together, making it easy for shoppers to walk away with an ensemble that's ready to go.
Worst of all Worlds – Anyone who experiences this vile store agrees that the staff is pretentious and hostile, but I'm willing to look past that if the merchandise is really great. However, upon visiting last Wednesday, I didn't find a single item that intrested me. The majority of frocks hanging on the racks looked like drab versions of what one might find at Chicos. Don't let this black hole destroy your opinion of Fremont, just keep walking.
Beautiful and Friendly – I actually had a great experience there, especially with the sales person. They were friendly and didn't pressure me towards the more expensive racks. I found a great scarf and sweater in the clearance bin and she complemented my taste for color when I checked out and spent less than $50. The clothes are beautiful, but a little out of my price range.
Rude Staff – Staff is extremely rude. Many of the same brands can be found at Nordstrom who has much better customer service.
Wonderful Staff and Selection – I felt I had to write a review in order to defend the staff at Les Amis. I have shopped at Les Amis for years because of 2 things:
1. Unique and beautiful selection of clothing, and
2. Honest and friendly staff.
The entire staff has an amazing fashion sense and is more than willing to help you. They wont follow you around, pester you, and tell you that everything looks good on you. If you have a problem with the folks that work there, try going in and asking for help. You will find that Les Amis is a great shopping experience.
Les Prétentieux – I'm glad to see that I'm not just especially repugnant to the salespeople at Les Amis. I've shopped there for a few years, naively hoping that I would perhaps be treated as an equal (if not as a customer) at this boutique at some point - but no more. While Les Amis's inventory is quite extensive and unique for Seattle, it just doesn't compensate for the cold, glassy-eyed stares and aloof attitudes that one receives for daring to step into this supposed bastion of "Euro style in funky Fremont". Yes, there's certainly funk, and it's not the good kind. While their clothes are nice, their poorly trained sales staff detracts significantly from the overall shopping experience.
You're kidding me right? – This store gets high marks regardless of the customers continued complaints that the staff is extremely rude and snotty. I've been subjected to it and I won't go back. They have a nice selection of clothing but someone should just tell the staff they need to learn how to smile and treat people with respect!!!
Even the stores on Robertson in LA which carry every this store does treat everyone who walks in like celebrities. Take a clue!
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