KING5’s 2010 “Best of Western Washington! Vote for us :)


We’ve been nominated for Best Men’s Clothing in KING5’s 2010 “Best of Western Washington” Contest! We’re SUPER duper excited for this and want to say a big THANK YOU in advance to all of you, our wonderful customers!
Vote here if you love us: The Industry!
And remember you can vote everyday 🙂 Tell your friends!!!
 THE INDUSTRY loves you. And love makes a difference.


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VOTE for The Industry! Again? you might ask. YEP!
King 5 is doing the “Best Of Western Washington” and we’ve been nominated for “Best Men’s Clothing.” YAY. We’re super honored and we would super love to win again! 
Just click here to vote if you think we deserve it 🙂

The first reviews are in and the show was a major success!!

Fashion Kills Hunger Runway Review

by Sydney Chavez, Seattle’s Fashion examiner.

“If you didn’t make it out to The Chapel last night for the 1st Annual Fashion Kills HungerRunway show, you missed out! Angela Kantanto, owner of The Industry, alongside other young entrepreneurs, designers and boutique owners welcomed a packed house in an effort to fuse together fashion and philanthropy to benefit Northwest Harvest. The runway show featured TCM Models in fashions from Horseshoe in Ballard, Lizzie Parker (who recently opened an Eco-Atelier & boutique in Issaquah), Original Penguin and The Industry.

The runway show started almost 30 minutes “fashionably” late, but guests in attendance agreed it was worth the wait. The Horseshoe set featured a hot pink jumpsuit, a black and white gingham plaid dress with a black satin ribbon, and a jersey knit convertible dress which could be worn “20 different ways” as called out by boutique owner Jill Andersen as the dress went down the runway. Lizzie Parker’s set included teal ruched leggings made of organic bamboo and lycra, a hand-dyed orange and white maxi dress and a green long-sleeve mini dress. Original Penguin started their set with a classic white polo featuring a navy blue pop color chest pocket paired with some plaid yarn-dye shorts. For women, Original Penguin showed a cotton khaki dress with a belted waist and front button detail, tuxedo style tank tops and a longer length cable knit cardigan. The Industry boutique closed the show with an array of menswear looks including a long sleeve woven shirt paired with a skinny tie and a great pair of jeans, a blue and white argyle sweater, a heather gray cardigan, a leather M65 jacket and lots of denim.

Guests were asked to wear black to the event as a sign of their commitment to killing hunger in Seattle. Needless to say there was an overflow of little black dresses and sky-high heels at The Chapel last night. Guests sipped champagne and snacked on mini cupcakes from Wink.

The event also included a silent auction which helped to raise funds for Northwest Harvest’s 300 food banks and meal programs in the Seattle-area. Auction items included autographed baseballs by Ken Griffey Jr. and Ichiro Suzuki, Gift Certificates to Pyramid Brewery, an organic and bamboo dress by Lizzie Parker and several jewelry items.

Overall, the event was a major success! The models looked amazing, the runway sets were fashionably edited and the crowd was enthusiastic about helping to raise money for a great cause.”

A Little SALE Lovin’ from the Examiner

One of our darling little interns, Kayla got some much deserved press while promoting our Pop-up Sale — check it out!

Retail Therapy On a Budget: Seattle’s Pop Up Sale This Weekend

“Come check out Seattle’s Pop Up Sale this weekend Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 in Pioneer Square. Stores like Gems, The Industry, and Soy gather under one roof to bring you their name brand fashions at prices slashed from 40-70% off.

I chatted things up with The Industry’s Kayla Bordner about what’s in store for shoppers at the Pop Up Sale, Kayla says “There’s going to be a lot of different items on sale! You have to come see for yourself. We have everything from denim, button up shirts, and $10 tee shirts. We’re going to have jackets and hoodies from brands such as William Rast and Triple5Soul. Come check us out and bring some cash! You will walk out with a head to toe outfit for a good price.

This 2 day event is your chance to get some major retail therapy done, get your fashion on at 617 Western Avenue Seattle, Washington 98104.

To stay in the loop about The Industry’s upcoming sales and latest arrivals visit their blog at  Also, you can follow them on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook. “

By: Jennilee Bennett, Seattle’s Frugal Fashionista Examiner ( 

Cupcakes and Cheesy interviews… all for The Industry’s 3rd birthday!

Megan and I would like to say a GIANT, BIG, HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to our birthday soiree! …and even to those who couldn’t make it but sent us pretty flowers 🙂 We are so blessed to have the opportunity to do what we *love* to do and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without YOU.

Here’s to three more wonderful-amazing-fantabulous years… and more!


*our first intern: Becca!*



*the SUPER sweet guys from Soy! Read what they wrote about our birthday.

…and a party isn’t a party without silly pictures:


ALSO: our pretty friends at Dubious Entertainment came by before the party and shot a fun interview where I was totally cheesin’ out… Enjoy!


A little blog lovin’ from the Seattle Fashion Examiner:


“Yesterday Seattle menswear boutique, The Industry, celebrated their third birthday. Launched in February of 2006, the store has seen their share of trends cycle through the fashion industry and they work hard to edit their product assortment in order to stay relevant in this tough economy. The bright colors from last spring have now been replaced by tonal flannels and a sea of black and charcoal gray knits. The grunge movement might just be back, and if/when it comes, The Industry will be ready with their assortment of brands including Howe, 1921 Denim, William Rast, and RVCA. Right now however customers are just, “Asking for the basics, including straight leg dark denim,” says co-owner, Angela Kantanto.

Each month The Industry features a local charity and donates 10% of their profits through the sale of featured brands in the store. This month’s brand is Penguin so when you purchase any product from their line, 10% of the sale will go directly to The Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation.

Stop by the store on Saturday, February 7th from 5-8PM to help celebrate The Industry’s birthday. You’ll be treated to delicious confetti cupcakes, refreshments and most importantly, 40% off everything in the store.

The Industry is located at 1826 6th Avenue (Downtown between Stewart and Olive). “

By Sydney Chavez 

Inside The Industry with DList Magazine

Seattle’s own DList Magazine wrote a little something about your favorite men’s store, and we are oh-so delighted by the kind words.  Pick up your October issue today and check it out along with all the other fun “dress, dine, drink, and dance” articles!

Thanks Denae’ and Summer 🙂