Bonobos Opens in University Village on July 24, 2015

Posted on July 23, 2015, 4:01 pm
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No matter in which city you reside, finding great looks for men can be tricky. My guy in particular hasn’t the patience for more than a twice-a-year shop where he takes care of business in one fell swoop, and then doesn’t think about it again until the season changes and he can’t seem to find what he needs in his closet. This is a little different approach than his wife, who never actually stops shopping, whatever the season.

No matter what kind of shopper you or your man may be, you are going to love Bonobos, a unique men’s shop is opening in University Village that is part brick-and-mortar, part online, with personalized shopping at the heart of the experience.

Bonobos is a direct-to-consumer retail business that was founded in 2007, when it was one of the first of its kind. In 2011, it launched its first brick-and-mortar “Guideshop,” where shoppers try on clothes and accessories with personalized assistance from staff, who help you find your perfect fit and then place online orders. The University Village location will officially open on Friday, July 24, 2015, and the store will be celebrating with a cookout and lawn games with great food and fun throughout the weekend.

Bonobos Riviera in Seersucker White

Bonobos Riviera in Seersucker White

VS Editor Sarah Caples Noble has styled a lot of men in her day, so I asked her to give her expertise on the selection available for men from Bonobos. Here is what she had to say:

SCN: “My absolute favorite item in the Bonobos summer offering is the Riviera Short Sleeve Shirt in Seersucker white. It has to be the most versatile and stylish item a man’s summer look can achieve. There is nothing this shirt can’t do. If you’re looking for bottoms to square yourself away with, I’m loving the Bonobos Summer Weight Chino in Navy, and the Foundation Linen Short in grey. The colors are so hip and the style is so practical that with these two bottom pieces, a guy’s wardrobe grows exponentially. Bonobos does a good job of setting guys up with stylish ease overall and it’s a good resource for summertime foundation pieces.”

Bonobos, 2628 NE University Village Street, Seattle, Washington 98105


Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes covering fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog,, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.