For more than eight years as Satsuma Designs, Jennifer Porter designed and manufactured her own collection of charming and original sustainable baby clothing and accessories out of her home. Last year Seattle's Child wrote about her company – Seattle's Sunny, Sweet Satsuma Designs. Then opportunity knocked with a retail space opening next to All That Dance in the Wedgwood neighborhood and her store, Satsuma, was born.
The store features the fun and charming clothing created by Satsuma Designs (including loads of gorgeous outfits for the dancers practicing next door and kids who like to dress like a dancer), puzzles, books, stuffed animals, dishware by MiMi Bug, wooden toys from Manzanita Kids and even some treats for Mom, from candles to teas and organic washcloth gift sets.
Not just a fun neighborhood toy store, Satsuma also hosts events — from manners classes with Miss Mimi to craft activities and birthday parties/baby showers with catering by its neighbor, Cafe Javasti. Birthday parties include tutus and wands for each guest along with music, crafts, storytime, cupcakes and more.
“We are a neighborhood store serving our neighbors and our friends,” said Porter when asked about the store’s biggest appeal. Satsuma’s staff prides themselves on working hard to welcome visitors to their store and supporting their neighborhood.
Satsuma also offers curbside shop service, which every busy parent will appreciate. You place your order online, enter a coupon code as directed by the site and the store will gift-wrap your purchase, along with a complimentary gift card, and deliver it directly to your car. Satsuma’s website works well on mobile devices, so you can buy that emergency gift anywhere, anytime.
Satsuma offers 10% off to Seattle's Child readers! Just ask!
Satsuma, 8511 35th Ave. NE, Seattle, satsumadesigns.com