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Monday, September 17, 2012

13th and Pine and the Lipstick Lady

Posted by on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

A few years ago, I was driving up East Pine Street, just about to pass 13th, when I almost wrecked my car into the Cuff because SEQUIN COATED TUTUS were hanging from the parking-lot trees across the street. I immediately pulled over (safety first) to get a better look. It turned out there was a WHOLE ENTIRE STORE of gaudy nonsense!

And the Lipstick Lady. I wish I could remember her name. She had the brightest pink lipstick smeared across her lips (and also teeth). We mostly talked about the zodiac's personality assignments. I mentioned my October birthday was coming up, and the next thing I knew, she was wrapping a giant piece of gold lamé around me and insisting I try on that lipstick. "Libras and metallic fabric make an ESPECIALLY good match."

The junk store didn't seem to have regular hours, or even a name. I meant to go back, but never got around to it. When I was walking to work, I watched the building get torn down.

More empty condos!
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If you are referring to the infamous Rug Outlet, I disagree with your assessment that it was a "junk store." It was an awesome place where you could barter for goods OR talk to Marilyn about your sign. She is a lovely woman and had a very special business model. Apparently the Rug Outlet was flooded about a year ago and the business was forced to close. Fortunately, she has moved over to Happy Endings on 13th and Madison, bringing goodwill and pizazz with her. Bless her and long live the Rug Outlet in our hearts.
Posted by Great community business on September 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM · Report this
jseattle 2
That *was* the Rug Outlet and she *is* Marianne Mullin

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2010/0…

Also, won't be condos. But you probably knew that.
Posted by jseattle http://capitolhillseattle.com on September 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
Emily Nokes 3
@1 - Glad we both really liked that place!
Posted by Emily Nokes on September 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this

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