Upper King Street’s eclectic factor will go up quite a bit with next week’s opening of Seeking Indigo in the old Putumayo space at 445 King. Kathryn Peters, Blake Kingsbury, and Misty Dahl have created an Eastern-Western philosophy-style super-store that incorporates a retail space, a wellness center, pilates center, and cafe.
The mind-body-spirit idea sprang from the owners’ travels in Indonesia, India, Morocco, Peru, the Pacific Islands, and more. They bring these countries' cultures to King Street with an uplifting lifestyle and holistic wellness approach to shopping.
Not only will fashionistas be satisfied, with designers offering bamboo yoga clothing, couture Indigo dyed tunics and scarves, goddess-inspired gowns, and Bohemian style resort wear, but so will others looking to better their bodies. Seeking Indigo features the Loft Pilates Center, a hyperbonic oxygen chamber, massages, and a “grab and go” cafe featuring raw and organic foods and juices from Sprout.
Other novel options for sale are vintage Vespas, "root art" from Bali, contemporary Eastern handicraft furniture, and Putumayo world music, all in one place.
The store’s grand opening is during the Upper King Design Walk Thurs. Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m. Mayor Joe Riley will kick off the walk with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the store.