Our good friend and master salesmen Umi Wagoner is leaving Blackbird to manage a new store in Los Angeles, California . We will all miss his patience, grace and superior workmanship; he is an exceptional human. If you are also a friend and fan of Umi please take some time to wish him all the best on his newest adventure by dropping in or sending an email.
James Gillespie came to Seattle with a dream of making music and learning about the West. After a year exactly, his lease is up, he knows the difference between a honey dipper and a backscratcher, went camping for the first time, ate his first s'more, pushed us to return to Paris for buying trips and produced our first Blackbird runway show. Now it is time for him to return to New York, record his album and continue his journey. He's a unicorn. He will be missed tremendously.
To James and Umi - You left your indelible mark on Blackbird and you will always be part of our family. My greatest thanks and respect. -Nicole