Bella Boutique and Consignment opens in downtown Blaine


The recent opening of a new boutique and consignment store means clothing retail is back in downtown Blaine.

Bella Boutique and Consignment held a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the February 18 grand opening of its Peace Portal Drive location. The store sells clothing for juniors and adult men and women, accessories and small home decor.

Owner Martha Bermudez opened the first Bella Boutique and Consignment in Ferndale in 2021. Bermudez said she thought Blaine was a cute town and liked that the building was on the city’s main street, making it a nice location to open a second store.

“I hope that it can thrive and we can be here for a really long time,” she said. “I hope that we can offer good-quality clothes at affordable prices to everybody locally, and for us to be established as part of the business community.”

The store is about 90 percent consignment and has a small boutique section. The second-hand clothing prices average about $10-15 per piece, with brand name items costing more.

Downtown Blaine was left without a clothing store when Mulder’s Fundraiser Charity Boutique closed last February.

Bella Boutique and Consignment is currently accepting light winter and spring clothing, and will accept summer clothes in late March. The store takes any brand, as long as the clothing is in good condition and recently washed.

The store is not taking children’s clothing right now, but Bermudez said she may add a children’s section later.

Clothing can be dropped off during store hours, though Bermudez said she prefers that donations are brought during weekdays, when the store is not as busy. People donating items will be given the option to take back what the store doesn’t accept, or allow Bermudez to donate that clothing to local organizations. Clothing not sold after 90 days will be donated to local organizations or collected by consigners.

“Thank you for the support,” Bermudez said. “I hope that we can be here for a very long time.”

Bella Boutique and Consignment is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The store is located at 625 Peace Portal Drive, next to G Street Plaza. The business can be reached at 360/526-9850. 


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