Located in Little Italy, Ajax Shoppe features thoughtfully curated menswear and lifestyle accessories. Ajax Shoppe is one of the six that share the space within James Coffee Company. Known as "The Space," this building is home to Brotures and The Urban Shave. Paradeigm, Homesteez and Specs Optometry can also be found here. The warehouse setup lends itself to a sense of community-- and is a perfect place to grab a drink and explore.
Ajax opened in late 2014, with a desire to provide a retail space for the "design conscious." With almost two years under its belt, Ajax has certainly accomplished its goal. Located to the right of the entrance to "The Space," Ajax's glass-framed build draws you in immediately. The aesthetic of Ajax Shoppe is synonymous with cool. The motorcycles and vintage signage add to this vibe, encouraging visitors to enter the space and peruse this shop's unique inventory. Vintage inspired items with a classically-male overture are paired beside contemporary garments, magazines and quarterlies. Ajax features classic tees, jackets and jeans (as well as an assortment of lifestyle goods)--with manufacturing intended to last you a lifetime. Ajax Shoppe is a carefully gathered collection of goods, defined by a clear aesthetic.
"Being [in] a Navy town, Ajax found its inspiration (and was named after) the USS Ajax, a repair ship that has since been decommissioned. '[The ship's] purpose was to travel the world and repair other ships. Through traveling the world our goal is to find quality products that might take you back to those tiny moments growing up...warm sounds, vintage inspired time pieces and timeless garments.'"
One of my favorite pieces available at Ajax Shoppe is this bullet casing necklace via "Half United." The purchase of this product provides seven meals for children in need. The brand states, "We have taken a symbol that can be seen as negative and transformed it into an item for good." Ajax Shoppe also features local favorites like Norden Goods and Mr. B's Necessities, as well as items from Blackbird (a well-loved Seattle brand).
Be sure to take the time to check out Ajax Shoppe and the rest of the fantastic boutiques in "The Space." For more information regarding Ajax Shoppe, click here.