Jenni Hogan and our CEO Nadia talk about The Future Of Fashion, brought to you by Chevy Volt!

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Hear #DrivingInnovation with@jennihogan interviewing @hointer CEO Nadia Shouraboura

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A great day at Hointer today — Daron and Rosie Pope visited us in Seattle! Rosie and Nadia had fun shopping, while Daron looked dashing in our famous size 54 pants.

For the most stylish maternity looks, please visit Rosie’s stores in NYC and LA or visit rosiepope.com!

Our CEO Nadia to speak at the 6th Australian Conference in Sydney, July 22nd

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Jad Hindy talks about Hointer’s new shopping experience in Dubai

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Our new look!!! Visit our Retail Lab in Seattle.

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The Member of British Parliament and Her Majesty’s Privy Council Francis Maude met with our CEO Nadia. Hointer in the UK? Stay tuned…

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“Who will capture this value?”, asked McKinsey Consultancy at i3 Summit in SF

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Baby Hointer was thrilled to be surrounded by the Big Guys.

Creative POP agency visited Hointer this week.

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Hointer in Retail Innovations

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Hointer in Contagious magazine, London

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And we go live in Singapore

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Minutes before the launch in Singapore

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Our Austin Brown is having fun helping MDS Collection’s store manager Rachelle Aquino test Hointer Sales Associates Tools.



GDR Creative Intelligence featured Hointer at Retail Week Live in London

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Retail Week Live in London: Bricks-and-mortar retailers have edge over pure-plays, says our CEO Nadia

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Hointer technology is coming to Canada in March! Please come to DX3 to meet us!

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Hointer is coming to DX3 in Toronto, March 5-6

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Hointer is named the “Top 10 Companies to Disrupt Retail”

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Our CEO Nadia to speak at the DX3 Expo in Canada

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Let’s go Seahawks!!!

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Our CEO Nadia presented at NRF in NYC

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Hointer launches chutes for shoes!

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Happy Holidays from Hointer

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Final shopping weekend before Christmas!

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The first Singaporean store powered by Hointer technology!

Whoosh — hointer @ 7:55 pm December 20, 2013

This morning MDS Collections in partnership with SPRING Singapore launched the very first Singaporean store powered by Hointer technology! We are thrilled!!!



A Christmas to remember! Baby Hointer is growing up.

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Another cheerful evening at Hointer. Stop by!

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Join Us Tonight for a Concert at Hointer

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Hointer is named The Seattle 10 by GeekWire!

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Holiday spirit tonight at Hointer

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Hointer celebrates Black Friday!

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Anne Sylvain will showcase her collection at Hointer on Saturday, Nov 9th

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Handmade in the USA from the finest genuine exotic and other luxury leathers available worldwide, each piece in the Anne Sylvain Collection features a subtly chic juxtaposition of colors, tones and textures. Interiors are lined in brightly colored suede, trimmed in ostrich and stamped with a number to identify its origin. Hand cutting and placement of genuine exotic skins ensures that each piece, even of the same style and color, is unique.

Come on down to Hointer this Saturday!

We are thrilled to launch Jenny Schwarz fashion line at Hointer

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Caroline Shouraboura is showing off our new selection!

Fall is upon us, time to shelf the shorts and get into some new jeans! Stop on by for the best selection!

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Relive the GeekWire Summit with photos, Twitter reaction

Whoosh — hointer @ 4:16 pm September 14, 2013

Left unsupervised :-) , our CEO Nadia talked about sex at the GeekWire Summit to show why physical retailers will still remain in existence.

We’ve partnered with Levi’s for our store in Manhattan!

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Denim store on Mars? The ultimate Robotics Guru Tom Soderstrom, Chief Technology Officer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, visited Hointer today!!!

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Our CEO Nadia celebrated the opening of Levi’s store with a Hointer twist in NYC

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Here at Hointer, we do retail a little differently. Come on by and experience an entirely new way to shop!

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Shopping has never been this fun! Our founder and CEO, Nadia, with actor Greg D Marks and the lovely Deanna Sarkar!

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Our new App with product information goes live on Android and iOS!!!

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Fall is right around the corner! Stop by Hointer in Wallingford or Pacific Place and check out our men’s & women’s denim selection!

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Fast Company places Hointer in Appsville!

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Our Wallingford location re-opens tomorrow, August 1st!

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Come on by and check out our Men’s and Women’s selection.


Wednesday night at Hointer. Welcome, CRAVE!

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“Our Wallingford store to re-open soon!”, said Caroline Shouraboura

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Today Hointer launched Levi Strauss jeans for men, prices below $50!

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Our new self-checkout at Pacific Place

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Our new self-checkout! Thanks to Starbucks team for their feedback and help!


Our women’s selection is growing!!!

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Our women’s selection is growing, come down to Hointer at Pacific Place and take a look!


Our newest store is NOW OPEN at Pacific Place, Downtown Seattle. Stop by this weekend and check it out!

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Paychi Guh at Hointer today!

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Paychi Guh Pops Up at Hointer

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Whoosh — hointer @ 12:22 pm May 8, 2013

Our CEO Nadia will give a talk at the PSFK SEATTLE event on May 10th. Read More


Nadia with Alexy

Whoosh — hointer @ 5:52 pm April 29, 2013

Nadia  and Alexy Khrabrov from Versal talk about the future of shopping.


We are open!!!

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Our store in Palo Alto, Stanford Shopping Center!


Hointer opens at Palo Alto

Whoosh — hointer @ 12:48 am April 23, 2013

The Wall is coming down tonight!!! Behind it is our new Hointer store at Stanford mall in Palo Alto.


Nadia met with the Government of Singapore

Whoosh — hointer @ 6:56 pm April 17, 2013

Earlier this week our CEO Nadia met with the Government of Singapore and twelve retailers to discuss innovation and ways to help Singaporean retailers to combat rising rent and labor costs.
Nadia with Ms. Choy Sauw Kook of SPRING Singapore

Chicago, April 15th


Hointer today

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Director of Research Mr. Alan Leong and University of Washington students and entrepreneurs had fun at Hointer today.


NASA/JPL’s Chief Technology Officer Tom Soderstrom with our team

Whoosh — hointer @ 3:46 pm April 7, 2013

Tom Soderstrom, NASA/JPL’s Chief Technology Officer, stopped by Hointer this evening to check out the experience.

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Nadia and the Hointer team were speechless, thrilled and honored.
“Tom is so cool and JPL is robotics heaven”, said Nadia


Happy Easter, everyone!

Whoosh — hointer @ 7:36 pm March 30, 2013

Hointer will be closed tomorrow (3/31), but we’ll be back open on Monday!



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Actor Gregory D Marks and Shade55‘s designer and founder Paul Hagopian stopped by Hointer! Come by this weekend to try our selection of Shade55 Denim.


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Our Founder & CEO, Nadia, was featured on CBS DFW this morning!


Go, DishOpinion!!!

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Founders of DishOpinion Kumar Srinivasan and Matthew Marx stopped by Hointer today to shop for new attire. They both donned identical stylish Buffalo jeans. Go, DishOpinion!!!


Hointer denim, Hointer smiles. Hointer Models rock!

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Go Hointress!

Whoosh — hointer @ 7:04 pm March 5, 2013

We just had our first female customer! A broader selection is on it’s way. Go Hointress — Hointer for women!


Windows 8

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Hointer now supports Windows 8 phone! Many thanks to Microsoft and Abhishek Mondal for working with us!


Hointer now supports Windows 8, iOS and Android!

Whoosh — hointer @ 1:24 pm March 4, 2013


Jeans for Women!!!

Whoosh — hointer @ 5:05 pm March 2, 2013

AG Jeans for Women have just arrived at Hointer! This is our first jean for women! Much more selection on the way :)


At Hointer

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Your average day at Hointer :-)


Hointer at the University of Washington’s ‘Every Body Fashion Show’

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Hointer at the University of Washington’s ‘Every Body Fashion Show’. Go UW! Go Hointer!


University of Washington’s ‘Every Body Fashion Show’

Whoosh — hointer @ 9:45 pm February 28, 2013

Hointer participated in the University of Washington’s ‘Every Body Fashion Show’ to support self confidence and positive body image!


Accessories at Hointer

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New accessories at Hointer, check out our new cube display!


New gift cards at Hointer

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Give the gift of style with one of Hointer’s brand new gift cards!


Jason Bair stopped by Hointer for some red denim

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SleepyPilot‘s drummer, Jason Bair stopped by Hointer for some red denim by Paige!


Product Information

Whoosh — hointer @ 7:29 pm February 22, 2013

Want to learn more about a product at Hointer? Simply tap the info button in your app!


New look!

Whoosh — hointer @ 7:07 pm February 21, 2013

We just updated the layout and displays at Hointer! Come on by and take a look!


Our location

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Hointer is conveniently located at the intersection of I5 and 45th St. in North Seattle. Come on down!

Hointer for women?

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Stay tuned! :-)


Sunday evening at Hointer

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Sunday evening at Hointer. Come on down!


Happy President’s Day

Whoosh — hointer @ 6:45 pm February 16, 2013

If only George Washington had denim like this for his Continental Army!

Hointer just got a facelift!

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New displays, new jeans! Come on by this weekend and shop with us!


Valentine Day gift!

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Instead of expected chocolates for Valentine Day, get a Hointer Gift Card instead for your significant other! Great jeans make a great gift.

Happy Mardi Gras from the team at Hointer!

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Episode 5 Nadia

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Thank you to The Black and Red Show for having fun at Hointer!



Hointer introduces magnet displays

Whoosh — hointer @ 11:40 am February 10, 2013

Hointer introduces tops on magnet displays, easy to move, no mess, no fuss.

Hointer wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

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Retail Design Institute at Hointer

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Many thanks to the Retail Design Institute for visiting Hointer!

Hointer welcomes Retail Design Institute

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Tonight from 5:30pm-8pm Hointer welcomes Retail Design Institute to explore Hointer experience.

Shopping with color

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Shopping with color, the easiest way to find your fit at Hointer!

Super Bowl

Whoosh — hointer @ 11:22 am February 3, 2013

The Hointer team welcomes Super Bowl Fans to shop for jeans this morning. We’ll be closed for the game so our team can have some fun!

Shop with Color

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Hointer launches a new way to find exactly what you’re looking for! Come on by and try it out!

150 styles at Hointer!

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Looking for something just a little different? Swing by Hointer and browse through our selection of 150 styles!

Hointer welcomes our Canadian customers!

Whoosh — hointer @ 6:27 pm January 29, 2013

Hointer welcomes our Canadian customers, with the first international shipment of jeans heading northbound!


First customer using NFC tags!

Whoosh — hointer @ 1:03 pm January 26, 2013

Our first customer Chuck Ames used nfc tapping instead of scanning QR codes to request jeans. It worked! :-)


NFC-enabled returns

Whoosh — hointer @ 8:15 pm January 25, 2013

Today we launched NFC-enabled returns; stop by the store, tap the tag on your jeans, and you’re on your way!

Big & Tall selection!

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We’ve just expanded our Big & Tall selection! Come by this weekend and check out denim by Seven for all MankindCitizens of HumanityTommy BahamaJoe’s Jeans, and Buffalo Jeans.

New Checkout at Hointer

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Come give our brand new Checkout a try, it’s now easier than ever to get in and get out!

Hointer for women….

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“It is time to launch Hointer for women”, says Mary Lowrance. 

Now offering two alteration techniques

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Now offering two alteration techniques; the standard (with matching thread), or a process that preserves the original hem.

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Earlier today Hointer CEO Dr. Shouraboura on the set with actor Gregory Marks.

The brand new Hointer beacon!

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Hointer launches new signage!

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Hointer now offers free parking!

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Hointer launches NFC!

Whoosh — hointer @ 8:23 pm January 17, 2013

Instead of scanning QR codes, customers with NFC-enabled phones can now simply tap tags to try jeans in any size.

The Black and Red Show rocks Hointer!!!

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Hointer launches a safe play area for kids.

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Frustrated with online shopping, the Empire rebels.

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Creative team filming at Hointer

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Hointer team with The Black and Red Show!

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Black and Red Show at Hointer!

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Lights, camera, action! The Black and Red Show getting ready to start shooting at Hointer. Stay tuned….

black and red

Murdock, our newest product in stock! :-)

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Hointer launches Big&Tall jeans for men!

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Its a new year, and we’ve got a full range of new sizes! Come check out the big and tall styles from Tommy Bahama and Citizens of Humanity!

Happy New Year from Hointer!

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Seattle Fireworks!

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We had a blast watching fireworks.


What Jeans are you partying in?

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Hointer is proud to introduce Brave Leather belts

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Brave Leather is Toronto-based company that produces high-end belts. Brave Leather facility is a huge space with heavy duty woodwork stations and loud whirring machines with an incredible new car smell. Everything is imported from Italy in its rawest form for Brave Leatherteam to shape and design from scratch. From slicing leather with a 75 tonne machine to punching holes in the belts, every step happens at Brave Leather facility in Toronto.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Brave Leather is a Canadian mainstay. In addition to being on the forefront of trends, the label is an eco-friendly brand that only uses ethically made materials.

One of the most amazing parts of Brave Leather’s workshop is how easy the transition is between mechanical and hand-crafted work. They range from using really high-tech machines to a very old world way of doing things. Directly across from a digitizing software machine is a station where belts are being painted by hand.

From designs, distribution, and even manufacturing techniques, Brave Leather is constantly changing and reinventing itself.

Saturday late night at Hointer.

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Derek Pai’s dog Badger was full of fun tricks.

The next episode of The Black and Red show to be filmed at Hointer. Stay tuned!

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What’s next? Maybe Hointer for dogs…. :-)

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Springer Spaniel Julius shopped today with his master Matt Garman searching for the perfect jean. Julius happily roamed around and seemed to thoroughly enjoy and approve this new shopping experience.

Hointer launches CITIZENS of HUMANITY

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This week Hointer launched Citizens of Humanity in classic, slim and bootcut fits.

Several of our customers asked for an extra long jean, so we are excited to launch Citizens relaxed, 36” inseam fit perfect for taller men.

Hointer launches Gift Cards

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A gift idea for men – Hointer Gift Card

Shop at Hointer this weekend and receive a $20 Vittana gift card!

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Vittana‘s very own Matt Duncan looked snazzy trying on flaming red hotDL1961 jeans. Matt found his fit in a classic pair of Nudies, instead. Shop at Hointer this weekend and receive a $20 Vittana gift card!

Hointer + Vitanna

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This holiday season, help support Vitanna, a non-profit microfinancing organization that helps pair students in developing nations with backers who can loan them the money they need to complete their education.


From now through the New Year, shop at Hointer and Hointer will donate $20 to Vitanna in your name. Come browse over 150 pairs of jeans, suspended in the air. Use your smartphone to scan the jeans you wish to try on. Jeans are teleported to your fitting room as you shop, making it easy and fun to find the perfect pair of jeans for this holiday season.


100% of this contribution goes to funding the student’s education. If you wish, you will be able to log on to vitanna.org and designate that $20 donation to a student whose story speaks to you.


Hointer & Vitanna: ’tis the season for giving.

Vittana and Hointer

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My first act of charity didn’t go the way I planned. Years ago as a recent graduate and a young Wall street professional I was eager to pay back and help those who needed me the most. After reading an article about the need for volunteers in a local dog shelter, I took a day off, bought a box of dog treats and drove to the shelter. Six dogs were scheduled to be euthanized on that day and the clock was ticking.  I signed adoption papers on the spot and all six dogs ended up in my fancy, but small Manhattan apartment. They were now a part of my family, they were “in”. For the next twelve years I cared for them, literally living in the dog house, often thinking about finding a less painful, more sustainable and scalable way of helping others.

That is why I decided to explore Vittana. From my own experience, I saw how education can transform one’s life, making the investment in education a sustainable value. The most impactful event in my life was getting a scholarship from Princeton to come and study in America. It transformed me from a poor pumpkin to a high-earning professional, leaving a dream life.

This Holiday season Hointer is very excited to partner with Vittana to raise money for students worldwide.



Seattle Actor/Celebrity Gregory D. Mark

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Seattle Actor/Celebrity Gregory D. Mark had fun trying on his new stylish !Item Jeans

Jeans Go Green! AG uses Eco-Friendly Ozone Technology

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Denim guru Adriano Goldschmied and manufacturing expert Yul Ku founded AG Jeans in South Gate, California in 2000. From the beginning, they set a new standard for their jeans, aiming for the highest quality in denim and design and leading the industry in eco-friendly manufacturing processes by adopting Ozone Technology, an innovative laundry procedure that significantly cuts down on water and chemical usage.


Electricity is added to oxygen to make Ozone, a disinfecting and cleansing agent. Ozone is added to water, eliminating the need for chemicals. Image credit: theozonecompany.com


When making jeans, manufacturers typically cleanse the denim of excess indigo (a natural dye that colors the fabric). While certain jeans are sold “raw” (unwashed and untreated), the majority of jeans that you and I wear are washed prior to being sold. Washing softens the denim and creates the stylish fades and distress-marks that characterize many of the jeans we like best. This process traditionally demands lots of hot water and bleach, as well as other chemicals.


Ozone technology used by AG cuts down the need for water, bleach, and other chemicals. An environmentally friendly molecule found naturally in the atmosphere, ozone also happens to be a highly effective bleaching agent and disinfectant.

Industrial washing machines with ozone technology



During the initial wash process, AG dissolves ozone in water and applies it to the wash wheel in place of chemicals. The ozone kills bacteria and lightens the indigo, eliminating the cost and environmental impact of chemicals like bleach. Because ozone is effective only at lower temperatures, AG reduces energy consumption by washing only in cold water, and because ozone is more effective than bleach, AG uses 25% less water overall.


Typically, in order to produce stylish washes, denim manufacturers will also introduce a secondary washing process: jeans are blasted with more hot water and bleach to create distress marks and faded areas. By using ozone as a bleaching agent, AG is able to eliminate the use of water and chemicals here entirely, further reducing their overall consumption.




AG’s use of ozone technology is energy- and cost-efficient, and creates an awesome array of signature washes.


The different washes of AG jeans at Hointer

An array of AG Jeans at Hointer

Our first alteration goes out!

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This morning, we are excited to send out our very first overnight delivery.

For every customer that would like their pants hemmed, Hointer offers next day alterations with free overnight shipping. Customers can also stop by and pick their jeans up. We just want to get them to you fast!



Custom Alterations: Our Vintage Sewing Machine

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For our custom alterations, we wanted to find a sewing machine that could match the quality of the jeans we carry. We chose this one: an old Japanese Mitsubishi LS2-150.

Two Looks: Tech Industry Leaders Wear Jeans

Whoosh — emmettr @ 11:07 am December 10, 2012

At last week’s GeekWire Gala, Matt McIlwain, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group and GeekWire’s 2012 Newsmaker of the Year and Charlie Bell, VP of Technology at Amazon Web Services, stood side-to-side looking sharp in Hointer jeans. Each chose a different cut and color for this evening event, highlighting the wide spectrum of jeans that look good on guys. Matt looked fantastic in his 7 for All Mankind Greenwood jeans. When Matt came to Hointer looking for a nice pair of jeans for work, he liked the way the Greenwood’s classic straight-leg fit flattered his frame. By pairing his jeans with a classic navy blazer and brown loafers, Matt showed us how perfectly distressed dark denim can transition from day to night. Fellow jeans-wearer Charlie Bell looked rugged and cool in the James Jeans San Juan Island. A slim-fitting grey jean, Charlie chose this pair from Hointer because of its snug fit and fashion-forward color. Charlie likes wearing these jeans to work, and, like Matt, paired them with a sleek blazer and loafers for the night out. From Charlie and Matt, we get two different jeans, and two different takes on a classic jeans, loafer, blazer combination. Whether slim fitting and grey or dark and distressed, wearing a perfect pair of jeans is a great way to go right from the office and instantly impress at an industry event.

The Sustainable Jean

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Hointer Software Engineer Austin Brown recently picked up the Nudie Jeans’ Deer Lake, a regular fit with a straight leg.


Hointer Attends the GeekWire Gala

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Last night, the Hointer team donned our finest jeans and attended GeekWire’s annual Gala. Greeted by festive holiday decorations and glasses of champagne at the beautiful McCaw Hall in Seattle Center, we had the opportunity to meet brilliant folks from all different lines of work. Dressed to the nines, everybody had their unique personal style on full display.


The Hointer Team, on the way to the Gala
Never content to be mere spectators, the Hointer team got busy posing in the Usnaps photobooth, one of the event’s most fun and happening draws. Friends, family, and coworkers posed for the camera in a variety of costumes, from Kanye-shades to monkey-masks. Whether in a tuxedo, a monkey costume, or a great pair of jeans, everybody looked sharp and had fun.

Hointer CEO Nadia Shouraboura and her daughter Caroline looking fabulous and festive


The Hointer Men, showcasing their finest looks

Hointer Launches New Custom Alterations

Whoosh — emmettr @ 3:21 pm December 6, 2012

At Hointer, jeans come to your fitting room in thirty seconds flat. Now, you can get them in right length overnight. Introducing free next-day custom alterations. Simply come back in or let us ship your jeans to you by the next business day. Finding the perfect length should be as easy as finding the perfect jean.

Hointer team having fun hemming software engineer Chris’s jeans

Our First Hointress

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Uma Raghavan, Director of Incubations at eBay Research Labs, visited Hointer today with several of her male colleagues. Excited to check out the store’s technology and design, and perhaps see some of her co-workers pick up a pair of jeans or two, Uma didn’t expect to shop for clothing. But, while her colleagues tried on jeans, Uma found herself checking out a soft grey pullover and decided to try the Hointer experience out for herself.  Minutes later, she emerged, looking confident in what she said perfectly fit her need for a comfortable shirt for frequent business travel. “I’d been having trouble finding something like this,” she said. “Whenever I walk into Macy’s, I get overwhelmed by all the clutter.” Somewhat surprised to have found a shirt in a men’s store, Uma said, simply, “I love the ease of walking around this store.”

Uma looking fantastic in her new shirt outside a Hointer fitting room

Our first iOS App is about to go live!

Whoosh — hointer @ 6:55 pm August 21, 2012

At the trade show with 7 for All Mankind

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Welcome to Whoosh, Hointer’s new blog!

Whoosh — emmettr @ 1:55 pm August 6, 2012

Welcome to Whoosh, Hointer’s new blog!

On a break from work the other day, Hointer Designer Dan and I went down to Gasworks Park in Northern Seattle. He snapped some pics of me in the James Jeans Orcas Island, the most comfortable pair of pants I’ve worn to work in a long time.

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