Beloved illustrator Phoebe Wahl has opened a new brick-and-mortar retail shop in the heart of the Bellingham Arts District. Now residing within Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress, the gift shop is home to her collections of prints, home decor, and her own illustrated children’s books.
Wahl’s first location, Phoebe Bird, closed in March of 2020 due to the pandemic. This new location is unique because its roommate company, Bison, now prints her designs in-house. When you enter the store, you’re greeted with a bloom of color and whimsy. You feel as though you stepped right into one of Wahl’s illustrations.
“Having a storefront has been such a fun way to bring people into the world of my illustrations and see my products, and those from other makers and brands that feel complimentary to my own, interact in a physical space,” Wahl says. “Witnessing people’s joy upon finding a card or object they feel seen, excited, or inspired by will never get old.”
On top of the new store, Wahl has a new book titled “Little Witch Hazel” that launched in September. Along with its release, the store will be exclusively selling “Little Witch Hazel” merchandise, and all copies purchased from the store are signed by Wahl.
To make your visit a little more special, Wahl is usually in store on Fridays between noon and 2 p.m.
112 Grand Ave., Ste. 101, Bellingham, 360.525.3627, phoebewahl.shop