Longtime friends Kaitlin Uemura and Kaitlin Madriaga decided to open Sairen in 2020, three years after launching their Morning Siren clothing line. Located in Seattle’s International District, the aim of Kaitlin and Kaitlin’s brick-and-mortar shop is to serve people looking to take their style to the next level with handmade, design-driven products. In addition to offering carefully-curated, one-of-a-kind clothing items and accessories, Sairen boasts an eclectic mix of goods made in Japanese, Hawaii, and locally in Seattle. The Kaitlins also take pride in showcasing works by local artists on the shop’s walls, as well as sharing knowledge about the city’s Nihonmachi community.

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Kaitlin Uemura and Kaitlin Madriaga
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  1. This shop is SO cute! The co-owners are super friendly and all of the curated items inside the shop are clearly made with care.

    This would be a great place to find a unique birthday/special occasion gift. The last time I was there I got some hand-poured candles, stickers, face masks and socks. Highly recommend!

  2. Taking over from LaLa and Tom of Momo, Sairen keeps the same fun vibe and collection of goods, with the added inclusion of the two shop dogs with the two friendly owners!

    Great place to roam to find unique gifts for you or someone lucky!

  3. I love stopping by this shop to admire the owners’ thoughtful curation of unique items and greet the shop dogs. The owners support many talented POC or women artists. Between the cute cards and ceramics, there’s something for everyone here!

  4. When I first learned Momo was closing I was sad, but then I saw what Sairen was about and have visited the shop many times it’s just up the hill from work. It was a seamless transition. I’m a big supporter of artist particularly Asian artist. I love that many of their items are made or companies owned by local Asians. Their are a variety of prices and something for everyone. The Kaitlins and their pups are the best, they make you feel so welcome!!

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