Purple Dr. Martens

Purple Docs

We’re working on getting in some purple Doc Martens right now, but we’d like to have some idea of how many people would be interested in them so we know how many shoes to order!

Prices would be probably be between $105-115 USD for the standard cut shoes and $125 USD, though if we get enough of a response from people saying “YES, GIMME THE SHOES NOW!” we might be able to lower the price a bit.

The pictures above and below show examples of the cuts of the various boots, though the colors might not exactly match right now.






Would you be interested in a pair of purple Doc Martens?

Purple Commercial Call For Actors in Seattle – Mom and Youth (11-14) Auditions

Know an Actor Kid in Seattle?
Want to Act in a Purple Video?
Have a Seattle Driveway with Basketball Hoop?

We’re making a Mother’s Day commercial with two boys playing basketball, telling “your mom” jokes. Have a good location? Want to help act or suggest actors?

Due to schedule conflicts we’re looking for….

One Boy
Look— Boy 11-14 years old, white, sandy to darker hair (brother to other actor we have but not obviously related at first glance)

Talent level— At least some acting experience and aptitude would be great. Comfortable delivering lines articulately. Minimal basketball skill.

Demeanor— Outgoing and able to speak up for himself. Can have fun on set and take direction. We’re not a big ego kind of group.

The Mom
Late 30s to early 40s, medium darker hair, white (is these kids’ biological mom), able to drive a car up to a driveway and deliver a few lines well. A bit of acting experience is a plus here.

After school some time this week or daytime this weekend (before 4/31). About two hours for actors on set.

Either we find a closer spot in Seattle or might be Kent.

What to Send for Actors?
• Photos or links to photos / videos, ideally including a headshot (does NOT need to be a pro headshot, etc.)
• Either an acting resume or a quick summary in the e-mail of any acting experience
• Any time constraints within the next week (days that do or don’t work) and what times work after school
• Whether a parent or other adult will be joining (that’s our preference though maybe not needed)
• SEND E-MAIL ASAP to hireme /- AT-/ thepurplestore.com if interested

Compensation for Actors?
This should be fun and gain experience for all, but we’d also like to say thanks. It will be either a modest amount or a gift certificate to the store.


Know A Seattle Spot Like This?

ALSO, Location We’re Seeking
— A somewhat modern, typical American looking home (like the photo)
— Two or three car wide driveway
— Basketball hoop in good shape on the LEFT side as you look at the house (or moveable)
— Within 20 minute drive of Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood
— Fairly quiet street

Know a good spot or is this your house?


The Purple Store Wants to Own Our Purple Building


As many of you know, the building in which The Purple Store currently resides is up for sale. A new owner would tear the building down and send us scrambling.

We’ve worked hard to build our little home in Seattle and have so many great memories of customers from all over the world coming to visit us here!

Owning the building would:

  • help focus our energy on new purple items for you rather than moving
  • keeps us from the whims of changing rents and landlord teardown plans
  • build a permanent home to ensure uninterrupted delivery of purple and a place to store all the new purple items for you!

You know how we love our customers and look at this as a cooperation with all of our fans/friends to bring more purple items. Many of you have offered to help chip in toward the down payment and we’re continuing to see if that might be enough. HUGE thanks to all of you who’ve offered to help and we’ll be glad to hear from any others (comment here or, better, send us a quick e-mail

Keep an eye here for updates with our progress!


Make this Valentine’s Day Special

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Purple Friday 2015

To ensure that you don’t miss out on our awesome 24-hour sale on Purple Friday, we’ve compiled a list, by time zone (with a major city within that time zone) so you’ll know when to shop and get all of the great deals.
If you see any errors or want to make sure your city is included in the list, please check the comments and see if anyone else has been helpful enough to make a recommendation. If you’re the first, please let us know!

The Purple Friday Sale begins at 12 AM, EST on November 27th!

Midway 6 PM 11/26

Honolulu 7 PM 11/26

Anchorage 8 PM 11/26

Seattle 9 PM 11/26

Calgary 10 PM 11/26

Chicago 11 PM 11/26

New York/ Florida/ Chatham Ontario (Can.)  12 AM 11/27

San Juan 1 AM 11/27

Buenos Aires 2 AM 11/27

Rio de Janeiro 3 AM 11/27

Reykjavik 4 AM 11/27

London 5 AM 11/27

Paris 6 AM 11/27

Helsinki 7 AM 11/27

Baghdad 8 AM 11/27

Moscow 9 AM 11/27

Islamabad 10 AM 11/27

New Delhi 10:30 AM 11/27

Bishkek 11 AM 11/27

Bangkok 12 PM 11/27

Perth 1 PM 11/27

Tokyo  2 PM 11/27

Brisbane 3 PM 11/27

Sydney 4 PM 11/27

Wake Island 5 PM 11/27

Auckland 6 PM 11/27