Naked Clothing is moving out of it’s downtown location at 126 W. Holly St., between Lulu and Gary’s Mens and Womens Wear, on Oct. 1. The natural fiber clothing store will reopen on Oct. 31 in Sedro-Woolley, at 1912 Highway 20.
The move will allow store owner Amy Kraus to work closer to home—she lives in Sedro-Woolley—and work under the same roof as her husband Jeff Kraus, who owns a recreational marijuana store called Smuggler Brothers.
“The move is mostly personal,” Kraus said. “We feel like we’ve been successful in Bellingham.”
In the new Naked Clothing location, Jeff and Amy Kraus will also operate a cafe called Munchies, which will serve soups and sandwiches, Kraus said. The marijuana business will be separated from the clothing store and cafe by a wall, as required by state law.
With the move, Naked Clothing will also begin carrying more books about hemp and marijuana, Kraus said.
Naked Clothing sells clothes made form hemp, organic cotton, silk, wool and other natural fibers. Kraus thinks many of her Bellingham customers will make the trip south to shop at her new location, as the store is one of the largest natural clothing stores in the state, if not the country, she said.