‘Merch’ of the day
Snowflake trapper hat
With temperatures expected to be in the 70s all week, the shelves of winter gear look comical in the merchandise tent. The snowflake trapper hat and its cozy ear flaps not so subtly affirm our suspicion the rest of the nation thinks of the Northwest as southern Alaska. The hat, however, is a sure-fire way to prevent sunburned ears. Other items likely on the discount bin fast track: mittens ($27), standard knit caps ($27) and precious kid caps adorned with cat ears ($18).