Must see shopping in Seattle

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    Elliott Bay Book Company

    Seattle's most beloved bookstore offers more than 150,000 titles in a large, airy, wood-beamed space with cozy nooks that can inspire hours of…

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    REI is the be-all and end-all of outdoor clothing and equipment, and its Lake Union flagship is no exception. In fact it even comes equipped with some…

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    Founded in 1897 as the original outfitters for prospectors heading for the Klondike, Filson is a long-standing Seattle legend that, in 2015, opened up…

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    Susan Wheeler Home

    This newer addition to Georgetown's small vintage row manages to find a perfect balance of pleasingly cluttered yet artfully refined. There are shelves…

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    Easy Street Records & Café

    Pearl Jam once played at Easy Street, arguably Seattle's most multifarious record store, and the business continues to sponsor regular events. Inside,…

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    Lucca Great Finds

    One of the best things about this Ballard boutique is that it offers two shopping experiences: in the front is a chic PNW-themed homewares store that will…

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    Herban Legends

    Herban Legends is both a brilliantly silly pun and one of Seattle's best dispensaries. It manages to feel very professionally run while maintaining a…

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    University Book Store

    University Book Store is a vast all-purpose book emporium founded in 1900, making it Seattle's oldest. Its huge catalog of tomes is a browser's dream, and…

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    Fremont Vintage Mall

    Descending into this subterranean antique mall is like diving down to a sunken Spanish galleon full of plundered treasure. Who knows what you might bring…

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    Old Seattle Paperworks

    If you like decorating your home with old magazine covers from Life, Time and Rolling Stone, or have a penchant for art-deco tourist posters from the…

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    Bop Street Records

    Probably the most impressive collection of vinyl you're ever likely to see lines the heavily stacked shelves of Bop Street Records. The collection of half…

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    Even if you think you've been to every oddities shop worth a two-headed calf, Ballyhoo is worth a visit. What it lacks in space it makes up for in the…

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    Two Big Blondes

    If you are in the market for women's clothing in a size 14+, Two Big Blondes is the place for you – this plus-size consignment store has thousands of…

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    Market Magic

    Selling fake dog poop, stink bombs, water-squirting rings and magic tricks, this Pike Place Market magic shop is heaven for aspiring magicians, pranksters…

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    Conscientious consumption is the mission of this new jewelry, clothing, art and home-goods store in the CD. Everything for sale here is both gorgeous and…

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    Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

    Ada’s plush interior is done out in clean white wood with royal blue accents. There’s a cafe on one side and a well-curated collection of books on the…

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    Metsker Maps

    In its high-profile location on 1st Ave, this 65-year-old map shop sells all kinds of useful things for the traveler, from maps and guidebooks to various…

  • Moorea Seal

    Taking inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, Moorea Seal is a three-year-old store that curates accessories and goods that have a rustic-yet-urban feel…

  • Wall of Sound

    Bedroom-sized Wall of Sound has a civilized, studious air and a penchant for avant-garde sounds. If you’re into esoterica or weird musical sub-genres such…

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    Melrose Market

    Melrose Market, at the base of the trendy Pike–Pine Corridor in Capitol Hill, is a kind of modern antidote to Pike Place: it's much smaller in size and…