Must see shopping in Seattle

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    Golden Age Collectables

    A haven for geeks, kids and, especially, geeky kids, this shop has comics and comic-book–inspired toys, novelty items (hopping nuns etc), costumes and…

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    Throwbacks NW

    A niche vintage shop that focuses on active-wear clothing that not only evokes nostalgia for sports teams, but also revisits the hip-hop street fashions…

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    Monster Art & Clothing

    Local art and clothing shop that sometimes combines both in inspired screen-printed T-shirts. It's a great place to check in on the contemporary Seattle…

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    Ophelia's Books

    Like an indie record store for bibliophiles, Ophelia's is full of rare, yellowing, story-filled tomes that possess bags more character than electronic…

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    Fremont Sunday Market

    People come from all over town for this huge market. It features fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, and all kinds of people getting rid of junk.

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    Nordstrom Rack

    Nordstrom Rack offers closeouts and returns from its parent store across the street. It's a favorite among those with chichi taste and a limited budget.

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    Feathered Friends

    Feathered Friends stocks high-end climbing equipment, made-to-order sleeping bags and backcountry ski gear. Products made with down are the specialty.

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    A beautifully laid-out designer boutique showcasing elegant women's clothing for those with fat wallets (or envious window-shoppers).

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    Jive Time Records

    A vinyl collector's dream come true full of rarities and secondhand bargains stuffed into a diminutive interior.

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    Ballard Farmers Market

    Seattle's most popular Sunday market is open year-round, rain or shine, every Sunday on Ballard Ave NW.

  • Chophouse Row

    Hidden among the historical and modern architecture of Capitol Hill, Chophouse Row feels like a locals-only secret. This new-in-2016 establishment…

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    Pacific Place

    Seattle’s best-quality boutique mall feels a bit like the lobby of an upscale hotel – it’s cylindrical, and the total lack of that hectic shopping-mall…

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    Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

    This landmark shop on Pier 54 has been around since 1899 – ancient history by Seattle standards. It has changed quite a bit since then and now mostly…

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    Westlake Center

    This ‘boutique mall’ – also the starting point for the monorail – has an assortment of stores. There are some well-established chains like Nordstrom Rack,…

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    A great source for hard-to-find imported books and magazines in Asian languages (and in English about Asian culture), this bookstore inside Uwajimaya is…

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    Wild Salmon Seafood Market

    At Wild Salmon Seafood Market – in the Fishermen’s Terminal on the south side of the Ballard Bridge, which is technically Magnolia, but still – you can…

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    The huge Nike store has its roots in the Northwest – it was founded by Phil Knight in Eugene, OR. The store sells all kinds of Nike clothing, shoes and…

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    Hardwick’s Hardware Store

    Locals in the know come to Hardwick’s to explore the rows and rows of buckets filled with bizarre little gadgets and gizmos. Some people probably know…

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    Buffalo Exchange

    This secondhand-clothing store is comfortable to browse in, but can be hit-and-miss in terms of good finds (but when it hits, boy does it hit). Some of…