Not so much stocked as curated, this funky, beautiful store represents the obsessions and tastes of its owner, a designer with a strongly original…
Must see shopping in Seattle
- KKirk Albert Vintage Furnishings
- BBulldog News & Espresso
The newsstand of choice on 'the Ave,' this place has pretty much every magazine or newspaper you might want, from imports and big glossies to stapled…
Seattle’s oldest and largest department store, this hard-to-miss classic – formerly Bon-Marché, but renamed Bon-Macy’s in August 2003 when it was bought…
- UUncle Ike's Pot Shop
One of the first recreational weed dispensaries in Seattle is still well known for its well-stocked shelves and friendly budtenders. It courted…
- BBrooks Brothers
This location of the popular American chain is one of the better professional men’s clothing options in the area. The salespeople are total pros – they…
Supplies here include Middle Eastern and North African spices and foods. Named after the Arabic word for marketplace, the shop sells everything you’ll…
- HHau Hau Market
Hau Hau is an agreeably disheveled Chinese and Vietnamese food market where you can get cheap produce (outside), specialty meats such as pig's ears and…
- PPeter Miller Architecture & Design Books
The window arrangements at this Belltown store will make a bibliophile or a design fiend drool. It specializes in luxurious architecture books, stationery…
- OOriginal Children's Shop
A genuine piece of the Madison Park heritage, this family-run business has been operating since 1952 selling children's apparel and also functioning as a…
Multiple vendors peddle their wares at this vintage warehouse. The selection is a bit more carefully curated and tasteful than other antique stores of its…
- MMade in Washington
A branch of the locally focused gift and craft shop in the Westlake Center. There's another branch in Pike Place Market.
- CCrossroads Trading Co
This secondhand store is a little trendier and less funky than others in the area. But, as with others, there's a lot of rough before you hit any diamonds.
- ZZion's Gate Records
A dusty, slightly unkempt record store where some random rummaging will uncover dog-eared heavy metal, second- and third-hand Bowie and rare reggae 45s.
- PPatrick’s Fly Shop
Located near Lake Union, this shop has been around as long as anyone can remember. It offers workshops on fly-fishing, sells equipment and gives advice.
- RRed Light
The U District branch of Red Light carries stylish, painstakingly selected vintage clothing essential for any U-Dub hipster-inspired wardrobe.
- WWild at Heart
This shop sells sex toys, fetish-wear, clubwear, lingerie and DVDs. It has a reputation for friendly staff and a judgment-free atmosphere.
- GGlobe Bookstore
This small but comfortably cramped shop is an erudite emporium of new and secondhand books, not all of which make it on to the shelves.
- SSecret Garden Bookshop
The children’s collection at this bookstore, especially the fiction, is excellent. Staff here give helpful recommendations.
- NNorth Face
For hardcore camping, climbing and hiking clothing and equipment, go to the North Face, downtown toward the waterfront.
- TTwo Owls
This delightful children's boutique has jaunty clothing made from organic cotton and a good collection of unique toys.