Must see shopping in Seattle

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    Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings

    Not so much stocked as curated, this funky, beautiful store represents the obsessions and tastes of its owner, a designer with a strongly original…

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    Bulldog 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…

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    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…

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    Uncle 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…

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    Brooks 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…

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    Supplies here include Middle Eastern and North African spices and foods. Named after the Arabic word for marketplace, the shop sells everything you’ll…

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    Hau 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…

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    Original 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…

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    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…

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    Made in Washington

    A branch of the locally focused gift and craft shop in the Westlake Center. There's another branch in Pike Place Market.

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    Crossroads 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.

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    Zion'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.

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    Patrick’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.

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    Red Light

    The U District branch of Red Light carries stylish, painstakingly selected vintage clothing essential for any U-Dub hipster-inspired wardrobe.

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    Wild 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.

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    Globe 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.

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    Secret Garden Bookshop

    The children’s collection at this bookstore, especially the fiction, is excellent. Staff here give helpful recommendations.

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    North Face

    For hardcore camping, climbing and hiking clothing and equipment, go to the North Face, downtown toward the waterfront.

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    Two Owls

    This delightful children's boutique has jaunty clothing made from organic cotton and a good collection of unique toys.