SLIDESHOW: Seattle’s most essential shops. Round 1.
Let’s start where Seattle shopping started, at CC Filson Co. The heritage brand’s flagship shop in SoDo manages to maintain it’s outerwear integrity while creeping into bonafide fashion territory. Half the staff can talk hunting and fishing, the other hipsters and ironically cool bluegrass bands. So Seattle.

It’s summer in Seattle and you’ve got shoppers in town, and they need a road map.

No problem; we’ve got one. The slideshow here takes you—and perhaps more importantly, them—through some of Seattle’s most Seattle-y shops so no matter where you start or where they end (the Ferris wheel or the falls), you can hit the best racks and score the best finds.

But this is only Round 1. We’ll be back later this season with other must-stop stores and boutiques.