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Archie McPhee

The Madison Square Garden of Seattle novelty shops boasts an impressive collection of inspired creations, like a yodeling pickle, “handerpants” (yes, hand underpants), and remarkable masks.

Baby and Company

Despite the name, there isn’t an adorable onesie in sight at this razor-sharp men’s and women’s boutique. Instead you’ll find luxury apparel and accessories from top international designers, and a reliable barometer for what’s hot every season.

Cone and Steiner

Part grocer, part deli, part candy store, with a few beers on tap, Cone and Steiner’s Capitol Hill, downtown, and Pioneer Square locations are one-stop neighborhood shops.

Diego Pellicer

It might resemble an exotic car dealership, but here the staff helps you find the right sativa, indica, or hybrid—or maybe it’s a $3,600 marijuana cigar you desire. (Too late, it sold already.)

Feathered Friends

More than just a pile of goose feathers, the sleeping bags, coats, and vests nesting inside this flagship store are world-class.

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Flora and Henri

Owner and designer Jane Hedreen launched her children’s clothing line in the late ’90s, and, after shuttering her downtown brick-and-mortar to go full internet in 2013, she’s officially back. A light-filled showroom houses her designs alongside home goods and fashions for the whole family, the one whose house always seems to have the sleekest gadgets and tome-stocked book shelves.

Freeman

The arrival of rain and cold doesn’t mean you have to walk around under a tarp. Freeman’s selection of light jackets, durable hooded coats, and classic boots makes surviving the elements look good.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall

The shopping mall. It’s the crystallized form of Americana, fabricated from loitering teens and Orange Julius stalls. But down in Georgetown, far from the business districts and centers of consumerism, lies an eccentric marketplace: the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. At the far side of a small parking lot off Airport Way awaits a wagon train of eight vintage trailers. Every weekend, vendors peddle throwback threads, folk art, and a plethora of wonderfully bizarre ephemera. Or towers of scratch-made layer cake, if you’re famished. Even a tent filled with hot sauce and Honey Bunches of Oats once had a home here. For eight years, this modern-day trading post has helped Seattle forsake its mall rat ways.

Hitchcock Madrona

Like pictures, treasures from this accessories shop are worth a thousand words, but here are three: bold, refined, essential. Whether it’s something delightfully understated like a simple 18-karat-gold bar necklace or fierce like a shark-tooth cuff, it most definitely lives here.

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Horizon Books

The born-again (and again) bookstore on 10th has been a Capitol Hill mainstay for nearly 50 years, albeit a subterranean one since 2008. Luckily print is not dead after all—but it is tucked away, down a ramp, wedged between a tattoo parlor and yoga studio.

Kobo at Higo

Contemporary and traditional ceramic crafts from Japanese and Northwest artists mingle alongside art, housewares, and gifts from children’s books to throw blankets to wool socks, a range that honors the building’s former life as the Higo Variety Store.

Likelihood

Cement floors and stark white walls make for a stripped-down backdrop for the otherwise distinctly cool shoes. No doubt, this is a sneaker head’s utopia.

Marios

Though Seattle’s casual ways don’t often require an impeccably tailored suit—maybe for a wedding or a dinner at Canlis—the selection of designer mens- and womenswear at Marios takes up the cause for luxury.

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Moksha

Once a longtime staple for funky threads along the Ave, Moksha now holds court in the boutique-scarce Chinatown–International District, featuring its silk-screened street wear, local clothing lines like PRC and Clear Coated, plus other rare items from world travels. 

Mox Boarding House

With tried-and-true favorites like Settlers of Catan and role-playing systems like the venerable Dungeons and Dragons, Mox Boarding House harkens back to a time before split-screen video games and Fortnite.

Pipe and Row

Seattle-native Kayla Boehme opened her Fremont brick-and-mortar in June 2014 and continues to consistently stock it with sleek staples: classic tees, velvet trousers, heeled mules in blush and black.

Plant Shop

Grab a handsome snake plant here that can live atop the side table you bought from sister shop Homestead. This spinoff gives the same attention to detail and care to its plants that its progenitor does to reclaimed furniture.

Station 7

Inside this ’20s-era brick-walled building, which was a fire station until 1970, await home goods from Northwest makers, plus art and jewelry displayed on various vintage fixtures.

Urban Surf

Despite being at least a three-hour drive from waves breaking off the Pacific coastline, this surf shop nestled just off Lake Union deals in boards of all sorts, including paddleboards—yup, the ones you see skimming across Lake Union all year round.

Velouria

Quite the contrast to the surrounding stadiums and sports bars, this expansive trove offers everything from billowy jumpsuits to minimalist jewelry to natural skin care, much of which is sourced within the Pacific Northwest. 

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$ Sandwiches/Deli Multiple Locations

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Cement floors and stark white walls make for a stripped-down backdrop for the otherwise distinctly cool shoes. No doubt, this is a sneaker head’s utopia.

Kobo

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Gift Accessories, Jewelry 1121 34th Ave

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Flora and Henri

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