Long live brick and mortar! Despite a certain online juggernaut, the physical store is still alive and well in Seattle. Indeed, these mom-and-pop spots remind us that our city remains down to earth despite a dizzying number of sky-high cranes. We have a shop largely dedicated to cookbooks. The oldest comic book store in North America is in Pike Place Market. There’s no denying that some of your favorite shops are best explored, not from behind a screen, but IRL.

In This Feature:

The 28 Best Clothing Stores and Boutiques in Seattle Right Now

Rain shells. Plaid shirts. Sandals with socks. Seattle has a reputation for being fashionably aloof. But peek into these shopping destinations where style—be it funky or functional—is unmistakably on point.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

13 Great Places to Shop for Outdoor Gear (That Aren't REI)

These retailers of rugged wares get you geared up for any adventure on the trail, waves, or, sure, pavement.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

6 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts

In need of an extremely creepy horse mask? Or maybe it’s an imported tea set you seek. These Seattle stores carry the neat and the novelty.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis and Rosin Saez

Seattle's 10 Best Shops for Home and Design Goods

Pared down and minimal or rustic Pacific Northwest, these dens of decor help make homes feel, well, sweet. And stylish, too.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

5 Local Toy Stores for Kids and Adults Alike

Toys for both children and inner children. Simple pleasures don’t require a special occasion.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet Seattle's New Crop of Plant Stores

5 shops to help you breathe a little life into your home or office.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

6 of Seattle's Best Pot Shops

Seattle’s legal marijuana industry offers a little something for seasoned tokers and timid first-timers alike.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Long Live Analog: Seattle's Essential Bookstores and Record Shops

Don’t upload the requisite parts of your personality to the cloud.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

5 Vintage Shops We Love

Seattle is home to a vast store of vintage sellers. No, we’re not trying to live in the past...but we can still sport threads of yore.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

Golden Age Collectibles Might Be The Oldest Comic Store in the World

At 19, Rod Dyke bought a comic book store in Pike Place Market. Today, it’s thought to be the oldest in business.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

4 of Our Favorite Kids Clothing Shops

Whether they’re already mini mavens of style or—no shame—still put their shirts on backward, here are a few places for youthful fashion finds.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

Meet Aude Tabet, Design Director at Filson

The Paris native had stints at Marc Jacobs and Coach before landing landing in the PNW.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

A Handy Gift-Buying Flowchart

Bestowing the perfect present starts with going to the right shop. Our savvy flowchart helps you find something for the people in your life who fall all along the hipness spectrum.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez