Seattle's always been the Big City for style editor Zoe Sayler, who grew up in rural Southwest Washington and still side-eyes the whole flannels-and-puffy jackets situation. 

Before joining the SagaCity team as digital editor in December 2019, she was a fellow at environmental news nonprofit Grist, a features intern for The Seattle Times, and a frazzled Communication major at Stanford University.


Our Favorite Seattle Combo Shops

From a bookstore with beer and bagels to a plant shop with a built-in tattoo parlor to a bike shop with coffee and brunch.

05/17/2022 By Zoe Sayler


Has Ballard Lost Its Norway?

Thousands turn up for the Seventeenth of May parade. The rest of the year, finding Seattle’s Scandinavian community just takes a little fishing.

05/16/2022 By Zoe Sayler


Our Favorite Local Flower Shops

From last-minute bouquet deliveries to one-of-a-kind arrangements, here's where to find fresh flowers near you.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler


Fashion-Meets-Function Raincoats for Seattle's Eternal Wet Season

A fashionable Rainkiss poncho, a seam-sealed Filson raincoat, a Stutterheim classic, and more cute waterproof jackets.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Price Point

Gifts for Every Budget

Spend what you need, get what they want.

04/22/2022 Edited by Zoe Sayler


Luxury Gifts for a Bottomless Budget

Locally made jewelry, stunning glass art, outdoor gear, and more.

04/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler


Big-Ticket Gifts Under $100

Jewelry, local sports gear, and a Filson flannel, all between $50 and $100, perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and beyond.

04/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler


Thoughtful Gifts Under $25

Our favorite inexpensive local gifts, from a Kraken beanie to Chunks' Seattle-designed hair accessories.

04/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler


Great Seattle Gifts Under $50

Seattle gifts for everyone that fit in your budget, including local cookbooks, board games, and Mariners gear.

04/18/2022 By Zoe Sayler


What We're Wearing to Root, Root, Root for the Mariners

Vintage-inspired baseball jackets, funny tees, and other memorabilia that proves your loyalty to the home team.

04/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler


What's Up with All the New Plant Shops?

A look behind the scenes at some of Seattle's new guard of plant shops, from Seattle Plant Daddy to Nightshade.

04/14/2022 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Taylor Gerlach

Seattle Made

Your Guide to Shopping Local

Keep it in the city.

04/13/2022 Edited by Zoe Sayler

Snack Pack

Gifts for the Person Who Loves Food—and Drinks, Too

A toast to Seattle foodies.

04/13/2022 Edited by Zoe Sayler


Where to Find Last-Minute Gifts in Your Neighborhood

Including some great Seattle stores that are open on Christmas Eve, like Annie's Art and Frame and Prism in Ballard.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler


7 Classic Seattle Gifts

Give local without stepping foot in a tourist shop: Here's where to find vintage band tees, local cookbooks, Native-made blankets, and more.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler


20 Tempting Gifts for the Food and Drink Obsessed

Here's what to get for people who love food: a Sur la Table air fryer, the coolest cocktail glasses, and merch from local Seattle brands.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Gift Goals

Gifts for Seattle Sports Fans

From jerseys to beanies to crochet octopus hats.

04/11/2022 Edited by Zoe Sayler

No Kidding

Best Gifts for Kids

Good things come in small packages.

04/11/2022 Edited by Zoe Sayler


Gifts for Style Icons

Fashionable Seattleites working to rectify our city's bad rap, we thank you.

04/11/2022 Edited by Zoe Sayler

Nature's Bounty

Gifts for People Who Love the Outdoors

Tell your loved ones to take a hike.

04/11/2022 Edited by Zoe Sayler