RETAIL FOUNDATIONS

Sephora to Open Another Seattle Store at the Ballard Blocks

It's an exciting addition to the south Ballard shopping center.

04/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

CLOUDED JUDGMENT

Local Rain Gear for the Umbrella-Curious Seattleite

Full coverage is best, but rain hats protect your hair and your dignity.

04/07/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Carlton Canary

SUPERB SUBURBS

Best Shops in Seattle's Suburbs, from Bainbridge to Bellevue

Independent retail spots selling everything from housewares to board games to summer sandals.

04/05/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Interior Life

Cuniform Will Transform Your Home, Not Just Your Closet

The wardrobe curators have added interior design to their menu of services.

04/02/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Scrolling Spree

Seattle Small Businesses Are Popping Up on Instagram

From the Properly Organized and Orderly Pop-Up to vintage furniture, the app provides a platform for more than just social media.

03/29/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Chona Kasinger

SPRING FASHION 2021

Our Back-to-Work Fashion Will Be Out of This Office

We’ll happily strut back into the world of paper jams and cubicles—when the boss allows—if it means our coworkers can see our shoes.

03/22/2021 Edited by Zoe Sayler Photography by Patrick Tak Styled by Morgan Dillon

Snail mail

Welcome Ostmoe, Bainbridge's Darling Paper Goods Shop

A tiny boutique full of gorgeous greeting cards and high-quality office supplies, from a lifelong lover of stationery.

03/17/2021 By Chelsea Lin

EARTH TO U VILLAGE

Reformation Opens Its First Washington Store in University Village

It's getting hot in here.

03/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

A Guide to Shopping in and around Seattle's Suburban Malls

Suburbia may be known for retail hubs, but its small businesses are worth the drive, too.

03/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Bottoms Up

Madrona Gains a Stylish New Shoe Store, Corre

Corre carries futuristic sneakers, architectural heels, and footwear brands you definitely won't find anywhere else in town.

03/05/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Great Expectations

The Best Seattle Shops for Maternity Clothes

Skip the big box stores and buy local for your pregnancy wardrobe.

02/23/2021 By Chelsea Lin

COVER UP

Where to Find a Truly Great Mask in Seattle

These are the masks we gaze at longingly as they hang to dry.

02/22/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

16 of Wallingford’s Best and Funkiest Shops

This North Seattle neighborhood has it all, from sock shops and rubber chickens to rare plant purveyors and chic boutiques.

02/19/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

GO GREEN

14 Seattle Plant Shops We Love

Decor that grows with you.

02/17/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

tie one on

Bespoke Suits Class Up Pandemic Couture

Downtown's Harris and Tailor weathers its first year with custom menswear.

02/15/2021 By Chelsea Lin

VECTOR OF LOVE

Seattle's Covid-19 Dating Scene

The Seattle freeze feels even chillier from six feet apart—but love will find a way.

02/12/2021

USE PROTECTION

Pandemic First Dates, Ranked from Safest to Scariest

If you’re already in a relationship, don’t @ us. We have to find a way to make this work.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SWIPING, UNLEASHED

Inside the Dog-Eat-Dog World of Seattle Dating Apps

Wowzer, Seattle's promising dating app for dog lovers, didn't make it through Covid-19. But two other local dating apps are keeping humans connected.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler, Christy Carley, and Erin Wong

GO THE DISTANCE

How to Navigate Long-Distance Love

Two Seattle-based therapists weigh in on how to meet your partner where they’re at. Emotionally, that is.

02/12/2021 By Erin Wong

KISS ME THRU THE PHONE SCREEN

Think Virtual Dating Always Sucks? Think Again

Sure, Zoom calls lack ambiance. But they're an antidote to a sometimes impersonal culture of hookups and expectations.

02/12/2021 By Christy Carley