Shopping Map

Shopping Map: More Seattle Essentials

17 can’t-miss stores for visiting shoppers or locals who just need the reminder.

By Laura Cassidy July 29, 2011

Ebbets Fields Flannels in Pioneer Square is known to vintage baseball fans and other sportsters all over the planet. For more on what makes them a Seattle Essential, read our

I cringe when I see tourists walking out of the T-shirt shop near Pike Place Market. A made-in-China iron-on is just no way to recall a trip to our city.

Of course, there are a few different types of shopping visitors…those who buy Space Needle-shaped pepper grinders, and those who don’t. For the latter—and for locals who just need a reminder about which stores define our character and elevate our retail experience—this map of 17 Seattle Shopping Essentials ought to do the trick.

From kids stuff to smart stuff to the active life; from idiosyncratic niche shops to local designs, world-sourced all-naturals, and the best high-style offerings around, these are the stores that elicit both "Only in Seattle!" and "I didn’t expect this in Seattle" remarks.

For more on what we consider "essential"—and for another map-full of must-shop stops, check out the 18 retail necessities we plotted last month.

And don’t worry, we’ll be back next month with another dozen or so more.

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