With King County recently entering Phase 2 of governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start coronavirus recovery plan, long-shuttered stores are starting to open up again for walk-in shoppers. Social distancing measures are in place, hand sanitizer is out, and, of course, masks are on—and shoppers are free to return to these neighborhood retailers.
Tucked away in Melrose Market, Butter Home reopens with a variety of soy candles, local jewelry, and copper flatware. Displays of botanical posters and wood cutting boards are now spread across a larger area, allowing shoppers to spread out while browsing. When weekend shopping isn’t convenient, place an order online for curbside pickup or schedule a private shopping appointment.
CBTY's multi-talented owner Marcus Lalario curates a collection of streetwear, from hoodies sporting the shop’s name to socially aware t-shirts. Many of the items are created with Seattle artists like Jesse Brown and Skip Class. The shop is now open five days a week and by appointment when the store is closed to the public.
The Pioneer Square shop reopens its doors with a new selection of sustainable picks that toe the line between comfort and cool, from Kowtow dresses to delicate poppy earrings from WOLL. This summer you can shop the collection by visiting the brick and mortar’s walk-in hours, scheduling a private shopping appointment, or booking a Zoom styling session.
Eco-friendly is the name of the game at this Capitol Hill boutique. The product range is diverse, proving that shopping sustainably doesn’t have to be limiting—think thoughtfully designed care packages, vegan silk dresses, and organic cotton sneakers. Shop in-person during the limited hours, by appointment, or online.
This light-filled oasis is open throughout the week for shoppers looking to browse the summer collection. Some notable finds: Malia Mills swimwear, straw hats, and silk dresses made by the shop’s eponymous brand. Flora and Henri’s large gift collection includes cards designed by local artists and trinkets for grads, teachers, and brides.
Make an appointment to browse this menswear resale shop’s extensive collection of tweed suits, leather jackets, and leather canvas shoes in person. The latest highlights are regularly shared on the store’s Instagram, and styling appointments with the shop’s in-house stylist can be made via call or text.
After pivoting to an online store and virtual styling appointments when the pandemic hit, owner Malika Siddiq returns to her brick and mortar with floral dresses, paper bag shorts, and tanks. Lika Love is open for walk-in shopping Wednesday through Friday.
This lifestyle boutique's Capitol Hill and Ballard locations are now open seven days a week (with limited walk-in hours). It’s easy to spend an afternoon browsing the shop’s selection of Quay sunglasses, Baggu totes, and enamel pins—or its Instagram, where you can learn about local artists and try your luck in a monthly pin give-away. An extensive online store is another socially distant way to check out the quirky selection.