SEATTLE STYLE

25 Essential Seattle Shops

From midcentury furniture to timeless menswear to the oldest comic book store around, these are the local boutiques everyone should know about.

09/22/2022 By Seattle Met Staff and Zoe Sayler

RACK RANK

Every Nordstrom Rack in the Seattle Area, Ranked

Which Nordstrom Rack location has the best designer clothing, shoes, and atmosphere? We visited all eight, from Bellevue to Lynnwood, to find out.

06/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SHOP LOCAL

13 Black-Owned Businesses to Support in the Seattle Area

Black-owned boutiques, skincare lines, candle companies, and more abound in Seattle. Support them all year long.

02/07/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PRIDE GUIDE

Support Seattle’s LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

From hair salons to coffee shops to vintage stores, these LGBTQ-owned businesses serve Seattle's queer community year-round.

06/09/2022 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

ICONIC DUOS

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

FASHION PROJECT

Seattle’s Best Clothing Boutiques

Seattle’s a fashionable city. You just have to know where to look.

09/10/2020 By Nicole Martinson and Zoe Sayler

TIME MACHINE

Seattle’s Best Vintage Clothing Shops

From vintage T-shirts in Fremont to designer fashions in the University District to classic wedding gowns on Capitol Hill.

08/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

CONSIGN OF THE TIMES

We Co-Sign These Consignment Shops

Where to get great deals on lightly-used items, from outdoor gear at Wonderland Gear Exchange to plus-size fashions at Two Big Blondes.

06/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler

THE LITTLE THINGS

14 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in U Village, here's where to shop for children's clothing in the Seattle area.

08/05/2022 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

WOUND UP

Seattle’s 10 Best Toy Shops for Kids and Adults Alike

Snapdoodle’s educational toys, Archie McPhee’s grown-up-friendly gaffes, and board games as far as the eye can see.

12/13/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

SHOP TALK

9 Men's Stores We're Digging Right Now

From Capitol Hill's best boutiques for menswear to SoDo's Filson flagship, here's where to shop for jeans, hoodies, leather goods and more.

08/26/2022 By Elizabeth Podlesnik and Zoe Sayler

Frost Yourself

Seattle's Best Jewelry Stores for Unique Looks

These small independent boutiques in Seattle, from Twist at U Village to Valerie Madison and Hitchcock Madrona, specialize in unique accessories.

04/26/2022 By Chelsea Lin and Seattle Met Staff

CANINE TO FIVE

Who Has the Best Shop Pets in the World? We Do! We Do!

From the feline queen of Capitol Hill's Pretty Parlor to the gentle giant of a dog at Mike and Mike's Guitar Bar in Fremont.

06/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler

GO GREEN

21 Seattle Plant Shops We Love

Here's where to find plants in Fremont, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill and beyond, from succulents to classic houseplants to greenery for your garden.

02/01/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

PETAL ONE'S WARES

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

ART WORK

Seattle's Best Shops for Custom Framing

Seattle shops that specialize in framing fine art, photographs, posters, objects, and more, from Frame Up in Fremont to Blick in Capitol Hill.

05/31/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Pedal Power

The Best Bicycle and Skate Shops in Seattle

Wheels are life—and the city is full of places to keep us rolling.

05/04/2022 By Allison Williams

Gear Up

The Best Outdoor Gear and Clothing Stores in Seattle

The best stores to shop for the backpacks, hiking boots, paddleboards, and rain jackets a Northwesterner needs, from REI to Evo to Dick's Sporting Goods.

04/29/2022 By Allison Williams

Tickets to Ride

Seattle-Area Ski and Snowboard Shops

Where to buy and rent skis, snowboards, boots, and other snow gear.

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams

Sweat style

Best Seattle Shops for Workout Gear

Where to find local athletic wear (and stretchy pants).

01/25/2021 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

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

From Elliott Bay Book Company in Capitol Hill to the U District's Magus Books, Seattle's many indie booksellers keep the city well-read.

10/19/2022 By Stefan Milne With Sophie Grossman

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle-Area Record Stores

Here's where to buy vintage and new vinyl, cassettes, and CDs in a Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Bainbridge Island.

04/01/2022 By Stefan Milne and Sophie Grossman

Sugar Rush

These Local Candy Shops Are Pretty Sweet

Local candy shops like Lolli and Pops and Island Treats trade in all the pocky, caramel apples, and trick or treating candy your sweet tooth could desire.

10/13/2021 By Malia Alexander

IN WITH THE OLD

Seattle’s Best Vintage Furniture Shops

Vintage is the sustainable way to furnish a home, and these stores in Ballard, Fremont, the Central District and beyond have excellent used furniture.

07/13/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom

Neighborhood Guide

32 of Our Favorite Ballard Shops

Vintage Scandinavian furniture, handmade local jewelry, and some of Seattle's most fashionable boutiques make their home in Ballard.

07/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

CAPITOL GAINS

16 of Our Favorite Capitol Hill Shops

From covetable skincare at the just-opened Glossier to vintage sportswear at Throwbacks Northwest, find it all in Seattle's best shopping neighborhood.

08/26/2021 By Chelsea Lin, Rosin Saez, and Zoe Sayler

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

Mall Right

12 Best Local(ish) Shops at U Village

Where to go when you need shopping to feel fun again.

05/06/2021 By Chelsea Lin

West Seattle Neighborhood Guide

Where to Shop in West Seattle

Brush off the sand and browse these stores stocked with tie-dye, plants, and handmade accessories.

07/27/2020 By Nicole Martinson

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