Fashion

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

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

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

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

comfortable change

Hitchcock Madrona Elevates Sweatshirt Style

Reinvention comes naturally to this neighborhood favorite.

02/02/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Sweat style

Best Seattle Shops for Workout Gear

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

01/25/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Local Shops We Love

Tuesday's Hand-Painted Kimonos Are Perfect Pandemic Wear

Fresh from Chinatown–International District, cozy hand-dyed robes give staying home a splash of color.

01/19/2021 By Chelsea Lin

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

SWAP MEET

Local Wishlist: Seattle Alternatives to Big Brands

Santa shops around here, too.

12/16/2020 By Carli Ricker

VENDOR BENDER

5 Seattle-Area Holiday Markets for the Last-Minute Local Shopper

From Nordstrom's Make It Pop-In to the Winter Solstice Night Market, check this updating list for all your Seattle gift-shopping needs.

12/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

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.

12/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

GIFT GUIDE 2020

Seattle Gifts We’ll Keep on Giving

Here are the local goods that danced in our heads this year.

11/24/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Shelf Indulgent

Seattle Gift Stores for Every Type of Shopper

A shop list that’ll make everyone on your list happy—including yourself.

11/24/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Mall Meditations

Pacific Place Refashions Itself Amid Covid-19

A shopping center that helped revitalize downtown considers its future.

11/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

THAT'S A WRAP

Winter's Unlikely Staple Accessory: Blanket Carriers

They're much cuter than scrambling to find a seat by the restaurant's sole patio heater.

11/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler

GET OUT THE VOTE

If You Miss Those 'I Voted' Stickers, Try This Local Merch

Those free stickers are cool. But they don't give out beer and sweatshirts at polling places.

10/26/2020 By Zoe Sayler

PPM PPE

10 Pike Place Masks for a Market-Fresh 2020

Local crafters now count face coverings among their wares.

10/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

CELESTIAL HOMEBODIES

Seattle Fall Fashion 2020: Dress Up to Hunker Down

There's never been a better time to celebrate (and interrogate) fashion.

10/05/2020 Photography by Elizabeth Rudge Styled by Adria Garcia and Castle Cooke Edited by Zoe Sayler

IS THAT ALLOWED?

How to Shop Safely in Seattle's Current Phase of Coronavirus Recovery

Spoiler: Yes. Here's how to safely support Seattle businesses.

09/23/2020 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