Le Merde is back, and fun as ever.

If Halloween was any indication, Seattle's in the holiday spirit in a big way this year—and that rusty supply chain doesn't show any signs of keeping up. All the more reason to shop IRL and local in 2021.

Here are a few popups and holiday markets we're looking forward to (or, let's be honest, already shopping), but check back—we'll be keeping this list updated throughout the season. 

Know of a holiday market or gifty popup that isn't on this list? Let our style editor Zoe Sayler know at [email protected]

Starts November

Le Merde

Consider this popup the holy resurrection of Ballard’s quirkiest vintage shop, closed since mid-2020 but back just in time for the holidays at 7005 3rd Ave NW on Phinney Ridge. Come for cozy scarves, novelty gifts, and sweet, sweet nostalgia November 1 through December 31 on Fridays and Saturdays from 12–5pm or by appointment (but expect extended hours to be announced shortly).

Nordstrom Make It Pop-In

Nordstrom’s in-store gift shop tailored toward trend-seekers, home chefs, especially fancy children, and just about anyone else who likes things opened October 22 on the third floor of the department store’s flagship downtown Seattle location, where it’ll remain open through January 9. Bellevue Square gets its version too, and you can shop our favorite items from the event online.

Starts December

Cool House Vintage at Doll Parts Collective

We love when a typically Instagram-based vendor makes their collection shoppable IRL. When it's at West Seattle's epicenter of unique vintage fashion and handmade goods? All the better. Shop Cool House's inevitably groovy home decor holiday popup and all the rest at Doll Parts' newish West Seattle Junction location December 4–5 from noon to 5pm.

Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show

This huge annual market at the Seattle Center exhibition hall features scores of local makers bearing gifts from handmade clothing to crocheted kids toys to fine art. The event runs December 4–5, but you can get first dibs by grabbing a ticket for preview night on Friday, December 3.

SoDo Flea

SoDo's vintage and handmade marketplace is getting in the holiday spirit for two events this December: one at Epic Antique furniture mall on the 11th, the other in the Georgetown Stables parking lots on the 18th.

Winter Solstice Holiday and Night Market

The Seattle Night Market returned to the 30,000-square-foot Magnuson hangars this October, but the big event is yet to come. Shop, drink, and be merry with dozens of vendors across two festive evenings, including a 21+ late-night party December 17 and a kid-friendly excursion in the afternoon on December 18. Tickets will go live soon—they're $10 and required for entry. 

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