Shopping & Trends

BEER GEAR

Have Your Beer and Wear It, Too

Standard Brewing, Lucky Envelope, and Great Notion pick to-go beer and brewery merch just for dad.

05/23/2022 By Zoe Sayler

FATHER FIGURES

Father's Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad

What should you get for a dad who loves fashion? Or a dad with esoteric tastes? Or a dad who already has it all? We've got gift ideas.

05/23/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SAVE THE MONEY

11 Must-Haves from the REI Anniversary Sale

From May 20–30, get discounted Hydro Flasks, top-rated tents, Cotopaxi jackets, and more outdoor gear and technical clothing.

05/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

NET WORTH

Goal-Scoring Gear for Seattle Soccer Fans

Scarves, jerseys, jackets, and other merch from Seattle's three favorite soccer teams.

05/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

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

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

PUDDLE PIECE

Fashion-Meets-Function Raincoats for Seattle's Eternal Wet Season

A fashionable Rainkiss poncho, a seam-sealed Filson raincoat, a Stutterheim classic, and more cute waterproof jackets.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SLACKING OFF

We Desperately Wish These Seattle Institutions Had Merch

From our iconic ferries to the city's best cheese counter, we wish these spots in Seattle sold t-shirts, mugs, and other markers of our loyalty.

05/02/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

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

BIG SPENDER

Luxury Gifts for a Bottomless Budget

Locally made jewelry, stunning glass art, outdoor gear, and more.

04/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Big-Ticket Gifts Under $100

Jewelry, local sports gear, and a Filson flannel, all between $50 and $100, perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and beyond.

04/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler

STICKER SERENITY

Thoughtful Gifts Under $25

Our favorite inexpensive local gifts, from a Kraken beanie to Chunks' Seattle-designed hair accessories.

04/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PRICE IS RIGHT

Great Seattle Gifts Under $50

Seattle gifts for everyone that fit in your budget, including local cookbooks, board games, and Mariners gear.

04/18/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SODO MOJO

What We're Wearing to Root, Root, Root for the Mariners

Vintage-inspired baseball jackets, funny tees, and other memorabilia that proves your loyalty to the home team.

04/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler

GROWTH MINDSET

What's Up with All the New Plant Shops?

A look behind the scenes at some of Seattle's new guard of plant shops, from Seattle Plant Daddy to Nightshade.

04/14/2022 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Taylor Gerlach

BETTER LATE

Where to Find Last-Minute Gifts in Your Neighborhood

Including some great Seattle stores that are open on Christmas Eve, like Annie's Art and Frame and Prism in Ballard.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE

7 Classic Seattle Gifts

Give local without stepping foot in a tourist shop: Here's where to find vintage band tees, local cookbooks, Native-made blankets, and more.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE

20 Tempting Gifts for the Food and Drink Obsessed

Here's what to get for people who love food: a Sur la Table air fryer, the coolest cocktail glasses, and merch from local Seattle brands.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

IN MY BAG

Seattle Handbags to Carry Everywhere

Beaded purses from Anna Learns Things, a croc-embossed handbag from a Seattle-based Black-owned company, and more accessories available locally and online.

04/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler

TOE THE LINE

9 Sandals to Wear This Summer

Our favorite sandals of the year, from trendy wedge heels and pillowy silhouettes to classic Tevas.

04/08/2022 By Zoe Sayler