Swim Swag

10 Stylish Swimsuits for Seattle Sunseekers

From one-piece swimsuits to bathing suits for plus-size women, these options from REI, Athleta, Tommy Bahama, and Anthropologie fit your every summer plan.

08/04/2021 By Jenni Moore

Skorting the Issue

We Needed This: Girlfriend Collective’s Skort Fits Just Right

This wardrobe staple goes effortlessly from the gym to the cocktail bar to the couch.

07/26/2021 By Zoe Sayler

IN WITH THE OLD

Seattle’s Best Vintage Furniture Shops

Vintage is the sustainable way to furnish a home. It’s also an old-fashioned good time.

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

OPEN SEASON

How the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Made Retail History

The annual event's local roots are kind of a big deal.

06/28/2021 By Zoe Sayler

THE BRIGHT SIDE

Your Seattle Summer Guide to Outdoor Entertaining Anywhere

From colorful carafes to designer pools to a fancy cooler fit for park cocktails, here’s how to outfit a summer outside.

06/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

Collective Enterprise

Pacific Galleries Antique Mall Will Close This Summer

Seattle says farewell to its oldest antique mall after nearly 50 years.

06/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

COMPANY PRIDE

Support Seattle's LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Some brands pay lip service to LGBTQ issues during the month of June. These local businesses help the community thrive all year long.

06/07/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

Best in the biz

Tiffany Gwin Lights Up Wallingford at Harold's Lighting

She has bright new ideas for the business her family's been in since the Great Depression.

06/04/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Mud Bay Founder Lars Wulff Has a Pet Theory

His pet supply empire taught Seattle how to treat our four-legged friends right. 

06/04/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Kyle Johnson

TAKE OUR MONEY

Everlane Will Open in University Village This Summer

It's the latest in a string of big-name openings at Seattle's outdoor shopping center.

06/01/2021 By Zoe Sayler

OLD SCHOOL COOL

Cool House Brings Vintage Furniture to Fremont's Pipe and Row Boutique

The Seattle-based Instagram furniture shop is bringing its A game for the weeklong popup.

05/19/2021 By Zoe Sayler

BACK, BABY

Baby & Company Returns to Seattle for a Monthlong Capitol Hill Popup

The 10th Ave Collective Popup features local businesses like Easy Street—and is just the first in a series of Seattle events the boutique has planned.

05/07/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Mall Right

13 Best Local(ish) Shops at U Village

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

05/06/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Show some respect

6 Local Mother’s Day Gifts from Seattle Boutiques

Mom deserves more than brunch. Here are some ideas from the folks behind our favorite shops.

04/26/2021 By Chelsea Lin

DOLL HOUSE

Doll Parts Moves Its Vintage Collective Up the Street to West Seattle Junction

Expect home goods and a whole lot of local partnerships when the new space opens May 1.

04/23/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Buy the Book

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Back for 2021

The local seller celebration retains its book passport but is now both virtual and IRL, and runs for 10 days.

04/23/2021 By Stefan Milne

Frost Yourself

Seattle's Best Jewelry Stores for Unique Looks

From statement necklaces to shoulder-grazing earrings, these independent boutiques specialize in one-of-a-kind accessories.

04/15/2021 By Chelsea Lin

RETAIL FOUNDATIONS

Sephora to Open Another Seattle Store at the Ballard Blocks

It's an exciting addition to the south Ballard shopping center.

04/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

CLOUDED JUDGMENT

Local Rain Gear for the Umbrella-Curious Seattleite

Full coverage is best, but rain hats protect your hair and your dignity.

04/07/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Carlton Canary

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