Style & Shopping

SLINGSHOT

We Needed This: KAVU's Rope Bag Exports Seattle Fashion

The casual, best-selling outdoor bag is a purse, backpack, and Seattle fashion statement all in one.

12/13/2021 By Zoe Sayler

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

Power Players

8 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Fashion

The mind behind Nordstrom's Pop-In shops, the keeper of Seattle fashion history, and other style mavens who give our city an underappreciated look.

12/09/2021 By Zoe Sayler

LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN

26 Fashions for a Happy New Year

We're welcoming the new year with sparkly sweaters, a velvet Reformation dress, and tons of sequins.

12/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SEATTLE STYLE

25 Essential Seattle Shops

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

12/03/2021 By Seattle Met Staff and Zoe Sayler

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

GIFT GUIDE 2021

The Everybody on Your List Guide to Gifting in Seattle

Foodies, techies, outdoor enthusiasts—check, check, check.

11/19/2021 Edited by Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE 2021

10 Tech Gifts for Anyone on Your List

Custom Xbox controllers, a bring-everywhere phone charger, a really nice-looking air purifier, and more.

11/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler

'TIS THE SEASON

Make Holiday Shopping an Event at These Local Markets and Popups

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

11/03/2021 By Zoe Sayler

FUR-EAKY

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for You and Your Pet

From cute puppy-sized jack-o'-lantern hats to couples costumes for dogs and their owners.

10/27/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Obsession

Dr. Martens and Blundstones Are Seattle’s Anti-Obsession

Seattle's favorite chelsea boot is more than just protection from the rain, and it will outlive any fad.

10/27/2021 By Sophie Grossman

LIFELONG LEARNER

We Needed This: Anna Learns Things Brightens Up the City

Anna Dong started making fruit-shaped beaded earrings during the pandemic. Now, her handmade jewelry is sold at shops like Prism and Something Silver.

10/25/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by AJ Ragasa

MOM AND POP-IN

A Few of Our Favorite Things from Nordstrom's Pop-In Gift Shop

Here are our favorite products from the Make It Pop-In holiday gift shop, open at select Nordstrom locations through January 9.

10/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

FRIGHT NIGHT

Pop Culture Halloween Costumes for 2021

Costume ideas inspired by recent events in Seattle and elsewhere, from "Squid Game" guards to Jeff Bezos in space.

10/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

SO DOWN

These Puffy Coats Will Get Us All the Way Through Winter

Vegan puffer coats, plus-size puffer coats, men's puffer coats, a puffer coat under $100—you name it.

10/21/2021 By Zoe Sayler

COVER GIRL

It's Time to Upgrade Your Mask Stash

Our editors review some of the finest options around Seattle, from Baggu's loop mask to the new three-layer face cover from Outdoor Research.

10/19/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

PROJECT RUNWAY

Our Favorite Looks from Bellevue Fashion Week

From trendy leather skirts at Nordstrom to Kate Spade's cutest tartan plaid coat, here's what we loved at the Bellevue Collection's runway shows this year.

10/13/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Elemental Protection

10 Cute and Functional Jackets for Little Adventurers

From rain jackets to wind breakers and North Face to Eddie Bauer, these garments will protect kids against a range of damp and cold weather.

10/12/2021 By Jenni Moore

STALK UP

9 Seattle Shops for Your Halloween Needs

Where to find halloween costumes and decor in Seattle, from Red Light Vintage in the U District to Trendy Wendy in Capitol Hill,

10/11/2021 By Seattle Met Staff, Marisa Comeau-Kerege, and Courtney Cummings

Booted Out

These Boots Were Made to Upgrade Your Cold-Weather Wardrobe

Vegan Dr. Marten platforms, ankle boots, classic Chelsea Blundstones, and square-toed snake-print Vagabonds are our fall fashion obsessions.

10/08/2021 By Jenni Moore