Shopping Spree

10 Unique Seattle Shops

Gifts and gags, baubles and boards—find it all at these retail gems.

09/21/2018 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

Elements of Style

Kathy Hattori Gets Technical with Natural Dyes

Dyeing seems like romantic hippie craft, but the Botanical Colors founder proves it's exacting too.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

The Boxer Brief Rebellion

TomboyX Is Seattle's Homegrown Gender-Neutral Underwear Company

For cofounders Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez, underwear is about being as comfortable in your own skin as you are in your briefs.

05/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

Filson Introduces Smokey Bear Collection

America's favorite little firefighter joins forces with Seattle's Filson.

08/12/2016 By Colleen Williams

Funny Girl

Melissa McCarthy Drops By Nordstrom

Melissa McCarthy launches the latest Melissa McCarthy Seven7 collection at Seattle's downtown Nordstrom.

07/26/2016 By Colleen Williams

Real Talk

Landfills and Laundry at Alki Beach

Earth Day art installation represents clothing’s impact on the environment.

04/21/2016 By Colleen Williams

Elements of Style

Tacocat and the Politics of Pink

Feminism has a beat—and color, and lots of glitter, and you can dance to it.

08/01/2014 By Laura Cassidy

Article

Anne Smith, Northwest Style Expert

A conversation with Filson creative manager and shop owner Anne Smith.

07/01/2013 By Laura Cassidy

Retail Spotlight

Meet the Shopkeeper: Monster Art and Clothing

Owner Tara Smith and her team of little monsters embrace the city's weirdness with a curated collection of locally made art and clothing.

03/11/2013 By Julie Hamasaki

Retail Spotlight

Meet the Shopkeeper: Sandylew

"You have to get dressed every damn day, so you might as well have a good time doing it."

08/13/2012 By Amanda Austin

Article

Destination: Madrona [Updated]

We visit three high-style boutiques in the Seattle neighborhood of Madrona.

04/22/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Article

World Beat

Gold Coast Trading Company designer Emeka Alams translates musical culture into graphic sportswear.

03/14/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Article

High Rise Sublime

A Belltown penthouse sets the scene for spring fashion with ’70s glam and groove.

03/14/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Article

Mother of Reinvention

Traci Schlosser, personal shopper at University Village women’s store Anthropologie, reinvents her life and style.

02/15/2011 By Laura Cassidy

Article

Outstanding in the Field

Stroll SoDo as baseball fever builds and you’ll see hawkers unloading pink Mariners visors. Shop Ebbets Field Flannels, just a half a block north of Qwest Field, sells no such tchotchke.

02/14/2011 By Andrew Matson

Article

Hot Spot: La Bijou

Valentine’s Day shopping is way sexier and a lot less stressful when you do it together, which is why we’re directing you to Stephanie Percy’s new Bellevue boutique, La Bijou.

01/12/2011 By Sarah Hirsch

Article

Street Scene

Le 21ème Arrondissement blogger Adam Katz Sinding gives a tutorial on how he found his personal style statements.

12/13/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Article

Applied Art

Ever since the Frye Art Museum installed Robin Held as curator, she’s been finessing the task with characteristically singular and nuanced style.

10/11/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Article

Bright Ideas

The motto of this holiday shopping guide: Don’t overthink it. Classic materials, traditional toys, and smart, spirited innovations will always be loved.

10/11/2010 By Laura Cassidy

Article

City Blocks

Fall fashions really stack up in tone-on-tone ensembles.

09/14/2010 By Laura Cassidy