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100 Reasons to Love Seattle

Call us biased, but it’s as easy to dig up reasons to love this city as it is to score gourmet grub on our streets. (Hey, there’s a reason right there…) In fact, we found so many—from our flair for flash mobbery to our kid-friendly

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Brights, cameras, action! Bring color and style outdoors this season.

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Good Cheer

Piggy banks, polar bear hats, dog mittens, and more: playful gifts for kids of all ages—and less than $45.

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Giving sweet nothings and savory treats? Schlepping to a last-minute potluck? These five shops stock edible gifts for the holidays.

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Five dress-up shops where you can rent your alter ego for a day, or buy it for a lifetime.

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Navigate November with watery earth tones and new neutrals.

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Prepare for the holiday season with cookware from these kitchen shops.

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The brand new shops at the Bravern include Neiman Marcus, Hermès, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, and they give Bellevue a style edge.

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Turn a cultural outing into a craft fair: Explore Seattle’s best museum gift shops.

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City Sunsets

Seattle shops stock bright, sunny shades and cool, modern neutrals to while away summer evenings.

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Shops whose cute, well-made shoes ensure kids are headed in the right direction.

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Exotic houseplants, locally made pots, eco-chic designer accessories: Whether you’re all thumbs or green thumbs, these five plant shops will grow on you.

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Go exotic, go quixotic, go all-the-rage, or go fair-trade, just be sure you go to these five globally sourced gift shops next time you’re feeling generous.

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