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

BAGGAGE CLAIM

9 Reusable Totes (Plus a Robot?) to Carry You Through the Bag Ban

Washington state's ban on single-use plastic bags went into effect October 1. What better time to stock up on cute, sustainable alternatives?

10/06/2021 By Zoe Sayler

COLD AS ICE

Release the Seattle Kraken Merch!

From custom jerseys to cute tanks to cozy knit hats, we've got you covered for the inaugural season of Seattle's new NHL team.

09/28/2021 By Zoe Sayler

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

9 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in University Village, here's where to shop for children in the Seattle area.

09/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

CAPITOL GAINS

16 of Our Favorite Capitol Hill Shops

From covetable skincare at the just-opened Glossier to vintage sportswear at Throwbacks Northwest, find it all in Seattle's best shopping neighborhood.

08/26/2021 By Chelsea Lin, Rosin Saez, and Zoe Sayler

State of Play

5 Seattle Board and Card Game Stores Pick Local Favorites

From Pokémon to an anti-artichoke card game, check out picks from staff at Ballard's Mox Boarding House, Queen Anne's Blue Highway Games, and more.

08/20/2021 By Stefan Milne

Get Lifted

8 Power Heels to Rock This Fall

Metallic heels, suede booties, power pumps, and more from Nordstrom and other Seattle boutiques offer a confidence boost like no other.

08/19/2021 By Jenni Moore

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scrolling Spree

Seattle Small Businesses Are Popping Up on Instagram

From the Properly Organized and Orderly Pop-Up to vintage furniture, the app provides a platform for more than just social media.

03/29/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Chona Kasinger

WEED RECOMMEND

Seattle’s Best Cannabis Shops and Dispensaries

Plus some favorites outside the city, from Tacoma to Bellevue.

03/23/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd Photography by Lou Daprile

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

A Guide to Shopping in and around Seattle's Suburban Malls

Suburbia may be known for retail hubs, but its small businesses are worth the drive, too.

03/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

COVER UP

Where to Find a Truly Great Mask in Seattle

These are the masks we gaze at longingly as they hang to dry.

02/22/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

16 of Wallingford’s Best and Funkiest Shops

This North Seattle neighborhood has it all, from sock shops and rubber chickens to rare plant purveyors and chic boutiques.

02/19/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff