GOLD STANDARD

We Needed This: Baleen Makes Blessedly Affordable Jewelry

The Ballard jewelry shop makes pieces that are sustainable and fashionable for under $75. They'd make a perfect gift—for yourself or someone else.

06/29/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Bookworm

Blue Kettle Books Brings the Indie Bookstore to New Terrain

Monica LeMoine opened her blue book mobile as a pandemic pivot to bring the love of reading to more communities in the city.

06/24/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

CONSIGN OF THE TIMES

We Co-Sign These Consignment Shops

Where to get great deals on lightly-used items, from outdoor gear at Wonderland Gear Exchange to plus-size fashions at Two Big Blondes.

06/21/2022 By Zoe Sayler

WE'VE BEEN FRAMED

Summon Brighter Days with These Unique Sunglasses

Trendy pastel frames with colored lenses, unexpected patterns like split-tone and checkers, and performance sunglasses that actually look cool.

06/17/2022 By Zoe Sayler

CANINE TO FIVE

Who Has the Best Shop Pets in the World? We Do! We Do!

From the feline queen of Capitol Hill's Pretty Parlor to the gentle giant of a dog at Mike and Mike's Guitar Bar in Fremont.

06/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler

NEW GROWTH

Glasswing Greenhouse Reopens After a Two-Year Hiatus

Capitol Hill boutique Glasswing's plant-based offshoot officially opens in June, with two installations created especially for the Art Walk.

06/09/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PRIDE GUIDE

Support Seattle’s LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

From hair salons to coffee shops to vintage stores, these LGBTQ-owned businesses serve Seattle's queer community year-round.

06/09/2022 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

TREND FORECAST

Shop 5 Summer Trends Fresh-Picked by Seattle Style Experts

Vegan leather Aritzia skirts, chunky Vagabond sandals, layer-ready mesh shirts, and more of what's trending in summer 2022.

06/07/2022 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Patrick Tak

NINE TO FIVE

Gifts for Grads Entering the Workforce

Microsoft bluetooth headphones, fashionable work shoes, and commute essentials for recent grads entering the workforce.

06/06/2022 By Zoe Sayler

LIFELONG LEARNER

Gifts for Graduates Starting College or Grad School

A great, reasonably priced REI commuter bike, a high-tech smart notebook with classic appeal, and other university student essentials.

06/06/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PATH PATHOS

Gifts for Grads Who Aren't Sure What's Next

Experience gifts, introspective books, and other no-pressure gifts to make the transition from school to whatever comes next a bit smoother.

06/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

MOVING UP, MOVING OUT

Gifts for Grads Moving to a New Place

Practical gifts like a cordless vacuum, a Welly first aid kit, and grown-up wine glasses from Estelle Colored Glass.

06/02/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PASSPORT OR FAIL

Gifts for Grads Taking a Gap Year

Essentials for high school or college graduates taking time off from school, from a roomy Cotopaxi backpack to a personal safety alarm.

06/02/2022 By Zoe Sayler

ART WORK

Seattle's Best Shops for Custom Framing

Seattle shops that specialize in framing fine art, photographs, posters, objects, and more, from Frame Up in Fremont to Blick in Capitol Hill.

05/31/2022 By Zoe Sayler

FATHER FIGURES

Father's Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad

What should you get for a dad who loves fashion? Or a dad with esoteric tastes? Or a dad who already has it all? We've got gift ideas.

05/23/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SAVE THE MONEY

11 Must-Haves from the REI Anniversary Sale

From May 20–30, get discounted Hydro Flasks, top-rated tents, Cotopaxi jackets, and more outdoor gear and technical clothing.

05/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

NET WORTH

Goal-Scoring Gear for Seattle Soccer Fans

Scarves, jerseys, jackets, and other merch from Seattle's three favorite soccer teams.

05/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

ICONIC DUOS

Our Favorite Seattle Combo Shops

From a bookstore with beer and bagels to a plant shop with a built-in tattoo parlor to a bike shop with coffee and brunch.

05/17/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PETAL ONE'S WARES

Our Favorite Local Flower Shops

From last-minute bouquet deliveries to one-of-a-kind arrangements, here's where to find fresh flowers near you.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PUDDLE PIECE

Fashion-Meets-Function Raincoats for Seattle's Eternal Wet Season

A fashionable Rainkiss poncho, a seam-sealed Filson raincoat, a Stutterheim classic, and more cute waterproof jackets.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler