Top Everything

Vote on Seattle Met's Best of the City 2021

It's your turn to choose: best brunch, best gym, best weed shop, and more.

03/01/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

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

COLD HANDS, WARM HEART

The Best Seattle Versions of the Bernie Sanders Mittens Meme

Bernie’s Inauguration Day look landed the senator in a few well-known Seattle spots.

01/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

SWAP MEET

Local Wishlist: Seattle Alternatives to Big Brands

Santa shops around here, too.

12/16/2020 By Carli Ricker

GIFT GUIDE 2020

Seattle Gifts We’ll Keep on Giving

Here are the local goods that danced in our heads this year.

11/24/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Shelf Indulgent

Seattle Gift Stores for Every Type of Shopper

A shop list that’ll make everyone on your list happy—including yourself.

11/24/2020 By Zoe Sayler

SEATTLE STYLE

20 Essential Seattle Shops

From midcentury furniture to made-in-the-rain-coats, these are the local shops everyone should know about.

11/17/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Sponsored Content

Bartell Drugs Is Your Girl Scout Cookie Headquarters

Pick up a box of your favorite Girl Scout Cookie at your neighborhood Bartell’s.

05/19/2020

Flowing Solo

A New Seattle Yoga Studio for Solitude

Lower Queen Anne's Sanctuary reimagines group exercise classes for a party of one.

12/23/2019 By Kelly Skahan and Rosin Saez

Spook-tacular Finds

7 Eerie Seattle Shops for Your Halloween Needs

These local costume dens and taxidermy havens prepare you for fright night festivities.

10/24/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege and Courtney Cummings

Gifts in Living Color

Shop the Rainbow: A Vibrant Seattle Gift Guide

85 present-worthy and multi-hued books, gadgets, and gizmos.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez Photography by Tori Dickson

Quote Unquote

Archie McPhee Founder Mark Pahlow Takes Kidding Around Very Seriously

“What’s the right level of absurdity and contrariness that might make this work?”

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Wild Life

Ballard's Ascent Outdoors Is Back from the Dead

The sudden April closure was a shock, but a local mountain guide is resurrecting the outdoor retail shop.

06/26/2019 By Allison Williams

The Green Room

A New Plant Shop Grows in Queen Anne

Get your green thumb ready: The classic neighborhood recently sprouted a specialty plant shop, Cultivate Propagate.

03/26/2019 By Lindsay Cohen

Fun With Listicles

8 Men's Stores We're Digging Right Now

From an industrial showroom in Fremont to a cozy boutique on Capitol Hill, Seattle's menswear game is on point.

02/28/2019 By Elizabeth Podlesnik

Go Green

9 Seattle Plant Shops to Create an Indoor Jungle

From air plants to those inescapable monstera leaves, houseplant fever isn't going anywhere. Here's where to stock up.

01/24/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Creation Station

A Craft Arts Studio with Classes Arrives in the U District

It's called StudioLife. It will make you feel like living that Martha Stewart craft life. It opens July 7.

07/05/2018 By Katheryn Grice

Warm Weather Wish List

The Met Set: 5 Shop Talk Must-Haves for June

Stylish summer wardrobe additions, from hats to Seattle-made dresses.

06/07/2018 By Katheryn Grice