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

CAPITOL GAINS

15 of Our Favorite Capitol Hill Shops

From housewares to high-tops, find it all in Seattle's retail paradise.

05/28/2021 By Chelsea Lin and Rosin Saez

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

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