One Day of Downtown Shopping in Seattle
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Downtown

If there were ever a perfect place to actually live up to the shop-until-you-drop cliché, downtown Seattle just might be it. Bring some comfy shoes, grab the credit card with the highest limit and explore all of the best options in the downtown core — all in one day.
 
Morning
Stop by one of the hundreds of downtown coffee shops or stands to kick-start what will be a marathon shopping day. Then hit some of Seattle’s most upscale boutiques like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Luly Yang Couture — many of which are sprinkled around some of the city’s posh downtown hotels such as the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle. Keep the theme of indulgence going by sampling treats at one of downtown’s emerging artisan chocolate shops, such as The Chocolate Box, which features melt-in-your-mouth bites from lots of local chocolatiers.
 
Afternoon
Drift back to reality near First Avenue and Pike Street, where the bustling Pike Place Market begins. Stroll through the upper-level stalls of flowers, fruits, veggies and handmade goods (such as honey-infused bath products and blown-glass jewelry), then head down to the lower level for a collection of out-of-the-ordinary and charmingly kitschy shops.
 
The Pike Place Market area is a perfect spot to grab a bite to eat — and rest weary feet — as foodie-favorite restaurants, cafes and food stands abound. Then stop by the first-ever Starbucks store for a shot of caffeine to power an afternoon of even more shopping.
 
Nearby, shopping centers beckon. Get lost in Pacific Place, which boasts Barneys New York and plenty of big-name shops. Or wander the fabulous Nordstrom flagship store, adjacent to Pacific Place. The not-to-miss boutiques and stores of City Centre and Westlake Center are also close by.
 
Evening
Take a break to be pampered at the chakra-enhancing Ummelina International Day Spa or one of many other downtown spas. Once revived, continue on First Avenue into the Belltown enclave of downtown, which is lined with chic, independent boutiques and dotted with top-notch galleries such as Canlis Glass.
 
End the day by collapsing into one of the cozy booths at a Belltown-area bistro and sipping on a signature cocktail while perusing the mouthwatering menu.

Below is a random sampling of our shopping and fashion partners. To search all of our shopping and fashion partners, please visit our virtual Visitors Guide to Seattle.

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Timbuk2
1532 Seventh Ave Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 206 489-2102
Website: http://timbuk2.com
    

Timbuk2 is a manufacturer of custom and ready-made bags and accessories. Our cycling roots and love of all things urban inform our design decisions to make products that work hard for you.

Columbia Sportswear
290 Pine St Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 206 441-7719
Website: http://columbia.com
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Columbia has been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938.

Bherd Studios Gallery
312 N 85th St, Ste 101 Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206 234-8348
Website: http://bherdstudios.com
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Specializing in PNW artists in the urban and contemporary genres. Open Wed-Fri from noon-6pm and by appointment. HA

Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
2227 Fifth Ave Seattle WA 98121
Phone: 206 448-2181
Website: http://seattleglassblowing.com
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Watch live glassblowing and visit our glass gallery featuring hand-blown artwork, sinks and lighting made on-site. Classes and workshops available. Mon-Sun 10am-6pm. HA

So Much Yarn
1525 First Ave Seattle WA 98121
Phone: 206 443-0727
Website: http://somuchyarn.com
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Wonderful selection of quality yarns, needles, books, and accessories for knitting and crocheting. Open daily on second floor above Cost Plus. HA

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