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Hometown Brands

With dozens of globally recognized companies calling Seattle home sweet headquarters, there are plenty of ways to get in on the brand action in Puget Sound.

Kat Marshello

Brooks Running

This athletic apparel company’s headquarters (3400 Stone Way N; is a two-mile run from downtown—in the Fremont neighborhood. Jog in to check out the newest wares, chat with running experts, and get a free gait analysis to find your perfect shoe fit.

Kat Marshello


This outdoor outfitter’s flagship store (*222 Yale Ave N; features racks of gear and even an outdoor hiking and biking trail for testing equipment. Try to conquer the indoor climbing wall Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Kat Marshello


The flagship store (*500 Pine St; is a hallmark of downtown’s retail core. Among five floors of everything from heels to housewares, find a Blue Nile (another Seattle brand) ring suite, beauty stylists, and eateries.

Kat Marshello


At the original cafe (*1912 Pike Pl; in Pike Place Market, the classic siren logo adorns the space. Order a latte, then catch bus 10 for the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room (*1124 Pike St; to see beans roasting and sample small-batch coffees. Find exclusive brand gear at both locations.

Kat Marshello


Located in Redmond, about a 20-minute drive from Seattle, this tech giant’s corporate offices and visitor center (*15010 NE 36th St, Bldg 92, Redmond; are worth a visit. Test out the latest and greatest goods before going on a shopping spree for exclusive brand loot.

Kat Marshello


This aviation giant was born in Seattle and still has major facilities in the area. Head 30 minutes north of Seattle to the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour (*8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; for a behind-the-scenes look at planes being assembled on the factory floor.

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