Photo: Nick Hall Photography

Shopping in Seattle

Grab your sustainable shopping bags and go!

Shopping is a personal experience and the Pacific Northwest offers a wide range of them. Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods offer virtually every type of shopping imaginable, from outdoor gear to trendy threads, but here’s a quick primer:

If you’re a fashionista:

Shop: Downtown
The latest looks at the multi-leveled Nordstrom flagship store, the always on-trend finds at Macy’s, to-die-for jewelry and watches at Tiffany & Co. and countless other favorite shops.

If you’re a boutique freak:

Shop: Ballard
The hippest shoes, fashion-forward clothing and must-have home décor at small, indie shops all along Ballard Avenue NW.

If you’re an art lover:

Shop: Belltown
Astonishingly gorgeous glass works at Canlis Glass Gallery & Studio and Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, plus other artsy shops and galleries.

If you’re a foodie:

Shop: Chinatown-International District
Uwajimaya’s row upon row of exotic Asian groceries, which you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else, as well as dishes, cookware and other incredible gift items.

If you’re a bargain hunter:

Shop: The outlets
Brand-name finds at cut-rate prices at a trio of outlet malls surrounding the city: Centralia Outlets, Seattle Premium Outlets and North Bend Premium Outlets.

If you’re a souvenir collector:

Shop: Pike Place Market and the Waterfront
Locally made jewelry, pottery, candles and more at the market and mementos such as t-shirts, coffee, jams and artisan chocolates at Made in Washington, Exclusively Washington and Pier 55 Shirt Company. Also, check out nearby store locations of Simply Seattle and Seattle Shirt Co.

Photo: Amber Fouts

Let’s get shopping!

Whether you’re looking for gifts to take home or souvenirs to keep for yourself, Seattle’s shopping scene has plenty of unique offerings that are sure to make you smile. Check out the Hot Shops section of the Seattle Localist to find specifics on Seattle must-haves and where to find them.

Let's go Shopping!

The Gift Gourmet

  • Address 10938 NE 157th St, Bothell WA 98011
  • Phone (425) 483-9694
  • Website

Uwajimaya, Inc

  • Address 4601 Sixth Ave S, Seattle WA 98108
  • Phone (206) 624-3215
  • Website

The Bellevue Collection

Topper’s European Floral Design

  • Address 411 University St, Seattle WA 98101
  • Phone (206) 622-6330
  • Website




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