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:
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.
The hippest shoes, fashion-forward clothing and must-have home décor at small, indie shops all along Ballard Avenue NW.
Astonishingly gorgeous glass works at Canlis Glass Gallery & Studio and Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, plus other artsy shops and galleries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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