Seattle Shopping

Seattleites are sometimes scorned for their fashion sense (polar fleece, sport sandals, and socks—oh my!), but as the city has grown and enough money has percolated through the ranks of retail, the city's style barometer has made a steady creep upward. Bibliophiles, foodies, wine aficionados, and design-centrists will also find plenty of shopping opportunities—Seattle is a hotbed of unique,

independent shops stocking one-of-a-kind treasures.

Shopping in Seattle is something best done gradually. Don't expect to find it all in one or two days worth of blitz shopping tours. Downtown is the only area that allows for easy daylong shopping excursions. Within a few blocks along 4th and 5th avenues, you'll find the standard chains (The Gap, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Anthropologie, Sephora, Old Navy), along with Nike's flagship store, and a few more glamorous high-end stores, some featuring well-known designers like Betsey Johnson. Downtown is also where you'll find department stores like Nordstrom, Macy's and Barneys New York. Belltown and Pioneer Square are also easy areas to patrol—most stores of note are within a few blocks.

To find many of the stores that are truly special to Seattle—such as boutiques featuring handmade frocks from local designers, independent record stores run by encyclopedic-minded music geeks, cozy used-book shops that smell of paper and worn wood shelves—you'll have to branch out to Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and northern neighborhoods like Ballard. Shopping these areas will give you a better feel for the character of the city and its quirky inhabitants, all while you score that new dress or nab gifts for your friends.

And don’t forget about Seattle’s culinary bounty, which includes the stalls at Pike Place Market; the flagship Sur La Table, which stocks every kitchen gadget known to man; and the city’s various weekly farmers' markets, where you’ll find enough locally made, artisanal offerings to fill a suitcase or two.

Read More

Browse Shopping

View All 13

(13 out of 13 results)

Fodor's Choice

Area

View All 175

Downtown 41

Capitol Hill 27

Pioneer Square 18

Ballard 16

University District 14

Fremont 13

Belltown 12

Wallingford 11

Queen Anne 8

Phinney Ridge 6

International District 4

The Eastside 3

South Lake Union 2

Show More +
Category

View All 171

Antiques/ Collectibles 12

Books/ Stationery 19

Clothing 45

Department Stores 3

Food/ Candy 12

Gifts/ Souvenirs 39

Household Items/ Furniture 32

Jewelry/ Accessories 1

Music Stores 6

Outdoor/ Flea/ Green Markets 3

Shoes/ Luggage/ Leather Goods 13

Shopping Centers/ Malls 8

Spa/ Beauty 4

Sporting Goods 4

Toys 1

Wine/ Spirits 11

Show More +
Best For

View All 22

Family 10

Green 3

Seattle Shopping

Showing 13 out of 13 Results

Filter Results
Clear All Filters

Sort By:

  • Alphabetical
  • Fodor's Choice

Archie McPhee

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

If your life is missing a punching-nun puppet, an Edgar Allen Poe action figure, or a bacon-scented air freshener, there's hope. Leave...

Burnt Sugar and Frankie

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

If there's a rocket on the roof, then you've found Burnt Sugar—or you've gone too far and are in Cape Canaveral. This hip and funky...

Camelion Design

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

This reasonably affordable, modern home-accessories store in Ballard is crammed, showroom-style, with furniture, accessories, and gift...

Chartreuse International

  • Household Items/Furniture

Savvy collectors shop here for authentic mid-century modern furniture and accessories by Harry Bertoia, Arne Jacobsen, Isamu Noguchi,...

Dandelion Botanical Company

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

Apothecary" is the term that this high-end but down-to-earth boutique gift stores uses to describe itself. Its brick walls are lined...

Essenza

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

A gurgling stone fountain stands in the center of this light-filled boutique, where airy displays showcase delicately scented European...

Kobo

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

This lovely store sells artisan crafts from studios in Japan and in the Northwest. What's here is similar to what's stocked at the International...

Kobo at Higo

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

Housed in what used to be a 75-year-old five-and-dime store, this distinctive gallery has fine ceramics, textiles, and exquisite crafts...

Momo

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

Right next door to the Kobo gallery is a perky little shop with great gift options, including unique clothing, vials of perfume, plastic...

NuBe Green

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

An emphasis on recycled goods and sustainability is the mission of this well-presented store anchoring a corner of the Oddfellows Building.

Advertisement

Book A Trip
  • HOTELS

  • FLIGHTS

  • PACKAGES

  • CARS