Black Friday draws shoppers to department and big box stores in droves, but the following day, Small Business Saturday is a great excuse to get out, visit your favorite local shops (and discover new ones), and find gifts that stand out from the rest. Check out these small wonders for stylish accessories and stocking stuffers.
Moorea Seal: Seattle-based Moorea Seal is more than a jewelry designer; she's the stylish entrepreneur behind the growing lifestyle brand that carries her name. Seal started making a name for herself as an early pioneer of Pinterest, and it wasn't long before the eye-catching mood boards she created earned her an impressive following. She parlayed her reputation as a tastemaker into a successful online boutique, and later a brick-and-mortar shop. This fall, Seal moved her trove of treasures into new digs in trendy Pioneer Square. In the bright and airy new space, devotees of Seal's style aesthetic can shop for gifts from her own line of jewelry, stationery collection and "52 Lists" journals, as well as handpicked fashion and home accessories from other up-and-coming and established designers.
Baleen: The simple but beautiful jewelry is designed and created in the studio of this Ballard boutique.
Sassafras: This Belltown shop stocks clothing, jewelry and accessories exclusively from Pacific Northwest designers.
Nube: Carefully curated U.S.-made jewelry, accessories and home goods line the shelves at this chic Capitol Hill spot.
Division Road: Along with high-quality heritage menswear, this Pioneer Square shop offers a range of small accessories, including English bridle-leather wallets, key lanyards and wrist bands.
Sharply: Find waxed-canvas shaving kit bags, National Parks baseball caps, woodsy-scented beard balms and more hip goodies at this menswear shop on Capitol Hill.