Where to Shop in Seattle

The best neighborhoods for finding the latest in fashion.

Shop ‘til you drop at these hubs of retail around town. 

Downtown Seattle

Check out: First Ave., Fifth Ave., Pike and Pine streets, Rainier Square, Pacific Place and Westlake Center

Rainier Square

This hot spot for luxury shopping includes fashion-forward women’s clothing store Oska, perennial favorite Louis Vuitton and high-end lingerie store Nancy Meyer, among others. 

Pacific Place

Sitting at Sixth Ave. and Pine St., Pacific Place is the Seattle home of Barneys New York. You’ll also find Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach and Tiffany & Co. The top floor has restaurants and a movie theater.

Westlake Center

In addition to catching the monorail to Seattle Center from the top floor, Westlake has the Seattle location of Zara, jewelry, handbag and gift boutique Fireworks, Nordstrom Rack and LUSH, the popular handmade cosmetics company.

Fifth Avenue, Pike Street, Pine Street

Bordered by Pacific Place, Westlake Center and Rainier Square, Fifth Ave., Pike Street and Pine Street have a variety of shopping options, including Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, All Saints, a gigantic Forever 21 and lux spots Butch Blum and Mario’s. Nordstrom’s flagship location is also in this area, at 500 Pine St.

First Avenue

Stretching from the Belltown neighborhood all the way to Pioneer Square, this shopping street includes a variety of great boutiques and unique stores. You’ll also pass Pike Place Market, with its collection of stores and art and craft vendors. Pioneer Square is home to a large variety of art galleries as well as some great clothing and gift shops.

Ballard, Seattle, Washington

Seattle’s Neighborhoods

Check out: University Village, Ballard, Capitol Hill

University Village

This outdoor shopping mecca has a good mix of national stores (think Lululemon Athletica, Scotch & Soda and J. Crew) and local businesses (check out Mercer, Sole Food and Fireworks). You’ll find men and women’s clothing, kids’ clothing and shoes for the entire family. There is also plenty for your home and gifts, as well as a good selection of restaurants and cafes.

Ballard

This beloved neighborhood has some great boutiques if you’re on the hunt for clothing or gifts. Explore N.W. Market St. and Ballard Ave. NW for a bit of Seattle’s upscale casual look. Ballard is also a popular spot for restaurants and bars, if you need to stop for a bit of refreshment.

Capitol Hill

Seattle’s hippest neighborhood has plenty of quirky spots for shopping. While the main drag is Broadway, Capitol Hill is dense, so explore the side streets, including E. Pine St., E. Pike St. and 10th Ave.

Bellevue Square

Bellevue

Check out: Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, Bellevue Place and The Shops at the Bravern

The Bellevue Collection

Composed of Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place, this might be the ultimate shopping destination. There are 250 retail shops, plus dining and entertainment, including a movie theater, comedy club, bowling alley and bars.

The Shops at the Bravern

Bellevue is also home to luxury shopping at The Shops at the Bravern, location of the only Neiman Marcus in the area. And if you love Gucci, look no further. The Italian brand recently opened a nearly 8,000-square-foot store here, carrying men’s and women’s ready-to-wear as well as their handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories. 

Stacy Booth
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