Seattle includes so many neighborhoods, each with its own designated shopping district. While much of Seattle’s best shopping is concentrated downtown, there are outlying areas that feature some of the city’s most worthwhile shops. Be sure to check out this list of trendy Seattle boutiques that opened in 2012, and stop in to have a look around at their stellar inventory this year.
2204 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Trove Vintage Boutique opened in early October and is located next door to Seattle’s Market Street Starbucks. Shoppers may find an unlimited number of vintage items here including clothing, jewelry, housewares, furniture and wall decor. The exterior is a bit rustic-looking, with a cool wood sign hanging over the entry way and colors of turquoise and brown accenting the windows. All vintage items sold at this boutique are specially selected and would make beautiful additions for collectors, fashion enthusiasts and trend setters.
2121 1st Ave., Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98121
Opened in May 2012, Sell Your Sole Consignment Boutique is located in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, just behind the Cherry Street Coffee House. As a consignment shop, Sell Your Sole sells recycled items that have been used, but are still in excellent condition. The boutique prides itself on offering designer labels from such brands as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce Vita and Marc Jacobs. Shoppers pay just a fraction of the price by buying at Sell Your Sole.
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Fremont Sunday Market
400 N. 34th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Everyone has eaten at a food cart, but this mobile boutique sells vintage clothing and accessories. Since July, Seattle has been home to Kippy Ding Ding. It’s not your average business name, but then again, this is not your average business. This cute, mobile boutique in the form of a small travel trailer wheels around the Seattle area selling its trendy merchandise at local markets and in designated parking lot spaces. Beginning in October and through the winter, the Kippy Ding Ding will be at the Fremont Sunday Market selling its vintage items during the second weekend of the month.
2326 Rainier Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144
Suede Seattle opened in May 2012 and calls itself a “men’s urban lifestyle boutique.” It carries stylish clothing, accessories and products for teens and young men, and features a full-scale, on-site barber shop. Exclusive clothing brands carried at Suede Seattle include Rocksmith, Pink Dolphin, Diamond Supply and IM King. It also carries such popular shoe brands as ProKeds, Creative Recreation, Radii and Supra.
12351 Lake City Way NE, #102
Seattle, WA 98125
Seattle’s Hempfest has been around for more than 20 years, and as of November, the organization’s first retail boutique in Seattle. Hempfest Central offers items made of industrial hemp such as rope and yarn, pet care and skin care, clothing, housewares, duffel bags and wallets, jewelry and gift baskets. The boutique also sells cultural items such as glass art, wall art, magazines and books. All proceeds go back into the boutique and Hempfest annual festival, as store workers are strictly volunteers.
1523 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Situated in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Totokaelo opened a new, expansive location in May that includes women’s fashion, as well as Totokaelo Art, a sister brand that features housewares, decor and furniture. Fashions sold here are from independent designers and established manufacturers. Expert fashion staff at Totokaelo superbly marries the two influences together to bring the Seattle market a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience.