Best Places to Shop in Seattle
Few big cities do shopping better than Seattle, especially when it comes to the downtown area. Seattle’s downtown is a shopper’s paradise (if it’s not raining) with numerous boutiques, specialty shops, and well-known brands pocketed throughout the various historic neighborhoods that comprise the area. Popular Seattle Downtown shopping hotspots include the famous historic Pike Place Market where you can browse through galleries, specialty shops, restaurants, and tourists with cameras. There is also Pioneer Square, which offers up a taste of Old Seattle with a nice selection of specialty shops and galleries. And if you’re felling artsy, you can head over to Belltown.
For more traditional shopping in Downtown Seattle, you’ll find everything you need to max out your credit cards at Pacific Place, The Financial District, the Westlake Center Mall, the City Centre Building, Rainier Square, Macy’s, and of course Nordstrom’s flagship store at 500 Pine St. If that isn’t enough, you can head over to the Northgate District and splurge at the popular Northgate Mall, or head toward UW (University of Washington) and check out the incredible selection of popular brands and college students lining the streets at University Village (UVillage).
Shopping in Downtown Seattle is an experience not to be missed, but the buck doesn’t stop there. Just head east a few miles past Lake Washington to Bellevue and you have the crème de la crème of shopping destinations. The Bellevue Collection, home to Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square and a plethora of mid to upscale retail shops with designer brands ready to fill your closet. Need more, check out The Shops at the Bravern for more upscale shopping pleasure.
You’ll find other worthy Seattle area shopping destinations in the suburb of Lynnwood at the Alderwood Mall, and in the city of Tacoma at the Tacoma Mall. Seattle’s two outlet malls are located in Tulalip (Seattle Premium Outlets Mall), and in the city of North Bend (Northbend Premium Outlets Mall). Have fun shopping!