Holiday shopping in Seattle can be a great way to familiarize yourself with the city and its seemingly endless arts and crafts community. Check out one of these five independent boutiques so that you’re shopping local and picking up one-of-a-kind gifts—perfect for your one-of-a-kind friends.
Located in the Chinatown-International district, Momo is a hodgepodge of Asian-inspired styles, and Pacific Northwest-made apparel. Shibori-dyed scarves, Merino wool socks and Hawaiian shirts coexist in this quirky
Seattle boutique. Momo: 600 S Jackson St; 206-329-4736
Pipe and Row
This independent clothing and lifestyle shop carries unique and wearable clothing and accessories sourced from near and far. Aggregating well-known brands and more edgy up-and-comers, it’s a great place to find a unique piece for your favorite independent lady. Pipe and Row: 611 N 35th St; 206-632-0720
Nestled in Seattle’s artsy Fremont neighborhood, Show Pony is an ideal boutique for discovering one-of-a-kind women’s clothing, accessories, and gifts. With dresses by Suzabelle, jewelry by Elysium and handmade beauty supplies from Seattle’s Estrella, it’s dedicated to stocking as many local and eco-friendly makers as possible. Show Pony: 702 35th St; 206-706-4188
Hammer + Awl
Hammer + Awl is like a boutique hardware store without any tools. Think worn-in, raglan pullovers, heavy-duty flannel work shirts, and minimalist dopp kits. This is one of the best men’s shops in the city. If you’re worried about finding the perfect gift for your partner or dad, you can’t go wrong at Hammer + Awl. Hammer + Awl: 1137 34th Ave; 206-992-7444
Elliott Bay Book Co.
If your loved one insists they absolutely don’t want a present, but your love language is gift-giving, picking up a new or classic novel can be a perfect way to appease both parties. Lose yourself in Elliott Bay’s many aisles, grab a gift, then order a latte for yourself at the attached Oddfellows Cafe. Elliott Bay Book Co: 1521 10th Ave; 206-624-6600