Shopping near the Belltown neighborhood, Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington is a city of contrasts. It is a modern city, home to the Space Needle and over six hundred thousand residents. Yet it is a rustic city, with more than forty percent of the city covered by water and surrounded by mountains. Shopping in Seattle reflects the eclectic nature of the city itself.

Downtown Seattle Shopping

One can enjoy the hustle and bustle of modern Seattle in the downtown Seattle shopping district at Retail Core. Located in several blocks surrounding Seneca and Fourth Avenue, Retail Core offers shopping to rival any found in New York City. Exclusive national retail stores such as Nordstrom’s, Ann Taylor, Tiffany & Co., and Louis Vuitton are interspersed with local favorites such as Alexandria Rosoff Jewels and Rare Finds and Kaufmann Streamborn Flyfishing. Barnes & Noble bookstore offers a respite for tired feet, with a large selection of books and comfortable chairs in which to read them. For an even more indulgence experience, one could stop first at Dilettante Chocolates to feed the senses while feeding the mind. At the end of the day, one could stroll into the Sixth Avenue Wine Seller for a bottle of the region’s finest wine.

Pike Place Market Place

For those individuals interested in a more earthy shopping experience, Pike Place Market Place is the place to go. Located on the waterfront, Pike Place Market Place is home to the famous Fish Market where the local merchants throw fish to one another across the booths. The Market Place offers a local flavor in its wares. Handmade crafts include gold and silver jewelry by Rolf & Gerd Nieuwejarr at Artasusuwil, lovely leather goods and handbags by Ann V. Brown at Brown Bags, and functional pottery by Barbara V. Benning at Clay Designs. Shoppers who have worked up an appetite can eat their fill of excellent ethnic cuisine including Italian, Asian, Latino, French, and Scandinavian.

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