Seattle’s renowned Pike Place Market is just a starting point for unique Northwest shopping finds. Here, local vendors sell beautiful, varied goods amongst the hustle and bustle of this invigorating bazaar. The region's Asian influence is on display and for sale in the International District, while progressive neighborhoods promote local arts and crafts.
Weekend markets prove a great way to check out some of the local talent; vendors' merchandise ranges from clothing and accessories to wall hangings, furniture (often made from the area's luscious wood) and eclectic art pieces for the home or office. Both Fremont and Ballard host Sunday markets that are well worth a visit (think delicious food and coffee plus exotic wares and wears to take with you).
Luxury goods are showcased in tony shopping gallerias both urban and suburban. Find luxurious malls downtown (Pacific Place and its surrounding streets) or out east in Bellevue. The recent arrival of Spain's ZARA has the downtown buzzing and promises to revitalize Seattle's core shopping zone. (Travel even farther to the suburbs to find more traditional malls offering a cornucopia of shopping choices.)
Whichever type of shopping scene you happen to fancy–sleek megastores or intimate boutiques, this town surely promises to deliver.
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