Shop Till You Drop at Seattle's Vast Malls & Intimate Boutique Zones

Corinne Whiting

By , Local Expert, Seattle
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Go for convenience, accessibility and selection. Those are the perks of Seattle's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and have tons of shopping success in the meantime. Local retail options range from high-brow to low-brow stores, along with food offerings, should you need a drink or a bite along the way. (Shopping, after all, can be a tiring sport!)

A great place to start to get an overview of available local goods is downtown's iconic Pike Place Market; here you'll find gifts for yourself or others that include crafts, jewelry, clothing and home decor goods made by local artisans as well as...  Read more »

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    Pike Place Market

    Pike Place Market bustles with vendors selling locally-crafted art and jewelry plus regional delicacies...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Go on a Savor Seattle Food Tour to experience all the culinary riches of the market. "

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    Westfield Southcenter Shopping Mall

    Westfield Southcenter is one of the region's largest indoor shopping malls, and its shops range from American Eagle and Macy's to Nordstrom.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring the ease of shopping in the palm of your hand with the Westfield Mobile App 2.0, available for iPhone and Android "

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    Wallingford Center

    Wallingford Center is a unique indoor shopping experience that features 17 local and regionally-based...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "This center is open daily--with free parking, too!"

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    Northgate Mall

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: North Metro

    Northgate Mall boasts three major department stores, a food court, a play area, and more than 130 stores.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you don't have a car, take a public King County bus to the mall, which is located right off I-5."

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    Fremont features a laid-back, friendly vibe, and the shopping scene here thrives with locally-owned, unique boutiques.

    Local Expert Tip: "Many King County buses come directly from downtown to Fremont; try bus numbers 26, 28, 31, 32 or 40."

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    University District

    The University District features restaurants, bars, a seasonal farmers market and an array of shop that sell recycled goods plus the newest trends.

    Local Expert Tip: "The University Bookstore is not only a great place to load up on UW banners and clothing; it's also a great spot to find regional photography compilations, technology and children's books."

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    International District

    The International District takes shoppers on a colorful voyage to Asia, thanks to its may authentic boutiques, markets and cafes.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you work up an appetite after all that shopping, try delicious ethnic eats at spots like Tamarind Tree, Jade Garden and Phnom Penh Noodle House."

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    University Village

    University Village is an attractive open-air complex that features popular stores from national chains and local retailers.

    Local Expert Tip: "This complex is a one-stop-shop for an array of convenient resources like a Bartell's Drugs, UPS Store, Tall's Camera shop, even a place to get key copies made!"

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    Everett Mall

    Everett Mall is an indoor-Outdoor Shopping mall in Everett, Washington, that stocks something for every...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Looking for a present for your favorite shopper? Find gifts cards, available in increments of $5 to $500, at Guest Services in the Everett Mall."

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    Pacific Place

    Pacific Class is a fine mall with five floors of high-qualty shops, restaurants and even an eleven-screen movie theater.

    Local Expert Tip: "Calling all sports fans! This mall offers "game day special" for fans of Seattle's professional sports teams and Husky football. Fans can trade their same-day ticket stub for a $6 rate when arriving no more than three hours before game time. (It's recommended to take the light rail, bus or monorail to avoid game-day traffic.)"



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