Dec 21, 2010

Seattle's Holiday Shop Local Guide

So many gifts- so little time. This season forget the mall and venture into your own neighborhood boutiques to find the perfect gift for that someone special. Seattle Boutique wants to remind you to shop local this season. Here's a quick list of our favorite places to shop in the city.

Queen Anne Dispatch- This one-stop-shop on Queen Anne Avenue has everything that a girl in the city could possibly want- shoes, handbags, sunglasses, apparel, candles, stationary, cards, gifts and even lingerie! Plus, they can pack and ship to just about anywhere making it easy to buy and ship the perfect gift in no time.

Queen Anne Dispatch - 2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109 - @qadispatch

The Finerie- Opened in September of 2006, The Finerie offers sophisticated style for men and women. Owners Tanya and Michael do an impeccable job stocking brands like Abi Ferrin, Yoana Baraschi, Ted Baker and even local designer Heilyke. The Finerie will validate parking at Hotel 1000 for all purchase of $175 or more.
The Finerie - 1215 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 - @thefinerie

Sway & Cake- Shop this trendydowntown boutique to find all the latest clothes, shoes, accessories & handbags that are sure to be donned by all your favorite celebs. Brands include Alice + Olivia, Genetic Denim, Killl City, Rebecca Minkoff and more. Can't shop in store? Priority shipping on is always FREE.
Sway & Cake - 1631 Sixth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 - @swayandcake

La Ree- Owner Rachael Nov is committed to staying on top of the trends to bring her customers high fashion from around the globe. La Ree carries a variety of designer labels including Alexander Wang, Cynthia Vincent, Helmut Lang and jewelry by local designer Jamie Joseph.
La Ree - 11 103rd Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004 - @lareeboutique

Horseshoe- Known as the “Finery for Fillies”, Horseshoe boutique is a little bit of country and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll. Find a large assortment of brands including Prairie Underground, Suzabelle, Ella Moss, Scrapbook, and more. Owner Jill even sells her own line of beautiful artisan jewelry in the store. Stop by and check it out!
Horseshoe - 5344 Ballard Ave. NW. Seattle, WA 98107 - @horseshoesea

Promesse- This upscale women’s boutique in Kirkland carries designer apparel and accessories from Adriano Goldschmied, Abaco Paris, Hugo Boss Orange, Michael Stars, Mint Jodi Arnold, Rag & Bone, Theory and more. Don't miss their recently added selection of adorable baby clothes and accessories!
Promesse - 128 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033

Canopy Blue- Nestled in Madison valley, Canopy Blue has a friendly staff and carefully edited merchandise from Diane von Furstenberg, Adriano Goldschmied, Rebecca Taylor, Suzabelle, Theory, Tory Burch, Trina Turk and more.
Canopy Blue - 3121 East Madison St. Seattle, WA 98112 - @canopy_blue

Opal- For budget-friendly fashion check out Opal! With 3 locations in the greater Seattle area including Downtown, Mill Creek and Redmond there's sure to be an Opal near you. Brands carried include Theory, Michael Stars, Hale Bob and more. The staff is helpful and the atmosphere is laid-back which makes Opal a great place to shop!
Opal - 2121 Terry Ave. Seattle, WA 98121 - @opalboutiques

Alhambra- if you're shopping downtown check out Alhambra. They carry everything from casual wear to cocktail dresses, shoes and accessories. Designers carried include Gary Graham, Rozae Nichols, A Common Thread, Inhabit and more. Alhambra also carries a fabulous assortment of jewelry from Renee Garvey, Dana Kellin and Rebecca Lankford. Get a glimpse of what's in store now by checking out Alhambra's blog.
Alhambra - 101 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101

Sweetie- Sweetie is a West Seattle women’s boutique that carries apparel and accessories from Diane von Furstenbeg, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Trina Turk, Sanctuary, True Religion, Citizens of Humanity and more. Sweetie - 4508 California Ave. Seattle, WA 98116 - @sweetieboutique

Totokaeleo- Totokaelo derives from toto caelo, a Latin phrase that means "reaching to the edge of the stars." It's a fitting theme for the two stores and online community, which began in 2003 as a small shop in Fremont. Rather than paying attention to what others say is "in," they believe in building a tightly curated wardrobe that is reflective of personality and lifestyle. Featured brands include Rachel Comey, Yohji Yamamoto, Chloe, Future Classics, Jil Sander and more. Check out new arrivals by clicking here.
Totokaeleo - 913 Western Ave. Seattle, WA 98104 - @totokaeleo

Meadow- Queen Anne's newest boutique recently celebrated their 1-year anniversary. Owner Shelly Hall makes it a point to keep everything in her shop affordable and on-trend. The product mix includes apparel, accessories, housewares and more. Looking to shop from local companies this season? Check out the beautiful assortment of Leah Pastrama jewelry or yummy soaps by Sweet Petula at Meadow.
Meadow - 1959 6th Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98109

The 206- Seattle style maven Kimberly Carney recently launched a new e-commerce website called “The 206”, a contemporary clothing boutique for men and women. The online store features contemporary trends for both work and play. Women's brands include Joes Jeans, G Star, Alice + Olivia, BCBG, Genetic and William Rast. Menswear brands include Ted Baker, J. Lindeberg, Robert Graham, and Rufus.

SPUN Collective- Designer Sara Seumae recently opened SPUN Sustainable Collective, a unique shop featuring local lines including Jesica Milton, Plaid Doctrine, Twig Cosmetics, Cameron Levin Couture, TĂȘte Couture, Thinknow jewelry and prints from Valentina Vitols Photography.
SPUN Collective - 1515 14th Ave., Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122

Spa Scotta- This is THE place to go for a much-talked about Shellac Manicure. I'm telling you, this is the only way I've ever been able to grow out my brittle nails. The environment at Spa Scotta is great and I absolutely adore Jessica, the spa owner who makes sure the vibe is blissful and the service is the best. Check out Spa Scotta's gift packages here or customize your own gift certificate online.
Spa Scotta - 4915 25th Ave. N. E. Seattle, WA 98105 - @spascotta

Swink Style Bar- Take the guess work out of getting ready by stopping in Seattle's only blow dry bar featuring a fab menu of 8 signature hair styles. 30 minutes and around $30 later you'll walk out looking like a million bucks. Swink is now open on Sundays from 10am-3pm.
Swink Style Bar - 611 Stewart St. Seattle, WA 98101 - @swinkstylebar

Calidora Skin Clinic- I saved the best for last. No, really. I love Calidora! The staff is amazing and they do a great job with injectables including Botox, Restylane, Dysport, Juvederm and more. Needle phobic? Try one of their other services including Thermage, laser therapy, facials, Via-C peels and more. Check out Calidora's Daily Deal by clicking here.
Calidora - 2613 N.E. University Village St. Seattle, WA 98105 - @calidora

Insider Tip: Another fun way to shop local this season is to pick up a copy of the recently launched CRAVE guide featuring over 160+ women-owned businesses in the city that rock! This book makes a great guide for yourself or a stellar present for a friend!

Happy Holidays!

1 comment

Carol said...

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