Style & Shopping

Stuff Galore

Seattle’s Outdoor Gear Hall of Fame

The things we’ve had—and are keeping—forever.

05/07/2024 By Allison Williams

Well Well Well Dressed

The Case for Renting Your Clothes

What we wear matters for our well-being. So does where it comes from.

03/14/2024 By Haley Shapley

The Shape of You

The Average Woman Looks Amazing

Shelby Scott has become a social media superstar sharing fashion tips for women size 10–16.

01/22/2024 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Carlton Canary

Throne of Lies

Are Malls Dead? Maybe, but Mall Santa Isn’t

Eighty years after a Seattle photographer snapped the first Santa picture, the tradition still feels like magic.

12/04/2023 By Zoe Sayler

Repeat Giver

Holiday Shopping Made Easy: Gifts That Keep on Giving

The best subscriptions and memberships for Seattleites.

11/09/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

Love Letters

Ballard's Creepiest Curiosity Shop Reminds Us to Be Weird

Fancy stuffed roadkill, glowing uranium dinner plates, and a real human skeleton? This is the place.

10/23/2023 By Allison Williams


These Seattle Brands Make Sweaters Better

Sskein and Paychi Guh use cashmere and alpaca wool to craft knitwear that looks good, feels good, and isn’t so hard on the environment.

10/04/2023 By Zoe Sayler

Brown Bags Ready

Seattle’s First Bloomingdale’s Location Has an Opening Date

A more compact Bloomingdale’s concept, known as Bloomie’s, arrives November 2 at University Village.

10/02/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Sugarcoat It

These Local Candy Shops Are Pretty Sweet

Just in time for spooky season (but here year-round).

09/26/2023 By Seattle Met Staff


The Unlikely Rise and Even Unlikelier Durability of Ebbets Field Flannels

How a mom-and-pop company devoted to retro athletic apparel turned into a fashion staple and local fixture.

07/06/2023 By Eric Nusbaum


Support Seattle’s LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

It's always a great time to proudly support Seattle's queer community. Right now it feels especially crucial.

06/05/2023 By Zoe Sayler


Seattle Brand Brings Super Soft, Sustainable Basics to Bellevue Square

Consider Proto101 your intro to a better wardrobe.

05/26/2023 By Zoe Sayler


Support These Local AAPI-Owned Businesses

Celebrate the AAPI Seattleites who shape our city's retail scene. And maybe buy something cool, too.

05/26/2023 By Zoe Sayler


30+ Mom-Owned and Run Local Businesses

These Seattle-area moms have human children—and entrepreneurial ones, too.

05/12/2023 By Seattle Met Staff


The Best Low-Maintenance Houseplants, According to a Local Plant Shop Owner

Neil Silverman of Peace Love and Happiness Club shares his top picks for newbies, forgetful waterers, and more.

04/26/2023 By Daniel Sheldon


Behind the Scenes at Bar House Hotel, Fremont's Wildest Airbnb

Two years and 4.95 stars later, Ben Verellen shares what he's learned at Bar House Hotel.

03/27/2023 By Zoe Sayler

Fresh Chapters

Marcus Lalario and Ben Kirschner Will Take Over the London Plane Space

The project in Pioneer Square doesn't yet have a confirmed name. But it does have sneakers, streetwear, and pasta by Jason Stratton.

03/14/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Frost Yourself

Seattle's Best Jewelry Stores for Unique Looks

From statement necklaces to shoulder-grazing earrings, these independent boutiques specialize in one-of-a-kind accessories.

03/01/2023 By Chelsea Lin and Seattle Met Staff


Black-Owned Businesses to Support in the Seattle Area

During Black History Month and all year long.

02/07/2023 By Zoe Sayler

We Needed This

Simply Seattle Is the Best Shop in the City for Local Sports Gear

The folks at Simply Seattle don't just sell Seattle stuff—they're serious Seattle superfans.

02/03/2023 By Zoe Sayler