This small, independent bookshop flourishes because of its friendly staff and its good location in a pleasant neighborhood a safe distance from the chain bookstores. Sunlit by two long walls of windows, the triangle-shaped store has strong collections of poetry books, children's books and coffee-table books. The shop is a comfortable place for browsing and reading and for the calm but steady flow of well-heeled families dropping in to pick up Dr. Seuss books.
For a very long time, socks have been treated as a neglected category. A plain, white, boring sock, should do it? No way! The Sock Monster store is every sock-lover's dream. For people who love the warmth of the cotton leg-warmer in winters or brightly patterned pairs, this store has great options for you. This sock specialty store presents an enormous collection of socks, thigh-highs, leg-warmers and leggings which come in a myriad of patterns and plentiful of styles. So, go and get your feet a little bit of well-deserved sweet lovin'.
Located in Wallingford, Archie McPhee has been delighting little children since 1983. Once inside, not only will you find it difficult to tear your little ones away from all the attractive playthings on display, but also find it hard not to get intrigued by the collectibles on offer. So while the children hanker after giant glow-in-the-dark googly eyes and squirrel masks, you can check out Jane Austen bandages, Cult of Unicorn T-shirts, Antique World Leaders Hell Money and more.
Anchored by 125,000 square foot Neiman Marcus department store, The Shops at The Bravern offers a sophisticated collection of 40 fashion retailers, restaurants and lifestyle services, many of which debuted for the first time in the Pacific Northwest. The Bravern shoppers will experience convenient indoor and outdoor dining options, lush landscaping enhanced by decorative plantings and dynamic water features, outdoor fireplaces and seating areas, and convenient outdoor escalators which enable shoppers to move easily among the development's retail levels. The elegant, open-air village features two ceremonial arrival courts, valet parking and concierge services with subterranean parking for 3,100 shoppers, office tenants and residents.
Sailors and marine enthusiasts gather at Cuttysark Nautical Antiques, located in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. You'll find rare pieces of marine memorabilia or antiques of showpiece boats with intricate woodwork or a set of brass directional lights or maybe a small cannon. A ship-geek will salivate in the tiny premises of this nautical-themed antique shop. For once, fall prey to your temptations and get lost in the world of marine antiques.
Tired of wearing those long boring trousers and jeans? Switch to something more comfortable and yet trendy, the kilt. Established by Megan Haas and Steven Villegas, Utilikilts offers men a cozy substitute for pants. This store in Seattle's Pioneer Square, was the first outlet established by this brand. They offer a range of types and prints, varying from the traditional one to original prints and trouser type. A kilt from this store is an ideal choice for those who want to try out something new.
Purchase a wonderful piece of artwork from Laguna Pottery. Specializing in pottery, this is one of the largest stores in the country for vintage earthenware. A business that started out in 1987 by Bif Brigman and Michael Lindsay, finally found its ideal location at Pioneer Square in 1991. This expansive space, spread across 3000 square feet (278.71 square meters), houses an interesting collection of antique American-made vases, murals, dinnerware and more. Their products are sold at discounted rates, making it an ideal gift choice.
Fireworks Gallery sells local artwork as well as accessories and books. The gallery has a lot of unique items and you can find some great hidden gems here, though they might be a tad expensive. The staff will help you find the perfect gift.
Magic Mouse is like stepping into a child's dream, since this toy store has a wide selection of toys. Whatever toy you're looking for you'll be sure to find it, from an educational gift to an action figure. Whether you're a kid or a kid-at-heart, you'll be sure to be impressed with the amount of toys.
Longing for a closet full of designer clothing without emptying your wallet? Head to Betty Lin. This brainchild of eponymous owner stocks all the past season runway designer wear at a 60-70% discount! The contemporary interiors with the cool artwork reflect the trendy clothing and accessories on display. With clothes and jewellery sets from labels like Chloe, Christian Dior, Prada, etc. at such slashed prices, temptation comes easy. If you still don't want to spend on an entire outfit, just choose from the cool range of shoes and bags available.
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