International District Shopping
Maynard Ave. & Weller St., Seattle
Seattle’s International District transports Seattle visitors to the tastes and sights of Asia. The “ID,” as locals call it, is a colorful consortium of restaurants, shops and cafes of a dozen different ethnic varieties. Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander are just some of the international nationalities represented in this shopping expanse of eight-city blocks just south of Pioneer Square. Visitors walking through this diverse Seattle shopping and food district will find a fortune cookie factory, bustling dim sum restaurants, herbal pharmacies and Kinokuniya, an international bookstore that houses top-notch Asian cookbooks. Seattle shoppers cannot miss Uwajimaya, a sprawling Asian food and products court with miles of seafood and fresh vegetables.
401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle
Northgate Mall is conveniently located 5 miles north of downtown Seattle off the Interstate 5 corridor at exit 173. Exciting things are happening at Northgate Mall - including an expansion of over 100,000 square feet of more choices! Joining our great retailer line-up of JCPenney, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor Loft and Brookstone - to name a few - are Panera Bread, Ulta, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Barnes & Noble, DSW, The Ram, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Daio, Starbucks, and an expanded Gene Juarez Salon and Spa!
Downtown Seattle - Sixth Avenue & Pine Street
Monday - Saturday 10am to 8pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm. Barnes & Noble, Monday-Sunday 9am to 11pm Restaurants and Theatre hours vary.
Pacific Place is downtown Seattle’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment center. At the center of the action, Pacific Place is a five-level, 335,000 square-foot shopping, dining, and entertainment complex that is part of a $500 million, three block, mixed use development. Featuring Tiffany & Co., MaxMara and Coach along with J. Crew, Chico’s, Ann Taylor, Helly Hansen, L’Occitane, Restoration Hardware, Barnes & Noble and Williams-Sonoma. An 11-screen AMC Theatres complex. Skybridge connection to the flagship Nordstrom store.
Pike Place Market Shopping
Pike Place and 1st Ave., Seattle
Seattle’s waterfront Pike Place Market is one of the most colorful and energetic shopping districts in the Pacific Northwest. Serious Seattle shoppers should consider world-famous Pike’s Place Fish Market a priority on their Seattle shopping list. The highlight is Pike Place Market’s “flying fish,” when fish merchants throw cuts of fish to each other across their stand to the delight of awestruck onlookers. A cobblestone street, lined with vendors selling handmade arts and crafts, a dazzling array of multicolored fresh flowers and photographs of scenic Seattle landscapes, winds through the Pike Place Market. For lunch, Seattle shoppers need not look far as vendors sell fresh sandwiches and hot piroshkis along the way. Seattle tourists and locals alike take advantage of Pike Place Market’s waterfront park, where they can sit and take in the Elliott Bay view.
Pioneer Square Shopping
Yesler and 1st Ave., Seattle
Seattle shoppers walking through Pioneer Square will find a coffee landmark: the first Starbucks to open its doors and usher in a new way an entire generation drinks coffee. The Pioneer Square shopping district has an eclectic choice of shops that include: imported rugs and tapestries, safari masks, antique benches and rare books. Visitors can grab a bite to eat at the pizza stands and Italian trattorias surrounding Pioneer Square. Walking through this historic Seattle district, Seattle shoppers see beautifully restored Richardsonian Revival buildings that house various art galleries. Art Walk, held the first Thursday of every month, is well-worth attending as visitors stroll through open art galleries throughout the evening.
5th & Union - Seattle
Rainier Square Upper Fifth offers fashion’s finest names including Louis Vuitton, St. John, Escada and Brooks Brothers. In addition, Upper Fifth features unique, quality boutiques like Northwest Pendleton, David Lawrence and Fox’s Gem Shop, perfect for finding the right addition to your wardrobe or a special gift for someone you love. When you need a break, Upper Fifth has many relaxing cafes and exciting restaurants to choose from. Fifty six up-scale shops are located here in the heart of the city. While you are here, enjoy the unique opportunities around you. Broadway shows play at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, while the Seattle Symphony performs at the world renowned Benaroya Hall. The prestigious Seattle Art Museum boasts one of the finest collections of local and international art and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Washington’s only five-diamond luxury hotel, hosts dignitaries, celebrities and thousands of sophisticated guests each year.
With more than 1,800 retailers, the options are endless. Westlake Center, Rainier Square, Pacific Place, Pike Place Market, Belltown, Chinatown, International District, Denny Triangle, Pioneer Square, Retail Core, SoDo, South Lake Union, Waterfront, West Edge, and more are shopping district within downtown featuring department stores, national and international retailers, local boutiques, furniture galleries, designer shops, specialty stores, high-end, discount – every kind of shopping in one great place. Seattle’s shopping revival is at the heart of an estimated $2 billion construction boom that began in the city’s downtown in 1995 and will continue into 2010. More than 100 projects representing some 12 million square feet of new construction have been built in or planned for downtown Seattle since 1998.
University District Shopping
University Way NE & NE 45th St., Seattle
The University District caters to a youthful, collegiate crowd by offering the best cheap eats and shops in a small and laid back Seattle neighborhood. Visitors can take advantage of the variety of shopping at Seattle’s University Village, a central mix of upscale shops, chain stores and independent boutiques offering bargain deals for Seattle tourists and students alike. On a rainy day, the University District is the perfect place to catch a flick with theater options like the Neptune, Varsity or Seven Gables. The University of Washington’s campus setting and colors are reminiscent of an Ivy-league college and a great place to catch a glimpse of Seattle student life: professors and students hurriedly trekking across campus to class or lounging on the campus’ placid greens. Before leaving the U-district, Seattle visitors can grab a Northwest brew at the Blue Moon Tavern, a literary hangout for poets young and old.
2623 NE University Village, Seattle
‘U-village’ is host to around 100 merchants in an open-air design. Familiar store names like Coach, Eddie Bauer, Victoria’s Secret, J. Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch and Anthropologie are interspersed with local gems like European-inspired Rosanna and neighborhood-born Ravenna Gardens. One-stop-shopping in its finest form, the experience does not end without a relaxing massage, quick manicure or hair update. Patrons can also take a break from shopping and tantalize their taste buds with choices from Piatti’s fine Italian cuisine or a walk down memory lane with Johnny Rockets’ 1950s themed restaurant. Home to the second busiest Starbucks in the world, this immaculate, outdoor regional shopping center is situated less than a mile from the University of Washington and features national and local retailers that attract yuppie shoppers as well as affluent and fashion-conscious students. Mercedes and BMWs abound and are rapidly filled with plush home furnishings, en vogue clothing and eclectic gifts.
633 Southcenter, Seattle
Westfield Southcenter has embarked on a multi-million dollar, three level expansion that will add new lifestyle, entertainment and dining components to the south side of the center. In the summer of 2008 the extraordinary transformation of Westfield Southcenter will be complete and it will encompass 1.7 million square-feet and be the largest shopping center in the Pacific Northwest. Experience a journey through the inspiration for the new Westfield Southcenter – the Cove, the Forest and Clearings, the Valley and the Orchard. The expansion will include a variety of retailers and restaurants currently not found in South King County and several new-to-market specialty stores. Located on the third level, the AMC Theaters, a state-of-the-art 16-screen theatre, will be a welcome addition.
400 Pine Street, Seattle
M-Th 10am-8pm; F & Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Westlake Center is a four-story, glass enclosed retail pavilion (with a Food Court on the Upper Level) offering a mix of national reputation retailers and a unique selection of the finest quality regional merchandise. The Center offers a high-energy, one-of-a-kind urban shopping environment. It is a four-story shopping center near the southern terminus of the Seattle Center Monorail. It is located across Pine Street from Westlake Park, between 4th and 5th Avenues. It is named for Westlake Avenue, which now terminates north of the mall but once ran two blocks farther south to Pike Street. Westlake Park is considered Seattle’s “town square” and celebrities and political figures often make appearances or give speeches from the building’s balcony. Westlake opened in 1988 by The Rouse Company, since 2004 it has been owned by Real Estate Investment Trust General Growth Properties.