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Guide to Seattle's Hot New Shopping Neighborhoods

Koshtra Tolle A vintage dress at Velouria.

Photo: Koshtra Tolle

Want to capture the city’s signature indie look?In two up–and–coming neighborhoods, these boutiques will help you tap into Seattle’s creative counter culture. Read the article

Destinations: Seattle

Themes: Shopping · City Break

Inspired by: Seattle's Indie-Chic Style — by Shane Mitchell, Published Aug. 2008

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    Pulp Lab

    A combination gallery/shop/"culture incubator," Pulp Lab's retail outlet is an offshoot of proprietress Kate Pawlicki's NY-Seattle creative agency.

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    Bop Street Records

    Vinyl rules at this temple to the LP, EP, 45, and 33. Located in the Salmon Bay neighborhood, this cavernous superstore boasts a collection of 650,

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    Velouria

    This Salmon Bay boutique carries womenswear, jewelry, and accessories from independent designers (mostly local) and caters mostly to flirty, pixie-

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    Souvenir

    This curiosity shop is the brainchild of artist Curtis Steiner, whose 1,000 Blocks project (a thousand painted wooden blocks that can be arranged t

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    Ballard

    This northwestern Seattle neighborhood is known for its Scandinavian, fishing-village past, but the Salmon Bay community is reinventing itself as a

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    Jaywalk

    The tiny spot is crammed with curios - mosaic wall hangings, stone sculptures - that are produced locally by working artists or imaginative moonlig

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    Fetch Pet Grocery

    Operating in the same spot since 1999, this Madrona pet boutique has built a loyal clientele who return regularly for pup-sitting, grooming, and lu

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    Hitchcock

    Located on the neighborhood's main drag, Hitchcock Madrona demands repeat visits since owners Erica Nelson-Sheehan and Dustin Nelson (who are cousi

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    Glassybaby

    Hand-blown glass votives are the only thing for sale at this 5,700-square-foot studio/boutique in the Madrona neighborhood. Founder Lee Rhodes disc

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    Madrona

    This quiet community is regarded by its residents as a small town within Seattle. Named after a species of tree common to the area, Madrona’s motto

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