Seattle

Nowhere does heritage wear feel more at home (or less contrived) than in the Pacific Northwest. So break out your flannel and selvedge denim and scope out the city's top-notch retail options.

A Mano

Owner Nealy Blau makes biannual trips to Milan—though she stocks a few labels from other cities as well—to handpick the gorgeously crafted leather goods that fill her unfussy sliver of an accessories shop. Expect the latest, most sought-after styles from insider brands like Il Bisonte, Fiorentini + Baker, and Roberto Del Carlo.

1115 First Ave.
, 206-292-1767, shopamano.com

Alhambra

As the name suggests, the prevailing vibe of this decades-old spot is Moorish, from the arch-laden and sand-tinged walls to the exotically worked Gary Graham dresses and bohemian-tinged fine jewelry from Rebecca Lankford.

101 Pine St., 206-621-957, alhambrastyle.com

Blackbird

While Blackbird is wildly hyped, the adulation is well-deserved: The racks are primarily devoted to slick menswear, but there are unisex picks, too, including Comme des Garçons wallets, Cutler and Gross sunglasses. Plus, next door they've opened a stand-alone apothecary that stocks some of the coolest soaps you've ever seen.


5410 22nd Ave. NW, 206-547-2524, blackbirdballard.com

Canopy Blue

Everything at this feminine, cabana-feeling spot will make you want to plan a trip to some remote Caribbean island. Silk dresses by Calypso St. Barth, Tory Burch tunics and paper-thin Splendid tanks abound.

3121 E. Madison St., Ste. 103, 206-323-1115, canopyblue.com

Essenza

Since 1998, Essenza has been supplying the area with hard-to-find beauty lines like Santa Maria Novella and Serge Lutens. Beyond bubble bath and gorgeously scented candles, there's also exquisite jewelry by Jamie Joseph and plush bathrobes.


615 N. 35th St., 206-547-4895, facebook.com/Essenza

Fancy

We love Sally Brock's whimsical line of ethically sourced jewelry and appreciate her eye for finding other local designers and artists. This tiny shop is a treasure chest.

1914 Second Ave., 206-956-2945, fancyjewels.com

Far 4

Helmed by two Russian-born siblings whose family actually owns a porcelain factory in Moscow, Far 4 has distinguished itself as the source in Seattle for forward-thinking home goods. Besides its own ceramics line, find Astier de Villatte fruit bowls and Kühn Keramik mugs emblazoned with burning hearts.


1020 First Ave., 206-621-8831, far4.net

The Finerie

Brimming with here-and-only-here labels like Smythe, Pour La Victoire, and Doucette Duvall, this duplex has everything from romantic black-tie gowns to workish separates and affordable, smart rain gear—all conveniently divided by occasion.


1215 First Ave.
, 206-652-4664, thefinerie.com

Fremont Vintage Mall

Situated in the bustling Fremont shopping district, this subterranean shop is broken into mini stalls offering cool, authentic wares, like enamel '60s ashtrays and old advertising signs. There's also a wealth of vintage clothing.


3419 Fremont PL. N.
, 206-329-4460, fremontvintagemall.com

Great Jones Home

Though the emphasis here is on large-scale investment pieces like couches and consoles, you'll find portable picks, too. Walls are lined with antique paintings, and tables are loaded with coffee-table books, vases and one-off gifts.


1921 Second Ave., 206-448-9405, greatjoneshome.com

Isadora's

The exquisite wares here, at the famous Pike Place Market, range from amethyst brooches to turquoise seed-bead rings. There's also a stunning selection of antique engagement rings to ogle.


1601 First Ave., 206-441-7711, isadoras.com

La Ree Boutique

Expect edgy yet still girly clothing from labels like Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant  at this boudoir-ish shop. Also on offer: sweet, giftable items like delicate gold jewelry by local designer Jamie Joseph and elegant Lafco candles.

11 103rd Ave. NE, 425-453-7868, lareeboutique.com

Laguna Pottery

Devoted to highly collectible, out-of-production pottery, this shop boasts an unbelievably extensive selection of earth-tone Heath Ceramics from the '50s, Rookwood Pottery vases and gloriously simple pitchers by famed industrial designer Eva Zeisel.

116 S. Washington St., 206-682-6162, lagunapottery.com

Lambs Ear Shoes

There's not a lot on the shelves at this eensy accessories boutique, but what does make the cut is exceptionally deserving. Pick from fold-over clutches by Clare Vivier, coveted Illesteva sunnies, and understated Anniel brogues.

1617 N. 35th St., 206-632-2626, lambsearshoes.com

Les Amis

This well-loved spot consistently brings new lines to the city, like Gary Graham and Megan Park, expertly mixing them with store favorites including Rozae Nichols' gauzy, layered styles. It's hard to express how much we love shopping here: From the cozy, French-country-cabin vibe to its laid-back merchandise, it all feels so right.


3420 Evanston Ave. N, 206-632-2877, lesamis-inc.com

Lucca Great Finds

Styled like a chic, slightly gothic Parisian flea market, this place could easily suck away an afternoon. Bowls of Mexican milagros sit next to shadow-boxed insects and turn-of-the-century toys, while the walls are lined with letterpress cards.


5332 Ballard Ave. NW, 206-782-7337, luccagreatfinds.com

The Palm Room

This cool garden store can elevate the most straightforward plant to a centerpiece. Top pick: eminently packable tillandsia plants mounted on rock crystals (from $20).

5336 Ballard Ave. NW, 206-782-7256, thepalmroom.com

Red Ticking

Provençal-sourced striped linens are arranged in tidy color-coordinated stacks along the wall, and vintage chandeliers drape from the ceiling at this thoroughly romantic spot. The shop does a brisk business in made-to-order pillows, crafted from vintage South-of-France fabrics.


2802 E. Madison St., 206-250-8853, redticking.com

Ship Song

Seattle jewelry design star Kimberly Baker opened this new boutique space in summer 2013 with the pledge to stock local brands, housewares, and vintage pieces alongside her own, alluringly macabre line.

6421 Phinney Ave. N
, 206-852-1145, kimberlybaker.com

Kirk Albert

Georgetown has slowly established itself as the city's best resource for vintage home goods, and Kirk Albert was a pioneer. The shop (formerly known as Great Stuff) is laced with incredibly special, handpicked finds, like an anatomical eye model, an industrial steam gauge and a vintage lifeguard chair.


5517 S. Airport Way, 206-762-3899, kirkalbert.com

Sway & Cake

After years working as a stylist in New York City, native Seattleite Tamara Donaghy returned home with a mission to open a boutique stocked with little-known lines that complement her sleekly feminine, superhip aesthetic. Her keen eye ensures that Sway & Cake is the first in town to sell the most up-and-coming labels.

1631 Sixth Ave., 206-624-2699, swayandcake.com

Totokaelo

Owned by a former graphic designer, Totokaelo (which means "reaching to the edge of the stars" if your Latin's rusty) traffics in a studied mix of labels that are quietly cool (Maison Martin Margiela, A.P.C., Raquel Allegra) and under-the-radar (Hope, Uzi NYC). Don't miss the spot-on jewelry from Mociun and Lauren Manoogian.


1523 10th Ave., 206-623-3582, totokaelo.com

Watson Kennedy

The Seattle-based mini chainlet Watson Kennedy has won all sorts of awards for artful store displays, which makes absolute sense: It's one of those places that can sell an entire aesthetic, meaning you'll want to buy it all—the obscure cookbooks, antique dominos and lusciously wrapped hand soaps.


1022 First Ave., 206-652-8350, watsonkennedy.com