Cover Story: Local Shopping Finds for 2011

We scout out the best clothing, accessories, gifts and vintage stores to help you shop for Fall.
Shoes embellished by Vu

The thrill of the hunt is exhilarating: spotting the perfect necklace to match an outfit, finally tracking down a gift for a hard-to-buy-for friend or finding just the right jacket to wear (and adore) all season long. The sport is made all the sweeter when the finds are handcrafted in Seattle by local talent, or scored at an out-of-the-way boutique. This fall, we’ve gone on a shopping safari, ferreting out the best locally made statement wares to satisfy your hunter’s instincts, from luxe handbags to too-cool-for-just-school Oxford saddleback shoes. We introduce you to the city’s up-and-coming fashion and design talent, the crafty stars of the local Etsy.com craze and the rising class of new local jewelers joining the ranks of local legends like Kimberly Baker and Jamie Joseph. Let the chase begin.

Explore our cover story by clicking through these links:

Clothing: New Boutiques and Vintage

Gifts: Quaint Shops and Online Etsy Finds

Locally Made Jewelry

Designers to Watch

Trends

Plus, meet the winners of our fourth annual Seamless in Seattle design competition!

 

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