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8 Seattle-area Men’s Wear Shops You Should Visit in 2020

Go from gritty to Gosling with our guide

There are many misconceptions about the state of men’s fashion in the Pacific Northwest, with the most prominent being that there isn’t any. While, admittedly, our fair city swings closer to casual than other sister metropolises, the local shop owners and their loyal followings tell a different story. Whether your New Year resolutions include updating…

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The Ultimate Seattle Holiday Gift Guide 2019

From the simple and elegant to the unique and unexpected, discover the best local gifts in our annual gift guide

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. ENRICHThese gifts are meant to soothe the soul, whether staying in or going out 1. Local perfumer Maria Christofilis seems to have bottled the essence of a Greek vacation in her Mykonos12 eau de parfum ($150 for 50 milliliters), which carries notes of Florentine…

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Get a Head Start on Your Holiday Shopping at Saturday’s ‘Sip & Shop’ Event

The rooftop event features a curated selection from over a dozen local brands, boutiques and designers

At some point during the holiday season, amidst talk of holiday parties and eggnog lattes, the conversation will inevitably turn to holiday gift shopping. To some this can be a daunting task—finding the perfect gift can sometimes feel like looking for a reindeer on a rooftop. Luckily those on the hunt for sartorial gifts can…

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Shop for the Perfect Gift at These Local Holiday Markets

‘Tis the season to support local artists, crafters and businesses

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: gift shopping season. Sure, you could order all your presents online, but why sacrifice the thrill of the hunt? Holiday markets are the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists and businesses, while helping support our local community. Here are ten we recommend. Holiday Market…

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Best Local Accessories to Keep You Cozy All Season Long

Whether you are cozying up at home or gliding into fall’s cool embrace, these layering essentials will keep you warm all season long

This article appears in print in the November 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. From left to right: “Duality” silk scarf ($48) in red, black and cedar. Available at Eighth Generation downtown “Poon” cashmere and linen scarf ($500) in sky with frayed edges, designed by Aiayu. Available at Flora and Henri, Pioneer Square Ombré alpaca wrap ($570) in navy and…

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Georgetown-based Illuminata Lights up Seattle

Find museum-quality lighting in this new line from a local glass artist

Artist Julie Conway’s “Acqua” sconces can be seen at Goldfinch Tavern downtown

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Australian Retailer Anko Lands in Seattle Area

An import from Australia brings trendy new home pieces to the region at nicely affordable prices

Anko’s Lynnwood flagship store stocks everything from trendy, inexpensive home decor to baby items

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This New Downtown Seattle Gallery—with Art Jewelry Top-of-mind—Is Worth a Visit

Bezel & Kiln is an oasis of unique finds; from over-the-top necklaces to timeless men’s watches

It should not come as a surprise that Seattleites have a fascination with the eclectic. Whether you are staring at “Echo” at the Olympic Sculpture Park or admiring colorful paintings at local coffee shops around town; our fair city is filled with eye-catching and subtly avant garde artwork. This point of view is something that…

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The Best Gear to Keep You Dry During Seattle’s Long Rainy Season

According to an old Scandinavian saying, ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes.’ We agree—invest in a few stylish, functional waterproof garments and gear and you’ll be set through the next eight months of unpredictable rain

This article appears in print in the October 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. 1. Helly Hansen Verglas 3L shell jacket. This three-layer workhorse of a waterproof shell ($325) is great for a range of outdoor activities, as the hood can accommodate a helmet or just keep your ’do dry on the way to work. Helly Hansen’s signature…

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An Exclusive Look at the Nordstrom Men’s Department Refresh in Downtown Seattle

The Metro Level’s new look gives new meaning to the phrase 'man of the cloth'

To discover the latest offerings for the fashion-forward man in Seattle’s downtown core you will need to venture underground. Nordstrom offered Seattle magazine an exclusive first look at the new and improved men’s department, the last step in a storewide refresh for the flagship location.  Famous for the Nordstrom Grill restaurant and iconic shoe shine…

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These Seattle Shops Help Locals Get Closer to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

In a culture that has access to excess, a few Seattle shops are raising the bar on what it means to be sustainable by encouraging customers to embrace—or at least aspire to—waste-free living. Here’s what they offer

Eco Collective sells environmentally-conscious goods for home and personal use

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Staying in Town? This Chic Sale on Capitol Hill Features 10 Local Designers and Boutiques

The biannual sale has local threads and goods at 20-80% off

For some, the advent of Labor Day weekend signals the need to pack a weekend bag and get out of town. But, with the last bits of Seattle sunshine to soak in and not a traffic jam in sight, Seattleites have the opportunity to explore a less crowded city over the three-day weekend. Those looking…

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…