“Small Business Saturday” has officially become a thing (I even recently saw a celebrity packed PSA). I love the creed of supporting small business owners and, even more, I enjoy participating by shopping local businesses that create my community. As such, I’m sharing my favorite Seattle shopping haunts, and many are found in my neighborhood! So if you find yourself with some free time this rainy Seattle afternoon, come up to Queen Anne. Enjoy a cup of coffee at El Diablo Coffee (their cafe con leche is a special treat!) and wander down Queen Anne Avenue to find many special items for your gift list.
Last year, Kirsty and I shared a gift guide inspired by shopping around Queen Anne. Little did we know at the time that, within just a few short months, her family would become the proud owners of one of the stores we featured! Queen Anne Frame offers excellent, quality framing services and the gift shop houses all sorts of unique treasures; including pieces from other Seattle companies such as geometric scones and decor by Handmade Sam Made and delicate handmade jewelry by Fresh Tangerine. Stop in today to sip bubbles and enjoy fresh macrons made by Trophy Cupcakes while you shop. Also, another local treasure, Morning Song Farm, will be having a pop-up shop from 11-2 selling beautiful wreaths to adorn your doors this holiday season!
My favorite local boutique to discover stylish and unique finds for your wardrobe, home, and gift list. Owned by sisters who grew up in the Queen Anne neighborhood, the ‘Dispatch’ has become a place for friends to gather as well as shop due to the fun parties they host throughout the year. I’m shopping here for special holiday attire, cozy knits, jewelry, and candles and fragrance for hostess and teachers gifts…and socks! Shop today and buy 2 SmartWool socks for the price of one. Their “hidden socks” are seriously a game-changer; they don’t slip and keep my feet warm while hidden under my sneakers and boots (you can see more here).
One of my favorite green beauty products happens to be lovingly hand poured right here in Seattle! Shop this weekend and receive 15% off Kari Gran’s entire product line of organic skin care (including an amazing sunscreen) and mineral makeup. My most favorite Kari Gran product is their lip whip; a moisturizing, all-natural lip balm that comes in a variety of beautifully saturated colors (the new ‘Suji Red’ is already in my shopping cart!). You can also stop in and try their products for yourself at their newly renovated retail space located across from Lake Union at 1735 Westlake Avenue, open Saturday from 12-4pm.
A ‘Wardrobe Revolution’ is being created right here in the Emerald City. Buki is a sportswear line designed for the stylish man and woman on the go. Buki’s breathable, fiber technology offers thermoregulation to keep you comfortable from the boardroom to boarding a plane (did I mention this knitwear does not wrinkle and is machine washable?!). You can see more of my reviews of Buki in my previous posts (here and here) and visit their Pop-Up shop located in downtown Seattle, just north of Nordstrom on 6th Avenue.
One Seattle small business is particularly close to my heart. If you happen to be in need of motorcycle repair, come visit my family’s business Moto Shed, where you can “wrench on your bike” or have one of our professionals do it. Motoshed is located in lower Queen Anne off of Nickerson; offering motorcycle service and storage. Coming soon, you can even grab a cup of coffee at the cafe!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend. As always, thanks for reading! ~Jenn