Spe­cialty Shops

Where Seattle - - The Guide -

HAPPY SAL­MON PIER 56— Shar­ing a space with Sim­ply Seat­tle on Pier 56 of the wa­ter­front, this store is full of retro toys, play­ful gifts and un­ex­pected finds for the whole fam­ily. 1201 Alaskan Way, Ste. 102, 206.890.6826. Map 1 E10

MI­LA­GROS MEX­I­CAN FOLK ART— This gallery/ bou­tique boasts a first-rate col­lec­tion of Mex­i­can folk art, in­clud­ing carved an­i­mals from Oax­aca, tin­work and mir­rors, masks and Hui­chol yarn paint­ings. www.mi­la­grosseat­tle.com. 1409 First Ave., 206.623.1766. Map 1 F9

NANCY’S SEWING BAS­KET— Browse el­e­gant fab­rics, millinery sup­plies, rib­bons, but­tons and ev­ery­thing you need for an ar­ray of crafts. www.nan­cyssewing­bas­ket.com. 2221 Queen Anne Ave. N, 206.282.9112. Map 2 E4

PIRATES PLUN­DER— Set your course to­ward this shop on Pier 57 for a bounty of booty. Find ev­ery­thing a pi­rate needs, from cos­tumes and signs to decor and flags—there is plenty of other fun gear, too, in­clud­ing games, toys, books and party sup­plies. www.pi­rate­s­plun­der.com. 1301 Alaskan Way, 206.624.5673. Map 1 E10

PRISM— Vin­tage and de­signer goods line the walls of this cute shop in Bal­lard. Find jew­elry, cloth­ing, home goods, bags, ac­ces­sories and more—while it isn’t a large store, you can spend a lot of time brows­ing. Ev­ery piece is artis­tic and modern, mak­ing Prism a good spot for find­ing a unique gift. www.tem­ple­of­cairo.com. 5208 Bal­lard Ave. NW, Map 2 C3

SIM­PLY SEAT­TLE— This store, quite sim­ply, rep­re­sents ev­ery­thing Seat­tle. Find gifts and sou­venirs that touch on what makes the Emer­ald City unique, from the Space Nee­dle and the Sea­hawks to ferry boats and Boe­ing. www.sim­pl­y­seat­tle.com. 1201 Alaskan Way, 206.579.3946. Map 1 E10

WAT­SON KENNEDY— This store is a Seat­tle fix­ture for those look­ing for the finer things. Brim­ming with a so­phis­ti­cated Euro­pean feel, Wat­son Kennedy of­fers ev­ery­thing from Euro­pean house wares and an­tiques to lux­u­ri­ous bath and beauty prod­ucts to gor­geous gift ob­jects. www. wat­sonkennedy.com. Pike Place Mar­ket, 86 Pine St., 206.443.6281. Map 1 E8; 1022 First Ave., 206.652.8350. Map 1 F10

YE OLDE CU­RIOS­ITY SHOP— Founded in 1899, this unique store has art from the North­west as well as gifts, jew­elry and quirky gifts for all ages. There’s also a free mu­seum with a col­lec­tion of bizarre and un­usual items in­clud­ing mum­mies, shrunken heads and all kinds of od­di­ties. www.yeold­e­cu­rios­i­tyshop. com. 1001 Alaskan Way, 206.682.5844. Map 1 E10

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