This five-story, upscale shopping complex is home to a number of designer brands, including Coach, Tiffany & Co., and Barneys. Visitors can take a shopping break at the AMC cinema. Pacific Place: 600 Pine Street; 206-405-2655
What was once a Seattle-based shoe shop is now an international luxury department store. In addition to shopping, visitors checking out the Downtown Seattle location can visit the on-site day spa, the wedding suite or one of four restaurants and cafes. Nordstrom Downtown Seattle: 500 Pine Street; 206-628-2111
A family clothing store-turned upscale boutique for both men and women, Marios sells clothing, jewelry, and more from a wide mix of fashion houses. Come here for the classics (Armani, Bottega Veneta) and the newcomers (Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, 3.1 Philip Lim). Marios: 1315 6th Ave; 206-223-1461
For the latest European fashions, check out Butch Blum’s curated mix of designs from Alberta Ferretti, Luciano Barbera and others. On Sunday, shoppers should note Butch Blum is only open by appointment. Butch Blum: 1332 Sixth Ave; 206-622-5760
Unusual silhouettes and comfortable, natural fabrics like linen and wool are trademarks of Oska. Women will love the cozy, Asian-inspired shapes and prints. Oska: 1322 Fifth Ave; 206-209-5401
Seattle-born Zebraclub originated over thirty years ago in the then-uncool Pike Place Market in downtown. Today, Pike Place is hip and Zebraclub has a booming e-commerce site, as well as its brick-and-mortar location, selling its signature relaxed and timeless fashions for women. Zebraclub: 1901 First Ave; 206-448-7452
Girls with gifts standing in front of shopping windows
While the average temperature in Seattle in the summer is just 75 °F, we think it’d be a shame to visit the city without a trip to the beach. With Elliott Bay, Lake Washington, Lake Union and public pools all in range of the Pan Pacific, you have plenty of options to stay cool, and catch a tan in this city by the sea. Matthews Beach Park Matthews Beach Park...