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
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A trip to Seattle is incomplete without some kind of live music performance. The city is known for its excellent indie venues, like The Neptune Theater, and The Paramount. Here are just a few of the shows we’re most looking forward to this summer. Yo La Tengo at The Neptune Theater – May 31 and June 1 Yo La Tengo is an indie-rock group from Hoboken, New Jersey, that...