Seattle Shopping

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Seattle Shopping

Downtown Seattle has a wide selection of shops, ranging from tiny local gems to international designers. The downtown Seattle shopping district is sectioned into smaller areas, each with its own personality. In addition to these areas, Seattle has two shopping centers, and several retail centers and department stores. All shops listed below are a reasonable walk from The Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

The Districts

The Pike Place Market in Seattle was established in 1907 and boasts nine acres of specialty shops and restaurants. To this day it is the heart and soul of downtown Seattle, frequented by locals, chefs, and visitors. This is a perfect place to select fresh salmon to bring home, choose a hand-made child's toy, glass ornament, local honey or lavender-scented product from lavender grown on the Olympic Peninsula. It is also a wonderful place to enjoy a leisurely lunch or a cup of coffee in the original Starbucks store. Learn more about the market in this video.

Pioneer Square is Seattle's 'old town.' The district encompasses a bevy of local galleries and artsy shops. The Northwest Fine Woodworking studio has exquisitely wrought pieces ranging in size from tiny vases and boxes to furniture, all lovingly hand-made. The Foster White Gallery has Dale Chihully glass pieces available for sale or viewing, while Elliot Bay Bookstore and Ragazzi's Flying Shuttle are also 'must stop' shops in Pioneer Square. Between shopping and lunch, you may want to take 90 minutes for the Underground Tour - a walking history of Seattle punctuated with plenty of humor. At night Pioneer Square hums with small, funky bars and large dance clubs.

Belltown is a hip, urban neighborhood that offers shopping in Seattle that's fun and funky. Enjoy the AT.31 Gallery showing contemporary and avant-garde artists, browse Riflessi Italian ceramics, tableware and fine art and tempt yourself with Darbury Stenderu's brilliant bias-cut dresses and accessories. Weekend nights Belltown floods with locals dining and clubbing until the early hours of the morning.  

The Financial District stretches between The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and Nordstrom. Fifth and Sixth avenues offer upscale Seattle shopping including Gucci, Butch Blum,  Nancy Meyer Fine Lingerie, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Turgeon Raine Jewelers, Brooks Brothers, Coldwater Creek, Niketown, Adidas, Kenneth Cole and Banana Republic.

The International District is anchored by the Uwajimaya flagship store, an enormous Japanese department store containing Asian groceries, gifts and goods, as well as the Kinokuniya Bookstore specializing in Asian language books and periodicals. Seattle's International District consists of a wide variety of cultures, including Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Southeast Asian. The district offers shopping opportunities in Seattle that you won't find anywhere else, including a wide array of small shops, cafes, and bakeries reflecting these different influences.

Department Stores

The Nordstrom flagship store is located just three blocks from The Fairmont Olympic and is happy to deliver your purchases to the hotel. Bargain hunters will enjoy perusing the deals at Nordstrom Rack. Also just blocks from the hotel, Macy's has seven floors of shopping.

Shopping Centers

Westlake Center is easily recognized as the Monorail's south stop. This Seattle shopping institution offers a food court and three floors of shops, including Nine West, Nordstrom Rack, Mont Blanc, and Trade Secret.

The Pacific Place shopping center in downtown Seattle contains four floors of shops and an atrium top floor with a movie theater and restaurants. Stores include Tiffany, Barneys New York, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York, BCBG, Aveda, Coach, Bebe, Bose,  Ann Taylor, Williams-Sonoma Grande Cuisine, and Lululemon.

Retail Centers

 Among the premier downtown Seattle shopping centers, Rainier Square, located just across the street from The Fairmont Olympic Hotel's main entrance, features Louis Vuitton, Alexandria Rossoff Jewels, Duxiana Linens, David Lawrence and Barcelino men's stores. 

Shops at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Offering exceptional shopping in Seattle that's just steps from your door, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel features a wide range of options including:

Penelope & The Beauty Bar

A full-service day spa located on the lower lobby level of the hotel. Specializing in the most advanced skincare and body treatments available. Along with state-of-the-art technology, our European skincare treatments utilize exclusive products such as Paris' Biologique Recherche, Budapest's Omorovicza and Denmark's Beaute Pacifique.

Phone:  (206) 621-1700, extension 3335  

Gary Tipp Jewelers

One of the fine stores in the country specializing in collection-quality, investment grade diamonds, colored stones, pearls, and objects of art. In the Lobby of the Fairmont for 32 years, and in business in Seattle since 1921. 

Phone:  (206) 622-6333

Tourbillon Boutique 

Tourbillon Boutique proudly welcomes you to discover its reputed timepiece and jewelry collections in the heart of downtown Seattle. The highly trained and professional experts at Tourbillon Boutique are on hand to guide you through the iconic brands of Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Omega and Swatch.

Renee Bassetti

A unique, luxury boutique specializing in women's custom shirts made from the finest Swiss and Italian cottons and silks as well as the Avolio clothing collection from Milan, as well as custom Italian knitwear available in over 140 colors. Located in the lower lobby level of the hotel.

Nina Mclemore

Featuring elegant designs and distinctive European fabrics, our designs are made in the United States for women on the go.  We offer a full range of casual day wear as well as elegant evening attire.

Luly Yang Couture

Evening wear and bridal atelier feature couture designs, ready-to-wear collections, shoes, handbags, accessories and gifts. The entrance to Luly Yang Couture is on Fourth Avenue.  

Phone: (206) 623-8200

Silberman Brown Stationers 

The premier purveyor of fine writing instruments and personalized correspondence since 1977.  Today Silberman Brown stationers continues that long-standing tradition with the finest paper products, pens and intriguing desk accessories to patrons throughout the Puget Sound region.  Also, wedding invitations and accessories, party invitations, journals and guest books.

Phone: (206) 292-9404

Alexandria Rossoff Jewels

Welcome to Alexandria Rossoff Jewels, a European style jewelry salon featuring Art Deco, Edwardian, Victorian and one-of-a-kind jewelry and gems from around the world. Step back in time and experience a more gracious and personalized shopping atmosphere. Our salon is conveniently located within the hotel on the 12th floor, which can be accessed by elevators one and two. We are available Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, or by appointment. We invite you to visit and enjoy our ever changing collection.

Gemologist  |  Appraiser  |  Jewelry Historian

Phone: (206) 381-3949  

Ruth Hill

Tucked under the corner of the University Street portico, clothier Ruth Hill offers a distinguished array of international designers for the most sophisticated tastes.  For twenty-five years, Ruth Hill has furnished hotel guests and Seattleites alike with elegant fashions.  At Ruth Hill you will find sumptuous fabrics, old-world quality and contemporary styling in statement pieces you’ll be back for year after year. Located on the lower lobby level.

Phone:  (206) 682-4177

Topper's English Floral Design 

Specializing in artistic floral arrangements and a fine selection of glass art by regional artists. Local and worldwide delivery is available. Located on the Arcade Level of the hotel.  

Phone:  (206) 621-1700, extension 3334 

Belle Epicurean 

Seattle's premiere patisserie specializing in handmade freshly prepared breakfast pastries and savory lunch items, perfect for those on the go. A feast for the senses, Belle Epicurean uses all natural and organic ingredients and offers espresso, custom cake artistry and catering. Entrance located on Fourth Avenue, or via the arcade level of the hotel. 

Phone:  (206) 262-9306

Fox's Seattle

Fox’s is proud to serve as Seattle’s jeweler since 1912. While we carry stunning classic and estate pieces, we are best known for unexpected treasures – such as: hand-crafted rings with unique and colorful gems, hammered metals with intricate details, raw diamonds with special characteristics, and custom pieces that combine your vision and our commitment to quality to deliver a one-of-a-kind piece. No matter what your budget, we can help you find the perfect piece to treat yourself or surprise a loved one.

Phone: (206) 623-2528

UPS Store

Attentive. Knowledgeable. Motivated. Professional. Experience for yourself how the team at the Fairmont Olympic UPS location provide a quality level of service that you just won't find elsewhere.  Available for everything you will need, whether you are staying at the hotel, or working in Downtown Seattle.


Pike Place Market
Opened in August 17, 1907, the Pike Place Market in Seattle is the oldest continuously operated independent farmers' market in the United States. Home to an array of vendors, you will be able to find just what you are looking for.

Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square is known for it's art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants, all located in one of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods. Take a day (or two!) to stroll through this area and experience a part of Seattle's culture.

Rainier Square
Located minutes from the hotel, Rainier Square offers shopping in Seattle that's second to none. Stores such as Louis Vuitton, Duxiana and the Jeffrey Moose Gallery are just a few of the destinations you're sure to enjoy.

The Westlake Center
Another favorite Seattle shopping area is the Westlake Center. Located approximately five minutes from the hotel, you will be able to browse through such stores as: Talbots, Montblanc, Aveda, Fossil, Jessica McClintock and Made in Washington.

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