Seattle Shopping: Downtown Seattle Shopping at Pike Place Market

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 is a full service day spa located on the lower lobby level of the hotel.  Specializing in the most prestigious European skin care lines and technology.  Offering massage, expert facials, body wraps, nails, gifts and more.  We use Biologique Reserche, Carita Paris, Omorovicza from Hungary and Beaute Pacificique from Denmark in our facial and body treatments.  Hotel guests receive a 10% discount off two or more services and 10% off all retail products.  Located on the Arcade level of the hotel.
Phone:  (206) 621-1700, extension 3335  

 Gary Tipp Jewelers
Specializes in unusual fine jewelry and objects of art. Located in the main lobby of the hotel. 
Phone:  (206) 622-6333

Omega/Tourbillon Boutique

OMEGA has always been driven by its pioneering spirit-- six lunar landings, the first diver's watch; the world's only certified chronometer wristwatch. Located off University Street, outside the main entrance of the hotel.

KP Silver Jewelry & Accessories

Unique and contemporary silver jewelry and accessories, featuring collections of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.  Hotel guests receive a 20% discount.

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 

Since 1977, we have prided ourselves on being the premier purveyor of instruments connected to the sophisticated art form of writing and personalized correspondence.  Today Silberman Brown stationers continues its long-standing tradition of providing the finest in paper products, pens and intriguing desk accessories to patrons throughout the Puget Sound Region and beyond.

(206) 292-9404


Ruth Hill
We specializes in classic to elegant clothing with a sporty twist.  We feature clothing imported from Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and the United States.  We provide expert tailoring and also offer special orders including cashmere and evening wear.

Phone:  (206) 621-1700, extension 3337

 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 

 World Lux 
Synonymous with fine writing instruments and unique luxury watches, World Lux is a long beloved Seattle shopping tradition.   Brands represented include Mont Blanc, Cartier, Ebel, S.T. Dupont, Raymond Weil and more. Located on 4th Avenue and accessible from the Arcade Level of the hotel. Hotel guests receive 15% off Visconti pens, 10% off Ball watches and a bottle of World Lux exclusive ink with any fountain pen purchase.
Phone:  (206) 682-2624

  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) 262-9404

 

LOCAL SEATTLE SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES

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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