Although we’re a year into the pandemic and vaccines for all are on the horizon, small businesses still need as much support as they can get.
Whether you’re into comic books or would rather buy some cute outfits or wine, there’s definitely a Seattle small business that caters to your taste.
Here are 13 small businesses around Seattle that we love:
Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique provides comics for folks of all ages. They focus on smaller press, queer, and folks who don’t always get included in comics spaces and books. They also offer comic subscriptions.
Level up your cooking with Mediterranean specialty foods and wines from Agora. You’ll be shocked at just how much Agora fits into their tiny shop, especially their wine bar, where you can enjoy a glass of vino or even a full meal.
Location: 346 15th Avenue East, Seattle
Likelihood has a focus on streetwear and trends and carries everything from candles to bucket hats and side bags. Whether you’re in the know or want to know what the cool kids are wearing, Likelihood is the spot for you.
Known for their collection of shoes, Clementines carries everything from trusty Blundstones to classy mules. Their collection of apparel ranges from classic styles to out-there and patterned pieces of both independent and well-known brands.
Thea Candle Co.
Created by four undergraduate students at the University of Washington, Thea Candle Co. is an aromatherapy candle company that supports the advancement of mental health research. Each eco-friendly candle uses locally and ethically sourced coconut soy wax, 100% natural essential oils, and wooden wicks, while 15% of all profits are donated towards mental health organizations.
Ugly Baby Shop
With a name like Ugly Baby Shop, you just know that this place doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Rosalie and Douglas Gale started the store in 2008 with a special focus on DIY craft kits and enamel pins by independent artists. The store carries products for kids, DIY craft kits, enamel pins, home goods, accessories, clothing, and stationery.
Shopping at Local Yokels is like browsing the farmers’ market from home, and helps you have a near carbon-neutral footprint. The grocery delivery works in partnership with local Washington farmers to ensure that the goods you receive are always the freshest. According to their website, 95 cents of every dollar you spend goes back into the local economy, creating a closed-loop between the urban and rural communities.
35th North has been around since 2001 and frequently holds sneaker raffles for sneakerheads to purchase the trendiest new shoes. If you’re not about the hype, check out some of their other shoes, which are all designed especially for skating. Of course, the shop is also equipped with everything you need to get started on a skateboard.
Location: 1100 E Pike Street, Seattle
Phoenix Tea Shop
Originally opened as an online-only tea shop, owner Virginia Wright wanted to bring her knowledge of teas, tea wares, and other tea-related products to tea aficionados. Those wandering into the shop may be overwhelmed by the vast selection of teas — don’t be afraid to reach out to the employees, as they’ll be able to educate you about tea and tea culture.
If you’re an ex-Tumblr user or someone who enjoys the Instagram aesthetic, Prism is the store for you. The store sells women’s clothing, men’s clothing, children’s clothing, accessories, self-care items, as well as gift and home items.
The Seattle-based company prides themselves on their massive collection of cotton women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, as well as toys for imaginative play.
If you’re craving a new look for your home office space, look no further than vintage furniture store Homestead Seattle to provide you with all the right pieces. With everything from mod console tables to wall decor, rugs, and plants, your space will be revamped in no time.
While on a trip to the east coast, owner Gillian Palmer dreamt up the idea of opening a store. She was influenced by her upbringing in upstate New York, her love for bohemian touches, as well as the Pacific Northwest style. Taking these three influences, she curated her dream store filled with quality clothing and accessories from all over the world.