Behind Silver Moon Jeweler's stately black flared awning, delicate wood and glass display cases glitter with precious stones and sterling-silver jewelry for women and men. Baubles from more than 40 artists such as Boma, Holly Yashi, and Rosselini dapple bracelets with inlaid stones, lend spartan embellishments to stately men's rings, and crown women's rings with jewels such as onyx and blue topaz. Silver Moon Jewelers nestles every bauble in a sealed gift bag along with an anti-tarnish strip to ensure ornaments remain sparkling and free of smudges and ancient curses.
With tags emblazoned proudly with the Made in the U.S.A. moniker and simple, bright fashions that fit almost any neighborhood, it’s not hard to see American Apparel’s appeal. Their clothing, shoes and accessories are known for their edgy style and fashionable colors, with the added benefit of having every piece stitched together from their factory in Los Angeles. The downtown Seattle outpost of this retail chain is known for their ample collection of most things in the American Apparel catalogue, including the hoodies and long socks that come in hand during blustery Seattle days. Of course, the brightly-hued dresses and leggings are always popular with a certain set of youngish buyers, and the clothing cuts tend to skew toward hip-hugging, rather than baggy. If you’re unsure, hold out for one of their many sales to catch a piece on clearance.
AH Beads's colourful shop strives to meet the evolving needs of beading fanatics. Boasting a selection of products that encompasses more than 50,000 items, each store equips beading and jewellery artisans with a huge array of materials, tools, and accessories for creating wearable works of art. Chains sparkle in hues of gunmetal, copper, and sterling silver; Swarovski crystal beads, freshwater pearls, and rhinestone rondelles sparkle as brilliantly as a nuclear physicist wrapped in tinfoil. Books and tools help to guide burgeoning bead manipulators in their craft, helping to facilitate the use of techniques and updates on current trends.
Bucky was founded in 1992 to design, manufacture and market comfy new pillows filled with natural buckwheat hulls. Bucky's original buckwheat U pillow, a marvel of simplicity, coziness and soothing comfort, quickly caught the attention of top retailers across the USA. Pretty soon millions of people were bonding with their
Cintli Latin Folklore's roots are in Zapopan, Mexico. That's where entrepreneurs Sergio Cueva and Beto Yarce discovered Cintli, a jewelry store they admired that sold silver pieces. Inspired by that store's bond with local artisans, the duo decided to open a Cintli branch in Pike Place Market, calling it Cintli by Beto Yarce.
But jewelry and knickknacks alone only convey so much culture, which is why Yarce and his business partner, Rafael Sanchez, branched out again and opened Cintli Latin Folklore, a cafe that works with local businesses such as Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Rapanui, El Chito, and Leticia to serve authentic Latin American food and drink. Their signature coffee drinks, such as the Mayan Mocha ,warm hands up on chilly afternoons and their empanadas and Oaxacan-style tamales are filled with ingredients such as chicken mole. The cafe's colorful walls are covered in crosses, figurines, and ornaments, and on some nights, Latin folk bands and singers come to perform.
Since 1980, Boston Street Baby Store has filled its Pike Place storefront windowpanes with an eclectic assortment of outfits for babies and toddlers, enticing shoppers in to peruse everything from basics by Cotton Caboodle, a local supplier, to stacks of Rowdy Sprout miniature tees for bands including Kiss, AC/DC, and The Who. Keychains and T-shirts emblazoned with images of Belgian cartoon character Tintin stand out amid piles of whimsical plush toys and bibs.