Nov 17, 2012

Seattle Holiday Shopping Guide: Queen Anne


Queen Anne is one of my favorite neighborhoods of all time. Nevermind that I live and work here on the hill (that in itself makes me only slightly partial), but rather, it's the amazing business owners on Queen Anne that work hard to curate the best mix of products in order to create a unique shopping experiences for their guests. In Seattle we are lucky to have so many independent boutiques to shop from this holiday season. Here's a list of Queen Anne boutiques you won't want to miss on your holiday shopping adventures.

Queen Anne Dispatch
Queen Anne Dispatch has been a staple on the hill since it was founded in 1987 by Jan Paolini. They just recently celebrated 25 years on the hill. The store is filled with an amazing assortment of apparel, shoes, jewelry and gift items from brands like French Connection, Kelsi Dagger, Butter London and Vince Camuto. They even gift wrap and ship all over the world making any gift giving occasion a breeze. The staff is well-versed on product knowledge and always eager to help you find what you need. 
 Queen Anne Dispatch - 2212 Queen Anne Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109 - On Twitter @QADispatch


Three Birds Home 
Three Birds Home made it's debut in July of 2011 and has quickly become one of the best places on the hill to find decorative home accents and gifts including dishes, table linens, candles, soaps, picture frames, wall art and more. Owner Robin Johnson shops markets in New York, San Fran and LA to fill her store with the perfect mix of products that combine innovative designs with inspirational colors.
Three Birds Home - 2107 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109 


Charley + May 
To expect the unexpected is an understatement when it comes to Queen Anne's gift and novelty boutique, Charley + May. Featuring an eclectic mix of fashion, home furnishings, jewelry, accessories and beauty products this store has a little bit of everything for every taste. The mix of product is often quirky, creative and at times thought-provoking from brands like Tokyo Milk, Studio E, Topsy Turvy, Goddis, Reco Jeans and more.  If you're shopping for holiday gifts, housewarming gifts, hostess gifts or stocking stuffers stop by Charley + May and check out their fun assortment of unique products that will make the perfect gift. Find out what's in stock now on Facebook at Facebook.com/CharleyandMay.
Charley + May - 2225 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109  


Meadow
Tucked along sixth avenue west on Queen Anne, Meadow boutique carries a variety of apparel, accessories, shoes and home decor at prices that won't break the bank. Owner Shelley Hall regularly stocks local favorites including Sweet Petula Soaps, Woo + Co. Candles, Leah Pastrama jewelry and more. Shop the adorable selection of holiday gift items including soap dishes, aprons, mixing bowls, jewelry, notebooks, coffee table books and candles. This boutique may be off the beaten path, but it's certainly worth the adventure and there's plenty of free street parking nearby. Check out the Meadow blog to see what's in store now. 
Meadow - 1959 6th Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98119



Once Upon a Time 
If you've got little ones on your list this year stop by Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne hill. This boutique won the Red Tricycle award for "Most Awesome Baby Boutique" in 2011 and carries everything you can possibly imagine for little kids including toys, strollers, cloth diapers + accessories, books, clothing, shoes, keepsakes and more. Once Upon a Time even stocks a huge selection of European toys from Moulin Roty, Sevi, Haba, Kathe Kruse, and Holztiger. Celebrate the joy of childhood by stoping by Once Upon a Time.
Once Upon a Time - 1622 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98004 



Stuhlbergs
Located at the top of Queen Anne, Stuhlberg's has been one the city's favorite independently-owned home accessory stores since 2002. Owner and co-founder Megan Stuhlberg works along side her mother Ann to carefully select the best assortment of products to perfectly curate your home from brands like Jonathan Adler, Juliska, Simon Pearce, Votivo and more. At Stuhlbergs you'll find great gifts like soaps and candles for the home, toys, books and stuffed animals for kids and everything in between. This is a must-visit boutique on Queen Anne that is the perfect place to shop for all your holiday gift and decorating needs. 
Stulhbergs - 1801 Queen Anne Avenue North - Seattle, WA 98109

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