Jun 12, 2013

Seattle Shopping Guide: Capitol Hill


Known for being one of the most playful neighborhoods in Seattle, Capitol Hill is home to some of our favorite places to shop, eat and indulge. Whether you live on the hill or are visiting for the first time, we hope you'll find a few hidden gems in our Capitol Hill Shopping Guide. 

Totokaelo
Pronounced (Toh-toh-kye-oh) this beautiful Capitol Hill boutique features an array of beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated fashion, housewares, furniture, lighting and art from all over the world. Featured designers include 3.1 Phillip Lim, Assembly New York, Rachel Comey and Isabel Marant. Shopping tip: Bring your man! Totokaelo Man is now open on the lower level of the store. 
1523 10th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
On Twitter@Totokaelo





Le Frock
Counting over 20 years in business on the hill, Le Frock Vintage has a fabulous selection of now and then designer clothing for men and women. In store you'll find everything from Prada shoes to vintage earrings and fur coats. Shopping tip: Check back often for hidden gems like Marc Jacob handbags and must-have jewelry to complete your look.
317 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122







Melrose Market
Making it's debut in January of 2010, Melrose Market instantly made an impression with it's community-inspired space featuring fresh flowers, organic produce and local vendors. Featured businesses include Marigold & Mint, STILL Liquor, Bar Ferd'nand, Rain Shadow Meats, Sitka & Spruce, Melrose Vinyl Market, and Butter Home. Melrose Market is also home to Melrose Market Studios, a 5,000 square ft. urban event space. Shopping tip: Cheese lovers: Don't miss the Cheese 101 tasting classes hosted by Calf & Kid. They feature locally produced products from farms all over the Pacific Northwest. 
1501 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
On Twitter @MelroseMarket


Pretty Parlor
Voted Seattle's favorite vintage and indie fashion boutique, Pretty Parlor carries clothing, shoes and accessories from "the 20's through the 80's".  Right now they're really into Great Gatsby-themed outfits, vintage swimsuits and summer-inspired accessories like colorful sunglasses and beaded necklaces. 
119 Summit Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102
www.prettyparlor.com
On Twitter@PrettyParlor

Veridis Clothier
Located on East Pike, Veridis is a contemporary clothing store for men and women that features independent designers from around the globe including Kain, Greylin, Tart, Rozae Nichols, Clover Canyon and more. Shopping tip: Spend $100 and get free shipping anywhere in the U.S. 
1205 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122





UnderU4Men
Stocking over 50 brands of mens underwear, gym wear and swimwear, UnderU4Men located across from Roy Street Coffee on Capitol Hill is the place to shop for men's undergarments. Featured brands include Hugo Boss, Diesel, Versace, Puma, Calvin Klein and more. Shopping tip: Taking a road trip to Portland? UnderU4Men has a second location on SW Washington street. 
709 Broadway East Seattle, WA 98102
On Twitter@underu4men




Retrofit Home
Featuring home goods like wall art, mirrors, furniture, decorative accents, clocks, candles and more, Retrofit Home is a great place to visit on the hill. Stop by for colorful inspiration for the home including books and last-minute house warming gifts for those with a quirky sense of humor. 
1103 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122
www.retrofithome.com




Paris Eastside
Part cooking school, part French boutique, Paris Eastside offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in Parisian food, art, home goods, wine, jewelry and more. Tip: Check the schedule of events for classes on how to make macarons. 
816 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122
www.pariseastside.com
On Twitter@ParisEastside



Terra Plata
Located on the south end of Melrose Market, Terra Plata is one of the yummiest places to eat on Capitol Hill. With an "earth to plate" concept, Terra Plata serves fresh food inspired by the seasons. The menu features house made potato chips with truffled sea salt, Yakima asparagus with ricotta, king salmon with red quinoa tabouleh and a water buffalo burger with seasonal greens. 
1501 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA 98122



Grim's
Owners describe the atmosphere at Grim's as "steampunk meets silent hill". We describe the atmosphere as "totally awesome" citing the liberal use of reclaimed and recycled materials to build tables, fixtures and lighting elements. Don't miss the mini grilled cheese sandwich from the small plates menu which comes with a delicious tomato basil soup "chaser". Tip: Looking for an intimate setting to dine with close friends? Head up to the Butterfly Lounge!
1512 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
www.grimseattle.com





Dilettante Mocha Cafe & Chocolate Martini Bar
If you're a chocolate lover you definitely don't want to pass up a trip to Dilettante's for a Midnight Espresso Martini. The chocolate at Dilettante's is mind-blowing and the truffle mochas are good too! Tip: Don't miss out on the martini of the month! 
538 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102
www.dilettante.com








- Tickets for the Capitol Hill Block Party are on sale now! Running July 26-28th this year's line-up includes Girl Talk, A Track, The Flavr Blue, The Flaming Lips and more! Capitolhillblockparty.com. 








- The Capitol Hill Pride Festival is June 29th from 11am-11pm and will feature a Doggy Drag costume contest, live music and much more! 





2 comments:

Shachi Sharma said...
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Jennifer Wyant said...

Hi - I love your blog. I recently went to Seattle and shopping in all the awesome boutique shops on Capitol Hill. I am trying to think of the name of one, that escapes me. I will do my best to describe it. It has an assortment of clothing, mens and women's (I remember a whole wall of men's funny underwear) there was some art, jewellery, and fun gifts. I specifically am thinking of the art I saw, resin maps that were done by a Seattle artist. If you can post about that shop, I would be happy, as I am looking to purchase some of this artists art. Thank-you! jenn_wyant@hotmail.com