If it's time to get your shop on, never fear! There are plenty of places to go shopping near Seattle. While there are neighborhood streets filled with local shops, sometimes what you need is a mall. Seattle-area malls are located in areas as far north as Tulalip and as far south as Tukwila. Depending on what you're looking for, you might go for the large and varied Bellevue Square or also large and a little less upscale Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, or you might want to go very upscale with the Bravern. No matter what kind of shopping you're looking for, Seattle has a mall or shopping center for you within a half-hour drive of the city center.
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Bellevue Square is a fantastic shopping center for just about anyone. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Nordstrom and JCPenney, but there are literally hundreds of stores here. Stores tend toward being upscale, but you will find many mall standards here as well. Along with shopping, Bellevue Square is also a place to find restaurants. Blue C Sushi, P.F. Chang’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and The Cheesecake Factory are just a sampling of the choices here.
Bellevue Square is part of the larger Bellevue Collection and connected via skybridges to Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place. There's even a hotel (Hyatt Regency) within the Bellevue Collection where you can stay within steps of the shopping...perfect for Black Friday in Bellevue.
A special perk that you will not find in shopping centers directly in Seattle—parking is free.
Location: NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way, Bellevue
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Southcenter is one of the largest malls in the Puget Sound area. All the major department stores are here, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Forever 21, as are a large array of smaller shops that include many well-known name brands. The restaurant selection here is also among the best of any mall in the area with places like BJ’s, Blue C Sushi, Duke’s, Rainforest Café, and a full food court. Close by are even more options like Claim Jumper and the Cheesecake Factory.
Address: 633 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
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Pacific Place is located downtown, and is not far from the Convention Center. Pacific Place has the usual run of mall stores, and a nice lineup of restaurants from sit-down places like Il Fornaio to casual bites like Johnny Rockets to coffee shops. There is a full AMC Theatres here, too.
Address: 600 Pine Street, Seattle
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Westlake Center is located right in the middle of downtown Seattle, making it perfect for city shopping trips. During the holiday shopping season when the streets are twinkling with Christmas lights and decorations, Westlake can be an especially festive place to shop. Any other time of year, it is a great place to find unique restaurants and some upscale stores.
Address: 400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA
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Seattle’s quintessential shopping spot is, of course, Pike Place. Both a shopping center and a historical attraction, Pike Place Market has been in operation since 1907. Here, you will find fresh produce, flowers, meats, and the famous fish throwers. Iconic storefronts include Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, which is well worth checking out.
Address: 1531 Western Avenue, Seattle
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The Shops at Bravern are an upscale shopping destination. What you won’t find here are dozens of the usual mall stores. What you will find are Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and more. Several cafes and restaurants are on-site, such as Wild Ginger.
Address: 11111 NE 8th Street, Bellevue
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University Village is an outdoor shopping center just north of Seattle’s core. U Village is anchored by Crate & Barrel, Barnes & Noble, Storables, and a large Gene Juarez. This is a great shopping center for clothing. There are a few places to eat here, too, including The Ram and Blue C Sushi.
Address: 2623 NE University Village Street, Seattle WA
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
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This is the largest outlet mall in the Seattle area and has stores to meet just about anyone’s shopping needs. Do be aware that some shops are labeled as outlets and some have almost average retail prices. However, you will not find such an array of designer names in the area as you will here. DNKY, Coach, BCBG, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, and more make this a great place for a shopping outing. Bonus—next door is the Tulalip Casino.
Address: 10600 Quil Ceda Boulevard, TulalipContinue to 9 of 13 below.
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The Landing is a large outdoor mall. Roads lead between the areas of The Landing, making it a neighborhood of commerce. Here you will find a theater, restaurants and stores, and even apartments if you want to live right in the heart of the action. Top stores include Fry’s, PetSmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Staples, and more. Restaurants range from Panda Express to The Rock. There are also gyms here, salons, and places to indulge in a massage.
Address: 828 N. 10th Place, Renton
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Factoria Mall is not quite as polished as many other shopping centers in the Seattle area. However, if you seek an affordable mall to go back-to-school or holiday shopping, Factoria Mall can be a fine place to go. It is anchored by Target, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, DSW, and Nordstrom
Address: Factoria Boulevard SE & SE 41st Street, Bellevue
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Stores like IZOD, Coach, Under Armour, Factory Brand Shoes, and more offer very good deals and marked-down merchandise. Other stores don’t seem much cheaper than non-outlet stores. Other top stores here include the Banana Republic Factory Store, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Gymboree Outlet and many shoe and specialty stores.
Address: 461 South Fork Avenue SW, North Bend
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Northgate Mall is convenient to those living in north Seattle and has many affordable stores. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Nordstrom, DSW, JCPenney and Forever 21. Northgate is not a huge mall, but has a fair number of mid-level stores.
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Redmond Town Center is an outdoor mall. It is anchored by stores such as REI, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s, and Microsoft. A nice range of restaurants includes Claim Jumper, Spazzo Italian Grill, and Pinkabella Cupcakes. A Marriott and Residence Inn are located in the complex too.
Address: 7525 166th Avenue NE, Redmond