Our 5 Favorite Boutiques in North Seattle

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, we have five of our favorite local boutiques to recommend! Starting in Seattle and going north, we’ve hand picked some of the best places to shop for that unique, funky look that makes Seattle stand out.


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If you’re looking for an escape as much as you’re looking for somewhere to shop, Totokaelo is the place to be. Full of light and easy to navigate, Totokaelo provides an entire shopping experience. From sophisticated pieces to quirky patterns, Totokaelo’s look is specifically curated for Seattle’s stylish and chic residents. Seattle-native founder, Jill Wenger, draws inspiration from New York and puts her own twist on it with beautiful, hand-selected merchandise. Check out the Totokaelo archive to learn more about featured brands and artists.


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Moorea Seal

Founded in 2013, with a goal to invest in the community and handmade goods, Moorea Seal came to be. At their current location in Seattle, Moorea Seal curates a large collection of handmade jewelry, clothing, shoes, and home goods. Currently, Moorea Seal represents around 150 independent designers, and they donate about seven percent of all proceeds to charities that benefit women and children all around the world. Their list of charitable causes rotates, learn more about who they are helping on their Do Good, Do Great page.


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Pipe & Row

Named for the founder and owner’s niece and nephew, Pipe & Row is a fantastic find for both local and globally sourced clothing. With pieces from places like Seattle, LA, Australia, and Denmark, you’re sure to find something perfect and unique for you. Pipe & Row aims for clothing and accessories that are both fashionable and wearable. Keep an eye on their events page for pop-up shops, trunk shows, and sales!


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Pretty Parlor

For the best vintage clothing that spans from the 1920’s to the 1990’s, Pretty Parlor provides a lovely step back in time. Pretty Parlor specializes in formal wear, with hand-picked items that have been renewed and revived to shine at your fanciest occasions. Local designers are also featured for a fun mix of old and new. As Pretty Parlor has invested a lot of time and care into their vintage finds, so don’t miss the shop rules before you visit!


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”Quality, handmade jewelry should not only make you look beautiful, it should also make you feel good about how it’s made and where it comes from.”


Looking for the final touch? Baleen is your next stop for handmade, affordable, and responsibly sourced jewelry. Their Seattle studio is proud to produce zero waste. Seemingly unusable materials are repurposed or donated into the right hands, like local art teachers. All jewelry is made with recycled metals and unique materials like cellulose-acetate, a plant-based biodegradable material.

Pursue Your Passion

If these creative boutiques sound interesting to you, a future in beauty might be a great fit! A passion for the beauty industry could mean it’s time to take the next step and apply with us. Evergreen Beauty College has five locations, including our Shoreline/North Seattle school. We offer programs in cosmetology, hair design, esthetics, and much more! Pursue beauty with us and check out our favorite boutiques in your down time. We’re passionate about both beauty and all the places that make Seattle unique. Apply with us and see if a future in the beauty industry might be right for you!

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Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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