Seattle is known for its beautiful coastline and rainy weather, but also grunge rock and the fashion that went with it. While that period from the ’90s might be behind us, you can still find remnants from that time there. Most notably in Seattle’s vintage shops. Nestled throughout the city, there are some seriously cool stores with everything from band tees to flannel shirts to worn-in denim and white oval sunglasses Kurt Cobain might have worn. But the city’s vintage scene isn’t limited to just grunge. There are also some boutiques that have more of a retro feel with items from the ’50s and ’60s. You’ll find feminine polka-dot dresses, box bags, and other romantic pieces. To help point you in the right direction, we rounded up the very best vintage shops to stop at in Seattle.
Keep reading to find out our favorites and then shop for grunge-inspired fashion.
Nestled away in Fremont, Les Amis is guaranteed to give you a real boutique experience. Owner Becky Buford strategically carries modern brands like Giada Forte and Rachel Comey while offering hand-selected vintage pieces. Its assortment of merchandise makes the storefront especially approachable and accessible to all.
Walking into Pretty Parlor, you are immediately greeted with bright hues of magenta and hot pink with a plentiful selection. If you’re searching for a special retro piece, it’s got you covered. The racks are filled with elegant lace and chiffon dresses that will have you channeling the ’50s and ’60s.
Located on Ballard Street, Lucky Vintage offers a curated selection of collectible vintage pieces. You won’t have to worry about quality here—they are highly regarded for their chic pieces for both men and women. We know where we’re going for our next vintage summer dress.
Owners Ashley Busacca and Ryan Darcey stand by one policy: to support and engage the community. By prioritizing their consignment business, they feel as if they are promoting environmental responsibility through recycling and selling used items. And trust us, their store proves it. Revival Shop is the place to find affordable vintage and designer pieces.
Go on to shop for grunge-inspired fashion.
The perfect layering pieces for fall.
Flannel is the ultimate grunge fashion staple.
Channel Kurt Cobain with these sunglasses.
From Alexa Chung’s namesake line.
Pair these with a floral dress.
Wear yours with fishnet tights.
Sheer is big for fall.
Get a head start on fall shopping.
We've loving velvet for next season.
Finished with faux-pearl details.
This slouchy style is perfect for the cooler months ahead.
Edgy and cool.
Finished with luxe velvet.
Scuffed and distressed for a worn-in look.
Pair yours with a slouchy sweater.
Layer this underneath a flannel top.
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