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Once your eyes grow accustomed to the dimness of this shop, they'll widen at the array of preserved elegance. The specialty here is fine antique jewelry. The estate jewelry ranges from antique engagement rings with all manner of precious stones to original pieces from the Victorian era. A large selection of Art Deco jewelry is a big draw at Isadora's. This store definitely has that special, unique piece to make anyone's eyes sparkle with delight.
Find unique gems and last season's best sellers at this charming consignment boutique in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Sell Your Sole Consignment carries all the designer brands you know and love, from Oscar De La Renta, Michael Kors, to Chanel and Jimmy Choo. With everything at the fraction of the normal retail cost, you'll be updating your entire wardrobe at a pretty decent price.
A visit to Pretty Parlor will surely revive "Legally Blonde" culture, with the decor boldly proclaiming that feminine is fine and cute is cool! You'll find a whole range of vintage products—crystal jewelry, petticoats, silk lanterns, and much more. The in-house Ruthie's Sewing Shop allows you to get your clothes custom made, not compromising on the fit. If gentlemen do manage to get themselves here, there is a range for them too with rock, cowboy and Hawaiian options. Overall, the place can be a bit pricey, but the products and the great service make up for it.
Located in the bookstore-rich University District, this old shop buys and sells general, scholarly and academic used books. Look for complete sets by single authors, encyclopedia sets and other keepsake volumes. Magus Books buys and trades around 1000 used books each week, so it's always a new adventure to see what you can find. The staff will also do a personal search for your desired book if you email them with your request. The shop has specific book buying hours and private libraries and collections by appointment.
Lucky Vintage is a tiny shop filled with very select, very high quality vintage merchandise. Despite the size of the shop, the selection here is all 100% vintage pieces, not reproductions or a few vintage items mixed in with ironic, hipster tee shirts. This is probably your best bet in Seattle for top notch women’s retro-wear from the brightly colored, circle-skirted sundresses, swing coats to the pencil skirts galore. True vintage lovers will find Lucky definitely worth the trip.
This shop boasts an inventory of more than 150,000 new and used volumes, including rare books and collectibles. The international newsstand carries newspapers and periodicals from around the world. Third Place Books also features children's story time, frequent author appearances, free live music on the Third Place Stage and a demonstration kitchen. If you get tired of book browsing, settle in for a game of chess on the giant chess board.