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University Village, an outdoor shopping center, is more than your usual strip mall. Pleasant surroundings with fountains, park benches and lovely hanging potted plants make the shopping experience very pleasant. The village area is evenly split between local shops and large retail stores. You'll find The Gap, Abercrombie and Fitch, as well as home outfitters such as Pottery Barn and Eddie Bauer Home. Jewelry stores, pet stores and beauty shops are also found here, along with numerous cafes and restaurants.
For an urban Seattle shopping experience, visit this magnificent shopping center. With a cafe on the main floor and a movie theater, flanked by restaurants on the top one, this trendy complex is quite the all-in-one destination. The skylights allow natural light to filter through, illuminating the stone-colored fixtures and tiles. A variety of stores, from upscale jewelry stores to children's educational stores, can amuse a shopper for hours. Parking in the underground garage is very reasonable.
Located on Southwest Barton Street, the Westwood Village shopping Center covers 24 acres (9.71 hectares) of area and has is home to a variety of shops and restaurants. Stores like Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Rite Aid, 24 Hour Fitness, Staples, QFC, Chico, Marshall and Chase Bank are located in this mall. Apart from this, there are also several restaurants in the mall such as Taco Del Mar, Giannoni’s Pizzeria, Sub Shop and Vatsana Thai Restaurant.
Nestled in downtown, Westlake Center is a pure delight for any shopaholic. As you enter through the doors of this mall, you can wander around the light, airy floors and browse for clothing, books, jewelry and other accessories. From designer labels to department stores, all kinds of shops are housed under one roof. When hunger pangs set in, ride the escalators to the top floor and gorge on meals at the food court with its views of the city. This is a great place to spend a rainy day.
Located about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle, immediately off Interstate 5, this mall features major department stores that include Nordstrom, the Bon Marche, Gottschalks and JC Penney, as well as a large variety of smaller retail shops. In addition, the mall has a large food court and a cinema with one of Seattle's largest screens. You can park the car for free and spend the day indoors without worrying about inclement weather.