Monday, November 27, 2006

The Best Women's Stores In Seattle

Considering how few designer boutiques there are in Seattle, it's surprising to note that virtually every worthwhile designer brand is available somewhere in the area. Here's my first installment of the best shops for women in the Puget Sound region:

1) Barneys New York - downtown
Everybody knows Barneys. While not a flagship location by any longshot (it's a measly 20,000 square feet), it's certainly not short on style. Every chic girl in Seattle can find something to satisfy her cravings. Fashion includes Lanvin, Prada, Jil Sander, and Dries Van Noten in the designer section, while the co-op features Diane von Furstenberg, Hanii Y, Wyeth, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Trovata, with a glorious selection of denim. Particularly of note are the shoes and handbags, most of which aren't available anywhere else in Seattle. Balenciaga reigns supreme, as does Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Prada, and Miu Miu. While Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik are both available elsewhere (namely Nordstrom downtown and Mario's), the selection are Barneys is unique.
Rating: 7.5/10

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