Seattle may be home to some of the region’s best shopping, including the original locations of Seattle-born giants like Nordstrom and REI, but in nearby Kirkland the shopping experience is unlike any other with an array of charming, hyper-local boutiques overlooking the scenic shores of Lake Washington.
Tucked between regionally inspired restaurants and entertainment venues, here are eight of our favorite shops to explore within walking distance of The Woodmark:
129 Park Lane
Photo: Essentials on Park Lane
Opened in 2015 in the heart of Kirkland’s waterfront shopping district, Essentials on Park Lane features luxurious women’s basics and beyond. Among stylish brands like BB Dakota, Free People, James Perse, and LA Made, you will find flowing dresses, sleek outwear, designer denim, crossbody bags, wedges, and of course, the best in essentials.
15 Lake Street #201
Just a few steps away from the beautiful Marina Park, Asher Goods beckons with eye-catching heritage and American-made men’s clothing and goods. The flagship Kirkland store carries flannel shirts, jackets, men’s and women’s boots, and light outdoor gear like flashlights, knives, and YETI tumblers perfect for your excursions in the Pacific Northwest. (You can also find a unique, copper-plated mini keg.) They have a second location in Redmond.
609 Market Street
Photo: C. Jarmick and Lejene Norman Photos
Brimming with shelves of new and gently used books, BookTree is a beloved independent bookstore just a few blocks from Heritage Park. As you might expect, a sculptural “tree” of books stands inside the Eastside shop. Beyond being a bookstore, the space is also a place for the community to gather and engage in discussions of the literary arts with special author events, workshops, and readings on a regular basis.
1200 Carillon Point
Along with being a wellness sanctuary on the water, Still Spa is Kirkland’s destination for skincare and beauty products by high-end brands like Éminence Organic Skin Care, Circadia, and Intraceuticals. Pick up an Éminence Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub to nourish and smooth skin this winter, or grab a Shea Butter & Mint Moisture Balm packed with vitamins and minerals. And before or after you shop, you can indulge in seasonal massages and facials.
140 Park Lane
Step inside this elegant boutique on Park Lane for a champagne brunch or trunk show, then explore the racks of beautiful women’s clothing, fragrances, and jewelry. Hepburn’s artistic space showcases stylish sweaters, floral scarves, makeup bags, beaded earrings, and more atop reclaimed furniture and interspersed with touches of greenery.
200 Central Way, Suite 200
Photo: Shirzad Fine Jewelry
Locally owned and operated Shirzad Fine Jewelry specializes in unique, custom designs by a talented father and son duo. All jewelry is made on-site with the knowledge that only comes from more than 40 years of experience, and the resulting pieces are one-of-a-kind creations that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
141 Park Lane
Photo: IVY Gift & Home
For high-end furniture and home accessories, there may be no better place than IVY Gift & Home on Park Lane. More than 80 percent of the wares here are made by skilled artisans in the United States. Along with furniture and elegant chandeliers (which you can also ship to your home when you order online), you can find throw pillows, coffee table books, regional artwork, and accents befitting a home on the shores of Lake Washington.
9 Lake Street
Photo: Seattle Thread Company
A block from the marina, Seattle Thread Company welcomes visitors into a relaxing, modern space filled with casual and business-casual clothing for men. Enhance your wardrobe or try a smart new style with a variety of sleek designer and boutique labels. The relatively new shop also offers on-site tailoring, and you can even design and order your next suit or blazer with the Made-To-Measure program.
Thumbnail Photo: IVY Gift & Home
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