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Happy Hauling: swap meets, vintage, and resale shops in Seattle

Here’s the deal — the swap meet and vintage shopping scene is stellar in Emerald City.


Shopping vintage is a great way to make sure no one shows up to the party wearing the same outfit as you.

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When it comes to Seattle’s shopping scene, we love a good treasure hunt — and a good bargain. Our city is home to several stellar swap meets, cool co-ops, fabulous vintage shops, and resale gems. So get in, we’re going shopping.


The Fremont Sunday Market is open for weekend shopping regardless of the weather.

Flea markets

SODO Flea Market, SODO
On the hunt for some sweet new (to you) threads? This market features 65+ vendors every second Saturday of the month. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for good shopping and snacks from a few food + coffee vendors.

Fremont Sunday Market, Fremont
This 32-year-old outdoor shopping pop-up is one of Seattle’s longest-running markets. Starting Oct. 30, the market will be moving underneath the Fremont Bridge to keep shoppers dry and warm with patio heaters during the chilly months. It’s open every Sunday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Georgetown Flea Market, Georgetown
Run by the same folks as the SODO flea market, this outdoor shopping opportunity happens on the first Saturday of every month at 5805 Airport Way S.

Punk Rock Flea Market, Downtown
Name a better city for this themed event — we’ll wait. Expect to find a lot of skateboards, band t-shirts, strong libations, and taxidermied animals at the one-weekend event taking place Dec. 8-10.

South Park Swap Meet (SPASM), South Park
Running from April to October, this market that pops up every third Saturday is known to feature live DJs, belly dance performances, and even puppet shows.


Pretty Parlor is an excellent place to shop if you would describe your ideal aesthetic as bubblegum chic.

Vintage shops

Pretty Parlor, Capitol Hill
Ready to make a big statement? This vintage shop has enough tulle, sparkles, pastels, and lace to catch anyone’s attention. Shop online or stop by any day of the week.

Fremont Vintage Mall, Fremont
Not only can you find super unique threads in this two-story treasure, you can also snag local art, knick-knacks, jewelry, furniture, and lots of records while you wander the maze of racks and shelves. You may also spot the store’s booth at a variety of flea markets.

Bon Voyage Vintage, Pioneer Square
You may not have realized it, but your wardrobe is severely lacking in trucker caps. Go fix that soon and check out this store’s monthly featured artist for new wall art while you’re at it.

The Barn Owl Vintage Goods, Georgetown
Expect vintage Levi jeans, silly local t-shirts, and other kinds of neat finds at this South Seattle spot.

Late Night Vintage Market, Capitol Hill
Listen, there’s something about shopping at 11 p.m. that leads to the best fashion decisions you’ve ever made for your closet. Stop by anytime before midnight.

Resale and consignment shops

Ballard Consignment Store, Ballard
Looking for new statement furniture? This home goods shop has lots of sweet chairs, couches, beds, and decor in varying styles to give your space a refresh.

Alexandra’s Designer Consignment, Downtown
You don’t have to like vintage to shop secondhand. This store offers the latest trends for local fashionistas.

Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment, Central District
With more than 10,000 clothing items sizes 14 and up, this shop has quite the selection for folks looking for fashionable, good deals.

Sugarlump, Mt. Baker
This maternity and kid-focused secondhand store will have you and your young’n looking fresh for a fraction of the cost. You’ll be able to find items from Patagonia, Scotch & Soda, and Lily Pulitzer.

Sell Your Sole, Magnolia
Shoes can make or break an outfit — let the people of Seattle know how stylish you are with brands like Balenciaga, Simone Rocha, and Chanel on sale.

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