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Any streetwear places in Seattle?

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
I'm heading there in 2 weeks and I was wondering if anyone knew of any shops there that carried streetwear (i.e. selvage denim, Japanese labels).

I recall reading about one on Superfuture a while back, but I have forgotten the name.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Peace!
post #2 of 38
mabuhay, lapu lapu. you are my hero!!! oops, don't know nothing about seattle...
post #3 of 38
GOODS is probably the best place.

www.needgoods.com
post #4 of 38
In addition to Goods... Blackbird in Ballard is a great mens boutique carrying APC, Modern Amusement, Trovata, Crate Denim, etc. Impulse in Fremont is a womens boutique but carries the unisex APC jeans. Riveted in downtown/Pioneer Square area is a newer store specializing in denim. They're carrying Nudies, April 77, Nobody, and a bunch of others. Acne, Tsubi, and Julian Red should either all be coming in soon or have already arrived. Kuhlman is a great tailor/shop which carries Nudies, other denim brands, and a numerous button-ups and polos. Butch Blum is higher end stuff, but they're the only place in Seattle carrying Comme de Garcons. Barneys is also next door to them. Ian, on Capitol Hill and in downtown, has Rag and Bone, Trovata, Nice Collective, G-Star, etc. They are having great season-end sales right now with great deals but I don't know if that stuff will still be around when you visit. Five Doors Up in the University District is a shoe store with Ben Sherman, Evisu, Fly London, Tsubo, etc. Moksha in the U District has pretty street/urban-influenced, and very nice, clothes by a lot of local designers. Capitol 1524 carries a lot of limited edition shoes, dunks, etc. Then there are also the vintage/used shops like Atlas (which also carries new stuff by Rockers, Puma, Lacoste, and Adidas as well as dunks and such. It is very popular with Japanese people around here) and Red Light.
post #5 of 38
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Originally Posted by ruach
In addition to Goods... Blackbird in Ballard is a great mens boutique carrying APC, Modern Amusement, Trovata, Crate Denim, etc. Impulse in Fremont is a womens boutique but carries the unisex APC jeans. Riveted in downtown/Pioneer Square area is a newer store specializing in denim. They're carrying Nudies, April 77, Nobody, and a bunch of others. Acne, Tsubi, and Julian Red should either all be coming in soon or have already arrived. Kuhlman is a great tailor/shop which carries Nudies, other denim brands, and a numerous button-ups and polos. Butch Blum is higher end stuff, but they're the only place in Seattle carrying Comme de Garcons. Barneys is also next door to them. Ian, on Capitol Hill and in downtown, has Rag and Bone, Trovata, Nice Collective, G-Star, etc. They are having great season-end sales right now with great deals but I don't know if that stuff will still be around when you visit. Five Doors Up in the University District is a shoe store with Ben Sherman, Evisu, Fly London, Tsubo, etc. Moksha in the U District has pretty street/urban-influenced, and very nice, clothes by a lot of local designers. Capitol 1524 carries a lot of limited edition shoes, dunks, etc. Then there are also the vintage/used shops like Atlas (which also carries new stuff by Rockers, Puma, Lacoste, and Adidas as well as dunks and such. It is very popular with Japanese people around here) and Red Light.
Man, I really appreciate this thread. I don't shop for streetwear but I need to get familiar with the scene around here. I'm going to check out all these places. (I've been to Blum, Ian, 1524, 5 doors up, and possibly others.)

Thanks.
post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by ruach
In addition to Goods...

Blackbird in Ballard is a great mens boutique carrying APC, Modern Amusement, Trovata, Crate Denim, etc.
Impulse in Fremont is a womens boutique but carries the unisex APC jeans.
Riveted in downtown/Pioneer Square area is a newer store specializing in denim. They're carrying Nudies, April 77, Nobody, and a bunch of others. Acne, Tsubi, and Julian Red should either all be coming in soon or have already arrived.
Kuhlman is a great tailor/shop which carries Nudies, other denim brands, and a numerous button-ups and polos.
Butch Blum is higher end stuff, but they're the only place in Seattle carrying Comme de Garcons. Barneys is also next door to them.
Ian, on Capitol Hill and in downtown, has Rag and Bone, Trovata, Nice Collective, G-Star, etc. They are having great season-end sales right now with great deals but I don't know if that stuff will still be around when you visit.
Five Doors Up in the University District is a shoe store with Ben Sherman, Evisu, Fly London, Tsubo, etc.
Moksha in the U District has pretty street/urban-influenced, and very nice, clothes by a lot of local designers.
Capitol 1524 carries a lot of limited edition shoes, dunks, etc.

Then there are also the vintage/used shops like Atlas (which also carries new stuff by Rockers, Puma, Lacoste, and Adidas as well as dunks and such. It is very popular with Japanese people around here) and Red Light.
Damn! Thanks for the in-depth guide to shopping in Seattle! I take it you're a real shopper?
post #7 of 38
The guys at Riveted are awesome. It's a nice shop, they have some rare lines, but their customer rapport is exceptional. It's worth a trip just to talk to the guys if you're a denimhead.
post #8 of 38
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Originally Posted by lapu lapu
Damn! Thanks for the in-depth guide to shopping in Seattle! I take it you're a real shopper?
Real window shopper/browser

The owner guy of Riveted, not sure of his name but I think he is the only person who works there, is definitely helpful. He definitely has a passion for denim and is very nice to talk with.
post #9 of 38
I realized that I forgot to mention one of my favourite stores: Tuuli.

It isn't streetwear, but they have all kinds of cool things. The specialty is Finnish designers, especially Marimekko, and many many amazing things can be found.
post #10 of 38
I went to Goods this weekend. They had almost no APCs in stock and generally gave the impression that their supply chain is kinda disorganized. I'm not a big Streetwear connoisseur and I was in a hurry but the place didn't really impress me (although their wall of shoes is pretty). Service was adequate and they recommended Blackbird as another place in town that carried APCs. Then I went to Blackbird and they had lots of APC in stock and the rest of their stuff was more interesting. The guy working there was really helpful and cool to talk to. I would certainly recommend taking the trip out (Ballard looks like a neat neighbourhood).
post #11 of 38
Yes, I live in Seattle and Blackbird is by far the best place I've found. Unfortunately APC and Nudie are the only selvedge denim you'll find here. Really makes me want to open a denim store.
post #12 of 38
I checked out Scott Kuhlman's shop in Belltown yesterday and was quite impressed with the selection, though a lot of the stuff is not so much to my taste. (It is to the taste of most people in the S&D forum, though.) Engineered Garments, Nice Collective, Filippa K., Merc, Nudies, Corpus, Yoko D, and a ton of others I see discussed here. It was cool to finally see a bunch of this stuff in person. And Scott and the girl working there both seemed nice, knowledgeable and helpful.

I'll have to check out some of the other places sometime soon as well.
post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jared
Then I went to Blackbird and they had lots of APC in stock and the rest of their stuff was more interesting. The guy working there was really helpful and cool to talk to. I would certainly recommend taking the trip out (Ballard looks like a neat neighbourhood).
When did you go? I've been working there since September and was there just about all day last Saturday. It's possible that you talked to me. It's good to hear about the lines that Kuhlman is carrying now. I haven't been in for a long time so I haven't seen their current stock. Also now in Belltown is Polite Society. They have Yoko D, You Must Create, and some other stuff; both men and womens. The Barneys is going to be moving into where Pottery Barn now is in Pacific Place. I pray that with the move it will become actually worth visiting..
post #14 of 38
ruach is about as good as it gets when you're talking about knowledgeable salesmen. Anyone in Seattle should go check out blackbird just to chat this guy - he knows his stuff.

blackbird is the shop I would open if I were so inclined - they carry awesome lines in an amazing space in one of my favorite parts of Seattle. Sure would like for them to be hiring soon...
post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by ruach
When did you go? I've been working there since September and was there just about all day last Saturday. It's possible that you talked to me.
I didn't make it in until Sunday. (I went to Goods on Saturday based on ddohnggo's advice and because I was downtown anyway - but I should have called ahead! ) I got a manager vibe from the guy I talked to - but maybe everyone who works there acts like they own the place. I also mentioned that I had heard about the place from "styleforum.net" and he didn't show any recognition. (Time to get all your coworkers on here, ruach!)
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