Shopping International in Seattle
Seattle’s International/Asian community boasts plenty of shopping opportunities that take you around the globe in just a few blocks. Metered parking is usually readily available on Main Street between Sixth and Maynard and Hing Hay Park (meaning "Park for Pleasurable Gatherings") is a hub for the International District.
This list includes a few favorite shops as listed in Seattle Magazine.
KOBO at Higo
Open since 1995, Kobo (meaning “artist’s workspace”) is a gallery that focuses on Japanese and Northwestern fine crafts. Showcasing a combination of traditional and contemporary works, this gallery includes items of clay, paper, fiber, metal, textile, bamboo, and more. They offer 6 exhibits per year and a wide variety of artists and mediums.
Beloved by locals and visitors alike, MoMo is the peach of Seattle (MoMo means “peach” in Japanese). Since 2007 the charming boutique has offered clients a variety of curated items that blend Asian and European styles. From clothing to China cabinets, this eclectic shop will have you combing its nooks and crannies longer than you think.
Tuesday shop online
Fashion designer Rian Robison opened this brick and mortar shop to begin selling her wares. She quickly developed a following for her infinity scarves, clutches, and more.
Marketplace at the Wing
The Wing online
Find an array of treasures in the Marketplace at the Wing. Located at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle’s Chinatown International District, it offers a large selection of books, toys, and more, all with an Asian Pacific American flavor.
New Century Tea Gallery
Shop and sip at this beautiful and popular tea spot that offers a large selection of Chinese and Taiwanese teas and even Pu-erh (Chinese fermented dark tea). You can even taste whatever you like for free before you purchase. The staff is knowledgeable and will help you select your new favorite tea.
Uwajimaya Shopping Center
The Uwajimaya Shopping Center is one of the largest Asian grocery retailers in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a true destination location with a focus on quality products and a dedication to educate the public on Asian culture. This location is the anchor tenant of Uwajimaya Village which also includes, Kinokuniya Bookstore – Japan’s largest bookstore chain, Boiling Point Restaurant, Paris Miki Optical, Savvy Cosmetics, and a Chase Bank. Dining options include: Aloha Plates, Beard Papa’s Cream Puffs, Herfy’s Burgers, Noodle Zen, Saigon Bistro, Samurai Noodle, Shilla Korean BBQ, Thai Place, Yummy House Bakery, Unicone Crepes and Tako Kyuuban Takoyaki.