Here at Have a Heart Fremont, we have a holiday motto: shop local, and shop stoned. Lucky for us, the neighborhood’s relaxed quirkiness makes for ideal stoned shopping. You want weird? We got it. You want soothing? We got it. In fact, Fremont is crammed with shops and boutiques that offer up the bounty of Northwestern creativity.
To narrow the playing field and keep things mellow, we’ve compiled a list of our top three picks for Fremont holiday shopping. (Or you could just stop by your favorite Fremont pot shop for a wide selection of goodies that are sure to put your friends and relatives in a festive mood.)
Portage Bay Goods, 621 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
A Fremont institution, this fun store offers an extensive selection of predictably eccentric socks, t-shirts, home goods, books, accessories, toys, candles, and other gift-y items. Come here for your terrarium lapel pins, your bigfoot air freshener, and your hipster onesies.
Show Pony, 702 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Do you have classy friends and relatives who are hard to shop for? Show Pony is your friend. Minimalist shrugs, jewelry from obscurely trendy designers, elegant knickknacks, and luxurious body products? Done. How about an arty print of a giant horse? They’ve got that too. Featured designers include Prairie Underground, Tiffany Kunz, Veronica & Harold, Yed Omi, and Zina Kao.
Essenza, 615 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Simultaneously the perfect place to find a luxe treat for a good friend or a tasteful gift for someone you don’t know well (but want to impress). Think curated. Essenza features an amazing bath and body collection, including selections from Apotheke, Kai, Gilded Tree, Fresh, Diptyque, and Binchotan, as well as fragrances from Acca Kapa, Woodsorrel, Bois 1920, Comptoir Sud Pacifique.
We also love their jewelry collection, which includes the likes of Adel Chefridi, Francesca Lacagnina, Sue Pass, and Yayoi Forest.