Shopping in Edmonds
Edmonds' shops are full of fun, unusual gifts and goodies. Besides our very own Travel Center, most of the best shopping is on or near Main Street and Fifth Avenue: antique stores, clothing boutiques, jewelers, galleries and more. We've listed some of our favorites below. Most shops are open Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; a few shops also stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Arista Wine Cellars and C'est la Vie — Ruth and David Arista take good care of happy customers in their busy local wine shop. They offer a fine selection of Northwest and European wines, and a free tasting every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Next door, the C'est la Vie gift boutique sells unique housewares and upscale accessories. Two blocks from the Travel Center at 320 Fifth Ave. S., 425-771-7009. Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Thu until 8 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m.
Edmonds Bookshop — Friendly and locally owned, this is the kind of cozy bookstore that makes browsing and buying a treat. Two blocks from the Travel Center at 111 Fifth Ave S., 425-775-2789. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thu till 8 p.m.; Sun noon–4 p.m.
Savvy Traveler — If you need it for your trip and you can't find it at our Travel Center, they probably carry it at the Savvy Traveler: books, bags, and more travel accessories and gadgets than you knew existed. A quick hop from the Travel Center at 112 Fifth Ave. S., 425-744-6076. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thu until 8 p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m.
Nama's Candy Store — If you've got a sweet tooth, or just a fondness for old-time candy stores, you'll be in heaven here. Nama's carries all the candies you've heard of — and many you haven't, handmade chocolates and mmm ... free samples. One block behind the Travel Center at 102½ Fifth Ave. N., 425-771-4606. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Cheesemonger's Table — Cheese connoisseurs should head straight to this small, fragrant shop. Marvel at the variety, and consider picking up a wedge or two for friends, who're sure to be impressed. Strom and his staff can answer all your cheesy questions. Located at Old Milltown, 203 Fifth Ave. S., #1; 425-640-8949. Mon–Fri 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m.