Whether you’re hunting for bargains or looking for handcrafted wares or boutiques, Bellingham has many different places to shop.Â Don’t forget to BOB (bring your own bag, due to a new City of Bellingham ordinance put into effect Aug 2012).
Value-driven shoppers will enjoy Bellis Fair Mall, Meridian Street, Sunset Square, Birch Bay Square and Duty Free Americas. Those moving at a more leisurely pace or looking for locally-made or specialty items may take in the small town charm of Downtown Bellingham, Fairhaven, Lynden, Barkley Village and Ferndale.Â See our resources below for a complete list of ‘where to shop.’
A regional shopping mall with five major department stores including Macyâ€™s, Kohl’s, Old Navy and Target; and nearly 150 smaller shops (including Gap,Victoria Secret, and Forever 21). Features a six-plex theater, a food court with 16 vendors, and an Old Country Buffet.
A traditional downtown district with cultural flair. Features specialty shops, antiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants.Â Shops include Michaelâ€™s Books, The Greenhouse, Allied Arts of Whatcom County and Bella Flora. The Bellingham Farmersâ€™ Market is on Saturdays. On James Street find VIS Seafoods, Hardware Sales and Trader Joe’s.
Running adjacent to Bellis Fair Mall, this major arterial offers local and nationally recognized stores. There are seven motels and many restaurants. Nationally known Costco offers a great variety to itâ€™s members. Nearby are Wal-Mart, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, DeWaard and Bode, and Best Buy. Also, for the finest hand-crafted chocolate visit Chocolate Necessities.
Tucked into turn-of-the-century buildings with classic brick facades, find upscale galleries, clothing, jewelry,Â books, gifts and some of Bellinghamâ€™s best restaurants. Donâ€™t miss Bead Bazaar; Paper Dreams; Good Earth Pottery; Gallery West; Pacific Chef and Village Books.
Features K-Mart, Joann’s Fabrics, grocery store, drug store, four-plex theater, a Goodwill and several specialty shops. There are a variety of restaurants including The Grace Cafe. Across the street is Loweâ€™s.
A newer shopping village which brings â€śa little bit of old-world charmâ€ť through its architectural design. The plaza features specialty shops, a fine grocery store with a food court and wine shop. In addition, there are unique restaurants including Scotty Brownâ€™s and Jalapenos. a 16-plex theater with Imax coming in late 2012.
Samuels’s, a major furniture store, and locally-owned shops line Ferndale’s Main Street and the seasonal Farmersâ€™ Market is on Saturdays. Red Barn Lavender is located just west of town.
Front Street in downtown Lynden highlights its Dutch heritage with Dutch-style architecture. The Jansen Art Center, bakeries, restaurants, an exceptional museum, antique shops and frequent events makes a day in Lynden delightful. Just out of town is the Samson Estates Winery featuring fine wines and liqueurs.
Businesses include popular local restaurants like Bobâ€™s Burger & Brew, trendy cafĂ©s, home and garden shops, some name-brand outlet stores, unique gifts, a grocery store and lots more.
Duty free stores sell alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and gift items that are duty free. Restrictions apply, such as, length of time out of the country and total personal declarations.
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