Whether you’re hunting for bargains or looking for handcrafted wares or boutiques, Bellingham has many different places to shop.  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.  See our resources below for a complete list of ‘where to shop.’

Bellis Fair Mall – I-5, Exit 256

A regional shopping mall with five major department stores including Macy’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.

Downtown Bellingham – I-5, Exit 253, 254

A traditional downtown district with cultural flair. Features specialty shops, antiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants.  Shops include Michael’s Books, The Greenhouse, Allied Arts of Whatcom County and Bella Flora. The Bellingham Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays. On James Street find VIS Seafoods, Hardware Sales and Trader Joe’s.

Meridian Street (Guide Meridian) – I-5, Exit 256

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 it’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.

Historic Fairhaven District - I-5, Exit 250

Tucked into turn-of-the-century buildings with classic brick facades, find upscale galleries, clothing, jewelry,  books, gifts and some of Bellingham’s best restaurants. Don’t miss Bead Bazaar; Paper Dreams; Good Earth Pottery; Gallery West and Village Books.

Sunset Square – I-5, Exit 255

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 Lowe’s.

Barkley Village – I-5, Exit 255 (Barkley & Woburn Streets)

A newer shopping village which brings “a little bit of old-world charm” 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 Brown’s and Jalapenos, and a 16-plex movie theater with Imax.

Downtown Ferndale - I-5, Exit 262

Samuels’s, a major furniture store, and locally-owned shops line Ferndale’s Main Street and the seasonal Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays. Red Barn Lavender is located just west of town.

Downtown Lynden – 10 miles north of Bellingham off Highway 539

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.

Birch Bay Square – At I-5 Exit 270, Birch Bay Lynden Road

Businesses include popular local restaurants like Bob’s Burger & Brew, trendy cafés, home and garden shops, some name-brand outlet stores, unique gifts, a grocery store and lots more.

Duty Free Shopping

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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Duty Free Americas | 360-332-5223
20 - 12th Street, Blaine
Duty Free Americas operates more than 90 duty free and news & gift stores in United States Airports, and along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico. |
Duty Free Americas | 360-988-9413
108 Harrison Avenue, Sumas
Duty Free Americas operates more than 90 duty free and news & gift stores in United States Airports, and along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.
Duty Free Americas | 360-354-2481
9948 Guide Meridian Road, Lynden
Duty Free Americas operates more than 90 duty free and news & gift stores in United States Airports, and along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.
Greenhouse | 360-676-1161 or 800-446-0104
1235 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
Experience a spirited collection for the home at Greenhouse in downtown Bellingham, owned locally since 1972. Our distinct lines of exceptional furniture, lighting, rugs, art, cookware, entertaining, tabletop dining, kitchen and bath accessories will inspire your own creative vision. |
Hardware Sales | 360-734-6140
2034 James Street, Bellingham
Family owned since 1962, we carry over 120,000 items and provide exceptional customer service. Come see us for all of your hardware, rental equipment, and office furniture needs. Delivery available. It doesn’t get any more local than Hardware Sales. |
Lucky's Border Bargains | 360-733-3666
PO Box 2976, Bellingham
One-stop 'shopping' for all your local dining and merchandise needs. Lucky's map provides the most sought-after coupons and retail ads to make your day in Bellingham a stess free and memorable adventure. User-friendly map, also! |
Village Books | 360-671-2626
1200 - 11th Street, Bellingham
Village Books is a community-based, independent bookstore in Bellingham's Historic Fairhaven District. It was awarded Tourism Business of the Year and named Washington State's Outstanding Philanthropic Business. It has new, used and bargain books and sells eBooks through its website. |

Note: Listings marked with a have a photo and/or description when you hover your mouse pointer over their name.

Bead Bazaar
1001 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
Bella Flora
1201 N State Street, Bellingham
360-734-8454 or 1-800362-3747
Bellis Fair
1 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham
2416 Meridian St, Bellingham
Birch Bay Square
3400 Birch Bay - Lynden Road, Custer
360-366-3127 or 800-218-8482
C Shop
4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay
Chocolate Necessities
4600 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
Costco Wholesale
4299 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
Downtown Bellingham
1304 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
Everybody's Store
5465 Potter Road, Deming
360-592-2297 or 866-832-4695
Fairhaven Toy Garden
1147 11th Street, Bellingham
Find Your Fashion
1863 Main Street #101, Ferndale
Find Your Fashion Again
1740 LaBounty Drive, Ferndale
Floralscents Flowers & Gift Gallery
2058 Main Street, Ferndale
Grizzly Industrial, Inc
1821 Valencia Street, Bellingham
Hats Off T-shirts & Engraving, Inc.
406 Front Street, Lynden
Heather's Awesome Embroidery
1713 E Street, Lynden
Inside Passage Gifts
355 Harris Ave, Bellingham
Lummi Gateway Center
4920 Rural Avenue, Ferndale
Lynden Craft & Antique Show
408 Arrowhead Lane, Everson
50 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham
Michael's Books
109 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Paper Dreams
1206 11th Street, Bellingham
Quel Fromage
1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham
Recreational Equipment Incorporated - REI
400 36th Street, Bellingham
Red Wing Shoes
117 Telegraph Road, Bellingham
Sunset Square
1145 E Sunset Drive, Bellingham
The Garden Room
1006 Harris Avenue , Bellingham
Walker's Healthy Pet
3110 Woburn Street, Bellingham
Yeagers Sporting Goods
3101 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham
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