Whether you’re hunting for bargains or looking for handcrafted wares or boutiques, Bellingham has many different places to shop.  Don’t forget to BYOB (bring/buy your own bag), due to a 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.’

For fun ideas and updates on local shopping also see Teresa’s Insider Blog articles.

Bellis Fair Mall2405-Bellis Fair #13 – I-5, Exit 256

A regional shopping mall with five major department stores including Macy’s, JC Penny, Kohl’s, Old Navy and Target; and nearly 150 smaller shops (including Gap,Victoria Secret, and Forever 21). Features a food court with 16 vendors and an Old Country Buffet.

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.

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.

Historic Fairhaven District – I-5, Exit 250Fairhaven Mural

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, a Goodwill Store and several specialty shops. There are a variety of restaurants including The Grace Cafe and Xing’s Panda Palace. 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 539Lynden Front Street 6

Front Street in downtown Lynden highlights its Dutch heritage with Dutch-style architecture. The Jansen Art Center, Lynden Pioneer Museum, bakeries, restaurants, 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.

Uniquely Whatcom County

Take a “Sunday drive” on any day of the week and discover unique shopping experiences throughout Whatcom County, from Lummi Island and Point Roberts, to the Mount Baker Foothills.

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Shopping Links & Resources

Bellis Fair | 360-671-5895
1 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham
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.
Green Leaf | 360-526-2198
4220 Meridian St. #102, Bellingham
Green Leaf, the one stop shop for all your cannabis needs. With the largest paraphenellia selection and marijuana menu items, we truly are Bellinghams premier shop. Check out our Customer Loyalty program and daily specials for extra savings. Reserve your order by phone and stop in for a custom tailored experience to suit your cannabis needs! |
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. |
Historic Fairhaven Association
1106 Harris Avenue Suite #313, Bellingham
This shopping and dining area on the south side of Bellingham is a National Historic District. A dozen buildings from the 1890s are now renovated and in use as shops and restaurants. It is a compact and enjoyable to walk. |
Lummi Gateway Center | 360-306-8554
4920 Rural Avenue, Ferndale
Lummi tribal businesses in the center include: Seafood Market, Arts & Crafts Gift Shop, Heritage Center, Totem/Canoe Carving Shed and a Cafe. |
Macy's | 360-715-6000
50 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham
Michael's Books | 360-733-6272
109 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
We have one of the largest Used, Rare and Out-of-Print bookstores North of Seattle. We buy, sell, and trade a wide variety of titles in a broad range of subjects, from first edition hardcovers to pocket paperbacks. We have a stock of over 250,000 books in our Downtown Bellingham, Washington store. We are proud of our store and the wide range of subjects we carry. |
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. |
Vis Seafoods | 360-647-0207 or 888-647-3474
2208 James Street, Bellingham
Family-owned seafood company. We retail and wholesale fresh-frozen and canned seafood. All products are natural and ocean-caught. Gourmet pasta, condiments and gifts are available at our store. |
Yeagers Sporting Goods | 360-733-1080
3101 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham
Whatcom County's home store for the outdoors! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you find what you need, no matter what you are looking for. We are your source for hunting, fishing, boating and more. Come visit us today. |

2020 Solutions - Recreational Marijuana
2018 Iron Street, Bellingham
Apple Yarns
1780 Iowa St, Bellingham
Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop LLC
203 W Holly St, Bellingham
(360) 734-2396
Bay to Baker Trading Company
911 Harris Ave, Bellingham
Bella Flora
1201 N State Street, Bellingham
360-734-8454 or 1-800362-3747
Ben Bridge Jewelers
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #122, Bellingham
Best Buy Mobile
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
Blooming Fashion
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #350, Bellingham
Bromley's Market
315 Cherry Street, Sumas
C Shop
4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay
Cherry Street Market
Chocolate Necessities
4600 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
Christopher & Banks
1 Bellis Fair Pkwy #340, Bellingham
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #222, Bellingham
Costco Wholesale
4299 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
Crazy 8 Kids Fashions
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #112, Bellingham
Crossroads Grocery
7802 Silver Lake Road, Maple Falls
Culinary Creations
1210 11th St, Bellingham
Dark Tower Games
1431 Railroad Ave, Bellingham
Double Crown Records
P.O. Box 4336, Bellingham
Downtown Bellingham
1304 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
Evergreen Cannabis
922 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine
Everybody's Store
5465 Potter Road, Deming
360-592-2297 or 866-832-4695
Fairhaven Antique Mall
1201 11th St, Bellingham
Fairhaven Gold Fine Jewelry
1302 12th St, Bellingham
Fairhaven Rug Gallery
901 Harris Ave, Bellingham
Fairhaven Toy Garden
1147 11th Street, Bellingham
Fairy Godmother's Unlimited
1200 10th St Suite 105, Bellingham
Family Christian Stores - Bellingham
3560 Meridian Street, Bellingham
Family Christian Stores - Lynden
1712 Front St, Lynden
Find Your Fashion & Find Your Fashion Again
1740 LaBounty Drive #8, Ferndale
Finish Line
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #473, Bellingham
Floralscents Flowers & Gift Gallery
2058 Main Street, Ferndale
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #354, Bellingham
Gary's Modern Clothing
128 West Holly Street, Bellingham
Graham's Grocery
9989 Mt Baker Highway, Glacier
Grizzly Industrial, Inc
1821 Valencia Street, Bellingham
Gypsy Girl Clothing
511 Front Street, Lynden
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
JJ Melrose Total Fashion
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #111, Bellingham
LuLu...wonderful things
124 W Holly Street, Bellingham
Lynden Craft & Antique Show
408 Arrowhead Lane, Everson
Macy's Home Store
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #130, Bellingham
McKay's Variety - Antiques, Uniques, Art & Gifts
2036 Main Street, Ferndale
Meridian Super Mart
4130 Meridian Street, Bellingham
Modern Classics Furniture + Art
1418 N State Street, Bellingham
(360) 733-6400
More Than Antiques, Inc
400 Front St, Lynden
Mt. Baker Candy Co.
1 Bellis Fair Pkwy #434, Bellingham
My Garden - Your Neighborhood Nursery
929 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham
Noonday Collection Gifts
PO Box 932, Lynden
Originals by Chad - Jewelry Design Studio
521 Front St, Lynden
Paper Dreams
1206 11th Street, Bellingham
Paradise Market
6476 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming
Perfectly Paired Gourmet Specialty Shop
1143 11th Street, Bellingham
(360) 671-0203
4379 Guide Meridian St, Bellingham
Quel Fromage
1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham
Rebecca's Flower Shoppe
1003 Harris Avenue, Bellingham,
Recreational Equipment Incorporated - REI
400 36th Street, Bellingham
Red Wing Shoes
117 Telegraph Road, Bellingham
Renaissance Celebration Gallery of Art Glass & Designer Jewelry
915 Harris Ave, Bellingham
Rustic Cottage Home & Garden Decor
310 Front St, Lynden
Safeway - Lynden
8071 Guide Meridian Road, Lynden
Spice Hut
131 W. Kellogg Rd, Bellingham
State Street Thrift & Vintage
1051 N. State Street, Bellingham
Sunset Square
1145 E Sunset Drive, Bellingham
The Clothes Rack
1905 James Street, Bellingham
The Comics Place
221 Holly Street, Bellingham
The Garden Room
1006 Harris Avenue , Bellingham
The Kona Bike Shop
1622 N. State Street, Bellingham
The Senate Tobacconist & Smoke Shop
215 W Holly St, Bellingham
The Spotted Pig Antiques, Vintage & Home Decor
1941 Lake Whatcom Blvd, Bellingham
Third Planet Clothing & Cultural Gifts
200 W Holly Street, Bellingham
Trail Blazin' Productions
2005 Division Street, Bellingham
Victoria's Secret
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #414, Bellingham
6903 Bourne Street, Glacier
Walker's Healthy Pet
4131 Hannegan Rd - #103, Bellingham
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #402, Bellingham
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