The best shopping in the Bellingham region is available in several areas. Both Downtown Bellingham and the Historic Fairhaven District feature shops with locally made items. Front Street in Lynden is also a hub for local shops and antiques stores. Value-driven shoppers will enjoy Bellis Fair Mall, Meridian Street, Sunset Square, Birch Bay Square and Duty Free Americas
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 BYOB (bring/buy your own bag), due to a City of Bellingham ordinance.
See our resources below for a complete list of ‘where to shop.’
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A regional shopping mall with five major department stores including Macyâ€™s, JC Penney, 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.
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. Nearby are Wal-Mart, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, DeWaard &Â Bode and Best Buy. Also, for the finest hand-crafted chocolate visit Chocolate Necessities.
A traditional downtown district with cultural flair. Features specialty shops, antiques, galleries, cafes, and restaurants.Â Shops include The Greenhouse, Allied Arts of Whatcom County and Bella Flora. The Bellingham Farmersâ€™ Market is on Saturdays. On James Street find Hardware Sales and Trader Joe’s.
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 Paper Dreams; Good Earth Pottery; Gallery West and Village Books.
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 Loweâ€™s.
Barkley Village – I-5, Exit 255 (Barkley & Woburn Streets)
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, and a 16-plex movie theater with Imax.
Samuels’s, a major furniture store, and locally-owned shops line Ferndale’s Main Street and the seasonal Farmersâ€™ Market is on Saturdays.
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, 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 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.
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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Bayside Coin & Jewelry
| (360) 671-7131
1732 Iowa Street, Bellingham
Bayside provides expert knowledge in fine jewelry, custom designs, coins and unparalleled on-site craftsmanship; offering traditional to fine jewelry including several famous designers known for their own custom designs. Bayside specializes in antique/estate jewelry, watches, coins and other unique items.
1 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham
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.
4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay
Homemade Candy, Beach-side Treats, Fresh Baked Goods, Ice Cream, Old-fashioned Sodas, and Sundaes. Also serving pizza, and sandwiches made to order. We roast our own coffee! Open June through September
Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods
427 Ohio St, Bellingham
Erin Bakerâ€™sÂ® is dedicated to baking with simple, whole food ingredients for life on-the-go!
Every purchase helps feed a kid in need at a Boys & Girls Club through our Help Feed 1 Million Kids Program, it's that simple.
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!
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 doesnâ€™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.
50 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham
Located in the Bellis Fair Mall, Macyâ€™s provides brand-name clothing, accessories, home furnishings & housewares.
100% all natural cheese, high in protein, gluten free, a perfect on-the-go healthy snack with no refrigeration required. Available online at mooncheese.com and at various retailers.
1106 Harris Ave Ste 104, Bellingham
A local boutique for Every Season
Fun and affordable quality collections
Casual ~ Dressy ~ Vacation, year 'round fashions, Artisan jewelry and accessories
Hats, bags, scarves & much more
Art by local artists - vibrant canvases, water color, Pacific Northwest oil landscapes
Always something different...
You never know what you'll find!
1235 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham
The Greenhouse is a one of a kind locally owned store in Bellingham. It's hard to find great quality and selection of home items, and the Greenhouse does a great job of offering this to the community. Great selection of hard to find, unique items with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
| (360) 656-5127
218 N Samish Way, Bellingham
Bellingham's hottest destination for all your cannabis needs. Best prices and selection on flower, concentrates, edibles and equipment. Friendly and knowledgeable staff in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come check us out today! All 21+ welcome.
Village Books - Paper Dreams
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.
Yeagers Sporting Goods
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.
1304 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
1145 E Sunset Drive, Bellingham
Village Books - Lynden
430 Front Street, Lynden
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