Treat yourself to a shopping spree at one of our many fine boutiques.
Discover a local author.
Hunt down one-of-a-kind antiques.
Brighten your home with artistic new decor.
Indulge your creative passion for yarn or fabric
Anacortes combines old and new with a variety of unique shops, book stores, and florists, plus antique dealers in 25,000+ square feet of combined floor space. Art galleries are a favorite stop for shoppers, especially on the first Friday of each month, when our monthly Art Walk takes place.
While you’re out shopping, stroll among the city’s historic buildings, keeping watch for colorful exterior wall murals created by artist Bill Mitchell. Don’t hesitate to ask merchants about the community’s place in Northwest history, its natural attributes – and even hints about favorite local pastimes. Also, visit our local galleries, taking advantage of the fact that Anacortes enjoys a reputation as a home for exceptionally talented Northwest artists.
Anacortes has many antique shops to explore. Alley Cat Antiques is downtown, and Home Sweet Home Antiques is uptown. Downtown you’ll find Buer’s Floral & Gifts offering much more than their beautifully crafted bouquets. Inside this corner store, you’ll find affordable gifts for the home and fun costume jewelry. Lamps, throws, and an array of interior architectural pieces for décor.
Cross the threshold of any of the antique shops of historic seaside Anacortes and feast your eyes upon colorful treasures assembled through a combined collector experience of more than 100 years. From estate collectibles and Northwest nostalgia items to European and turn-of-the-century American furniture, this city presents fascinating opportunities for those whose passion is Pacific Northwest antiquing.
“Alas! Where is human nature so weak as in the book-store?” ― Henry Ward Beecher
“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.” ― Karl Lagerfeld