owl tea set
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Perennial Tearoom
Slayed by cuteness. We are powerless against the wiles of the three-piece, owl-faced tea set from Japanese company Kotobuki. $49

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Le Creuset cookware
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Sur La Table
When the first store opened in 1972 (across from the current one), it was among the earliest Le Creuset suppliers. $130 for 3.5-quart oval

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jar of arabic spice blend
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MarketSpice
We found za’atar—a supertrendy Arabic spice blend that’s amazing mixed into homemade hummus. $16 per pound

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Ichiro rookie baseball card
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Market Coins
City council member Sally Clarke stocks up on political buttons at this coin and sports memorabilia shop. What we want is the rookie Ichiro card from 1993. $195

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Darth Vader cookie jar
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Golden Age Collectibles
The force is strong with this collection of rare comics, lifestyle celebrity cutouts and limited edition tchotchkes like a Darth Vader cookie jar. $150

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tincture of milk thistle
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Tenzing Momo
If you need your fortune told, there are several seers on staff. If the fortune teller predicts liver problems, pick up a tincture of milk thistle on your way out. $12

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Magic trick Mona Lisa portrait
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Market Magic Shop
Like, wow, man. This magician-supply store sells a Mona Lisa with her eyes cut out for maximum Scooby-Doo spookiness. $79

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windup toy duck on bike
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The Great Wind-up
A windup-toy store. Why not? Crank “Duck on Bike” and his head propeller will spin as he pedals around. $15

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Bob Marley lava lamp
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Pipe Place
If you need a Bob Marley lava lamp with “Rasta Tint,” they’ve got plenty at this underground head shop. $33

Updated June 9, 2011. This version corrects the name of the shop, which should be Pipe Palace, not Pike Place Smoke Shop.

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old maps of Seattle
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Metsker Maps of Seattle
This one’s all about globes, travel guides, and other geographical paraphernalia. Our favorite find: The Birds Eye View of the City of Seattle from 1884. $30, or $390 framed

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box of Dominican cigars
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Market Tobacco Patch
A tiny tobacco shop tucked into a forgotten corner, it’s Washington’s only retailer of Davidoff cigars from the Dominican Republic. $37 for the Anniversario No. 1

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sheepskin slippers
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Northstar Trading Company
A pair of supersoft sheepskin slippers, made on Whidbey Island, is the perfect from-Seattle-with-love birthday gift. $73

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strawberry flavored chili dusted lollipops
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El Mercado Latino
Awesome candy alert: Mara Carrito de Elotes strawberry-flavored, chili-dusted lollipops. $6.75 for 40

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Old Seattle Paperworks in Pike Place Market
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Old Seattle Paperworks
Coveted: this store’s 1971 Rolling Stone issues with Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, parts 1 and 2. (Like getting yelled at? Take a picture.) $100

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petrified wood bookends
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Gem Heaven
Amid purple healing crystals and sorta unsettling animal remains we found this stylish set of rusty-hewed, petrified-wood bookends from Arizona. $235

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Bonito Flakes
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Oriental Mart
Find bonito flakes for topping off tonight’s tofu at the tiny Asian imports grocer near Sisters European Cafe. 69¢ per packet

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jackal puppet
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Hands of the World
This shop stocks handmade Bozo puppets from Mali. We’re pretty into the jackal, whose toothy mouth opens and closes by way of leather hinges. $349

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80s Tyco lego telephone
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Antiques at Pike Place
Prepare to be overwhelmed by the sheer size of this shop, and impressed by all the killer loot inside. For example, this very-’80s Tyco Lego telephone. $110

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owl tea set
Le Creuset cookware
jar of arabic spice blend
Ichiro rookie baseball card
Darth Vader cookie jar
tincture of milk thistle
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Magic trick Mona Lisa portrait
windup toy duck on bike
Bob Marley lava lamp
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Old Seattle Paperworks in Pike Place Market
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