Amid the blooming flowers and fruiting trees of our lovely Seattle summer, something else had cropped up: three new shops in the Fremont neighborhood. A family-friendly day trip includes kite flying at Gas Works park, browsing the new shops listed below, and lunch at Blue C Sushi, where the kiddos loving picking up small portions of tofu and fresh fruit cups from the conveyor belt. A scoop of Nutella gelato from Royal Grinders on the steps on Lenin’s statue offers a sweet ending to a perfect day.94

Birth and Beyond Baby is a sister store to Madison Parks’s Birth and Beyond, the long-time favorite shop for maternity and nursing supplies. The new boutique is a welcoming space filled with essentials for baby and life with baby. Specialties include cloth diapers and an amazing array of baby carriers and slings. We especially love the supersoft baby clothes from BambooDreams® Baby.

Been looking to spruce up the family’s style? Eurostyle your life is a unique shop focused on bringing in quality, one-of-a-kind goods from European artists and designers. You’ll find an array of irresistible buys, from a Rollo Quick wooden marble-track toy, to a recycled tote bag with ultra-modern style, to mod mobiles for your living space. The best part: the goods here are brought in by owner Leslie Conti and her staff, and aren’t available elsewhere in the city.

On Pike Street, near the market, you’ve noticed Lavender Blue, the adorable women’s boutique filled with stylish-but-not-crazy-expensive dresses and fun accessories. The boutique’s second location is freshly opened and carries a similar selection of stylish wares for women. Check out a stunning variety of socks, tights, and kneesocks, including offerings for mom and daughter from little mismatched (

Birth and Beyond Baby
600 N 36th St.
Mon. – Sat., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Eurostyle Your Life (under contruction)
750 N 34th St.
Daily, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Lavender Blue
One store up from the intersection of N 34th St. and Fremont Ave. N
Mon. – Sat., 11:30 am – 6:30 pm; Sun., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm