Just utter the name “Zara” and you will have the attention of every fashionista in the Pacific Northwest. The Spain-based fast-fashion paradise opened its 49th U.S. store in Seattle this February and the buzz it is causing may be infinite. Ask anyone who has already paid a visit to the Westlake Center Zara and they will say that it’s more than 8,000 square feet of pure fashion goodness.
Not only does Zara manage to stay on top of the absolute newest trends, they also offer them at affordable prices, having everyone head-over-heels in love. From edgy statement sweatshirts to sophisticated all-over prints, Zara gives you everything you’ve ever wanted in fashion. Even more than that, they offer a baby section and an edgy men’s collection, so no one has to feel left out.
The inside of the store itself is as chic as its clothing and accessories, from stellar lighting to incredible interior design, giving you a divine overall shopping experience. Although some of Zara’s clothing may be more high fashion than Seattleites are used to, the collection seems handpicked and perfectly tailored to Seattle Zara shoppers. Even their shopping bags are stamped with “Dear Seattle” leaving shoppers with the feelings that Zara is just as in love with them as they are with it. While opening day brought lines of enthusiastic shoppers, the Zara hype hasn’t fallen one bit and has proven to be one of the most highly anticipated retail changes to have hit the area in quite some time.
So from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, we say dear Zara, feel free to stick around, perhaps forever.
400 Pine St., Seattle
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m