I have never been shy about my love for supporting local and small businesses, which was sprouted and grew during my time working for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. I loved the concept of Small Business Saturday following Black Friday. I’ve made a habit of shopping all the pop-up shops and markets I can find, no matter where I am in the world. We are fortunate in Seattle to have more than our share of both, especially during the holidays.
This holiday season, Melissa Riddington has brought The Seattle Collective back to life - for one weekend only! Easily one of the coolest holiday pop-up shops around, Melissa works hard to pull together some of Seattle’s finest designers and makers for a one-day shopping affair at Melrose Market.
The Seattle Collective is an independent, creative market showcasing Seattle's most talented artists, designers, and studios. Her aim is to create a more relaxed, personal shopping experience, where customers can shop for unique gifts and meet the designers in person.
Speaking of designers, the list is stacked: