5 Local Shops on Mercer Island You’ve Got to Check Out

Mercer Island is a small town, amidst two large cities. Bellevue and Seattle have their own style of local charm, much of which is derived from their rich history. But, what about Mercer Island?

In search of new novel? Island Books has been selling favorites since 1973, and are coined as the only independent bookstore serving Mercer Island. And have been such for over 40 years. Their quaint shop has classics, modern bestsellers, and a magical children’s’ section, complete with playhouse! PJ Story Times are a local, mid-week favorite! From crawling to running, many children (and grandchildren) have grown up wondering the halls of this local spot.

“Hip Clothing.” Those are two words that define this brick and mortar boutique: Hip Zephyr. Knowledgeable and honest staff will willfully help you complete your distinct style – whatever that style may be!

Chick’s Shoes & Service is another family owned and operated store, established in 1949. Over the years they’ve been recognized as a legacy of high quality, reputable, and full-service shoe shop. Attached to their shop repair, they have a retail section, serving brands such as Filson, Danner, Neos, and PW Minor.

Custom, pre-arranged, and wedding arrangements? The Mercer Island Florist has you covered! For over 55 years, the Mercer Island Florist has served Mercer Island and the surrounding areas. With an objective to continually surpass expectations, they handcraft the highest quality floral products. Like many regional retailers and restaurants, they make a concerted effort to support locally and domestic flower growers!

Featuring a spectacularly large selection of bird accoutrement, Denise’s Parrot Place is a one stop shop for everything bird-related: quality, organic foods, safe and creative toys, and new and innovative specialty products. But they don’t stop there! They also offer bird boarding, grooming, and in-store consultations.

Mercer Island is a community drive city, with “small-town” roots. Though their locale and population may argue, this true island community is consistent with preservation, quality education, and community engagement.


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