Where to shop local this holiday season

November 14, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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Though Amazon.com is a click away and Bellevue Square bedazzles with holiday decor, Mercer Island has a lot to offer shoppers this season as well.

Mercer Island 2015 Shopping Events

MIFM-Harvest-MarketThe Mercer Island Farmers “Harvest” Market is Sunday, November 22nd, from 10 am to 3 pm. In addition to shopping for your Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, you can visit vendors selling hand-made gifts, including artisan soaps from Emily’s Handmade soaps, locally made jewelry from Linda Boyce Jewelry, and bags from Impwear.
The Mercer Island Presbyterian Church will also be hosting its annual Ten Thousand Villages sale with all proceeds going back to the organization to support artisans throughout the developing world. The sale has been going over 20 years strong and generates over $20,000 each year. The sale is held in the courtyard and will take place Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21, 9 am – 5 pm.

Shop at your local specialty boutiques and stores

Here’s our round-up of brick-and-mortar specialty shops and stores on Mercer Island:

Clarke + Clarke Art & Artifacts

Clarke + Clarke Art & Artifacts opened April 2015 on Mercer Island

All the Best Pet Care:  Carrying a thoughtfully chosen selection of all-natural pet foods, supplements and treats, along with toys, grooming tools, carriers and other gear for dogs and cats.
Au Courant Salon and the Den: Your style and shopping destination for unique gifts this holdiay season!
C. Michele Interior Lifestyles:  Gifts & accessories, home furnishings & interior design
Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts Gallery: Works of Northwest mid-century painters, potters, and glass artists as well as a carefully curated selection of antique and vintage-art pieces from Asia, the Himalayas, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Africa, India, North and South America.
Island-BooksHip Zephyr:  A high-end women’s clothing boutique.
Island Books:  Family-owned independent bookstore.
Island Treats: Sold this holiday season at Island Books, Au Courant Salon, and Terra Bella.
Kimberly’s Old World Rugs (By appointment only):  Hand-knotted rugs – functional art for your floor.
Mercer Island Eyeworks: A large selection of the finest quality eyeware to suit your style, personality, and eyewear needs.
Mercer Island Florist:  Beautiful floral designs, unique gifts, gourmet and fruit baskets, and greeting cards.
Terra Bella current location

Terra Bella and Terra Bella Cooks!

Mercer Island Thrift Shop:  Gently used clothing and shoes, jewelry, arts and collectibles, books, furniture and home decor, toys and games, and so much more!
MIVAL Gallery:  Contemporary works of both emerging and established artists, including paintings, photography, jewelry, scarves, encaustics, and sculpture plus unique cards.
Mud Bay:  Healthy food, supplements, and supplies for dogs and cats.
Oh Chocolate: Fresh, handmade, all natural, gourmet chocolates
Six Walls Interior Design: Decor and gift items in the Retail Studio.
Terra Bella: A home accessory, gift, and gourmet cooking shop. Holiday shop with Christmas items now open 7 days a week.