- Location: Seattle, WA
City People's Mercantile might be one of the more underestimated home resources in Seattle. In the guise of a small-town hardware, sundry and garden store, a vast yet choosy selection of vessels, candles, textiles and home accessories awaits the tenacious shopper.
This is the kind of place where one can lose some serious time browsing through the rows and rows of high shelves. The payoff is much like that of a thrift store; when you find something you like, it's truly a find, a hidden gem among a multitude of curios.
There is an emphasis on sustainable, earth-friendly products, as well as a small garden store in the back. For plants and backyard needs, though, you're better off visiting the merchantile's counterpart in Madison Valley, City People's Garden Store.
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