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Uniquely Tacoma Shopping Districts

Christmas is only one week from today!

We aren’t quite done picking up gifts for our friends and family, so we put together a list of uniquely Tacoma shopping districts as a checklist of places to find the perfect presents.

Of course, a shopping spree can always be had at the Tacoma Mall, but we wanted our list to take us to the corners of Tacoma that would provide for a unique Tacoma experience in themselves. We came up with four districts that feature a broad selection of shopping so we could check as many friends and family off our shopping list. The lists of business are by no means comprehensive, so if you have a store you would like to suggest we add to our list, add a comment on the Point Ruston Facebook page and we will be sure to add it to the list!

Tacoma Shopping Districts – ANTIQUE ROW

Although the borders of Tacoma’s Antique Row are continuously debated, generally the Antique district includes businesses between 9th and 7th on Broadway, St. Helens, and commerce Streets.

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Below is a list of some of our favorite antique and gift stores found in Tacoma’s Antique Row:

Le Noir BazaarLe Noir Bazaar on Facebook

Glenna’s Clothing

St Helens Ave Mercantile

London Couture London Couture on Facebook

Pip & Lola’s Everything HomemadePip & Lola’s Everything Handmade on Facebook

Lily Pad Antiques, Collectibles, Comics & Old Toys

Broadway’s Best AntiquesBroadway’s Best Antiques on Facebook

Millesime Designs

Sanford and Son Antiques – 3 Floors and 20 shops!

Nine Lives Vintage Wears Nine Lives Vintage Wears on Facebook

Anew Thyme

Tacoma Shopping Districts – PROCTOR DISTRICT

The Proctor District is located in Tacoma’s North End and over the years has grown into a very welcoming urban village atmosphere. The center of the Proctor District is located at the intersection of Proctor Street and North 26th Street. You’ll find some incredibly unique gifts for your friends in family in the Proctor District.

proctor district tacoma shopping districts

Amore Artisan Boutique

Old House Mercantile

The Harp and Shamrock

Wag Pet Market

Pacific Northwest Shop

Teaching Toys and Books

Playback Sports Tacoma

Megs and Mo

Compass Rose

Proctor Art Gallery

Chirp and Company

Fleet Feet Sports

Tacoma Bike



American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Tacoma Shopping Districts – Sixth Avenue

The Sixth Avenue business district has made leaps and bounds over the last 10 years to turn itself into a bustling hub of activity for residents of both North and South Tacoma. Accordingly to, Tacoma’s 6th Ave, “[…] is Tacoma’s hottest destination. Stretching from Sprague to Stevens streets, the Ave offers an abundance of great shops, restaurants, spas, entertainment, and services.”

sixth avenue tacoma shopping districts

Aloha Oasis Hawaiian Store

Annette B

Crecsent Moon Gifts

Drastic Plastic

Grateful Goods Thrift Store

Hi Voltage

Hilltop Artists

Mandelin’s Consignment

Northwest Costume

Recognition Plus


Tacoma Custom Jewlery


The Wedding Bell

Ubiquitous Journey

Tacoma Shopping Districts – Pacific Avenue

Pacific Avenue is Downtown Tacoma’s primary arterial which is the home of a recent surge in growth thanks to the UW Tacoma and the City of Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue beautification project.

Urban Xchange

Bandstand Music

BKB Company

Blitz & Co. Florist

Brick & Mortar Gallery

Grassi’s Flowers & Gifts

Purple Peacock

University Book Store


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