As you plan your fall getaway to the Harrison House Suites in Friday Harbor, consider making your trip a “t00fer.” Knock out some holiday shopping while you enjoy the vibrant colors and crisp autumn air. We’ve rounded up our five favorite shops in town to make your hunt a little easier. Whether you’re looking to pick up something for yourself or someone on your list, you’ll be sure to strike gold with this list:
1. Deer Hazel
Deer Hazel is located on Spring Street between a bar and a bookstore, across from the grocery. If you like shopping, this popular island boutique sells essentially everything you would ever need for an in-style island life. Deer Hazel is a bohemian clothing and lifestyle shop that sells women’s clothing, men’s apparel, accessories, shoes, intimates, gift, and handcrafted jewelry.
The clothes are soft and incredibly comfortable. Many are designed in LA or locally along the west coast. Each rack displays current, on-trend fashions that are certain to become a favorite new staple in your wardrobe. From island-designed intimates to fine, made in America denim, the items to fall in love with are both endless and well-crafted.
Looking for a personalized piece of jewelry for a special occasion? Kerry, Deer Hazel’s owner has made a name for herself with her custom hand-stamped jewelry. She works primarily in metals adorning pieces with stones, gems or crystals. Consider a piece of jewelry with stamps of the coordinates of a loved one’s favorite geographic locations, names of children, or a message of inspiration.
Deer Hazel is located at 165 Spring Street in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and open Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Follow on Facebook and Instagram as @deer_hazel.
2. Cotton, Cotton, Cotton
Cotton, Cotton, Cotton features casual, comfortable apparel made from natural fabrics including cotton. In addition to their name sake, they make clothing from recycled water bottles, fabric scraps and t-shirts! They even have bracelets made from recycled materials from the ocean! Pick up a pair of sunglasses or readers made from repurposed bamboo, wood, recycled plastics and metals.
One of our team’s favorite items is their Solmate Socks, crafted in Vermont. They are a favorite for gift-giving and often show up as a coveted gift in our holiday secret santa. Their motto rings true. “Life is too short for matching socks!” These socks are made from recycled cotton yarns with the most amazing patterns often found with wool socks. We wear them to work, save them for snuggling in front of the fire or to keep our toes warm during the night. Solmate has hats, scarves, fleece lined mittens, fingerless gloves and boot toppers.
Cotton, Cotton, Cotton’s line of men’s shirts are the ideal gift for that hard to shop for man in your life. Drawing inspiration from the ocean, nature, travel and culture, their line of men’s shirts convert fine art to cloth which is tailored into a casual button down shirt.
Visit them in Sundries Court at 260 Spring Street, next to Discovery Kayak, in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. Open Monday – Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Ositos has been a fixture in Friday Harbor for 30 years. Well known as a children’s clothing store, the boutique has evolved over the years and now carries over 20,000 items including adult gifts and toys. The shop carries City Mouse, a west Seattle-based clothing line that creates organic, eco-friendly and natural clothing, toys, and bedding for tots. You won’t be able to pass up one of their comfy and stylish rompers with a sea plane, deer, compass rose or orca whale. KicKee Pants offer quality bamboo wear in a variety of prints including rompers, coveralls, kimonos, bodysuits and footies – perfect for your baby’s delicate skin! And for a special handcrafted heirloom garment consider Mimi and Maggie. Their spirited clothing for young girls, toddlers and babies is vintage chic and adorned with beautiful embroidery and other fun details.
Ositos carries toys to inspire, educate and spur the imagination. Consider taking home a Green Toy car ferry or a Safari Toys hand-painted and sculptured eagle, orca whale or octopus for the little tot in your life. Green Toys are made in the USA from 100% recycled milk jugs. Green Toys are non-toxic and have no screws, glue, paint or batteries! You’ll also find Plus Plus construction toys, Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty and Floof Modeling Clay.
Looking for a shiny, glamourous, glittery back pack with a reversible design? They carry a line of Sequin products including pillows, back packs and lunch boxes. Take home some Himalayan bath salt crystals and lamps or a Hydro Flask, a high quality stainless steel, double-walled, vacuum insulated water bottle.
Ositos is located at 120 South 1st Street and is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (360) 378-4320
4. Girlfriend’s Consignment Shop
Like high quality clothes? Want to snag a deal with money to spare? Girl Friends has more than a thousand never-worn or lightly-used items with labels like Tribal, St. Johns, Citron and Tommy Bahama.
The store has more than clothing. A selection of brand-name jewelry, handbags, hats, perfumes and shoes and boots are also displayed throughout the store. At least three-quarters of her stock is for “girlfriends,” but they also carry clothing for “boyfriends” as well.
Not sure what you are looking for? Put your trust in one of their sales associates. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, with a glass of chardonnay, and let them put together a custom outfit. Watch out! They may push you out of your comfort zone. We promise you’ll leave smartly dressed, with a kick in your step and a few extra coins in your pocket.
Girlfriends is located at 210 Nichols St. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 360-370-4475, email@example.com
5. King’s Sportswear
Kings Sportswear, located upstairs above Kings Market, is San Juan Island’s most complete clothing store for men and women with an active lifestyle. They carry many outdoor brands including Patagonia, Kavu, Columbia, Billabong, Kuhl and Pendleton.
During summer, they stock a full line of swim suits and sandals. If you’re headed on the water for a boating, kayaking, or whale watching adventure, check out their selection of fleece outerwear and windbreakers. For touring the island, there are shorts and t-shirts. And for night, they carry button downs and great summer dresses.
In the cooler months, their shelves are packed with warm and cozy pants and sweaters, as well as jackets and slippers. There is even some Seahawks gear for the 12th man or women in your family!
Kings Sportswear is open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Joe Friday Shirt Company 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ahh, what a day. Now it’s time to head back to your cozy suite at the Harrison House and relax before heading off to dinner at Coho Restaurant. With an en-suite fireplace and personal hot tub, you’ll be sure to melt away any stress you may have lingering. Book your stay with us and make the most of the fall season.