In 1889, Fairhaven was a bustling new city. Today this historic part of Bellingham reminds us of the import/export marine town Fairhaven used to be. Below are listed several of the unique shops that set Fairhaven apart from the other shopping districts in Bellingham.

Good Earth Pottery
Featuring 40 local artists with pottery, ceramics, jewelry, soap, prints and candles. Prayer wheels by Chris Moench. Aromatic bee’s wax candles. Garden and yard art. Since 1969, this shop has displayed and sold functional pottery from the best of NW artists. 1000 Harris Ave. (360) 671-3998 M-S 11-6 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm

East-West Fashion
1132 Finnegan Way
(360) 733-1279

Location: Across from the Fairhaven Library
Hours: Mon – Thur, 10 am to 9 pm
Fri & Sat, 10 am to 10 pm
Sun, 11 am to 6 pm

Fashion clothes from India, Africa and the Far East for all sizes of women. Hand made gifts and jewelry. Plus belly dancing clothes. Paula Sohal brings her special taste and perspective to this wonderful new shop.

Jelita Arts
1139 11th St.
(360) 756-1949

Location: Next to Avenue Bread
Hours: Tue thru Sat, 11 am to 5 pm

Jelita Arts specializes in distinctive Asian and Western antiques acquired in New England, the Pacific Northwest, and travels abroad. The store also carries glass art, fibre art, masks, ceramics, jewelry, prints, photographs, and paintings by local and international artisans.

Purple Smile Wines
1143 11th St.

Hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 pm

A wine shop with a tasting bar. Allow Jeff to help you select the wine that that fits your occasion

Bead Bazaar
1001 Harris Ave.
(360) 671-5655

Location: Corner of 10th & Harris
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5:30 pm

Full-spectrum bead shop. They offer advice and help on repairing beaded items. Great selection of all types of beads. They also offer classes and feature designers.

12th Street Shoes
1204 Harris Ave.
(360) 733-2066

Location: 12th and Harris
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

A large selection of quality dress and casual shoes for women and men. Contemporary with comfort. The finest brands are available, some exclusive to the Bellingham area.

Fairhaven Candy Shoppe
1210 11th St., Suite B
(360) 647-0930

Location: Entrance off the Village Green
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11 am to 8 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm

An old-fashioned candy shop with some of your old favorites and some new candies to try. They have over 100 different hard candies, a selection of candy “gifts” to take home with you and some specialty chocolates. Never fear, the sugar-free is also here! Stop by and see them. Samples await you.

1312 11th St.
(360) 752-1724

Hours: Mon – Fri, 11 am to 9 pm
Sat & Sun, 11 am to 6 pm
You can create one-of-a-kind pieces of pottery for your home. Over 200 different types of pieces to choose from. All ages are welcome. Paint your own designs or names on them. The shop fires them to a beautiful finish and you pick them up a week later. The Abbey Garden Tea Room is also located here.

Jennifer Leigh Bridal Couture
1200 Harris Ave.
(360) 714-0992 (888) 356-6037

Location: In Sycamore Square
Hours: Tue – Sat, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Or by appointment

A couture bridal salon featuring designer-name gowns and custom veils, tiaras, hair jewelry and accessories hand-made by Jennifer Leigh. Jennifer’s pieces are carried in finer salons throughout the country and featured in today’s fashion magazines, including Elle, Lucky, Wedding Dresses, Bridal Guide and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Whimsey jewelry, art & gifts
1200 10th St., Suite 104
(360) 733-5568

Hours: Open every day, 11 am to 5 pm
Appointments welcome

Playful and elegant…. Across the street from the Village Green, the Whimsey gallery offers handpicked works from over 40 unique artisans, including wonderful local jewelry, metal sculpture and wall art. Exclusive gifts for discriminating taste.

The Silvery Moon
1201 11th St.
(360) 715-1393

Location: Across from Village Books
Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm

A mix of jewelry from the Northwest and world wide. Many one-of-a-kind pieces featuring rare colored gemstones, particularly sapphires in all colors, including pink, green and purple, plus diamonds at great prices. Owner Russ Milenbach has 30 years experience in the jewelry business and provides a knowledgeable and relaxed approach. Also does jewelry repairs.

Southside News
open every day at 7 am
1200 10th St., Suite 103
(360) 647-7400

Location: Across from the Village Green
Hours: Every day, 7 am to 7 pm

Over 1,500 magazines and newspapers – plus quality chocolates. Chuck Marston brings years of experience and carries publications from around the world.

Fairhaven Toy Garden
1147 11th Street
(360) 714-8552

Location: Kitty corner from Village Books
Hours: Mon thru Sat, 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Something for everyone. German wood toys, novelty and retro toys, games, kites, mobiles, dress-up, quality art supplies, musical instruments, bedroom decor and the basics, adorn their beautiful wooden shelves and brightly colored walls. Interactive displays and a community space invites yo to demo select toys, games and art supplies.

Fairhaven Furniture & Interiors
1106 Harris Ave., Suite 103
(360) 714-8922

Location: In Finnegan’s Alley atrium
Hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am to 6 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Quality furniture at affordable prices. Find all styles for every taste—any size for any space. Shop their store for sofas, dining sets, beds, or order from catalogs. They can customize with fabrics. Beautiful lamps and mirrors to brighten your home. Offering professional decorator service. Locally owned and community-involved.

Four Starrs Boutique & Beauty Bar
910 Harris Ave., Suite 104
(360) 647-8953

Location: In the Harris Square courtyard
Hours: Mon – Thur, 10:30 am to 6 pm
Fri & Sat, 10:30am – 7pm
Sunday, 12 Noon – 5pm

An eclectic mix of fashion fun. Danielle offers contemporary womens clothing ranging from denim to cocktail dresses. Her shop carries cosmetics, beauty products, hand bags, accessories and unique gifts. Four Starrs is like stepping into your girlfriend’s closet. A find… worth the hunt.

The Paperdoll
1200 Harris, Suite 305
(360) 738-doll | Fax: 738-2559

Location: Sycamore Square building
Hours: Mon thru Thursday, 12 noon to 7 pm
Friday & Saturday, 12 noon to 8 pm
Closed Sunday
Open for Ski to Sea Sat & Sun 1 to 10 pm

A new shop for urban designer goods and accessories opened May 4th on the 3rd floor of historic Sycamore Square. Carrying an ever-changing assortment of products for home, body, and life created by emerging designers and independent shops around the globe, the store is designed to be a whimsical retail trip for your whole being. Stop on in to visit the store puppy Soupy Sails and owner Shultzie Fay. Dog biscuits are always kept on hand!

Paper Dreams
1206 11th Ave.
(360) 676-8676

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm

Everything paper, from picnic & BBQ supplies to picture frames, posters, calendars, journals, gift wrapping and gifts.
Also home to: Mt. Baker Fudge – made daily, sold as pieces and Fairhaven’s Finest Coffee – triple crown roast

1306 11th St.
(360) 752-0355

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10:30 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

Antiques of all kinds, from the polished to the well-loved. Offers a wide selection of charming treasures, plus unique clothing items.

Haggen Fairhaven Market
1401 12th St.
(360) 733-4370

Hours: Open 24 hours

More than a grocery store, the Market has a bakery, deli, catering kiosk, expresso bar, flower shop, bank, fresh seafood counter, health foods and wine specialist. Plus a very good meat section. It is our Fairhaven grocery store.

Jewelry Affair
1006 Harris Ave., Suite 110
(360) 738-7676

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm

Master Jeweler Rodney Smithson designs and creates custom jewelry. Gold and silver jewelry repairs while you wait. Watch batteries as well as watch, eyeglass and flatware repair.

The Bunch
960 Harris Ave., Suite 104-B
(360) 671-5769

Location: In the Harris Square courtyard
Hours: Tue – Sat 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm

The Bunch features local and onsite handmade products from all types of artist as well as products from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm in Sequim. Stop in and pick out a treat for yourself or the perfect gift for a friend.

In Home
1105 11th St.
(360) 715-1285 | Fax: 715-1275

Location: just up from Avenue Bread
Hours: Tue – Sat, 10 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Every home deserves a new wardrobe. Sharyn and Lois have opened a new home furnishings and furniture shop that provides you with very up-to-date choices for your home. Their intimate showroom is packed with sofas, chairs, tables plus accessories and art objects.

Mud In Your Eye
911 Harris Ave.
(360) 650-9007

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Oil lamps, Raku vases, dinnerware, casseroles, table fountains and grottoes, piggy banks, incense dragons, jars, coffee mugs and more – and it is all hand crafted by the owners or their associates. You can also buy directly from their web site.

Blue Horizon
1302 12th Ave.
(360) 734-7803

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

Finest women’s contemporary clothing and accessories. They specialize in unique dressing for today’s lifestyle.

The Archives
1216 Harris Ave.
(360) 715-3323

Location: In Sycamore Square
Hours: Mon – Thur, 11 am to 9 pm
Fri & Sat, 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 9 pm

New and used music, DVDs, games and collectable posters.

Fairhaven Runners
1209 11th St.
(360) 676-4955

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Walking & running shoes & more!

Unique Home Decor & Giftware
1010 Harris Ave., Suite 102
(360) 647-4373

Hours: Mon – Sat, 11 to 6 pm
Sunday, 12 to 5 pm

An eclectic assortment of beautiful pottery, amazing mirrors, giftware, stunning purses, pearls, accessories and more.

a Gallery of Fine Woodworking
1000 Harris Ave.
(360) 647-1628

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

A cooperatively owned gallery of NW woodworkers. Beautiful furniture, gifts and household accessories. They offer a full range of woodworking and design skills which are available through commissions. Visit and experience the beauty and warmth of wood.

Old Fairhaven Winery and Boutique
1106 Harris Ave., Suite 104
(360) 738-WINE (9463)

Location: In Finnegan’s Alley
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11 am to 6 pm
Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

A winery with a theme of Old Fairhaven with nine varietals to choose from which you can sample at their tasting bar. They also carry a wide selection of gourmet foods, chocolates, gifts and Seattle Salt Water Taffy. Private tastings and weddings are offered.

Fun To Shop
1200 Harris Ave., Suite 111
(360) 676-5100

Location: In Sycamore Square
Hours: Open 1 to 7 pm every day

Jaimie’s little shop has collectable and contemporary clothing and accessories for men and women. She has a fun flair in her choices which makes checking out her shop a different experience each time. Access is from the inside foyer by the fountain on the 1st floor of the Sycamore Square.

Renaissance Celebration
915 Harris Ave.
(360) 647-4592

Location: Corner of 10th & Harris
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Glass work from Northwest artists, locally crafted jewelry, and other art by NW artists and crafts persons. The glass work and glass sculptures are stunning.

Vie Boutique
1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Suite 104
(360) 733-9143

Location: Kitty corner from Stannelo’s
Hours: Mon – Wed, 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm
Fri & Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Closed Sunday

A distinctive boutique featuring fashions from small, wonderful designers, many of which are not sold elsewhere in Washington state. One-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, belts and purses add uniqueness to this new shop in Fairhaven.
A fashion show is held at the Big Fat Fish restaurant on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Wild Blueberries
Children’s toys
1106 Harris Ave.
(360) 756-5100

Hours: Mon – Thur, 10 am to 5 pm
Fri – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Closed Sunday

An enchanting mix of hand-picked gifts, toys and essentials for children. You will find your favorite classic toys and books as well as a selection of the newest “must haves” for that special little child. “Where the hip mom shops.”

Academic Outfitters
great gifts for growing minds
909 Harris Ave.

Hours: Mon – Wed, 10 am to 6 pm
Thur – Sat, 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 pm

A great place for kids. Books & instructional guides, unique educational gifts, games, puzzles and travel toys. They also offer on-site tutoring and camps. Theirs is a shop for hands-on learning materials, activities and events.

Fairhaven Rug Gallery
901 Harris Ave.
(360) 756-1616

Hours: Wed – Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Monday by appointment

Arshia Fathali has filled his spacious gallery with exotic rugs and art objects. They cover the walls and the floor – making for an incredible visit. He also appraises, purchases, cleans and repairs rugs.

The Garden Room
Landscapes and home & garden decor
1006 Harris Ave., Suite 120
(360) 734-9949

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 pm

An intriguing shop full of tres chic objets art, gifts extraordinare and decor for maison & jardin. It is owned by Schwiesow and Drilias, a landscape design and construction firm which occupies the mezzanine.

Gallery West
1300 12th Ave.
(360) 734-8414

Location: Corner of 12th & Harris
Hours: Mon – Thur, 10 am to 6 pm
Fri – Sat, 10 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Open for 32 years, featuring fine art, contemporary crafts and unusual collectables in a spacious gallery on two floors. Picture framing also, of course. Dave Lucas is known in Fairhaven for his quality selections.

Reference Media
1200 Harris Avenue, Suite 206-B
(360) 714-8860 Cell: (360) 441-2621

Location: in Sycamore Square
Hours: Open daily

Erik Wrolson provides local expertise in both new and vintage audio video equipment.

Village Books 1200 11th St.
(360) 671-2626

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm

Three floors of books in their brand new building, and it still has the cozy nooks the old store had. Great service and full of charm. It is our anchor store for Fairhaven, loved by all. Featured Author readings many nights of every week. Check their Literature Live online schedule for the next reading.

A Lot of Flowers
1212 11th St.
(360) 647-0728

Location: Corner of 11th & Harris
Hours: Open every day 11 am to 5 pm
Closed during storms

Open-air outdoor garden with gifts and flowers year round. Always seasonal. Great selection of garden statuary. After 19 years, this garden is a Fairhaven treasure.

Pacific Chef
Tools for the serious cook
1210 11th St.
(360) 676-1199

Location: old Village Books
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm

Kitchen utensils, dishes, cooking pots, serving ware and decor for holiday tables. Brands include Cuisinart, NordicWare, Emile Henry, Salter and more. They carry high-end and also high-value items and they take special orders.

The Lazy Cricket
907 Harris Ave.
(360) 752-1200

Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Home decor and gifts for body and soul, including special pillows and lamps, high-quality candles, gourmet specialty food items, greeting cards, elegant tabletop accessories, and unique journals. Owners Debbie and Matt Jones have years of experience in the home decor business.