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Thrift Your Way To Halloween Greatness + The Ultimate Halloween-Time Destination

Crisp leaves under your feet, ominous fog rolling in; it’s spooky season here and the U District has everything you need to get ready.

Looking to DIY your own Halloween costume and need inspiration? Head to these shops in the U District to get started!


The U District is home to Seattle’s favorite thrift and vintage clothing shops. Make your way to “The Ave,” (as University Way NE is more commonly known), and pop into the following stores to find just the right item!

Crossroads Trading
4300 University Way NE

Find on-trend styles and unique fits that you can mix and match to create your inspired look!

Red Light Vintage & Costume
4560 University Way NE

We’re talking a PLETHORA of eclectic costumes! Organized by the decade or theme, there are so many costume ideas to choose from!

Valley of Roses Boutique
4748 A University Way NE

Explore new/vintage clothing and accessories, in addition to vintage vinyls and books, rare military coats, and even a kids section.

Lucky Vintage
4742 University Way NE

Explore a carefully-curated collection of authentic vintage clothing and accessories from the 1960s- 1990s.

Shoppers at Goodwill in the University District

Goodwill – U District
4552 University Way NE

Hunting for that hard-to-find item? This small, but mighty Goodwill on The Ave has a rotating array of thriftable finds sure to help you complete your look!


And no trip to the U District at Halloween-time is complete without a stop at Gargoyles Statuary! Boasting an otherworldly shopping experience year-round, Gargoyle’s really has the number on unique artistic and gothic finds.


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