10 of the Most Unique Stores in Pullman, Washington

Many who visit Pullman are here because they want to see Washington State University (WSU), but it is more than just the school that makes Pullman, Washington and interesting place to live.  Sure, Pullman is the home of the Cougars, but in addition to the college-town vibe, Pullman has a lot of very interesting stores, particularly in the heart of downtown (Main and Grand).  Here are ten of the most interesting stores found within Pullman Washington city limits.

DREGS: 255 NE Olsen Street

If you are looking for vintage items, such as clothes or even some old vinyl records, it is most certainly able to be found at DREGS.  This store has quite a wide selection and a lot of space to look around and find something old, from many past decades.  There is really not any limit to what you may find, as there are books, videotapes, comics, and just about anything you can think about. 

Palouse Treasures Thrift Store: 1005 NW Nye Street

Whatever you are looking for, you are going to find it at Palouse Treasures Thrift Store.  Not only that, you are going to find it at a low price.  Palouse Treasures is two stories of stuff that is like a treasure hunt to find something that you need, or whatever if you want. 

Palouse Treasures was established in 2003, and it is very community based, giving local residents a way to support the mission and services of Boost Collaborative, which empowers people with disabilities on the Palouse.  Proceeds from Palouse Treasures Thrift Store help diversify Boost Collaborative’s funding sources from state contracts, and its work environment is inclusive with co-workers without disabilities and store customers.

A Modern Plantsman: 245 South Grand Ave.

A Modern Plantsman is a plant shop, a botany club, as well as a workshop.  A Modern Plantsman features several breeds of plants, with a specialty in tropical plants, some of them grown in the owner’s house.

It is the first plant boutique plant shops in the Inland area, and the owner wants everyone in his store to feel welcome in his safe space.  The owner also wants customers to be free to get their hands dirty when working with plants in a workshop or anyone who is just interested in plants. 

Sanctuary Yoga, Barre, and Dance: 540 East Main Street

Sanctuary is this region’s premier Yoga, Barre, and Dance studio.  Not only does Sanctuary offer a full range of dance disciplines for all ages and levels, but there are instructors to teach dancing students all kinds of techniques and styles.  Sanctuary even has a preschool program, as well as many open areas for studio space rental. 

Sanctuary also has a wide assortment of healthy food available like smoothies, bowls, waffles, and toast bistro that are vegetarian, organic, and gluten free.  The lobby of Sanctuary has a wide selection of Lululemon yoga apparel and gear.  In short, Sanctuary is a sanctuary for those who want to do something healthy with their life. 

Brused Books: 235 East Main Street

Brused Books is a type of bookstore that feels like it is out of a Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.  The shelves are filled to the brim with all kinds of books that are also very well-organized, so no matter what you are looking for, you will be able to find it.  Some the books that you will find will be hardcovers of books that are very hard to find and in good condition, and you won’t pay full price here. 

Not only can you get cash for your old books at Brused Books, but you can exchange your books for some more books at a reduced price.   In addition to books, there is also music, and a lot of other diverse products for its customers. 

Lily Bee’s Boutique: 400 East Main Street

Lily Bee’s Bridal and Day Wear has an unbridled passion for fashion.  Lily Bee’s Boutique offers a huge collection of goods at affordable prices, and the payment and shipping options can’t be beat.  The specialty is wedding gowns from affordable designers, and there is online shopping available. 

Lily Bee’s Boutique is a store for fashionistas looking for designer jeans, funky jewelry, as well as vintage enthusiasts for all kinds of old-school duds.  Those that enjoy antiquing will love all the treasures that can be found at Lily Bee’s Boutique, as well as the family-owned atmosphere and welcoming environment not offered by big corporations. 

Palouse Games: 141 North Grand Avenue

Located right in the middle of downtown Pullman, Palouse Games is a store made for all kinds of games.  Palouse Games is also made for gaming accessories, like dice and figurines.  It is also a very popular place for getting collectable cards such as Magic The Gathering. 

In addition to selling games, Palouse Games has a lot of space with tables for people that want to play their games.  Yes, during store hours, gamers can come in and play games they bring in, or play the used games available at the store for customer use.  There are many gaming events that happen that really help bring the community together. 

Michelle’s Closet: 123 North Grand Avenue

Michelle’s Closet offers the most unique and highest quality sustainable merchandise in the Palouse area.  What began as a search for shoes by the owner and founder became a purpose to find quality clothing at a moderate price at Michelle’s Closet.   

Michelle’s Closet allows consumers to consign their clothing for a profit.  If their item is sold, consignors can either earn 40 percent of the profits in cash, check, Venmo or fifty percent in-store credit. 

Brain Body Balance Rock Shop: 594 SE Bishop Boulevard

One thing that you will find at Brain Body Balance Rock Shop are rocks, but not just any kind of rocks.  These are rocks that are polished and beautiful, with a mission to provide positive energy and space to those seeking wellness. 

The Brain Body Balance Rock Shop has all kinds of geological wares on display like jewels, and it’s a great place to go even if you don’t have too much spend.  Not only is the Brain Body Balance Rock Shop willing to sell all kinds of pretty rocks, but they are willing to share where a customer can dig up their own rocks or precious stones. 

Palouse Country Candy: 105 North Grand Avenue

The Palouse Country Candy looks like a very old-fashioned candy shop, complete with shelves full of all kinds of sweets.  Palouse Country Candy not only features the latest in unique and even unusual sweet treats, but they also have some gelato as well.  If you have a sweet tooth, you are going to find it satisfied here. 

Yes, there are a lot of interesting stores in Pullman, Washington, and it is very easy to do them within one day.  In fact, most of them are located within walking distance of downtown, and it is a good opportunity to tour the downtown area.