From dynamic Detroit to the pretty towns nestled on the shores of the Great Lakes, Michigan has unique and vibrant independent shops. Coffee shops, bookshops, vintage shops and some stunning women’s wear shops. These Best Michigan Shops are some of our favorites. Each shop image is linked to the shop’s Instagram account for more information and details. We’d love to know your favorite stores too! As we discover more we will continue to update our list. If you know a shop you would like to share use THIS FORM to pop in their details.
124 E Washington, Ann Arbor
Award-winning bookshop that has great graphics, repurposed or locally designed fixtures, and a commitment to supporting local artists and giving back to the community. Plus an espresso bar and coffee shop.
211 S. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor
A beautiful selection of women’s vintage & antique clothing, including a small bridal collection, in addition to contemporary womenswear and jewelry.
UNIVERSITY FLOWER SHOP
7 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor
Floral design studio and shop established in 1931, in Ann Arbor’s historic Nickels Arcade.
16 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor
Coffee shop in the historic Nickels Arcade.
415 N 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor
An eclectic mix of vintage, handmade and modern goods.
GOODS & HEROES
24 N Elm Street, Three Oaks
An ever-changing collection of art, clothing for him and her, small batch apothecary, leather goods, stationery and objects for the home.
ONE OAK STREET
15412 Red Arrow Highway, Lakeside
Housed in a former 1892 train station, One Oak Street has a beautiful collection of clothing, accessories and home goods with a focus on ethically made and fair trade brands.
12908 Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer
Handmade and vintage goods with a focus on ceramics.
WHISTLE STOP GROCERY
15700 Red Arrow Highway, Union Pier
Coffee bar, deli, bakery, and speciality market featuring house-made foods, pantry basics, unique finds and gifts.
AP & AP S/S
14931 & 14941 Lakeside Road, Lakeside
A seasonal boutique in Lakeside, Michigan, founded by former Barney’s visual director, vintage collector, and former Professor in Fashion Studies, Ariane Prewitt. Read more
4240 Cass Avenue, Ste 107, Detroit
Home goods, accessories, design-oriented books and gifts, as well as furniture and lighting with a classic modern aesthetic.
LUCKY DETROIT & DETROIT BARBERS
200 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
Coffee and espresso bar on the second floor above Detroit Barbers.
ELDORADO GENERAL STORE
1700 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
Vintage general store with one of a kind trinkets and treasures, vintage men’s and women’s clothing, handcrafted accessories, gathered talisman, worldly homewares and locally made goods.
30955 Woodward Avenue, Suite 715, Royal Oak
Small-batch coffee roasters with a modern white coffee shop with accents of aqua and orange.
1948 Division Street, Detroit
Coffee drinks made from in-house roasted beans and served in an airy market cafe.
4240 Cass Ave. Suite 109, Detroit
A modern design store for thoughtful decor, housewares, books and gifts.
4884 Grand River Ave, unit 1b, Detroit
Bakery and cafe with a seasonal menu using produce from local farmers. Sister business to Astro Coffee.
2124 Michigan Avenue, Detroit
Coffee roaster and café, sister business to Ochre Bakery.
THE IRON GRATE
103 W. Shiawasee, Fenton
A wonderful mix of unique homewares and gifts in a historic 1867 building.
144 Hall Street, Traverse City
Located in downtown’s Warehouse District, Warehouse MRKT is home to a collection of unique shops (see below).
BLK MRKT COFFEE
144 Hall St, Traverse City
Modern cafe offering in-house roasted coffee drinks alongside sweet & savory baked goods.
144 Hall Street, Suite 102, Traverse City
Plant shop, terrarium bar and botanical gifts.
WOOD + CLOTH
144 Hall Street, Traverse City
Home furnishings and lifestyle store.
BOOKS & MORTAR
955 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids
Progressive, independent, community-minded bookshop.