West Michigan Retail Therapy

West Michigan is home to great shopping destinations. Whether you are looking for souvenirs to bring back from your vacation, a unique gift, antiques and collectables, or planning a special shopping spree, you’ll find a wide variety of shops to get the retail therapy you need!

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, look no further than Old Town Lansing. This  renaissance neighborhood is chock full of galleries, boutiques, and trendy shops. Find everything from sassy goods to Michigan-made items, quality clothing stores and retro consignment shops lining the streets. And if you get hungry, know there’s great barbeque, two taco joints, a fancy burger bar, pizza parlor, and more. This is definitely a shop till you drop, fuel up and shop some more mecca. 

Marshall’s downtown is filled with unique shopping experiences for all ages and interests. Located in a Historic District, original and restored buildings house a bit of everything: charming antiques, Michigan-themed gifts and housewares, distinctive clothing, adorable toys, new and gently used books, natural and environmentally-friendly items, one-of-a-kind artwork, salons and spas, high-quality items for your furry friends, and much more! Whether you’re visiting for one afternoon or several days, you’re sure to return home with remarkable finds from Marshall!

Locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, and artisan shops filled with unique items line the downtowns of Saugatuck, Douglas, and Fennville. Swing in on your stroll through town to find items you won’t find anywhere else. There’s truly something for everyone, all within walking distance! 

Visit Purely Michigan in St. Joseph to find Michigan products, including beer and wine. 

You’ll find paintings, photography, fabric art, and household novelties like napkins, table runners, towels, chenille pillows, and scrubbies, as well as pottery, jewelry, note cards, hand-knitted, crocheted and quilted items at Ledge Craft Lane in Grand Ledge. Ledge Craft Lane offers changing weekly workshops and classes for kids and adults. Artist of the month featured in the gallery too.

South Haven boasts many unique shops and boutiques in the downtown area. Two large antique malls, stores with women’s, men’s, and children’s fashions, home décor, handmade jewelry, and children’s toys and games. South Haven has it all!

You will find a large variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry, sport & fishing items, furniture, and much more at the Allegan Antiques Market.

The Bookman in Grand Haven is your locally owned, full service bookstore offering over 10,000 new books and thousands of used paperbacks, as well as a great selection of magazines, newspapers, and greeting cards.

Visit Muskegon for a range of vintage and antique stores, specialty grocery shops, unique pop-up shops along Western Ave, and events like the Retro Expo September 15th at the Muskegon Farmers Market.

Shop with a purpose at GR8LKS Apparel for Change in Norton Shores. For each retail dollar spent, GR8LKS will spend one minute cleaning the water and shoreline of the Great Lakes.

Ludington includes a variety of stores offering name brand clothing and shoes, home decor, specialty foods and more. For a unique shopping experience, visit the downtown gallery of Todd & Brad Reed Photography. The famed Ludington artists offer traditional prints, gallery canvases, and coffee-table books of the highest quality, featuring gorgeous scenes of Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake, notable lighthouses, and the local countryside. A stop into this store to view the artwork is memorable.

There are many wonderful local shops to explore in Mecosta County. You can find a variety of these shops just in Downtown Big Rapids, including Michigan and Big Rapids items, unique gifts, wedding decor and supplies, furniture, books, jewelry, and handmade items created by local artisans. Mecosta County is a great place to look for antiques, collectables, retro items, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Find freshly made pastries, pies, and more at a variety of local eateries and restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious treat while taking a shopping break. 

Shopping for family, friends, or that special someone can be hard, but the Mt. Pleasant Area has a number of specialty shops and artisan stores to make it easy! Downtown Mt. Pleasant is home to unique boutiques and shops featuring arts and crafts from Michigan-based painters, sculptors, and other creators. Find stops to add to your next shopping spree in the Mt. Pleasant area

Downtown Holland is widely regarded as West Michigan’s premier shopping, dining and events destination. With over 125 locally-owned clothing and accessory boutiques, home furnishing stores, specialty food shops, art galleries, and more. Especially when you consider Downtown Holland’s meticulously restored historic buildings, cobblestone sidewalks that are heated all winter long, and beautifully maintained gardens and planters. Holland is also home to craft breweries, fine dining destinations, and cozy coffee shops…meaning there’s something to satisfy everyone’s cravings, whether sweet or savory or something in between! On Friday, September 13th, head to Downtown Holland from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm for the popular Live Mannequin Night event. While you’re out shopping and dining, see if you can spot the live mannequins posing in the windows and storefronts of over 25 businesses all depicting this year’s movie theme. From Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz to The Avengers and Star Wars, Live Mannequin Night promises to be fun for the entire family of movie lovers. At the end of the night, vote for the business with the most creative display in the People’s Choice competition.

Summer may be over, but the Holland Farmers Market is still in full swing! The Market is open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm every Wednesday and Saturday at the Eighth Street Market Place through the end of December. All September long, you can shop for apples, pumpkins, squash, potatoes, and so much more, not to mention breads and other baked goods, mums, hay bales, honey, maple syrup, jam, meat, eggs, and cheese too! With nearly 100 vendors throughout the season, there’s a reason the Holland Farmers Market is widely known throughout West Michigan!

While visiting Holland, stop by the Holland Museum gift shop ,filled with unique items including books, cards, games, and pottery.

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Play Room Gift Shop is the perfect stop for unique, creative children’s toys. 

Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus is an outdoor adventure sports specialty retailer with over 50 years in the Grand Rapids area. They sell skis, snowboards, backpacking and camping equipment, kayaks, apparel, and more. Get the gear for your next outdoor adventure at Bill & Paul’s!

Add some retail therapy to your fall color tour around the Cadillac area, with restaurants and over 20 art, clothing and gift shops, then head east to Lake City to several new restaurants and small town gift shops.

Put Adams Madams in Central Lake on your shopping bucket list. The store truly captures and displays the unique atmosphere of the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula with its selection of art, clothing, jewelry, and home decor created by local artists.

Dublin General Store in Wellston is your destination for world famous Dublin Jerky Company jerky, including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, ostrich & wild game. Also steaks, ribs, smoked fish, various spices & rubs, award-winning sauces, aged cheeses, and more.

Find all things cherry (and delicious!) at Cherry Republic in downtown Traverse City, the cherry capital of the world. 

Oryana Natural Foods Market in Traverse City is your source for local, organic and natural food. Oryana carries the region’s largest selection of locally-sourced goods, organic and locally-grown produce as well as locally-roasted fair-trade coffees, naturally leavened breads, and body care products. 

If shopping is always included in your vacation plans then head to Shanty Creek Resort for a fun-filled getaway. Resort themed gifts abound on-site at Shanty Creek. Check out the charming shops in downtown Bellaire for unique gifts, clothing, art, and more. Need to include more shopping during your getaway? Traverse City is just 31 miles from Shanty Creek Resort. Shop ‘til you drop then head back to the resort for rest and relaxation.

Family owned and operated since 1933, McDonough’s Market on Beaver Island is specializes in grocery, custom cut meat, fresh produce, as well as a wide selection of beer and wine.

The brand-new Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey is opening soon and booking rooms in November. The beautiful property is only two miles from downtown Petoskey and local attractions. Featuring 129 guest rooms and 10 suites, you’ll be able to enjoy a day on property in the pool, arcade, and bistro or you can explore the shops in the Gaslight district of Petoskey with our Shopping Spree package. Indulge with $100 in Downtown Dollars and breakfast in the Bistro. 

Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts of Petoskey is a favorite source of treasures from Northern Michigan offering Lynn Haney Collectible Santas, Minnetonka Moccasins, home decor and native gifts, as well as signs for your home or cottage including personalized ski signs, and pre-printed Walloon and Crooked Lake signs.

Don’t forget your furry friends while you’re on your shopping spree! Ruff Life Pet Outfitters in Petoskey carries the latest products in the pet care industry, offering natural items and unique, high quality affordable pet products.