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Looking for Some Retail Therapy?

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

While enjoying the boutiques and specialty shops of West Michigan, please be aware of current facemask requirements and safe social distancing practices. It is recommended to check hours and safety guidelines before visiting stores.

South West Michigan Shopping 

South Haven boasts many unique shops and boutiques in the downtown area as well as two antique malls, where you’ll find women, men, and children’s fashion, home décor, handmade jewelry, and children’s toys and games. 

Battle Creek’s most unique stores aren’t at the mall – they’re at BC Cargo. Blue cargo boxes have been converted into spaces for start-up businesses, such as an eclectic thrift-store and a home goods store where your purchases help support workforce development for people with disabilities. 

Visit Purely Michigan in St. Joseph to find Michigan-themed products, including beer and wine. The owners are lifelong Michiganders who love everything about our state. After all, who doesn’t love hunting for Petoskey stones, beach glass, or Indian beads? Or attempting to scale Sleeping Bear Dunes, or trying to get at least knee-deep in Lake Superior? If you love Michigan like they do, you’re invited to stop in or shop online and “Discover Yours.”

The Saugatuck Antique Pavilion has 24,000 ft² of unique, unusual, collectible, and colorful items including primitives and mid-century modern along with antiques of all sorts. Everything you could ever want plus more. The antique pavilion shares a 48,000 ft² building with the Saugatuck Brewing Co. What a great combination: work up a thirst shopping, then go next door to the brewery. 

Explore a mix of modern and vintage finds at Lulu Cadieux in Saugatuck. Their boutique is meant for those who love beautiful things. Come browse their mix of modern, vintage, and architectural. Wander the garden and take a peek in the kitchen where you’ll also find a number of special cooking class offerings.

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Central West Michigan Shopping 

Downtown Holland is a premier shopping and dining destination, with over 125 locally-owned clothing and accessory boutiques, home furnishing stores, specialty food shops, art galleries, and more. 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! 

Grand Haven Main Street includes quaint shops, boutiques, and unique dining in downtown Grand Haven, just moments from the sun and sand of Lake Michigan. The Bookman 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.

WaterDog Outfitters is an outdoor recreational store in Montague that specializes in paddle and peddle sports, offering a great selection of kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, camping gear, accessories, and more.

Head to Downtown Ludington to check out the number of unique shops with local flair. Find a Ludington souvenir, bicycles, bike gear and rentals, award-winning photography at Todd & Brad Reed’s studio, one-of-a-kind home decor, skateboards and boogie boards, shoes, clothing, and more.

Mt. Pleasant offers the perfect opportunity to “shop ‘til you drop.” With a wide selection of big box stores, Mt. Pleasant also offers a variety of smaller unique stores and boutiquesMt. Pleasant is home to a locally grown grocery store that offers locally brewed beer, wine, food, and vegetables all year long. Located just south of Mt. Pleasant is an antiques shop in Shepherd that offers a wide selection of handcrafted items, primitives, and antiques.

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North West Michigan & Upper Peninsula Shopping 

Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts of Petoskey is a favorite source of treasures from Northern Michigan offering collectibles, home decor, and native gifts. You’ll also find a selection of signs for your home or cottage, including personalized ski signs and pre-printed Walloon or Crooked Lake signs.

Adding in some shopping time to your Northern Michigan trip? You’ll find a number of unique shops and boutiques in downtown Traverse City and scattered among several villages and towns in Benzie County.

Getting hungry? 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 and organic and locally-grown produce, as well as locally-roasted fair-trade coffees, naturally leavened breads, and body care products. 

Who’s up for some retail therapy? Whether you’re on the hunt for a few distinctive souvenirs, mementos for your loved ones, locally crafted treasures, clothing, or even just a few things you left behind at home, shopping will not disappoint in the Alpine Village in Gaylord! From the eclectic collection of shops downtown to major retailers to the west, you will surely find what you are looking for and more. Browse through sporting goods, specialty foods, antiques, books, tropical fish, clothing, jewelry, games, furniture, chocolates, and home decor at cheerful, friendly stores

If shopping is 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.

From shopping sprees to picking up a quick gift, Marquette’s retail scene has it all. From jewelry to clothing and everything in between, Marquette is a one stop shop for all of your shopping needs. Whether shopping on W Washington, Third, or Front Streets, the shops in Marquette have all your shopping and gifting needs.

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Statewide Shopping

With over 200 stores throughout Michigan, Meijer offers a complete one-stop shopping experience, from grocery, health & beauty care to fashion, automotive, home decor, pharmacy, electronics, pets and more.