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!
South West Michigan Shopping
Old Town Lansing is a fun neighborhood filled with cute shops and unique boutiques. Located just north of the downtown area, you’ll find everything you need (plus some other fun goodies) from a variety of great local retailers for all your Michigan made products.
Shop on the Kalamazoo Mall, the nation’s first outdoor pedestrian mall, and check out unique shops where you can make your own candle, build your own terrarium, create your own perfume, shop sustainable products, and paint your own canvas, mug, or wine glass.
Frequent visitors to the Saugatuck area know that when it comes to carefully curated retail experiences, there are unique discoveries behind every door. Their cozy downtown neighborhoods are brimming with one-of-a-kind shops for every person and every price range. Whether you’re interested in art, antiques, fine jewelry, outdoor gear, or Michigan-made gourmet foods—you’ll find it there along with friendly, small-town service to go with it. Be sure to visit Big Lake Outfitters of Saugatuck, which is your headquarters for outdoors adventure!
South Haven boasts many unique shops and boutiques in the downtown area. Retail options include two antique malls, fashion for the whole family, home décor, handmade jewelry, and children’s toys and games.
If shopping for unique gifts, boutique-style clothing, and nostalgic toys and candy are of interest, then Marshall is for you. The downtown is beautifully filled with shops for everyone to enjoy. Music plays during the day and lighted trees line the street at night to add to the ambiance. Several restaurants and coffee shops are also located along the street. If you enjoy 19th and early 20th century architecture and a variety of quaint shops, this City of Hospitality is for you.
The shop at Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph features decorative and functional artwork handcrafted by local and regional artists. As part of KAC’s mission to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts, they’re celebrating Michigan Summer in the shop with Mitten-inspired artworks, supplies for summer gatherings, and art that connects you to the great outdoors.
Visit Purely Michigan in St. Joseph to find all sorts of 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.”
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.
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 building with the Saugatuck Brewing Co., offering a great combination: work up a thirst shopping, then go next door to the brewery.
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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 a great stop for bookworms: it’s a 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 just off White Lake 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 their 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.
Herman’s Boy in Rockford is five businesses rolled into one! Originally started in 1979 as a small cheese and meat shop in downtown Rockford, over the years they’ve expanded to sell treats like coffee and candy, as well as cooking gadgets and mugs. Be sure to check out each department when you visit: all of their products are either made on site or chosen from trusted local vendors.
Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery is a great Grand Rapids destination for so many things – including shopping! Their Gift Barn has a great selection of clothing, accessories, and other merchandise, and is adjacent to their wine tasting room.
Downtown Muskegon’s BoomTown Market is a great grocery retailer for visitors to check out! They carry a variety of items to help you prepare your home cooked meal, as well as local craft beer and wines. Plus, enjoy one of their homemade, specialty sandwiches, wraps, or salads, all made with Boar’s Head meats.
More Central West Michigan Shopping Destinations:
- Blendon Pines Gun Club, Zeeland
- Country Dairy, New Era
- Electric Bike Place, Grand Haven
- Grand Rapids Downtown Market
- MACkite Board Sports Center, Grand Haven
- Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon
- Rennhack Orchards Market, Hart
- The Fox Barn Market & Winery, Shelby
- Windmill Island Gardens, Holland
North West Michigan & Upper Peninsula Shopping
Downtown Petoskey’s historic Gaslight District, upscale shops in Bay Harbor, quaint boutiques in Harbor Springs and fun stores in Boyne City are all within 30 minutes of each other. No malls here – the Petoskey Area spreads out the great shopping and gives you more chances to find items you can’t wait to take home.
If shopping is included in your vacation plans then head to Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire 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.
Marquette and its neighbors, Ishpeming and Negaunee, are home to many one-of-a-kind shops and artisans galore, and for those who appreciate the magic in owning things with history, there are several quaint secondhand shops to go treasure hunting and enjoy some much-needed retail therapy. Downtown Marquette itself is home to many great art galleries, just a short walk from the Lake Superior shoreline.
Getting hungry? Oryana Community Co-op 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.
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.
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.
Dublin General Store in Wellston is your destination for homemade jerky. The Dublin staff uses their own recipes, including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, ostrich, & wild game. You can also purchase steaks, ribs, smoked fish, various spices & rubs, award-winning sauces, aged cheeses, and other goods.
McDonough’s Market is a family owned business specializing in grocery, custom cut meat, fresh produce, a wide selection of beer, wine, and more! Visit them on your next adventure in Beaver Island!
Reflecting the many moods and styles of Up North living, shopping at Bellaire’s Uniquely North is fun and engaging! You’ll find clothing, home décor and gifts that pair comfy and casual with chic and upscale. With seasonal offerings and a constantly changing inventory, Uniquely North always has something new. Bellaire is surrounded by lakes, beautiful woods and all the things to do and see that make being Up North year-round so amazing. Come in and enjoy!
More North West Michigan Shopping Destinations:
- Bellaire Smokehouse, Bellaire
- Cherry Republic, Traverse City
- Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, Petoskey
- Oliver Art Center, Frankfort
- Paddles and Pedals, Bellaire
- The Village at Bay Harbor, Petoskey
Bonus Idea: Local Farmers Markets
Treat yourself (or a loved one) and discover the specialty farm products West Michigan farmers markets have to offer. Jams, sauces, condiments, and spice blends are just a few delicious options that will set your meal (or gift) apart. Bonus: your dollars help the Michigan economy and people behind the products. Find your local farmers market today.