One of the most notable traits of Northern Michigan is that our picturesque villages and towns are filled with unique shops, filled with one-of-a-kind and hand-picked items. Here are five picks that will for a fabulous shopping day trip. Just add lunch!
A hip haven of funky accessories and designer duds, Suvi Boutique sports super chic labels like Billy Blues, Cordelia and Neesh, plus to-die-for girly wear from talented local artists. 419 River St., Manistee, 231-398-3200, SUVIBOUTIQUE.COM.
Beyond the garden gates, climbing trellises and fanciful but tasteful yard ornaments, you’ll find sinfully downy bedding, in-house hardware like hooks and towel racks, and decorative must-haves galore. 385 River Street, Manistee, 231-398-9552.
Every room in the electric blue, neon green and white hilltop house of Mecca is a fanciful world unto its own, filled to the gills with glittery baubles, offbeat art, lotions, potions, hand-made cake toppers, trinkets and anything that makes a lady swoon. 1084 Michigan Ave., Benzonia, 231-882-2583, MECCACRYSTALLAKE.COM.
BETSIE BAY FURNITURE
Beach cottage? Cozy cabin? Mission, Vintage, Up North casual? Whatever your style, you’ll find it as you wend your way through room-after-stunningly arranged room inside the sprawling two-story that is Betsie Bay Furniture. 311 Main St., Frankfort, 231-352-4202, BETSIEBAYFURNITURE.COM.
CRYSTAL CRATE AND CARGO
Cookware, cutlery, gadgets, spices, dressings, tableware, linens, servingware, decor, bath and body accessories, clothes, cleaning and organizing supplies, and more—if Martha Stewart lived Up North, she’d shop here. 262 South Benzie Blvd., Beulah, 231-882-5294,
QUICK LINKS TO MORE FUN IN BENZIE COUNTY AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S WEST SHORE!
- The Benzie & West Shore Vacation Directory: Listings to lodging, galleries, restaurants and more along with an interactive map.
- Benzie & West Shore Digital Vacation Guide: Browse the pages of the complete Guide and click to hundreds of websites.
- The Complete Restaurant Guide for Benzie and the West Shore: Just type in any Benzie County town or town on Northern Michigan’s West Shore and browse the array of restaurant options.
- Video: Discover Pt. Betsie Lighthouse
- Check out all the music, festivals, arts and events of all kinds happening in Benzie and the West Shore: Just pop the name of the Benzie County town you’d like to play in, or one along the West Shore of Northern Michigan, and choose amongst hundreds of things to do!
- Plot your day in Benzie, Manistee, Ludington and more using this Interactive Map: Choose an activity in "I’d like to find" and choose a Benzie, Manistee or West Shore town for "in a town near." Then click away!
- Rent a cottage in Benzie and the West Shore: There hundreds of cottages to rent in Northern Michigan. Type the town you’re interested in into the Search box and plan your getaway Up North!