Shopping Traverse City is an adventure for the senses—an activity worthy of its own vacation. Find dazzling boutiques and world-class eateries. While downtown Traverse City (Front, Cass and Union Streets) with its many Victorian-era storefronts and peeks of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay is the heart of a Traverse City shopping experience, the fun only begins there. You’ll also find exciting shopping enclaves at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons and the Warehouse MRKT. Here’s a breakout of what you’ll find in each of these three Traverse City shopping districts:
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Traverse City’s version of Central Park is located on 480 acres of preserved parkland just west of downtown Traverse City. The buildings at the heart of this rolling greenery are collectively called The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (830 Cottageview Drive). Once home to a 19th-century state mental hospital, the stunning Italianate-style Victorian buildings have been reclaimed and turned into upscale restaurants, boutiques and galleries. The highlight of this Traverse City shopping experience is the Mercato in Building 50. Within this handsome brick-walled building, you’ll find an eclectic shopping adventure that includes these unique boutiques and galleries:
Luxurious custom-made fur coats, jackets, vests, hats and accessories by master furrier and licensed fur buyer Michael Fridrich Henke.
Gallery Fifty’s home in the Village at the Grand Traverse Commons features an eclectic array of artwork ranging from fun and funky to modern and refined. In the newly expanded 2,200 sq. ft. galleries, the gallery represents a select group of 150 regional and North American artists and designers showing their original fine art, contemporary craft, studio jewelry and handcrafted gifts.
A Michigan apparel company creating products inspired by their home-state love. Wear your pride on your sleeve, and represent the state we all love to work and play in.
Offering a private setting and personal attention for hair, skin and makeup. Joice carries Glo skin care and cosmetics, Eufora and Onesta hair care.
Specializing in modern first editions, literature and classics. This shop has the area’s best selection of out-of-print books.
Offering Michigan-made preserves, sauces and honey, Palazzolo’s Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, signature trail mixes and much more.
You’ll find a selection of handmade soap, organic skin care, handmade soap, toiletries and soap supplies.
Visit Premier Floral Design to experience an enchanting convergence of quality and creativity. They offer a wonderful selection of cards, gifts and home decor items. They also create beautiful and unique floral designs for weddings, parties and every day events.
Silver Fox carries a wide variety of beautiful artisan jewelry and unique accessories all at affordable prices. You will find sterling silver, copper, semi precious stones – including Larimar, turquoise, amethyst and amber – as well as clocks, purses and scarves.
Antique furniture from the 19th and 20th century mixed with repurposed and upcycled items, home decor, as well as great vintage and modern pieces.
Downtown Traverse City
Antiques and Art Galleries
140 E. Front St., 231.947.4888
Features the work of over 100 artists with a variety of fine art and craft pieces.
441 E. Front St., 231.932.8638
Custom framing and original prints by Richard Asher.
102 S. Union St., 231.933.1194
The fine art gallery of artist Debra Sanborn showcases paintings inspired by Northern Michigan.
123 S. Union St., 231.946.4177
With 20,000 square feet and over 40 dealers, this antique mall offers a large selection of furniture, vintage décor, artwork and collectibles.
116 E. Front St., 231.941.0823
Preserve your photos or prints with the Wooden Gallery process, which allows the piece to be framed without glass and brings back the original colors.
242 E. Front St., 231.957.0633
A timeless collection of natural fiber clothing, jewelry and home accessories from local designers and independent lines in the U.S. and Europe.
Fine men’s clothing, sportswear and formal wear.
Women’s clothing and accessories including brands such as Brighton, Parkhurst and Tres Chic.
225 E. Front St., 231.922.9067
A sophisticated selection of women’s clothing ranging from casual to dressy.
208 E. Front St., 231.933.5633
Souvenirs for children and adults.
203 E. Front St., 231.946.8850
A wide variety of women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and bath and body products.
156 E. Front St., 231.486.6805
Men’s and women’s clothing lines such as Porridge, Nau, Waltzing Matilda and more along with shoes and accessories.
Designer men’s and women’s apparel, home décor and American made furniture.
Find the top trends in men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories.
Tees, hates and gifts with an “up north” vibe.
Features Haystacks women’s clothing and accessories made in Suttons Bay along with other brands you’ll love.
High Five Threads is a Michigan lifestyle brand dedicated to creating the highest quality American made and Michigan printed apparel featuring all that we love about the High Five State.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, dresses, decals and personalized gifts.
A women’s specialty store with casual and classic apparel featuring brands such as NYDJ, Hobo, Vera Bradley and more.
Apparel and more, celebrating the most beautiful place on earth.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, souvenirs and gifts.
Clothing with distinction. Casual through evening attire.
The grown-up boutique for the young at heart.
Hand drawn and designed shirts inspired by the laid back feel of Northern Michigan.
Funky, hip and trendy. Accessorize your world with stylish clothing, the latest handbags, accessories and more.
Clothing, shoes, toys and gear for the everyday kid.
Offers a classic collection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.
A combination of modern and vintage, each piece of clothing stands apart from the rest and will leave you feeling beautiful.
Handmade clothing and accessories from organic, natural and salvaged materials.
Books, Cards & Stationary
Buy or trade gently used books.
Find a book for every reader within the cozy atmosphere of a true bookstore.
Books, music and gifts for body, mind and spirit.
A family owned and operated bookstore offering cozy fireplaces, coffee bars and reading groups.
Crafts, Toys & Hobbies
140 E. Front St., 231.946.3450
A fun selection of toys, games, dolls and puzzles for kids and adults.
121 E. Front St., Suite 103, 231.421.1222
Creative art classes available for all ages and skill levels.
Quality toys and personalized service.
210 E. Front St., 231.947.1353
Wide variety of scale models, tools and accessories.
112 E. Front St., 231.421.8383 or 231.360.3620
Custom flower shop offering fresh, dried and silk floral arrangements.
341 W. Front St., 231.946.1742
Flowers for every occasion.
Food & Drink
Handcrafted fruit preserves and condiments.
Northern Michigan’s largest and most varied selection of wines.
Top quality meat, seafood, wine and specialty groceries.
154 E. Front St., 231.932.9205
Try one of their cherry food creations and embrace the creed life, liberty, beaches and pie.
116 E. Front St., 231.947.4841
Watch as candy craftsmen create each loaf of fudge from the copper kettle to the final slice. The store also offers brittle, bark and gift boxes.
202 E. Front St., 561.900.2567
A coffee shop, smoothie and juice bar and bakery rolled all into one.
3211 N. Garfield Rd., 231.421.9192
It doesn’t get much better than books and coffee, oh and there’s a restaurant too.
424 W. Front St., 231.941.7651
Shop for gourmet food and wine while enjoying one of their famous sandwiches.
141 E. Front St., 231.944.1145
Come taste fresh oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world.
111 W. Front St., 231.935.4166
Freshly baked pastries and coffee creations.
129 E. Front St., 231.946.2403
Try Kilwin’s homemade chocolate, fudge and ice cream. Gift baskets, trays and UPS shipping are available.
539 W. Front St., 231.941.0525
Specialty foods and gourmet take-out. Try the renowned Gobbler sandwich.
407 S. Union St., 231.947.7698
Seafood and fresh, homemade meats.
147 E. Front St., 231.933.3000
Choose from over 40 flavors of popcorn made daily in the store.
445 E. Front St., 231.633.2253
145 E. Front St., 231.947.7423
Look like a genius in the kitchen with their spices, herbs, sugars, and extracts.
127 E. Front St., 231.421.9157
Stop in for self-serve frozen yogurt with all the fixings, cupcakes and other desserts.
Gifts & Collectables
With thousands of items, it’s a one-stop shop for gifts. Offers an array of games, toys, jewelry, home décor, kitchen and outdoor items.
153 E. Front St., 231.941.0150
An eclectic gift store with home accessories, Michigan made products and more.
Interior design services and furnishings that reflect the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.
You can expect quality appliances and electronics, and excellent service before, during and after the sale. “It’s service that counts.”
Fine home furnishings, interior design, custom furniture, lighting and accessories described as “Up North chic” and “modern cottage.”
American-crafted solid hardwood furniture and accessories for the home.
Home decor, rugs and fabrics.
Fine furnishings, lighting, rugs and home accessories.
Contemporary gold and silver jewelry inspired by the beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula. Designs incorporate exotic colored gemstones collected in Asia and beach stones from Lake Michigan.
Choose from designer jewelry lines such as Bergio and Nanis or create custom pieces. The store also offers jewelry and watch repair, jewelry cleaning and inspection.
A wide range of custom made rings, earrings, pendants and loose colored stones and diamonds.
Diamond jewelry, colored stones, sterling silver, repairs and custom work.
A collection of Michigan stone jewelry along with minerals and fossils from around the world, each piece is hand designed by owner and jeweler Kathryn Wilson.
An assortment of footwear, jewelry, handbags, accessories and scarves inspired by local fairs and flea markets.
A family shoe store offering everything from fine leathers to colorful rain boots.
Complete your outfit with affordable and trendy shoes, accessories, purses and outerwear.
A family shoe store with a focus on comfortable shoes for active lifestyles.
Footwear, apparel, outerwear and accessories for men and women.
Skateboards, snowboards, longboards, stickers, band shirts and apparel.
Funky novelties, smoking accessories and edgy clothing.
Offers a wide range of services from camera repair and photo restoration to printing, passport photos and video transfers.
You’ll find hundreds of hats for men, women and children along with clothing and jewelry.
With over 20 flavors of healthy treats, you’re bound to find something tasty for your dog.
Creative custom tattooing by artists Mike Emmett and Matt Stafford.
Exclusive “five” brand jeans, casual jewelry, cowgirl boots and home décor.
Artisan soaps, body butters, lotions, soaking salts, lip balms, travel sets and gifts.
Offering natural products for your home and body such as organic bath linens, organic baby pajamas and compostable dinnerware.
120 E. Front St., Loft 2, 231.883.2619
Bill Lancaster is a Traverse City wedding and portrait photographer serving all of Northern Michigan.
125 E. Front St., 231.360.9090
Shop M22 and Love Michigan apparel and accessories, or sign up for a kiteboarding instructional program.
326 E. Front St., 231.947.8908
Creative custom picture framing and gallery.
336 E. Front St., 231.946.2640
Stop by the cigar bar or lounge, or check out their imported cigars, tobacco and gifts.
Every kitchen and dining accessory you can imagine along with a selection of gourmet foods.
Hand selected clothing and accessories from South Korea, the fashion capital. The store offers a mix of Asian and American styles and beauty products.
137 E. Front St., 231.946.4730
Fashion and high sport performance sunglasses along with independently handcrafted eyewear collections.
Grooming for dogs of all sizes and a large selection of pet supplies.
116 S. Union St., 231.944.1969
An eclectic clothing boutique and hair salon.
A large variety of smoking accessories.
Get ready for your big interview or date at their make-up and hair studio, or find your favorite cosmetics, bath products, body fragrances and gifts in the boutique.
Find luggage and fine leather products for the traveler in you.
Medical massages to address your specific health concerns.
The 2,400 square-foot antique mall features a wide range of merchandise. Customers can also purchase or sell precious metals Monday through Saturday.
301 W. Grandview Parkway, 1.800.292.3616
The store has traditional, specialty and season-specific candles for every home.
229 Garland St., 231.929.3254
Avant-garde art, a great bar and entertainment.
130 Hall St., 231.947.1065
Stop in for a lunch date and try their sandwiches, soups, salads and quiche.
908 E. 8th St., 231.947.5125
At their second location you’ll find custom cakes, donuts, cookies and other sweet treats.
823 S. Garfield Ave., 231.932.0065
Children’s and maternity resale boutique.
Named for the retrofit warehouse that houses these boutiques, the Warehouse MRKT at Hall and Garland Streets (just off Grand View Parkway) adds a funky, off-the-beaten path dimension to the Traverse City shopping experience. With the opening of Hotel Indigo in the summer of 2015, this shopping district promises to take off in even more sophisticated directions.
144 Hall St., Suite 100, 231.714.5038
Coffee, tea and good eats.
This shop for botanic fanatics offers tropical and temperate plants, exceptional soil and substrates and fun accessories to create your own thriving little world.
144 Hall St., Suite 109, 231.922.9535
Lighting restoration, buffing and polishing services and a large selection of antique fixtures and parts.
144 Hall St., Suite 110, 231.941.5071
Come create your own works of art in their paint your own pottery studio.
144 Hall St., Suite 103, 231.883.3777
Fitness classes designed to fit into busy lifestyles that blend relaxation, core strength, muscle sculpting and flexibility.
144 Hall St., Suite 105, 231.421.9117
The eclectic boutique carries over 30 brands of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and scarves.
State of the art lighting, audio and video systems specifically designed for your home or business.
144 Hall St., Suite 101, 231.421.8710
Home furnishings, clothing, specialty edibles and gifts.
On Friday evenings in the summer, Front St. in downtown Traverse City closes to traffic and opens to fun. Watch Traverse City shopping come alive for Friday Night Live: