Traverse City Shopping

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

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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:


Fridrich Furs

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 35C (Mercato), 231.421.1738

Luxurious custom-made fur coats, jackets, vests, hats and accessories by master furrier and licensed fur buyer Michael Fridrich Henke.


Gallery Fifty

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 50 (Mercato), 231.932.0775

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.


High Five Threads

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 20 (Mercato), 231.668.8591

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.


Joice Salon

800 Cottageview Dr., (above The Mercato), 231.933.9897

Offering a private setting and personal attention for hair, skin and makeup. Joice carries Glo skin care and cosmetics, Eufora and Onesta hair care.


Landmark Books

1200 W. 11th St., Suite 45., 231.922.7225

Specializing in modern first editions, literature and classics. This shop has the area’s best selection of out-of-print books.


Mi Farm Market

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 10 (Mercato)866.544.1088

Offering Michigan-made preserves, sauces and honey, Palazzolo’s Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, signature trail mixes and much more.


Notably Natural

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 25 (Mercato), 231.929.1100

You’ll find a selection of handmade soap, organic skin care, handmade soap, toiletries and soap supplies.


Premier Floral Design & Gift Emporium

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 55 (Mercato), 231.947.1167

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 Jewelry

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 15 (Mercato), 231.935.1701

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.


Vintage du Jour

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 8 (Mercato), 231.943.2222

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


Art & Soul Gallery

140 E. Front St., 231.947.4888

Features the work of over 100 artists with a variety of fine art and craft pieces.


Asher Gallery & Framing

441 E. Front St., 231.932.8638

Custom framing and original prints by Richard Asher.


Peninsula Studios

102 S. Union St., 231.933.1194

The fine art gallery of artist Debra Sanborn showcases paintings inspired by Northern Michigan.


Wilson’s Antiques

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.


The Wooden Gallery

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.




Cali’s Wardrobe & Home

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.


Captain’s Quarters

151 E. Front St., 231.946.7066

Fine men’s clothing, sportswear and formal wear.


Cherry Hill Boutique 

224 E. Front St., 231.929.3940

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.


Daisy Jane

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.



209 E. Front St., 231.947.9401 

Designer men’s and women’s apparel, home décor and American made furniture.



206 E. Front St., 231.922.9787

Find the top trends in men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories.


Harbor Wear

125 E. Front St., 231.935.4688

Tees, hates and gifts with an “up north” vibe.



232 E. Front St., 231.421.3194

Features Haystacks women’s clothing and accessories made in Suttons Bay along with other brands you’ll love.


High Five Threads

140 E. Front St., 862.438.5481

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.


Identity Resort Wear

212 E. Front St., 231.946.3044

T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, dresses, decals and personalized gifts.


Kay’s Unique Apparel

219 E. Front St., 231.941.7505

A women’s specialty store with casual and classic apparel featuring brands such as NYDJ, Hobo, Vera Bradley and more.


Love Traverse City

121 E. Front St., Suite 103, 866.619.4898

Apparel and more, celebrating the most beautiful place on earth.



211 E. Front St., 231.237.0613
Sports and lounge apparel for the entire family.



Mr. Bill’s Shirt Company

228 E. Front St., 231.941.1022

T-shirts, sweatshirts, souvenirs and gifts.



238 E. Front St., 231.933.9745

Clothing with distinction. Casual through evening attire.


Raven’s Child

220 E. Front St., 231.941.8552

The grown-up boutique for the young at heart.


Roth Shirt Company

155 E. Front St., 231.883.7684

Hand drawn and designed shirts inspired by the laid back feel of Northern Michigan.


Spirals Boutique 

123 E. Front St., 231.929.7066

Funky, hip and trendy. Accessorize your world with stylish clothing, the latest handbags, accessories and more.


Sweet Pea

205 E. Front St., 231.922.1600

Clothing, shoes, toys and gear for the everyday kid.



148 E. Front St., 231.995.9522

Offers a classic collection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.


What to Wear

126 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.932.0510

A combination of modern and vintage, each piece of clothing stands apart from the rest and will leave you feeling beautiful.


Yana Dee

157 E. Front St.

Handmade clothing and accessories from organic, natural and salvaged materials.


Books, Cards & Stationary


Bookie Joint

124 S. Union St., 231.946.8862

Buy or trade gently used books.


Brilliant Books

118 E. Front St., 231.946.2665

Find a book for every reader within the cozy atmosphere of a true bookstore.


Higher Self

328 E. Front St., 231.941.5805

Books, music and gifts for body, mind and spirit.


Horizon Books

243 E. Front St., 231.946.7290

A family owned and operated bookstore offering cozy fireplaces, coffee bars and reading groups.


Crafts, Toys & Hobbies 


Children’s World

140 E. Front St., 231.946.3450

A fun selection of toys, games, dolls and puzzles for kids and adults.


Kidz Art

121 E. Front St., Suite 103, 231.421.1222

Creative art classes available for all ages and skill levels.


Toy Harbor

221 E. Front St., 231.946.1131

Quality toys and personalized service.


Trains & Things Hobbies

210 E. Front St., 231.947.1353

Wide variety of scale models, tools and accessories.




Lilies of the Alley

112 E. Front St., 231.421.8383 or 231.360.3620 

Custom flower shop offering fresh, dried and silk floral arrangements.


The Flower Station

341 W. Front St., 231.946.1742

Flowers for every occasion.


Food & Drink 


American Spoon Foods

230 E. Front St., 231.935.4480

Handcrafted fruit preserves and condiments.


Blue Goat Wine Shop

875 E. Front St., 231.941.9463

Northern Michigan’s largest and most varied selection of wines.


Burritt’s Fresh Markets

509 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.3300

Top quality meat, seafood, wine and specialty groceries.


Cherry Republic

154 E. Front St., 231.932.9205

Try one of their cherry food creations and embrace the creed life, liberty, beaches and pie.

Doug Murdick’s Fudge

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.


Espresso Bay: Juice Island

202 E. Front St., 561.900.2567

A coffee shop, smoothie and juice bar and bakery rolled all into one.


Espresso Bay: Bookstore 

3211 N. Garfield Rd., 231.421.9192

It doesn’t get much better than books and coffee, oh and there’s a restaurant too.


Folgarelli Import Market & Wine Shop

424 W. Front St., 231.941.7651

Shop for gourmet food and wine while enjoying one of their famous sandwiches.


Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars

141 E. Front St., 231.944.1145

Come taste fresh oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world.

Good Harbor Coffee & Bakery

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.


Mary’s Kitchen Port

539 W. Front St., 231.941.0525

Specialty foods and gourmet take-out. Try the renowned Gobbler sandwich.


Maxbauer’s Market

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.


Simply Cupcakes of Traverse City

445 E. Front St., 231.633.2253

The city’s only “cupcakery” offers cupcakes made from scratch every day.

Spice Merchants

145 E. Front St., 231.947.7423

Look like a genius in the kitchen with their spices, herbs, sugars, and extracts.


Sugar Kissed

127 E. Front St., 231.421.9157

Stop in for self-serve frozen yogurt with all the fixings, cupcakes and other desserts.


Gifts & Collectables


Nifty Things!

143 E. Front St., 231.929.9665

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.


Home Decor


Cedar Creek Interiors

415 S. Union St., 231.933.4321

Interior design services and furnishings that reflect the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.


Max’s Service & Appliance

135 E. State St., 231.947.6830

You can expect quality appliances and electronics, and excellent service before, during and after the sale. “It’s service that counts.”


Nest of Grand Traverse

218 E. Front St., 231.946.0232

Fine home furnishings, interior design, custom furniture, lighting and accessories described as “Up North chic” and “modern cottage.”



710 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.0960

American-crafted solid hardwood furniture and accessories for the home.



130 E. Front St., 231.947.2322

Home decor, rugs and fabrics.


Urban Diversions

430 S. Union St., 231.946.6600

Fine furnishings, lighting, rugs and home accessories.




Becky Thatcher Designs

234 E. Front St., 231.947.5088

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.


Federico’s Design Jewelers

134 E. Front St., 231.946.4252

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.


James C. Smith Fine Jewelry

101 W. Front St., 231.941.3300

A wide range of custom made rings, earrings, pendants and loose colored stones and diamonds.


Miner’s North Jewelers

222 E. Front St., 231.946.8528

Diamond jewelry, colored stones, sterling silver, repairs and custom work.


On The Rocks

139 E. Front St., 231.941.2200

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.




BluGypsy Boutique

140 E. Front St., 231.409.9539

An assortment of footwear, jewelry, handbags, accessories and scarves inspired by local fairs and flea markets.


Golden Shoes

122 E. Front St., 231.947.6924

A family shoe store offering everything from fine leathers to colorful rain boots.


Lola’s Shoes

123 E. Front St., Suite 1, 231.943.2122

Complete your outfit with affordable and trendy shoes, accessories, purses and outerwear.


Plamondon Shoes

144 E. Front St., 231.947.5091

A family shoe store with a focus on comfortable shoes for active lifestyles.


Robert Frost Fine Footwear

217 E. Front St., 231.929.7463

Footwear, apparel, outerwear and accessories for men and women.


Specialty Shops


2ND Level Goods Apparel & Boardshop

140 E. Front St., 231.313.1232

Skateboards, snowboards, longboards, stickers, band shirts and apparel.


Blue In The Face

136 E. Front St., 231.933.6151

Funky novelties, smoking accessories and edgy clothing.


Camera Shop

114 E. Front St., 231.946.7150

Offers a wide range of services from camera repair and photo restoration to printing, passport photos and video transfers.



104 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.6500

You’ll find hundreds of hats for men, women and children along with clothing and jewelry.


D.O.G. Bakery

535 W. Front St., 231.932.2045

With over 20 flavors of healthy treats, you’re bound to find something tasty for your dog.

Front Street Tattoo

502 E. Front St., 231.922.9000

Creative custom tattooing by artists Mike Emmett and Matt Stafford.


Glitz & Spurs

207 E. Front St., 231.421.9052

Exclusive “five” brand jeans, casual jewelry, cowgirl boots and home décor.

Great Lakes Bath & Body, Inc

104 Cass St., 231.421.9160

Artisan soaps, body butters, lotions, soaking salts, lip balms, travel sets and gifts.

Green Island

120 E. Front St., 231.933.8465

Offering natural products for your home and body such as organic bath linens, organic baby pajamas and compostable dinnerware.

Lancaster Photography

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.


McMillen’s Creative Custom Framing

326 E. Front St., 231.947.8908

Creative custom picture framing and gallery.

Nolan’s Tobacco

336 E. Front St., 231.946.2640

Stop by the cigar bar or lounge, or check out their imported cigars, tobacco and gifts.



226 E. Front St., 231.941.4146

Every kitchen and dining accessory you can imagine along with a selection of gourmet foods.


Seoul Sisters

140 E. Front St., 231.342.2192

Hand selected clothing and accessories from South Korea, the fashion capital. The store offers a mix of Asian and American styles and beauty products.


Sunglass Shoppe

137 E. Front St., 231.946.4730

Fashion and high sport performance sunglasses along with independently handcrafted eyewear collections.


The Clipper Dog Grooming

441 E. Front St., 231.947.6894

Grooming for dogs of all sizes and a large selection of pet supplies.


The Exchange Boutique + Salon

116 S. Union St., 231.944.1969

An eclectic clothing boutique and hair salon.


The Laughing Buddha

514 E. Front St., 231.943.1125

A large variety of smoking accessories.



134 E. Front St., 231.995.0551

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.


Votruba Leather Goods Co.

112 E. Front St., 231.947.5615

Find luggage and fine leather products for the traveler in you.


Warehouse District


A Body Balance

221 Garland St., 231.649.6238

Medical massages to address your specific health concerns.


Bay West Antiques

205 Garland St., 231.947.3211

The 2,400 square-foot antique mall features a wide range of merchandise. Customers can also purchase or sell precious metals Monday through Saturday.


Candle Factory

301 W. Grandview Parkway, 1.800.292.3616

The store has traditional, specialty and season-specific candles for every home.


InsideOut Gallery

229 Garland St., 231.929.3254

Avant-garde art, a great bar and entertainment.


Potters Bakery & Cafe

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.


Thimbleberry Kids

823 S. Garfield Ave., 231.932.0065

Children’s and maternity resale boutique.


Warehouse MRKT

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.


Darling Botanical Co.

144 Hall St., Suite 102, 231.421.8440

This shop for botanic fanatics offers tropical and temperate plants, exceptional soil and substrates and fun accessories to create your own thriving little world.


Grey Wolf Creek

144 Hall St., Suite 109, 231.922.9535

Lighting restoration, buffing and polishing services and a large selection of antique fixtures and parts.


Handz on Art

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.


Waara Technologies

144 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.935.4511

State of the art lighting, audio and video systems specifically designed for your home or business.


Wood + Cloth

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:

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