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 shopping fun only begins there. You’ll also find exciting shopping enclaves at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons and  the Warehouse Marketplace. Here’s a breakout of what you’ll find in these three Traverse City Shopping Districts:

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The Village of 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 called collectively the Village at Grand Traverse Commons (1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City) 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, browse an eclectic shopping adventure that includes these unique boutiques and galleries:

Boutique à la Vie

An extraordinary collection of fine Women’s apparel and accessories. Hours: M-Th 10-6, F-Sa 10-7, Su 11-4

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.929.7796

 

Fridrich Furs

Luxurious custom-made fur coats, jackets, vests, hats, and accessories by Master Furrier & Licensed Fur Buyer, Michael Fridrich Henke. Also visit for all of your fur repair, restyling, cleaning, and storage needs. Hours: M-Th 10-6, F-Sa 10-7, Su 11-4

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.421.1738,

 

Gallery Fifty

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 our newly expanded 2,200 sq. ft. galleries, we represent a select group of 150 regional and North American artists and designers showing their original fine art, contemporary craft, studio jewelry and handcrafted gifts. Adjacent to the galleries, in northern Michigan’s largest fine art venue, The Mercato, we host a quarterly art exhibition series often showcasing group or theme shows.

At any given time, we’re showing the work of thirty-five of the nation’s most respected studio jewelers and designers… from those working with sterling silver and found materials to high-karat gold and gemstones. Perhaps we are best known for our outstanding selection of studio jewelry and art-to-wear, including James Blanchard’s “Fordite” or “Detroit Agate”. Created from layers of automotive paint and collected from the spray booths in the late 1970s, these one-of-a-kind jewelry designs are exclusive to Gallery Fifty. Hours: M-Th 10-6, F-Sa 10-7, Sun11-4

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.932.0775,  galleryfifty.com

 

Green Canopy

An organic, natural fibers clothing boutique and specialty store for health and yoga related products.

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.922.9642 – yogaforhealthtc.com

 

High Five Threads

A Michigan apparel company creating products that show our homestate love. Do you love the “Land Shaped as a Hand” as much as we do? Wear your pride on your sleeve, and represent the state we all love to work and play in.

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.668.8591, highfivethreads.com

 

Joice Salon

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

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.933.9897 – joicesalon.com

 

Landmark Books

Specializing in modern first editions, literature and classics. We have the areas best selection of out-of-print books.

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.922.7225

Mi Farm Market

Michigan-made preserves, sauces & honey, featuring fine Palazzolo’s Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, Signature Trail Mixes, CIN-fully Tasty Roasted Almonds, Fun & Funky Dipped Pretzels, Sanders Hot Fudge and Chocolate Bumpy Cakes and exquisite Charles Layton Truffles. Hours: M-F 10-5, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.947.9338 - mifarmmarket.com

 

Notably Natural Botanicals & Aromatherapy

Offerings include handmade soap, organic, herbal, gluten free skin care, handmade soap, toiletries, and soap supplies.

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.929.1100, notably-natural.com

 

One of a Kind Cycle

“You love to ride, we love to ride. The passion for bike riding is the driving force behind One of a Kind Cycle. Our family-owned bike shop caters equally to women and men.”

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 866.734.6990, oneofakindcycle.com

 

Premier Floral Design & Gift Emporium

Visit Premier Floral Design to experience an enchanting convergence of quality and creativity. We offer a wonderful selection of cards, gifts and home decor items. We also create beautiful and unique floral designs for weddings, parties and every day events.

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.947.1167, premierflowersandgifts.net

 

Silver Fox Jewelry

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. Hours: M-Th 10-6, F-Sa 10-7, Su 11-4

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.935.1701

 

The Village General Store

General grocery & convenience store; carrying snacks, beer, tobacco, wines, sandwiches, salads, & wraps to go. Hours: M-Th 8am-10pm, F-Sa 8am-Midnight, Su 10am-7pm

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.392.9761

 

Vintage du Jour

Antique furniture from the 19th and 20th century mixed with repurposed and upcycled items, home decor, as well as great vintage and modern pieces. Hours: M-Th 10-6, F-Sa 10-7, Su 12-4

Mercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.943.2222, vintagedujourtc.com

 

Downtown Traverse City

Antiques and Art Galleries

Americana Gallery

Classic Collections of American Artistry. 224 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.933.0297

 

Art & Soul Gallery

A Room Without Art is like a Body without a Soul

140 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.4888, artandsoultc.com

 

Asher Gallery & Framing

Let Asher Gallery turn your home into a gallery. 441 E. Front St.,Traverse City, 231. 932.8638

 

Cog’s Creek Gallery & Studios

Locally handcrafted jewelry, fiber, painting & other unexpected art objects! 124 North Maple Street, Traverse City, 231.620.0458

 

Evergreen Gallery

153 E. Front St., 231.929.9522

 

Peninsula Studios

A palette of color and energy.

102 South Union Street, Traverse City, 231.933.1194, peninsulastudios.net

 

The Good Work Collective/Porterhouse Productions

A new think/do all arts gallery space where community ideas come together.

417 S. Union, 231.499.4968, porterhouseproductions.com

 

Scott R. Lurain Factory Direct Gallery

418 S. Union St., 231.421.9123

 

Wilson’s Antiques

123 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.4177

 

Wooden Gallery

A unique presentation of prints without glass.

116 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.0823, woodengallery.com

 

Apparel, Downtown Traverse City

Boutique A La Vie

Classic urban apparel and accessories for the ageless woman.

300 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.357.0877, boutiquealavie.org

 

Cali’s Wardrobe & Home

Natural fiber clothing, jewelry and home accessories. 242 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.0633

 

Captain’s Quarters

Fine men’s clothing , sportswear and formal wear.

151 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.7066, captainsquarterstc.com

 

Cherry Hill Boutique

Sportswear, unique gifts, accessories. 156 E. Front St, Traverse City, 231.929.3940, Facebook

 

Chico’s

225 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.922.9067, chicos.com

 

Critters

208 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.933.5633

 

Daisy Jane

must-have clothing, jewelry, and accessories, 203 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.8850, mollysleland.com

 

Ella’s

Apparel, accessories & collectibles.

209 E. Front St., 231.947.9401, Traverse City, swingbyellas.com

 

Glik’s

Brand Name Apparel for Guys and Gals

206 E. Front St., 231.922.9787, Traverse City, gliks.com

 

Harbor Wear

121 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.935.4688

 

Haystacks

Haystacks ladies’ clothing and accessories made in Leland. We also feature other popular brands you love.

232 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.421.3194, haystacks.net

 

Identity Resort Wear

Uniquely designed resort wear for the family. 212 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.3044

 

Kay’s

Women’s specialty store. From casual to classic, Kay’s can dress you in style. NYDJ, Hobo, Vera Bradley and much more.

219 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.941.7505

Love Traverse City

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

121 E. Front St. Suite 105, Traverse City, 866.619.4898, lovetraversecity.com

 

Momentum

P.O. Box 188, Traverse City,231.237.0613

 

Mr. Bill’s Shirt Co.

Sportswear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, souvenirs.

228 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.1022

 

Muriel’s

Clothing with distinction. Casual thru evening attire.

238 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.9745

 

Ravens Child

The grown-up boutique for the young at heart

220 E. Front, 231.941.8552

 

Roth Shirt Company

Northern Michigan’s unique, soft shirts

155 E. Front St., 231.883.7684, rothshirts.co

 

Spirals

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

123 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.929.7066

 

Sweet Pea

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

205 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.922.1600, sweetpeatc.com

 

Talbots

148 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.995.9522

 

The Dune Berry

Women’s specialty boutique-classic, preppy and sophisticated clothing and accessories.

122 Cass St., Traverse City, 231.933.0001, duneberry.com

 

Two Bays

Source local, buy local, be local.

140 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.714.8646, twobaystc.com

 

What to Wear

Wherever..whenever.. with style.

126 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.932.0510

 

Books Cards & Stationary

Bookie Joint

We buy, trade or take on consignment books and puzzles.

124 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.8862

 

Brilliant Books

Quality fact & literary fiction for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

118 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.BOOK, brilliant-books.net

 

Higher Self

Books, Music and Gifts for Body, Mind and Spirit

328 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.5805, higherselfbookstore.com

 

Horizon Books

Your personal bookseller in Downtown Traverse City.

243 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.7290, horizonbooks.com

 

 Hobbies & Crafts

 Children’s World

Toys, games and dolls.

140 E. Front St., Traverse City,  231.946.3450

Kidz Art

Creative art classes available for all ages and skill levels.

121 E. Front St., 102A, 231.421.1222, Traverse City,  kidzartmi.com

 

Lost Art Yarn Shoppe

123 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.1263

 

Toy Harbor

Unique, creative, quality toys, specializing in personalized service. Special summer and holiday hours.

221 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.1131

Trains & Things Hobbies

Hobbies and model construction supplies

210 E. Front St, 231.947.1353, Traverse City,  tctrains.com

 

Florists

Lilies of the Alley

Fresh & silk/dried flower arrangements, weddings & gifts.

112 E. Front St., 231.421.8383, Traverse City,  liliesofthealley.net

 

The Flower Station

341 W. Front St., Traverse City, 866.946.1742, flowerstationtc.com

 

Specialty Foods

American Spoon Foods

Edible treasures from Northern Michigan.

230 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.935.4480, spoon.com

 

Blue Goat Wine Shop

875 E. Front St., Traverse City,  231.941.9463, bluegoatwineshop.com

 

Burritt’s Fresh Markets

Freshest meats and seafood in Traverse City. Excellent wine selection.

509 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.3300, burrittsmarket.com

 

Cherry Republic

Glen Arbor’s famous everything cherry comes to Traverse City.
154 E. Front St., Traverse City,  231.932.9205, cherryrepublic.com

Chocolate Exotica

415 S. Union St., 231.922.9401, Traverse City, chocolateexotica.wordpress.com

 

Cold Stone Creamery

240 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231. 944.1036

 

Doug Murdick’s Fudge

116 E. Front St.,Traverse City, 231.947.4841

 

Espresso Bay/Juice Island

Espresso specialty drinks, gourmet coffee, chai, bubble tea, spa elixirs, gourmet tea, verba matte, and other beverages.202 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.9100, espressobay.com

Folgarelli Import Market & Wine Shop

424 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941-7651, folgarellis.net

 

Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars

Come taste fresh oils and balsamic vinegars from around the World
141-B E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.944.1145, fustinis.com

Good Harbor Coffee & Bakery

111 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.935.4166

Grandview Catering

P.O. Box 1288, Traverse City, 231.932.9713, grandviewcateringtc.com

Kilwin’s Chocolate Shoppe

Kilwin’s original recipe-homemade chocolate, fudge and ice cream. Gift baskets, trays, party room available, UPS shipping.
129 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.2403

Likam’s Bake Shop

Home made cookies, cupcakes, brownies and sweet treats.
113 E. State St., Traverse City, 231.944.6786

Mary’s Kitchen Port

Specialty foods, kitchen shop, gourmet take-out.
539 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.0525

Maxbauer’s Market

Seafood and fresh, homemade meats.
407 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.947.7698

Old Mission Traders

The harvest is always in season! Specializing in handcrafted Michigan foods and gifts. Home of Cherry Stop products.
215 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.929.3990, oldmissiontraders.com

Popkies

Featuring gourmet popcorn, homemade cookies and other fun foods.
147 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.3000

Simply Cupcakes of Traverse City

Fresh homemade cupcakes daily-100% scratch, every batch!
445 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.633.2253, simplycupcakestc.com

Spice Merchants

We make you look like a genius in the kitchen.
145 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.7423, spicemerchants.biz

Sugar Kissed

Self serve frozen yogurt with topping bar, cupcakes, and desserts.
127 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.421.9156, sugarkissedtc.com/

Gifts & Collectables

Annie’s of Traverse City

Gourmet coffees, confections, fun cards and gift baskets.

118 S. Union St.,Traverse City,  231.946.6201, anniesoftraversecity.com

 

Nifty Things!

The most unique gift store in Northern Michigan.

143 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.929.9665, niftythingsonline.com

 

Home Furnishings

Cedar Creek Interiors

Sophisticated and eclectic furnishings for Northern Michigan living.

415 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.933.4321, cedarcreekinteriors.com

 

Max’s Service & Appliance

It’s service that counts

135 E. State St., Traverse City, 231.947.6830, maxsservice.com

 

Nest of Grand Traverse

Fine home furnishings, interior design, custom furniture, lighting, and accessories.

218 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.0232, nestofgrandtraverse.com

 

Red Ostrich

home. fashion. et cetera.

110 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.3499, Facebook

 

 Sheffield’s

Fine furniture

710 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933-0960

Stewart-Zacks

Home decorating, accessories, interior design, area rugs.

130 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231. 947.2322

Urban Diversions

Home furnishings, lighting, area rugs, window treatments, interior design service.

430 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.6600, urban-diversions.com

 

Jewelry

Becky Thatcher Designs

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.

234 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.5088, beckythatcherdesigns.com

 

Federico’s Design Jewelers

Unique custom and designer jewelry.

134 E. Front St., Traverse City,  231.946.4252, federicosjewelers.com

 

James C. Smith Fine Jewelers

Contemporary gallery introducing a designer collection.

101 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.3300, jamescsmith.net

 

Miner’s North Jewelers

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

222 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.8528, minersnorth.com

 

On The Rocks

Jewelry, minerals, and fossils from Michigan and beyond!

139 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.2200, ontherockstc.com

 

Recklace Necklace

140 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.922.2102

 

Shoes

Golden Shoes

Family shoe store.

122 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.6924, goldenshoestc.com

 

Plamondon Shoes

Sport/casual and comfort oriented footwear.

144 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.5091, plamondonshoes.com

 

Robert Frost Fine Footwear

The finest footwear, outerwear and accessories for men and women.

217 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.929.7463, frostshoes.com

 

Specialty Shops

2nd Level Goods Apparel & Boardshop

Skate/Snow/Surf Resale and Consignment. Something for everyone!
140 E. Front St. Front St. Commons Building, Traverse City, 231.313.1232

Blue In The Face

Funky novelties, smoking accesories, edgy clothing.
140 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.6151

Camera Shop

Photo/video retail; full service and one-hour processing in-house.
114 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.7150,camerashoptc.com

Cool Stuff Express

Traverse City’s cool, fun shopping experience! Not to be missed!
126 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231. 421.5888,
coolstuffexpress.com

D.O.G. Bakery

fresh baked, all natural healthy treats for your dog!
531 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.932. 2045, dogbakeryonline.com

Diversions

Thousands of hats, clothing, fun jewelry, beer & wine maker supplies.

104 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.6500, hatsearch.com

 

Front Street Tattoo

502 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231. 922-9000, frontstreettattoostudio.com/home.html

 

Glitz & Spurs

Add some glitz to your life!
207 East Front St. Traverse City. 574. 527.6725, potg.net

Great Lakes Bath & Body, Inc.

Local artisan bodycare: soaps, salts, moisturizers, scrubs, gifts & more.
104 Cass Street, Traverse City, 231. 421.9160, greatlakesbathandbody.com

Green Island

Earth-friendly goods for the home, body and baby.
120 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.933. 8465, gogreenisland.com

Lancaster Photography

114 E. Front St. Traverse City, lancasterphotography.com

M 22

Kiteboarding lessons and gear. M22 logo wear.

125 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231. 392.2212, m22.com

McMillen’s Creative Custom Framing

Creative custom picture framing and gallery.
326 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231. 947.8908, mcmillensframeshop.com

Nolan’s Tobacco

Cigars, pipes, tobacco.

336 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.2640, nolanstobacco.com

Peppercorn

Kitchen and dining accessories and gourmet foods.
226 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.941.4146, peppercorntc.com

Red Hare Tack & Togs

Equestrian competition and lifestyle boutique.
157 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.922.9301, Facebook

Seoul Sisters

Hand selected from the fashion capital of the world, South Korea. Unique, classy, stylish, & timeless women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories & beauty products.
140 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.342.2192, seoulsistersboutique.com

Sunglass Shoppe

Best selection of fashion and high sport performance sunglasses.

137 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231. 946.4730, sunglass-shoppe.com

The Clipper

441 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.6894

The Exchange Boutique + Salon

Eclectic boutique & hair salon, clothing, gifts, fragrance, bath, and body.
116 South Union, Traverse City, 231.944.1969,

The Laughing Buddha

Traverse City’s premier smoke shop.

514 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.943.1125, thelaughingbuddha.co

Venus

Make-up studio and unique retail boutique offering cosmetics, bath, body fragrance and gifts.
134 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.995.0551, venusTC.com


Votruba Leather Goods

The best in luggage & fine leather products for 128 years.
112 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.947.5615, Facebook.

 

Warehouse Marketplace

Named for retrofit warehouse that houses these boutiques, the Warehouse Marketplace 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 spring of 2013, this Traverse City shopping district promises to take off in even more sophisticated directions.

A Body Balance

Medical massage.

221 Garland St., Traverse City, 231.649.6238

 

Bay West Antiques

Buying gold and silver. 6,000 square feet Antique Mall with over 20 dealers. 205 Garland, Traverse City, 231.947.3211, baywestantiques.com

 

Candle Factory

301 W. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, 231.946.2280, candles.net

Hands On Art

Paint your own pottery studio!

144 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.941.5071 ,tchandzonart.com

 

Hollands Nest

Whimsical blend of recycled and new infant and children’s clothes.

144 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.922.2875, Facebook

 

Insideout Gallery

Avant-gard art, great bar and entertainment.

211 Garland St., Traverse City, insideoutarttc.com/

 

Relish

Inspired attire. Unique clothing, shoes, and accessories.

144 Hall St. Ste. 105, Traverse City, 231.421.9117, Facebook.

 

Y’all Downright Southern

Food, pottery, jewelry and more from below the Mason-Dixon.

144 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.929.9255, Facebook

 

Potters Bakery & Cafe

130 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.947.1065, pottersbakery.com

 

Waara Technologies

State of the art sound systems.

144 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.935.4511, waaratechnologies.com

 

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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