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:
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
153 E. Front St., 231.929.9522
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
123 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.4177
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
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
225 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.922.9067, chicos.com
208 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.933.5633
must-have clothing, jewelry, and accessories, 203 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.8850, mollysleland.com
Apparel, accessories & collectibles.
209 E. Front St., 231.947.9401, Traverse City, swingbyellas.com
Brand Name Apparel for Guys and Gals
206 E. Front St., 231.922.9787, Traverse City, gliks.com
121 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.935.4688
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
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
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
Clothing with distinction. Casual thru evening attire.
238 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.9745
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
Funky, hip & trendy. Accessorize your world with stylish clothing, the latest handbags, accessories and more.
123 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.929.7066
Clothing, shoes, toys and gear for the everyday kid.
205 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.922.1600, sweetpeatc.com
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
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
We buy, trade or take on consignment books and puzzles.
124 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.8862
Quality fact & literary fiction for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
118 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.BOOK, brilliant-books.net
Books, Music and Gifts for Body, Mind and Spirit
328 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.5805, higherselfbookstore.com
Your personal bookseller in Downtown Traverse City.
243 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.7290, horizonbooks.com
Hobbies & Crafts
Toys, games and dolls.
140 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.3450
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
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
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
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
Glen Arbor’s famous everything cherry comes to Traverse City.
154 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.932.9205, cherryrepublic.com
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
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
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
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
We make you look like a genius in the kitchen.
145 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.7423, spicemerchants.biz
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
The most unique gift store in Northern Michigan.
143 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.929.9665, niftythingsonline.com
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
home. fashion. et cetera.
110 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.941.3499, Facebook
710 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933-0960
Home decorating, accessories, interior design, area rugs.
130 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231. 947.2322
Home furnishings, lighting, area rugs, window treatments, interior design service.
430 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.6600, urban-diversions.com
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
140 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.922.2102
Family shoe store.
122 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.6924, goldenshoestc.com
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
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
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,
fresh baked, all natural healthy treats for your dog!
531 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.932. 2045, dogbakeryonline.com
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
Earth-friendly goods for the home, body and baby.
120 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.933. 8465, gogreenisland.com
114 E. Front St. Traverse City, lancasterphotography.com
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
Cigars, pipes, tobacco.
336 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.2640, nolanstobacco.com
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
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
Best selection of fashion and high sport performance sunglasses.
137 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231. 946.4730, sunglass-shoppe.com
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
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.
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
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
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
Whimsical blend of recycled and new infant and children’s clothes.
144 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.922.2875, Facebook
Avant-gard art, great bar and entertainment.
211 Garland St., Traverse City, insideoutarttc.com/
Inspired attire. Unique clothing, shoes, and accessories.
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
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: