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 at The 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:
800 Cottageview Dr. Suite 40 Traverse City, 231.929.7796
An extraordinary collection of fine Women’s apparel and accessories.
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.
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.
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.
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. We have the areas best selection of out-of-print books.
A boutique specializing in women’s and children’s clothing.
Mi Farm MarketMercato, Building 50, Village at Grand Traverse, 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City, 231.947.9338
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
Offerings include handmade soap, organic, herbal, gluten free skin care, handmade soap, toiletries, and soap supplies.
“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.”
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
A Room Without Art is like a Body without a Soul.
Asher Gallery & Framing441 E. Front St.,Traverse City, 231.932.8638
Let Asher Gallery turn your home into a gallery.
A fine art gallery of Debra Sanborn, a working studio with a palette of color and energy.
Scott R. Lurain Factory Direct Gallery418 S. Union St., 231.421.9123
Wilson’s Antiques123 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.4177
A unique presentation of prints without glass.
42 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.947.0633
Natural fiber clothing, jewelry and home accessories.
Fine men’s clothing, sportswear and formal wear.
Sportswear, unique gifts, accessories.
Must-have clothing, jewelry, and accessories
Apparel, accessories & collectibles.
Glik’s206 E. Front St., 231.922.9787, Traverse City, gliks.com
Brand Name Apparel for Guys and Gals.
Harbor Wear121 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.935.4688
Haystacks ladies’ clothing and accessories made in Leland. We also feature other popular brands you 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.
Identity Resort Wear212 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.3044
Uniquely designed resort wear for the family.
Kay’s Unique Apparel219 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231.941.7505
Women’s specialty store. From casual to classic, Kay’s can dress you in style. NYDJ, Hobo, Vera Bradley and much more.
Apparel and more, celebrating the most beautiful place on earth.
Sportswear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, souvenirs.
Muriel’s238 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.9745
Clothing with distinction. Casual through evening attire.
Raven’s Child220 E. Front, 231.941.8552
The grown-up boutique for the young at heart.
Hand drawn and designed shirts with a laid back Northern Michigan.
Spirals123 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.929.7066
Funky, hip & trendy. Accessorize your world with stylish clothing, the latest handbags, accessories and more.
Clothing, shoes, toys and gear for the everyday kid.
Talbots148 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.995.9522
What to Wear126 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.932.0510
Wherever..whenever.. with style.
Handmade in Michigan
Books, Cards & Stationary
Bookie Joint124 S. Union St., Traverse City, 231.946.8862
We buy, trade or take on consignment books and puzzles.
Quality fact & literary fiction for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Books, Music and Gifts for Body, Mind and Spirit.
Your personal bookseller in Downtown Traverse City.
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
Unique, creative, quality toys, specializing in personalized service. Special summer and holiday hours.
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
Edible treasures from Northern Michigan.
Freshest meats and seafood in Traverse City. Excellent wine selection.
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
116 E. Front St.,Traverse City, 231.947.4841
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
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
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
The most unique gift store in Northern Michigan.
153 E. Front Street, Traverse City
An eclectic gift store with home accessories, Michigan made products and more!
Sophisticated and eclectic furnishings for Northern Michigan living.
It’s service that counts!
Fine home furnishings, interior design, custom furniture, lighting, and accessories.
Home decorating, accessories, interior design, area rugs.
Home furnishings, lighting, area rugs, window treatments, interior design service.
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.
Unique custom and designer jewelry.
Contemporary gallery introducing a designer collection.
Diamond jewelry, colored stones, sterling silver, repairs and custom work.
Jewelry, minerals, and fossils from Michigan and beyond!
Footwear, accessories, jewelry, scarves and handbags.
Family shoe store.
Sport/casual and comfort oriented footwear.
The finest footwear, outerwear and accessories for men and women.
Skate/Snow/Surf Resale and Consignment. Something for everyone!
Funky novelties, smoking accessories, edgy clothing.
Photo/video retail; full service and one-hour processing in-house.
Fresh baked, all natural healthy treats for your dog! They also sell toys, leashes and collars
Thousands of hats, clothing, fun jewelry, beer & wine maker supplies.
Add some glitz to your life!
Local artisan bodycare: soaps, salts, moisturizers, scrubs, gifts & more.
120 E. Front Street, Loft 2, Traverse City, 231.929.2619
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.
Hand selected from the fashion capital of the world, South Korea. Unique, classy, stylish, & timeless women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories & beauty products.
Best selection of fashion and high sport performance sunglasses.
137 E. Front St. Traverse City, 231. 946.4730, sunglass-shoppe.com
The Exchange Boutique + Salon
Eclectic boutique & hair salon, clothing, gifts, fragrance, bath, and body.
116 South Union, Traverse City, 231.944.1969,
Traverse City’s premier smoke shop.
Make-up studio and unique retail boutique offering cosmetics, bath, body fragrance and gifts.
The best in luggage & fine leather products for 128 years.
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 2015, this Traverse City shopping district promises to take off in even more sophisticated directions.
A Body Balance Clinical Massage offers the perfect way to relieve tension and rejuvenate.
Buying gold and silver. 6,000 square feet Antique Mall with over 20 dealers.
301 W. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, 231.946.2280, candles.net
Handz 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.
Avant-garde art, great bar and entertainment.
211 Garland St., Traverse City, 231.929.3254
Potters Bakery & Cafe
130 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.947.1065, pottersbakery.com
Terrarium Bar is a collection of botanic fanatics located in Traverse City’s Warehouse District at 229 Garland Street suit 3. They specialize in artful glass, unique tropical and temperate plants, exceptional soil and substrates, and fun accessories to trick out your thriving little world.
State of the art sound systems.
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: