Northern Michigan Shopping: 7 Offbeat Boutiques

Find colorful accessories for your Northern Michigan home or cottage or closet at the following Northern Michigan shopping destinations in Traverse City, Walloon Lake, Petoskey and Lake Leelanau.  Discovering a tucked-away boutique is like hitting the jackpot, and it’s even better when the shops are filled with vintage finds. These Northern Michigan boutiques might be off the beaten path, or hidden in basements, but they’re worth popping your head into to check out what treasures you might discover at fashionable prices.


zanyZany’s — 318 Vine St, Traverse City

You’d never guess this store is filled with all resale finds. Stocked with pickings from designer brands, vintage jewelry and housewares, Zany’s is the go-to consignment stop of all savvy shoppers. Bring in your like-new clothes for consignment and use the cash you earn to pick up some new finds. Located on Vine Street in Traverse City, this tucked-away find will leave you with cash in your pockets and a brand new wardrobe.

Vintage Mercantile — Walloon Lake

A beautiful and eclectic mix of clothing and cottage furnishings. Vintage Mercantile, located in the quaint village of Walloon Lake, has tucked away treasures and antique finds. The shop is located in a refinished cottage with a green roof that you just can’t miss.

the stockroomThe Stockroom — 209 E Front St, Traverse City

Ella’s is the go-to shop for unique vintage wear paired with designer pieces and home styling. But venture into the basement (once the home to Sew Unique) and witness a hidden gem of a boutique. Stocked full of funky vintage pieces and resale furniture, The Stockroom is an off-branch of Ella’s.  Maybe you’ll find a pantsuit that once belonged to Prince. Probably not. But you’re sure to see some hidden gems within the racks.

Jaffe’s Resale and Consignment — 102 W Meinrad St, Lake Leelanau

One of the best resale and consignment stops in Leelanau County, Jaffe’s is a go to stop for tons of beautiful pieces for a great price. Accessories, clothing, shoes and more await your visit to Jaffe’s.

The Cottage Drawer — 923 Emmet St, Petoskey

A mix of seasonal decor with cottage flair, the Cottage Drawer is filled to the brim with tons of Northern Michigan finds. There’s plenty of housewares to stock your Up North cabin or your home. New items are arriving every day.

The Red Dresser — 1253 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City

Offering an eclectic mixture of home furnishings, resale and clothing, the Red Dresser provides the biggest mix of the bunch. You’ll find refurbished dressers, you’ll find jewelry, you might even find a bike — but no matter what it is, it’s sure to be something funky.

Stillwillow — 924 Emmet St, Petoskey

This thrift and consignment store is filled with refinished furniture finds. Everything from dressers to desks to chairs. Each item has a hand-decorated and well-cared-for feel that will fit perfectly into any Northern Michigan home or cottage.


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