The Shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

The tight-knit halls of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons are home to an eclectic array of shops—perfect for a boutique shopping blitz while touring Traverse City. Whether you’ve finished eating at one the Commons’ restaurants or want to wrap up your trekking the nearby trails with a brief shopping spree, this indoor marketplace (or Mercato, as it’s called) exudes charm through its wheat-colored brick walls and holds hidden, made-in-Michigan treasures around each turn. Below is a list of the shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, listed alphabetically. The Mercato at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons is located in Building 50 at 830 Cottageview Drive in Traverse City, about 1.5 southwest of downtown.


Photo by David Weidner.Boutique à la Vie

With its slightly edgy, yet relaxed clothing and shoe collection that you really won’t find anywhere else, this boutique is a great place to come to find pieces by local designers, sustainable fashion, and clothing and accessories that you definitely won’t find in your typical mall.

← Fridrich Furs

A fur shop is not something you find everywhere. Fridrich Furs, owned by Michael Fridrich Henke, a third generation furrier, sells custom-made fur coats, vests, hats, and accessories.

Gallery Fifty

Representing 150 regional and North American artists, this gallery is home to eclectic art, ranging from jewelry, to contemporary crafts, to gifts. Gallery Fifty is also home to many art exhibitions. This is a great place for a beautiful souvenir from your Northern Michigan vacation.

Green Canopy

A one-stop shop for all your yoga-related needs. Pick-up some chai tea, books on yoga, yoga props, and much more after your morning workout.

High Five Threads

This is a great place to find clothing to display your love of Michigan on your heart (literally). This store has t-shirts for men, women, kids, and accessories. Their high-quality products make great souvenirs and gifts for all your Michigan-loving friends.

Photo by David Weidner.Joice Salon

A salon that doubles as a beauty store. With advanced formula skin products, professional skin products, and salon hair products, this is a great place to get all the high-quality products you won’t find in chain stores.

Landmark BooksPhoto by David Weidner.

Landmark Books specializes in modern first editions, literature, and classics. They print the books that no one does, so if you’re looking for a rare book that you can’t find at a major bookstore, this is your place.

Premier Floral Design & Gift Emporium

A great place to stop before you head to a dinner party or event. They have beautiful — and reasonably priced — floral arrangements and a wide variety of home and decor items that would make perfect hostesses gifts. With artisan cards, pretty journals, and small garden accessories, these items make great gifts as well as great gifts for yourself, too.

Photo by David Weidner.Notably Natural Botanicals & Aromatherapy

This store sells everything natural — face and body products, aromatherapy products, hair care products, candles, and soaps. Their products are free of chemicals, artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes, petroleum products, parabens, and sulfates.

← One of a Kind Cycle

A bicycle boutique that sells many brands of bikes, bicycle rentals, and they also offer services, repairs, tune-ups, and fittings.

Silver Fox Jewelry

Silver Fox Jewelry offers sterling silver rings, bracelets, pendants, broaches, scarves, purses, and semi-precious gems. With their reasonable prices and wide variety of classic and statement jewelry, there’s something for every different taste or pricepoint.


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