Shopping in Suttons Bay, Michigan, means making your way down Saint Joseph Street with one eye on Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the other on the eclectic clothing and home decor selection in the vibrant shop windows. Without a doubt, shopping in Suttons Bay is a can’t-miss activity on a Northern Michigan vacation.

Accessories & Apparel

Bahle’s of Suttons Bay // 210 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.3841

Bahle’s is one of the oldest family businesses in the state, opening in 1876. Find quality clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women.

Bay Wear // 224 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.4930

Up North sweatshirts and T-shirts for all ages, including favorite local brands like M-22.

Flea // 217 N. Saint Joseph St., 231.525.0755

Bazaar-inspired goods for you and your home.

Haystacks // 301 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.0280

Suttons Bay is home to the original Haystacks store (locations also in Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Leland, Glen Arbor, Petoskey, Florida and Conneticut). Haystacks clothing (known for being colorful and comfy!) is handmade in Michigan. The shop also carries other brands.

Lima Bean // 222 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.5462

Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of whimsical, fun and feminine clothing, footwear and accessories. You’ll also discover handmade, one-of-a-kind items found on “treasure hunts.”

Poppy Things // 326 N. Saint Joseph St.

Browse Poppy Things clothing, designed by shop owner Chelsey Skowronski, along with handpicked, handmade products from artists across the nation.

The Happy Woman Store // 309 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.0094

This charming shop has a fun selection of women’s clothing and accessories.

The Roost Consignment Boutique // 324 N. Saint Joseph St., 231.271.0092

Clothing, accessories, household decor, furniture and more.

Crafts, Hobbies & Toys

Brain Storm // 221 N. Saint Joseph St., 231.271.0314

Challenging games, puzzles and toys for kids and adults of all ages.

Cherry Country Quilters // 310 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.0117

Everything you need for your next quilting project from books and fabric to patterns and kits.

Leelanau Fiber // 310 N. Saint Joseph St., 231.271.9276

Owners Demarie Jones and Diane Kiessel, two local fiber farmers, are making barn-to-yarn products.

Thistledown Shoppe // 419 N Saint Joseph St., 231.271.9276

Yarn, kits, needles, buttons, hooks and more.


Nifty Things // 220 Staint Joseph St., 231.866.4137

Thousands of unique gifts all in one place.


Forget-Me-Not Florist // 100 Adams St., 231.271.1977

This shop specializes in floral design for all events and occasions. Also find house plants, personalized terrariums and other local goods.

Food & Drink

9 Bean Rows Bakery & Farm Market // 9000 E. Duck Lake Rd. (M-204), 231.271.6658

Artisan breads and pastries (the croissants have developed a loyal following).

Leelanau Cheese Company // 3324 S. West Bay Shore Dr., 231.271.2600

Stop in for cheese plate tastings, award-winning raclette and fromage Blanc, specialty Swiss and French-style homemade cheeses and cheese related products.

MI Market // 321 N. Saint Joseph St., 231.866.4442

Featuring locally produced food as well as non-food goods. Sixty percent of the products you find at MI Market are produced in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties, and everything is 100% Michigan made.

Murdick’s Fudge Shoppe // 209 N Saint Joseph St., 231.271.4445

A family-owned shop with decadent fudge and other sweets.

Plum Blossom Tea Company // 100 Adams St., 231.238.3999

A tasting room and retail tea shop offering premium matcha, Asian teas and teaware.

Suttons Bay Trading Company // 310 N. Saint Joseph St., 231.271.7423

An impressive selection of spices, herbs, seasoning blends, rubs, marinades, hot sauces and other gourmet cooking products.

Home Items

Anchor Cottage // 412 N Saint Joseph St., 231.271.6614

Rugs, bedding, lamps, mirrors and gifts for cottage living.

At Home // 405 N Saint Joseph St., 231.271.4664

Each hand-selected item is a reflection of Northern Michigan and the belief that your home should be a haven. Find home accents, candles, furniture, gifts, health and beauty products, children’s items and more.

Edward’s Home Furnishings // 211 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.6600

Family owned and operated since 1971, Edward’s offers quality furnishings and interior design services.

The Front Porch // 207 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.6895

A one-stop-shop for home and kitchen items and fun gifts, all inspired by lakeside living.

Specialty Shops

Bay Books // 419 N. Saint Joseph St., 231.944.6809

A wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages.

Enerdyne // 223 Saint Joseph St., 231.271.6033

High-quality telescopes, binoculars, microscopes and weather devices along with games and toys that foster an appreciation for science.