Your Complete Guide to Traverse City Shopping

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 fun only begins there. You’ll also find exciting shopping enclaves at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons and the Warehouse MRKT. Here’s a breakout of what you’ll find in each of these three Traverse City shopping districts:

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

The Village

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 collectively called The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (830 Cottageview Drive). 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, you’ll find an eclectic shopping adventure that includes these unique boutiques and galleries:

B50 The Village Store

630 Cottageview Dr., Suite 64 (Mercato), 231.938.6150

B50 is your source for everything Village: historical artifacts; guided tour information and tickets for purchase; Village T-shirts, glassware, postcards, books and more. Snacks, beverages, household items and beer and wine also available.


800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 40 (Mercato), 231.645.6469

Home of the Grand Traverse Bay Beach Glass Co. and Oh My! Pins. Gifts and ornaments for each of the twelve days of Christmastide.

Fridrich Furs

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 35C (Mercato), 231.421.1738

Luxurious custom-made fur coats, jackets, vests, hats and accessories by master furrier and licensed fur buyer Michael Fridrich Henke.

Sanctuary (formerly Gallery Fifty)

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 50 (Mercato), 231.932.0775

Sanctuary offers natural, authentic and ethically-sourced handicraft. These include local and American-made work, as well as imported goods. Expect unique and affordable gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories and entertaining accents.


1200 W 11th St, Suite 116

Find unique gifts for men here.

High Five Threads

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 35 (Mercato), 231.668.8591

A Michigan apparel company creating products inspired by their home-state love. Wear your pride on your sleeve, and represent the state we all love to work and play in.

Joice Salon

800 Cottageview Dr., (above The Mercato), 231.933.9897

Offering a private setting and personal attention for hair, skin and makeup. Joice carries Glo skin care and cosmetics, Eufora and Onesta hair care.

Landmark Books

1200 W. 11th St., Suite 45., 231.922.7225

Specializing in modern first editions, literature and classics. This shop has the area’s best selection of out-of-print books.

Michigan Farm Market

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 10 (Mercato)866.544.1088

Offering Michigan-made preserves, sauces, honey, Palazzolo’s Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, signature trail mixes, and much more.

Notably Natural Botanicals and Aromatherapy

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 25 (Mercato), 231.929.1100

You’ll find a selection of handmade soap, organic skin care, handmade soap, toiletries and soap supplies.

Premier Floral Design & Gift Emporium

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 55 (Mercato), 231.947.1167

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 everyday events.

Raven’s Nest

630 Cottageview Dr., Suite 66 (North Mercato) 231.360.9658

One of a kind home accents ranging from mirrors, art, and decorative pillows to wall hangings and chandeliers.

Silver Fox Jewelry

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 15 (Mercato), 231.935.1701

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.

To Have & To Hold Bridal Boutique

630 Cottageview Dr., Suite 70 (North Mercato) 231.922.9333

Find your dream wedding dress. By appointment only.

Vintage du Jour

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 8 (Mercato), 231.943.2222

Antique furniture from the 19th and 20th century mixed with repurposed and upcycled items, home decor, as well as great vintage and modern pieces.

Take a video tour of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and get a sneak peek of the underground tunnels!

 Downtown Traverse City

Downtown Traverse City shopping

Antiques & Art Galleries

Art & Soul Gallery

140 E. Front St., 231.947.4888

Features the work of over 100 artists with a variety of fine art and craft pieces.

Asher Gallery & Framing

441 E. Front St., 231.932.8638

Custom framing and original prints by Richard Asher.

Bay West Antiques

205 Garland St., 231.947.3211

A 2,400 sq. ft. antique mall with 14 antique dealers. Great place to sell gold & silver.

Fusion Fine Art Framing and Gallery

114 E. Front St, Suite 208, 231.946.7150

Custom picture framing.

Higher Art Gallery

126 S. Union St., 231-252-4616

McMillen’s Creative Custom Framing

326 E. Front St., .231.947.8908

Creative custom picture framing and gallery.

Michigan Artists Gallery

317A E. Front St., 231.943.1236

Regional art with a global appeal.

Painting With a Twist

317B E. Front St., 231.392.5716

Little bit of paint, little bit of wine, whole lot of fun!

Peninsula Studios

102 S. Union St., 231.933.1194

The fine art gallery of artist Debra Sanborn showcases paintings inspired by Northern Michigan.

Wilson’s Antiques

123 S. Union St., 231.946.4177

With 20,000 square feet and over 40 dealers, this antique mall offers a large selection of furniture, vintage décor, artwork, and collectibles.

The Wooden Gallery

116 E. Front St., 231.941.0823

Preserve your photos or prints with the Wooden Gallery process, which allows the piece to be framed without glass and brings back the original colors.


Cali’s Wardrobe & Home

242 E. Front St., 231.957.0633

A timeless collection of natural fiber clothing, jewelry and home accessories from local designers and independent lines in the U.S. and Europe.

Captain’s Quarters

151 E. Front St., 231.946.7066

Fine men’s clothing, sportswear and formal wear.

Cherry Hill Boutique 

224 E. Front St., 231.929.3940

Women’s clothing and accessories including brands such as Brighton, Parkhurst, and Tres Chic.


225 E. Front St., 231.922.9067

A sophisticated selection of women’s clothing ranging from casual to dressy.


208 E. Front St., 231.933.5633

Souvenirs for children and adults.

Daisy Jane

203 E. Front St., 231.946.8850

A wide variety of women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and bath and body products.


156 E. Front St., 231.486.6805

Men’s and women’s clothing lines such as Porridge, Nau, Waltzing Matilda and more along with shoes and accessories.


209 E. Front St., 231.947.9401 

Designer men’s and women’s apparel, home décor and American made furniture.


238 E. Front St., 231.938.6089


206 E. Front St., 231.922.9787

Find the top trends in men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories.

Glitz & Spurs

207 E. Front St., 231.421.9052

Life’s a party, dress like it.


232 E. Front St., 231.421.3194

Features Haystacks women’s clothing and accessories made in Suttons Bay along with other brands you’ll love.

Identity Resort Wear

212 E. Front St., 231.946.3044

T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, dresses, decals and personalized gifts.

Liana’s Boutique

130 E Front Street, 231.421.8869

Sassy and sophisticated clothing boutique for women and kids, also featuring The Green Canopy’s inspirational yoga wear.


121 E. Front St.
Offering Michigan-branded tees, hoodies and other “state pride wear.” 

MI Happy Place

346 E. Front St., 231.360.9271


211 E. Front St., 231.237.0613
Sports and lounge apparel for the entire family.

Mr. Bill’s Shirt Company

228 E. Front St., 231.941.1022

T-shirts, sweatshirts, souvenirs and gifts.

Pink Anchor

219 E. Front St., 231.642.5019

Women’s clothing, shoes, accessories.


123 E. Front St., 231.943.2122

Fashionable shopping in the front, with Juliette’s alteration/sewing studio in the back.

Raven’s Child

220 E. Front St., 231.941.8552

The grown-up boutique for the young at heart.


144 Hall St. Suite 105, 231.421.9117

Inspired attire.

Roth Shirt Company

155 E. Front St., 231.883.7684

Hand drawn and designed shirts inspired by the laid back feel of Northern Michigan.

Sew Unique

217 E. Front St., 231.933.6170

Sincerely Betty

123 E. Front St. Ste. 2, 231.929.7066

Live fashionably.

Sweet Pea

205 E. Front St., 231.922.1600

Clothing, shoes, toys and gear for the everyday kid.


148 E. Front St., 231.995.9522

Offers a classic collection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.


Unparalleled Apparel

121 E. Front St., Ste. 105, 866.619.4898

USA made Michigan inspired shirts & college apparel.

What to Wear

126 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.932.0510

A combination of modern and vintage, each piece of clothing stands apart from the rest and will leave you feeling beautiful.

Yana Dee

157 E. Front St.

Handmade clothing and accessories from organic, natural and salvaged materials.

Books, Cards & Stationary

Bookie Joint

124 S. Union St., 231.946.8862

Buy or trade gently used books.

Brilliant Books

118 E. Front St., 231.946.2665

Find a book for every reader within the cozy atmosphere of a true bookstore.

Higher Self

328 E. Front St., 231.941.5805

Books, music and gifts for body, mind and spirit.

Horizon Books

243 E. Front St., 231.946.7290

A family owned and operated bookstore offering cozy fireplaces, coffee bars, and reading groups.

Crafts, Toys & Hobbies

Children’s World

140 E. Front St., 231.946.3450

A fun selection of toys, games, dolls, and puzzles for kids and adults.

Kidz Art

121 E. Front St., Suite 103, 231.421.1222

Creative art classes available for all ages and skill levels.

Handz On Art

144 Hall St., Ste. A, 231.941.5071 

Paint your own pottery studio.

The Coin Slot

346 E. Front St., #7 lower level, 231.642.5661

A classic arcade and console lounge.

Toy Harbor

221 E. Front St., 231.946.1131

Quality toys and personalized service.

 Trains & Things Hobbies

210 E. Front St., 231.947.1353

Wide variety of scale models, tools and accessories.


Darling Botanical Co.

144 Hall St., 231.421.8440

Create your own terrarium.

Lilies of the Alley

112 E. Front St., 231.421.8383 or 231.360.3620 

Custom flower shop offering fresh, dried and silk floral arrangements.

The Flower Station

341 W. Front St., 231.946.1742

Flowers for every occasion.

Food & Drink 

American Spoon Foods

230 E. Front St., 231.935.4480

Handcrafted fruit preserves and condiments.

Blue Goat Wine Shop

875 E. Front St., 231.941.9463

Northern Michigan’s largest and most varied selection of wines.

Burritt’s Fresh Markets

509 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.3300

Top quality meat, seafood, wine, and specialty groceries.

Cheese Lady

600 W. Front St., 231.421.9600

Cheeses from around the world. A very tasteful experience.

Cherry Republic & The Grand Cafe

154 E. Front St., 231.932.9205

Try one of their cherry food creations and embrace the creed life, liberty, beaches, and pie.

Doug Murdick’s Fudge

116 E. Front St., 231.947.4841

Watch as candy craftsmen create each loaf of fudge from the copper kettle to the final slice. The store also offers brittle, bark and gift boxes.

Espresso Bay: Juice Island

202 E. Front St., 561.900.2567

A coffee shop, smoothie and juice bar and bakery rolled all into one.

Espresso Bay: Bookstore

3211 N. Garfield Rd., 231.421.9192

It doesn’t get much better than books and coffee, oh and there’s a restaurant too.

Folgarelli Import Market & Wine Shop

424 W. Front St., 231.941.7651

Shop for gourmet food and wine while enjoying one of their famous sandwiches.

Fresh Coast Chocolate Co. 

221 Garland St., Suite D, 231.943.1078 

Artisanal chocolate crafted from bean to bar in Traverse City

Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars

141 E. Front St., 231.944.1145

Come taste fresh oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world.

Good Harbor Coffee & Bakery

111 W. Front St., 231.935.4166

Freshly baked pastries and coffee creations.


129 E. Front St., 231.946.2403

Try Kilwin’s homemade chocolate, fudge and ice cream. Gift baskets, trays, and UPS shipping are available.

Mary’s Kitchen Port

539 W. Front St., 231.941.0525

Specialty foods and gourmet take-out. Try the renowned Gobbler sandwich.

Maxbauer’s Market

407 S. Union St., 231.947.7698

Seafood and fresh, homemade meats.


147 E. Front St., 231.933.3000

Choose from over 40 flavors of popcorn made daily in the store.

Spice Merchants

145 E. Front St., 231.947.7423

Look like a genius in the kitchen with their spices, herbs, sugars, and extracts.

Sugar Kissed

127 E. Front St., 231.421.9157

Stop in for self-serve frozen yogurt with all the fixings, cupcakes, and other desserts.

Sweet Tartlette

445 E. Front St., 231.642.5333

Amazing cakes, cookies, tarts, pastries and other confections. Classes offered, too.

Gifts & Collectables

My Secret Stash

122 Cass St., 231.929.0340

Several Michigan makers under one roof offering an eclectic array of gifts, jewelry, apparel, home goods, wine and beer gear, and more!

Nifty Things!

143 E. Front St., 231.929.9665

With thousands of items, it’s a one-stop shop for gifts. Offers an array of games, toys, jewelry, home décor, kitchen and outdoor items.


153 E. Front St., 231.941.0150 

An eclectic gift store with home accessories, Michigan made products and more.

Home Decor

Cedar Creek Interiors

415 S. Union St., 231.933.4321

Interior design services and furnishings that reflect the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.

Max’s Service & Appliance

135 E. State St., 231.947.6830

You can expect quality appliances and electronics, and excellent service before, during and after the sale. “It’s service that counts.”

Nest of Grand Traverse

218 E. Front St., 231.946.0232

Fine home furnishings, interior design, custom furniture, lighting, and accessories described as “Up North chic” and “modern cottage.”


710 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.0960

American-crafted solid hardwood furniture and accessories for the home.


130 E. Front St., 231.947.2322

Home decor, rugs, and fabrics.

Urban Diversions

430 S. Union St., 231.946.6600

Fine furnishings, lighting, rugs and home accessories.


Becky Thatcher Designs

234 E. Front St., 231.947.5088

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.

Federico’s Design Jewelers

134 E. Front St., 231.946.4252

Choose from designer jewelry lines such as Bergio and Nanis or create custom pieces. The store also offers jewelry and watch repair, jewelry cleaning and inspection.

James C. Smith Fine Jewelry

101 W. Front St., 231.941.3300

A wide range of custom made rings, earrings, pendants and loose colored stones and diamonds.

Miner’s North Jewelers

222 E. Front St., 231.946.8528

Diamond jewelry, colored stones, sterling silver, repairs and custom work.

On The Rocks

139 E. Front St., 231.941.2200

A collection of Michigan stone jewelry along with minerals and fossils from around the world, each piece is hand designed by owner and jeweler Kathryn Wilson.


Golden Shoes

122 E. Front St., 231.947.6924

A family shoe store offering everything from fine leathers to colorful rain boots.

Lola’s Shoes

123 E. Front St., Suite 1, 231.943.2122

Complete your outfit with affordable and trendy shoes, accessories, purses, and outerwear.

Plamondon Shoes

144 E. Front St., 231.947.5091

A family shoe store with a focus on comfortable shoes for active lifestyles.

Robert Frost Fine Footwear

217 E. Front St., 231.929.7463

Footwear, apparel, outerwear, and accessories for men and women.

Specialty Shops

2ND Level Goods Apparel & Boardshop

140 E. Front St., 231.313.1232

Skateboards, snowboards, longboards, stickers, band shirts and apparel.

Blue In The Face

136 E. Front St., 231.933.6151

Funky novelties, smoking accessories and edgy clothing.

Camera Shop

114 E. Front St., 231.946.7150

Offers a wide range of services from camera repair and photo restoration to printing, passport photos and video transfers.


104 E. Front St., Traverse City, 231.946.6500

You’ll find hundreds of hats for men, women and children along with clothing and jewelry.

Front Street Tattoo

502 E. Front St., 231.922.9000

Creative custom tattooing by artists Mike Emmett and Matt Stafford.

Glitz & Spurs

207 E. Front St., 231.421.9052

Exclusive “five” brand jeans, casual jewelry, cowgirl boots and home décor.

Great Lakes Bath & Body, Inc

104 Cass St., 231.421.9160

Artisan soaps, body butters, lotions, soaking salts, lip balms, travel sets and gifts.

Green Island

120 E. Front St., 231.933.8465

Offering natural products for your home and body such as organic bath linens, organic baby pajamas and compostable dinnerware.

Lancaster Photography

120 E. Front St., Loft 2, 231.883.2619

Bill Lancaster is a Traverse City wedding and portrait photographer serving all of Northern Michigan.


125 E. Front St., 231.360.9090

Shop M22 and Love Michigan apparel and accessories, or sign up for a kiteboarding instructional program.

McMillen’s Creative Custom Framing

326 E. Front St., 231.947.8908

Creative custom picture framing and gallery.

Nolan’s Tobacco

336 E. Front St., 231.946.2640

Stop by the cigar bar or lounge, or check out their imported cigars, tobacco and gifts.


226 E. Front St., 231.941.4146

Every kitchen and dining accessory you can imagine along with a selection of gourmet foods.

Seoul Sisters

140 E. Front St., 231.342.2192

Hand selected clothing and accessories from South Korea, the fashion capital. The store offers a mix of Asian and American styles and beauty products.

Sunglass Shoppe

137 E. Front St., 231.946.4730

Fashion and high sport performance sunglasses along with independently handcrafted eyewear collections.

The Clipper Dog Grooming

441 E. Front St., 231.947.6894

Grooming for dogs of all sizes and a large selection of pet supplies.

The Exchange Boutique + Salon

116 S. Union St., 231.944.1969

An eclectic clothing boutique and hair salon.

The Laughing Buddha

514 E. Front St., 231.943.1125

A large variety of smoking accessories.

Votruba Leather Goods Co.

112 E. Front St., 231.947.5615

Find luggage and fine leather products for the traveler in you.

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.

Warehouse District

Traverse City Warehouse District

A Body Balance

221 Garland St., 231.649.6238

Medical massages to address your specific health concerns.

Bay West Antiques

205 Garland St., 231.947.3211

The 2,400-square-foot antique mall features a wide range of merchandise. Customers can also purchase or sell precious metals Monday through Saturday.

Candle Factory

301 W. Grandview Parkway, 1.800.292.3616

The store has traditional, specialty and season-specific candles for every home.

InsideOut Gallery

229 Garland St., 231.929.3254

Avant-garde art, a great bar, and entertainment.

Potters Bakery & Cafe

130 Hall St., 231.947.1065

Stop in for a lunch date and try their sandwiches, soups, salads and quiche.

908 E. 8th St., 231.947.5125

At their second location, you’ll find custom cakes, donuts, cookies and other sweet treats.

Thimbleberry Kids

823 S. Garfield Ave., 231.932.0065

Children’s and maternity resale boutique.

Warehouse MRKT

Warehouse MRKT

Named for the retrofit warehouse that houses these boutiques, the Warehouse MRKT 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 summer of 2015, this shopping district promises to take off in even more sophisticated directions.


144 Hall St., Suite 100, 231.714.5038

Coffee, tea and good eats.

Darling Botanical Co.

144 Hall St., Suite 102, 231.421.8440

This shop for botanic fanatics offers tropical and temperate plants, exceptional soil and substrates and fun accessories to create your own thriving little world.

Grey Wolf Creek

144 Hall St., Suite 109, 231.922.9535

Lighting restoration, buffing and polishing services and a large selection of antique fixtures and parts.

Handz on Art

144 Hall St., Suite 110, 231.941.5071

Come create your own works of art in their paint your own pottery studio.


144 Hall St., Suite 103, 231.883.3777

Fitness classes designed to fit into busy lifestyles that blend relaxation, core strength, muscle sculpting and flexibility.


144 Hall St., Suite 105, 231.421.9117

The eclectic boutique carries over 30 brands of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and scarves.

Waara Technologies

144 Hall St., Traverse City, 231.935.4511

State of the art lighting, audio and video systems specifically designed for your home or business.

Wood + Cloth

144 Hall St., Suite 101, 231.421.8710

Home furnishings, clothing, specialty edibles and gifts.

Take an inside tour of Traverse City’s new renovated downtown destination, the Warehouse MRKT!

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