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 breakdown of what you’ll find in each of these 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 psychiatric 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. Household items, snacks, beverages, beer and wine, are also available.

Christmastide

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 40 (Mercato), 231.714.5022

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 Hand Crafted Goods 

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.

Haberdashery

1200 W 11th St, Suite 116, 231.715.8194

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.

Heather Anne’s

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 66, (Mercato) 231.631.3573
 

Find an array of locally made home decor. You will find everything from rustic reclaimed wood furniture to handmade wood signs or have a custom piece designed for your home or cottage.

Landmark Books

800 Cottageview Dr., Suite 45., (Mercato) 231.922.7225
 

Specializing in modern ficiton, literature, classics and Michigania. This shop also 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 soaps, organic skin care, toiletries and grooming supplies, for men, women, babies and pets!

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 20 (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.

Apparel

Cali’s Wardrobe & Home

242 E. Front St., 231.947.0633

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.

Chico’s

225 E. Front St., 231.922.9067

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

Critters

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.

Eleven

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.

Ella’s

209 E. Front St., 231.947.9401 
 

Men’s and women’s designer apparel, home décor and American made furniture.

Flea

238 E. Front St., 231.938.6089

Glik’s

206 E. Front St., 618.876.6717
 

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.

Haystacks

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.

Livnfresh

121 E. Front St., 231.445.5548
 
Offering Michigan-branded tees, hoodies and other “state pride wear.” 
 

MI Happy Place

346 E. Front St., 231.360.9271

The best t-shirts in Michigan.

Momentum

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.

Posh

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.

Relish

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
 

Cute dresses, Mod, retro, vintage inspired clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories.

Skull and Tendah 

502 E. Front St., Suite 1, 231.642.5250

Clothing, accessories, shoes, video games, vinyl.

Sweet Pea

205 E. Front St., 231.922.1600
 

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

Talbots

148 E. Front St., 231.995.9522
 

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

The Exchange Boutique & Salon 

116 S. Union St., 231.944.1969

An eclectic boutique featuring clothing, jewelry and gifts, with a salon.

Unparalleled Apparel

121 E. Front St., Suite 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., 231.394.0510
 

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.

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.

Florists

Darling Botanical Co.

144 Hall St., 231.421.8440

Create your own terrarium.

Lilies of the Alley

227 E. State St., (Alley) 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.

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.

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 & Vinegar

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.

Grand Traverse Distillery

215 E. Front St.,  231.946.1259

Grain to bottle craft distillery, distilling whiskey, vodka, gin and rum.

Kilwin’s

129 E. Front St., 231.946.2403

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

Mammoth Distilling 

221 Garland St., Suite D, 231.943.1073

Hand-hewn spirits from Torch Lake.

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.

Milk and Honey 

240 E. Front St., 231.944.1036

Simple and natural food.

Nada’s Gourmet Deli

524 W. Front St., 231.947.6779

Mediterranean cuisine and deli.

Peace, Love and Little Donuts

441 E. Front St. #1, 231.933.3000

Little sweets to feed big cravings.

POP-KIE’S

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.

Gifts & Collectibles

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.

Suhm-thing

153 E. Front St., 231.941.0150 
 

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

Home Decor

Bay Cabinetry & Design Studio 

541 W. Front St., 231.946.6882

Award winning, full service, design and remodeling firm.

Grey Wolf Creek 

144 Hall St., 231.922. 9535

Unique and artistic lighting fixtures.

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.”

Millie and Pepper 

120 S. Union St., 231.421.4999

A modern general store and creperie.

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.”

Sheffield’s

710 W. Front St., Traverse City, 231.933.0960
 

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

Urban Diversions

430 S. Union St., 231.946.6600
 

Fine furnishings, lighting, rugs and home accessories.

Jewelry

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.

Shoes

Golden Shoes

122 E. Front St., 231.947.6924
 

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

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 Heart Tattoo

441 E. Front St., 231.421.4465

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.

Candle Factory 

301 W. Grandview Parkway, 231.946.2280

Passionate candle merchants.

Diversions

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.

Great Lakes Bath & Body, Inc

110 E. Front 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.

M22

125 E. Front St., 231.360.9090

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

My Secret Stash

122 Cass St., 231.929.0340

Indie market featuring over 100 makers for home, body and gift.

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.

Peppercorn

226 E. Front St., 231.941.4146
 

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

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.

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 trendy, off-the-beaten-path dimension to the Traverse City shopping experience.

BLK/MRKT

144 Hall St., Suite 100, 231.714.5038

Premium artisan coffee shop and bakery, sourcing local ingredients from finely selected foods vendors and serving original recipes.

Darling Botanical Co.

144 Hall St., Suite 102, 231.421.8440
 

This shop for botanic fanatics offers tropical and temperate plants, exceptional soil, 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 this paint your own pottery studio.

Modus45

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.

Relish

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., Suite 104, 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

Quality 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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