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:
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:
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.
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.
Luxurious custom-made fur coats, jackets, vests, hats and accessories by master furrier and licensed fur buyer Michael Fridrich Henke.
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, 231.715.8194
Find unique gifts for men here.
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’s800 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.
Specializing in modern ficiton, literature, classics and Michigania. This shop also has the area’s best selection of out-of-print books.
Offering Michigan-made preserves, sauces, honey, Palazzolo’s Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, signature trail mixes, and much more.
You’ll find a selection of handmade soaps, organic skin care, toiletries and grooming supplies, for men, women, babies and pets!
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.
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 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.
630 Cottageview Dr., Suite 70 (North Mercato) 231.922.9333
Find your dream wedding dress. By appointment only.
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!
Antiques & Art Galleries
140 E. Front St., 231.947.4888
Features the work of over 100 artists with a variety of fine art and craft pieces.
441 E. Front St., 231.932.8638
Custom framing and original prints by Richard Asher.
205 Garland St., 231.947.3211
A 2,400 sq. ft. antique mall with 14 antique dealers. Great place to sell gold & silver.
114 E. Front St, Suite 208, 231.946.7150
Custom picture framing.
126 S. Union St., 231-252-4616
326 E. Front St., 231.947.8908
Creative custom picture framing and gallery.
317A E. Front St., 231.943.1236
Regional art with a global appeal.
317B E. Front St., 231.392.5716
Little bit of paint, little bit of wine, whole lot of fun!
102 S. Union St., 231.933.1194
The fine art gallery of artist Debra Sanborn showcases paintings inspired by Northern Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
Fine men’s clothing, sportswear and formal wear.
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.
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.
Men’s and women’s designer apparel, home décor and American made furniture.
238 E. Front St., 231.938.6089
Find the top trends in men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories.
207 E. Front St., 231.421.9052
Life’s a party, dress like it.
Features Haystacks women’s clothing and accessories made in Suttons Bay along with other brands you’ll love.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, dresses, decals and personalized gifts.
Sassy and sophisticated clothing boutique for women and kids, also featuring The Green Canopy’s inspirational yoga wear.
346 E. Front St., 231.360.9271
The best t-shirts in Michigan.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, souvenirs and gifts.
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.
The grown-up boutique for the young at heart.
144 Hall St. Suite 105, 231.421.9117
Hand drawn and designed shirts inspired by the laid back feel of Northern Michigan.
217 E. Front St., 231.933.6170
Cute dresses, Mod, retro, vintage inspired clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories.
502 E. Front St., Suite 1, 231.642.5250
Clothing, accessories, shoes, video games, vinyl.
Clothing, shoes, toys and gear for the everyday kid.
Offers a classic collection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.
116 S. Union St., 231.944.1969
An eclectic boutique featuring clothing, jewelry and gifts, with a salon.
121 E. Front St., Suite 105, 866.619.4898
USA made Michigan inspired shirts & college apparel.
A combination of modern and vintage, each piece of clothing stands apart from the rest and will leave you feeling beautiful.
Handmade clothing and accessories from organic, natural and salvaged materials.
Books, Cards & Stationary
Buy or trade gently used books.
Find a book for every reader within the cozy atmosphere of a true bookstore.
Books, music and gifts for body, mind and spirit.
A family owned and operated bookstore offering cozy fireplaces, coffee bars, and reading groups.
Crafts, Toys & Hobbies
140 E. Front St., 231.946.3450
A fun selection of toys, games, dolls, and puzzles for kids and adults.
144 Hall St., Ste. A, 231.941.5071
Paint your own pottery studio.
346 E. Front St., #7 lower level, 231.642.5661
A classic arcade and console lounge.
Quality toys and personalized service.
210 E. Front St., 231.947.1353
Wide variety of scale models, tools and accessories.
144 Hall St., 231.421.8440
Create your own terrarium.
227 E. State St., (Alley) 231.421.8383 or 231.360.3620
Custom flower shop offering fresh, dried and silk floral arrangements.
341 W. Front St., 231.946.1742
Flowers for every occasion.
Food & Drink
Handcrafted fruit preserves and condiments.
Top quality meat, seafood, wine, and specialty groceries.
600 W. Front St., 231.421.9600
Cheeses from around the world. A very tasteful experience.
154 E. Front St., 231.932.9205
Try one of their cherry food creations and embrace the creed life, liberty, beaches, and pie.
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.
424 W. Front St., 231.941.7651
Shop for gourmet food and wine while enjoying one of their famous sandwiches.
221 Garland St., Suite D, 231.943.1078
Artisanal chocolate crafted from bean to bar in Traverse City
141 E. Front St., 231.944.1145
Come taste fresh oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world.
111 W. Front St., 231.935.4166
Freshly baked pastries and coffee creations.
215 E. Front St., 231.946.1259
Grain to bottle craft distillery, distilling whiskey, vodka, gin and rum.
129 E. Front St., 231.946.2403
Try Kilwin’s homemade chocolate, fudge and ice cream. Gift baskets, trays, and UPS shipping are available.
221 Garland St., Suite D, 231.943.1073
Hand-hewn spirits from Torch Lake.
539 W. Front St., 231.941.0525
Specialty foods and gourmet take-out. Try the renowned Gobbler sandwich.
407 S. Union St., 231.947.7698
Seafood and fresh, homemade meats.
240 E. Front St., 231.944.1036
Simple and natural food.
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.
147 E. Front St., 231.933.3000
Choose from over 40 flavors of popcorn made daily in the store.
145 E. Front St., 231.947.7423
Look like a genius in the kitchen with their spices, herbs, sugars, and extracts.
127 E. Front St., 231.421.9157
Stop in for self-serve frozen yogurt with all the fixings, cupcakes, and other desserts.
Gifts & Collectibles
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.
541 W. Front St., 231.946.6882
Award winning, full service, design and remodeling firm.
144 Hall St., 231.922. 9535
Unique and artistic lighting fixtures.
You can expect quality appliances and electronics, and excellent service before, during and after the sale. “It’s service that counts.”
120 S. Union St., 231.421.4999
A modern general store and creperie.
Fine home furnishings, interior design, custom furniture, lighting, and accessories described as “Up North chic” and “modern cottage.”
American-crafted solid hardwood furniture and accessories for the home.
Fine furnishings, lighting, rugs and home accessories.
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.
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.
A wide range of custom made rings, earrings, pendants and loose colored stones and diamonds.
Diamond jewelry, colored stones, sterling silver, repairs and custom work.
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.
A family shoe store offering everything from fine leathers to colorful rain boots.
A family shoe store with a focus on comfortable shoes for active lifestyles.
Footwear, apparel, outerwear, and accessories for men and women.
Skateboards, snowboards, longboards, stickers, band shirts and apparel.
Blue Heart Tattoo
441 E. Front St., 231.421.4465
Funky novelties, smoking accessories and edgy clothing.
Offers a wide range of services from camera repair and photo restoration to printing, passport photos and video transfers.
301 W. Grandview Parkway, 231.946.2280
Passionate candle merchants.
You’ll find hundreds of hats for men, women and children along with clothing and jewelry.
Artisan soaps, body butters, lotions, soaking salts, lip balms, travel sets and gifts.
Offering natural products for your home and body such as organic bath linens, organic baby pajamas and compostable dinnerware.
125 E. Front St., 231.360.9090
Shop M22 and Love Michigan apparel and accessories, or sign up for a kiteboarding instructional program.
122 Cass St., 231.929.0340
Indie market featuring over 100 makers for home, body and gift.
336 E. Front St., 231.946.2640
Stop by the cigar bar or lounge, or check out their imported cigars, tobacco and gifts.
Every kitchen and dining accessory you can imagine along with a selection of gourmet foods.
137 E. Front St., 231.946.4730
Fashion and high sport performance sunglasses along with independently handcrafted eyewear collections.
Grooming for dogs of all sizes and a large selection of pet supplies.
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.
A Body Balance221 Garland St., 231.649.6238
Medical massages to address your specific health concerns.
The 2,400-square-foot antique mall features a wide range of merchandise. Customers can also purchase or sell precious metals Monday through Saturday.
301 W. Grandview Parkway, 1.800.292.3616
The store has traditional, specialty and season-specific candles for every home.
229 Garland St., 231.929.3254
Avant-garde art, a great bar, and entertainment.
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.
823 S. Garfield Ave., 231.932.0065
Children’s and maternity resale boutique.
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.
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.
This shop for botanic fanatics offers tropical and temperate plants, exceptional soil, substrates and fun accessories to create your own thriving little world.
144 Hall St., Suite 109, 231.922.9535
Lighting restoration, buffing and polishing services and a large selection of antique fixtures and parts.
144 Hall St., Suite 110, 231.941.5071
Come create your own works of art in this 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.
State of the art lighting, audio and video systems specifically designed for your home or business.
144 Hall St., Suite 101, 231.421.8710
Quality home furnishings, clothing, specialty edibles and gifts.