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Treat yourself to some of metro Detroit's must-visit shopping destinations



Bird Bee

1228 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-315-3070; shopbirdbee.com

For the expressive and edgy soul, Bird Bee offers a mix of vintage-inspired, modern bohemian, and contemporary clothing and accessories at its first brick-and-mortar location in Detroit's Capitol Park.

Nike Community Store

1261 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-965-3319

You'll find great deals on Nike footwear, apparel, and accessories at the recently opened Nike Community Store in the heart of downtown Detroit. The store also carries apparel from the Lions, the Tigers, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.

Under Armour Brand House

1201 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-335-3162

Another recent addition to the Detroit shopping scene, the multistory sports apparel showroom and store is housed in the historic Kresge building. The 17,000-square-foot store features innovative sports clothing, athletic apparel, accessories, running shoes, and training shoes.

Division Street Boutique

1353 Division St., Detroit; 313-285-8887; divisionstreetboutique.com

Located in Eastern Market, Division Street Boutique provides local products, including official Detroit Hustles Harder apparel.

1701 Bespoke

4160 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-444-3680; 1701bespoke.com

With great attention to detail, 1701 Bespoke crafts original patterns for suits, overcoats, and tuxedos.

Studio Sandra

415 E. Fourth St. Royal Oak; 248-990-1630; studiosandraonline.com

Studio Sandra's staff not only focuses on exceptional customer service, but also on finding stylish looks in a way that's both creative and comfortable. Owner Sandra Rome curates her store with American-made clothing and select European lines.

The Dirt Label

319 S., Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248-268-3462; thedirtlabel.com

Created by Detroiter Chris Morris in 2006, the Dirt Label started as an online retailer and opened its flagship store in Royal Oak featuring unique threads from cardigans and graphic tees. The brand recently secured a distribution deal with Foot Locker, with items featured in Foot Locker's Eastpointe location.

Dolce Moda

323 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-399-6200; dolcemoda.com

With clothing and accessories for men and women, this stylish boutique features casual, professional, and nightlife items.


6400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-594-8181; shestores.com

This luxury boutique offers contemporary and designer fashions mixed with the owner Sharon Eisenshtadt's philosophy of personalized service. With sizes 0-14, SHE offers lifestyle dressing from casual denim to the occasion dress.

The Mall at Partridge Creek

17420 Hall Rd., Clinton Township; 586-226-0330;


This outdoor shopping mall is not all-encompassing like a traditional mall, but has various brands including The Gap, Banana Republic, Express, Loft, Lush, Coach, Apple, and more. With multiple restaurants and a MJR Theatre, there's something for everyone — even your dog (see: Three Dog Bakery).

Twelve Oaks Mall

27500 Novi Rd., Novi; 248-348-9400; shoptwelveoaks.com

With its vast selection of stories and great dining options, you can't go wrong with Twelve Oaks Mall. Home to Michigan's only Cheesecake Factory and featuring over 180 stores, as well as anchored by five major department stores, this mall is a staple shopping destination in metro Detroit.

Somerset Collection

2800 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; thesomersetcollection.com

If a luxury shopping experience is what you're looking for, the Somerset Collection is your place, which features a plethora of specialty stores. The climate-controlled skywalk connects Somerset North and Somerset South, where you'll find high-end retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

4000 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills; 248-454-5000; greatlakescrossingoutlets.com

Known as Michigan's largest mall, this indoor outlet mall has a great mix of big and small stores such as the Nike Factory Store, the Children's Place, a Shinola outlet, and an Amazon Pop Up Store. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets also feature plenty of dining options and entertainment.

Birch Run Premium Outlets

12240 S. Beyer Rd., Birch Run; 989-624-1347;


Located conveniently off I-75 just minutes from Frankenmuth, Birch Run Premium Outlets features more than 140 stores, including Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, the North Face, Columbia, and Under Armour. As one of the original outlets malls, this shopping center offers a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment to provide an enjoyable experience.

Nickels Arcade

326 S. State St., Ann Arbor

Built in 1918, Nickels Arcade is a treasured local landmark and home to a variety of quaint specialty shops in downtown Ann Arbor. The glass-roofed shopping district is a fun place to shop, with its beautiful architecture and a must-see for history buffs when you're in the area.

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