The selection of produce at the Eastern Market is impressive. Choose from fresh flowers, specialty foods, and locally sourced meat. 250 vendor booths are opened to the public every Saturday, and you'll find that most products sold here are from local businesses and farms. Freshness is guaranteed along with prices that are sure to keep you engaged in shopping till you explore all stalls. If you work up an appetite, there are several restaurants at the market.
To bibliophiles, this book shop is a must stop. On four floors of the old Advance Glove warehouse are close to a million titles, ranging from the popular to the obscure, covering all kinds of subjects. It's a treasure trove for book lovers, who can spend many happy hours wandering the aisles. Owner King moved here in 1983 after outgrowing his first location. He has published about 90 rare book catalogs and handled the papers of celebrities, sports stars and numerous auto magnates. There are two smaller King locations, one at Wayne State University and one in Ferndale.
Michigan's most up-scale shopping mall is so impressed with its offerings that it calls itself a "collection," not a mall. Indeed, many shoppers would consider some of these stores, works of art. Nordstrom, Ralph Lauren/Polo, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Neiman-Marcus and Sunglass Hut are among the top destinations. Even during the busiest shopping days, Somerset has an unusual air of decorum. It's the equivalent of putting New York's Fifth Avenue indoors. Several dining options rise above the typical mall fare, but then, you'd expect that from a place that doesn't consider itself a mall.
Built in the 1990s, Laurel Park Place departs from the wide-open mall look and has the feel of a series of shopping courts. Shops tend toward the elegant and the upscale. Laurel Park Place also has the only Parisian store in Michigan. Dining options are a cut above the usual mall fare. Laurel Park Place has spawned the familiar satellite system of stores, eateries and office buildings, transforming a sleepy section of the western suburbs into a central destination along the burgeoning I-275 corridor.
Devonshire Mall is one that appeals to the whole family. Apart from the usual stores and restaurants, all of which you can find here, this shopping center goes above and beyond to ensure no one is left out. There are often special events hosted at Devonshire Mall, like "Fun Fridays," which caters to youngsters. The food court provides more than just something to snack on: it also offers health awareness workshops aimed at educating families about nutrition. There's even a "Mother and Child Comfort Station" for when the little ones need a break. No matter your needs, Devonshire Mall has you covered.
Not to be confused as a consignment store or simple flea market, The Rust Belt Market features carefully curated vintage pieces, from photography to clothing to salvaged furniture. Open only on the weekends, the shop regularly rotates the inventory and hosts a variety of local vendors. This giant retail space also features live music from local musicians. This local hotspot is a must visit for one-of-a-kind Detroit treasures.
Wear your city on your sleeve with a selection of uniquely Motown products at Pure Detroit. This store was established in 1998 with the sole purpose of capturing and spreading the essence of the Motor City. And since it opened it has stood as a promoter of the city and its culture. From casual apparel and jewelry to gifts, bags and souvenirs, each item represents Detroit in some way or the other, whether it is through a design, a printed photograph or a logo. So, if you happen to be looking for a souvenir, this is the perfect place to shop.
Bon Bon Bon is an artisan chocolate shop offering decadent candies and chocolates that are sure to delight your taste buds. Each of the "bon bon bons" as they're called, are made from one or more varieties of seven different chocolates. Favorites include Pink Peppercorn & Strawberry, Dark Up and The Temptation. You can also be adventurous and try random flavors as almost everything on the menu is quite delicious. Keep an eye out for the new flavors which are added every week. If you want to seriously indulge your sweet tooth, Bon Bon Bon is where you should be headed.
Bonnie's Gifts & Sundries is replete with racks of souvenirs, t-shirts, caps, hats, soft toys, handbags, mugs, posters and gifting items. The overhead lamps sparkle while this shops bustles with effervescent shoppers, looking for the perfect keepsake or gift for their loved ones. Once you find a souvenir of your choice, stop at their food counter for a delicious pastry or a refreshing ice cream.
With outlets all over the United States of America, CVS Pharmacy is one of the largest pharmaceutical store chains in the country. It has even bagged an under-20 position in the prestigious Fortune 500 list. This Detroit branch stocks personal and childcare products, beauty supplies, drugs, health essentials and first aid products. One can even find sectional merchandise for hair and skin care, nutrition and diet. Besides, it also sells household items just like a department store, including foodstuffs, gifts, games, toys, office supplies, cleaning equipment and electronics.
In business since 1977, City Slicker Shoes has been supplying customers with the latest and greatest in footwear for years. Having expanded to three different locations, this boutique carries a wide selection brands, sizes and styles. Hush Puppies, Emilio Franco, and Mauri are just some of the brand names you'll find here. For more information be sure to visit one of their locations or the website.