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.
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. The four floors of the warehouse are home to millions of 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. The owner of the bookstore moved here in 1983 after outgrowing his first location. 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.
As you browse through the shelves of Casa Chavela, take a tour of global cultures through folk art. This local store is home to a varied collection of fair trade folk art and crafts from over 40 countries, with everything from scarves, jewelry and handbags, to incense, aroma therapy oils and home decor to choose from. Shop for scented candles and incense to soothe your soul, or add a touch of the exotic to your wardrobe with a scarf from Africa. A colorful melange of treasures from across the globe, Casa Chavela is sure to delight.
This huge shopping plaza is the place where all shopaholics head to. Home to a variety of stores, this center also features commercial spaces as well as few offices.
Italia Bakery is a great place for a lunch detour while you are on an excursion through the city. Their buffets offer you a number of options ranging from meatloafs, spare ribs, lasagna, gnocchi, quiche, pizza to sausages, meatballs, penne and more. Once you have satiated your palate's savory cravings, move on to their display of baked goods that carries cannolis, cheesecake slices, chocolate-laden croissants, tiramisu rolls, ricotta cakes, eclairs, fruit tarts and so much more. Sample a few, and pack a few more to satisfy your sweet tooth in the comforts of your home.
Grab a cupcake or two from Klueless Cupcakes for a great dessert, snack, or just to indulge your sweet tooth. The delicious cupcakes are all freshly made on a daily basis using local ingredients and served in a wide variety of flavors like Maple Bacon, Salted Caramel, Lemon-licious, and Pineapple. They also offer vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. The store is cute and well decorated and the service is always top-notch.
Spread over two levels, Dr. Disc is not just an independent record store. Rather, it is a haven for music lovers of every persuasion. Since it first opened its doors in 1982, this local store has come to be a stalwart supporter of the local music scene. Dr. Disc not only stocks an extensive selection of CDs and records produced by local artists, but also hosts in store concerts featuring up and coming bands. The ground level of Dr. Disc offers a varied selection of new and used CDs and DVDs, as well as new vinyl records, while the upper level houses the store's used LP collection. Alongside music of every conceivable genre, you will also find cassettes, VHS movies, music and movie posters, books, magazines, and other music-themed merchandise. If you have an old record you'd like to sell or trade, stop by Dr. Disc for the best deal in town.