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Visit the largest antique mall in Michigan, Bay City Antiques Center / Bay Antique Center. Located in a historic downtown building, the center boasts 60,000 square feet and more than 400 booths! Study the floor plan of this block-long antique mall in advance — and discover an impressive collection of regional vendors and European-imported antiques.Read More +
A memorable destination in Michigan's Little Bavaria, explore more than 40 shops and attractions throughout the German-inspired Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Saunter in & out of local businesses and national retailers alike, including Yankee Candle and Tervis. Discover clothing boutiques and gift shops alongside creperies and bakeries, and take your opportunity to sample Michigan-made wines, craft spirits, and fudge!Read More +
Explore "Michigan’s Largest Village of Unique Shops" at Pride and Country Village! Travel back in time through historic buildings and shops including a woodshop, a farmhouse full of home furnishings and decor — and the 1899 Schoolhouse Fashion Boutique. Don’t leave before stopping by the old-fashioned deli or the ice cream parlor for a treat!Read More +
Experience Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store — where it’s merriment, joy, and Christmas 361 days a year! "Ooh" and "aah" together through this expansive store with a collection of Christmas decor, lights, trees, and more than 50,000 trims and gifts! Be sure to visit Santa when he’s not at the North Pole, and look to Bronner’s hand-personalized ornaments and one-of-a-kind Christmas finds!
Stroll along winding cobblestone through a fairytale castle at the Bavarian Inn Castle Shops, located in the lower level of the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. With seven unique shops including the Royal Gift Shop, Souvenirs & Cheers Shop, and Wine & Beer Shop, discover toys, souvenirs, clothing, collectibles, and more. Stop by the bakery for sweet treats and homemade jams, and enjoy the magical atmosphere as you shop for gifts for others — and for yourself!Read More +
Enjoy the indoor, European-style SVRC Marketplace, and choose from more than a dozen ethnic and American eateries to tempt your taste buds. Shop gifts from flowers to t-shirts, yarn and beads to beauty products, and keep in mind — SVRC Marketplace hosts an ever-changing list of vendors. You’ll want to see what’s new each and every time!Read More +
Americana Company Antiques: Take a trip through Americana Company Antiques, located in the heart of historic "Hell's Half Mile" in Bay City, and find an eclectic mix of vintage, local memorabilia, and unique antiquities.
Antique Warehouse: Join friends for a bite to eat at the Memory Lane Cafe before perusing 70 antique vendors with unique memorabilia, collectibles, and gifts — plus six specialty shops.
Freeland Antique Mall: Stroll down memory lane at Freeland Antique Mall, where you’ll find more than 65 vendors throughout 17,000 square feet of antiques and vintage goods.
Retro Attics Studio: Shop mid-century modern and industrial at Retro Attics Studio. Gain inspiration through vibrant pieces from the Atomic Era, timeless furniture, and artwork.
The Iron Gate Emporium: Explore a marketplace of vintage, shabby chic, antique, industrial, and mid-century modern at The Iron Gate Emporium. Shop Michigan-made and handcrafted, something old and something new!
Around the Farm Antiques: Discover one-of-a-kinds and vintage galore from 60 vendors at Around the Farm Antiques. Shop the outdoor collection, too, for interesting garden decor.
Thrifty Treasures Antiques & More: Go on a thrilling hunt through Thrifty Treasures Antiques & More. Shop more than 20 dealers and discover jewelry, glassware, coins, furniture, toys, primitives, and art.
Vintage Annex: With timeless pieces to trendy items that perfectly capture the essence of past eras, lose yourself inside Vintage Annex — and find retro goodies from fashions to housewares and fabulous vintage jewelry.
Sister's Vin-Tiques: Step into a vintage goldmine of furniture, clothing, and quirky collectibles at Sister's Vin-Tiques. Meet the owners, who happen to be sisters, and hear interesting stories about their curated finds!
Flash Back Vintage: Be transported to a bygone era at Flash Back Vintage! If you're searching for a unique piece or simply want to indulge in nostalgia, this shop is a must-visit for retro clothing and decor.
Michiganders Antiques and Collectibles: Find a cherished piece of the past at Michiganders. This shop offers timeless treasures for history enthusiasts and antique collectors alike — from furniture to memorabilia.
Yorkshire Antiques & Primitives: Shop farm, primitives, antiques, vintage decor, glassware, and toys at Yorkshire Antiques & Primitives. Keep your eyes open for vendor treasures from the 19th and 20th centuries!
The Finest Antiques & Home Décor: Scour for treasures, or look toward the repurposed and repainted at The Finest Antiques & Home Decor, an antique and home decor store where you'll find a little old & a little new!
Court Street Antiques: Browse a true vintage shop where nothing is newer than 1970! Experience the historic building’s character and charm while checking out 15 different antique vendors and unforgettable displays.
Adomaitis Antiques: Discover unusual items and estate finds at Adomaitis Antiques. Explore their vast selection of professional quality adult costumes and vintage clothing pieces at competitive prices.
Electric Kitsch: Stroll through the music of then & now at Electric Kitsch! Find new and used records, in LP and 45 rpm, funk from the 50s to the 70s — and the equipment to play them on!
The Antique Center: Get lost in yesteryear inside The Antique Center, where 8,000 square feet of memorabilia, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles, and antiques await.
Serendipity Road: Update your home, your wardrobe, and even your jewelry collection — or give a handmade & memorable gift — with goods from more than 70 Michigan artisans and makers at Serendipity Road.
Half Mile Handmade: Cards, hand towels, clothing — find the perfect gift, or treat yourself to something unique, from the curated collection of handcrafted products from artisans near and far at Half Mile Handmade.
Creative Lane: Pick up a plant, fashion accessories, and any of a variety of handmade gifts and Michigan products at Creative Lane! From cards to candles, and potions to paint-by-numbers, peruse at your leisure.
Perfectly Imperfect Creations: Shop new, vintage, and refurbished furniture at Perfectly Imperfect Creations. Find unique treasures for your home, or take a class and customize your purchase!
Amazin’ Mitten: Discover baskets and gift boxes for special occasions and works by creative Michiganders at Amazin’ Mitten — where nothing is mass produced and everything is one-of-a-kind!
Vintage 11: Discover Michigan-made goods and custom furniture painting at Vintage 11. The owner repurposes family heirlooms, upon request, and refurbishes cabinets & vanities into custom creations!
Rebel Co.: Shake up your shopping at Rebel Co. — and revel in your time here perusing unique clothing, Michigan-made items, home decor, global textiles, apothecary, and plants.
My Secret Garden: Stylish and warm, filled with home decor, boutique clothing, and gift items galore, visit a one-of-a-kind shop that is My Secret Garden — and satiate your hunger in the kitchen shop!
Botanica Modern Market: Indulge your senses inside Botanica Modern Market. Shop plants, clothes, and home decor & discover beautiful botanicals and clothing with style.
The Michigan Shoppe: Take home a Petoskey stone from The Michigan Shoppe in Frankenmuth or Birch Run. Discover jewelry to pottery — and gourmet food, apparel, and books from & about The Great Lakes State!
Coyer Candle Co.: Join a make-and-take candle-making class at Coyer Candle Co. — or choose from more than 100 scents of handmade soy candles, poured in-store from products made in the USA!
Peel ‘N Pare: Sip from a fresh pot of coffee as you shop, always available at Peel ‘N Pare. Find specialty cutlery and high-quality culinary tools for your kitchen — or to give as gifts for the cook in your life!
Frank’s Muth: Shop a hot sauce bar at Frank’s Muth! Explore an eclectic collection of gifts, flavored popcorn, and bar decor, and enjoy a cocktail at the indoor bar or on the outdoor patio while you shop!
Covered Bridge Shop: Discover Frankenmuth gifts and souvenirs at the Covered Bridge Shop. Browse trinkets, t-shirts, and a selection of quality leather goods.
Zehnder’s Marketplace: Explore an extravaganza of delicious opportunity at Zehnder’s Marketplace! Shop for fresh baked goods, souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, and even Polish pottery.
Violets Blue: Lose track of time in the most beautiful of ways inside Violets Blue in Bay City. Gifts, decorations, inspiration — with journals, and magnets, and whimsy all about — enjoy this enchanting boutique!
G.T. Homestead: Fill a bouquet or planter for any occasion at G.T. Homestead! With a full-service floral department, shop unique cards, stationery, novelty & souvenir gifts, and home decor while you’re here.
Little House: Travel back in time through a historic building turned into Little House. Shop unique furnishings and accessories for your home, and stop often because merchandise changes frequently.
Warmbier Farms: Shop more than 1,800 garden statues at Warmbier Farms, and plan appropriately for their 12,000-square-foot showroom! Discover silk florals, boutique jewelry, gazing globes, seasonal decor, clothing, and so much more.
Baxman Market: We’re letting the secret out — Baxman Market has homemade gifts and specialty items, painted to order! Shop online, too, for unique crafts and gifts for pick-up.
Saturday Mornings Home Decor & Gift Haus: Discover a unique selection of home decor and gift-giving treasures at Saturday Mornings. Find new offerings with the changing of the seasons and drop in for special events!
SoCal Threads Boutique: Shop SoCal Threads for women’s clothing, accessories, limited edition selections, and a curated collection of quality denim. Check in frequently for new items and changing inventory!
Panache Boutique: Find unique, fun, and confident clothing for all shapes and sizes at Panache Boutique, including tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, and accessories!
Adorn Boutique: Select wardrobe essentials from a balance between current trends and classic styles at Adorn Boutique! Shop their curated collection of fashions, accessories, and apothecary.
Ellie & Isabelle: Fill your Pandora wishlist and shop unique fashions at Ellie & Isabelle! Take home specially crafted and Michigan-made items alongside shirts, dresses, and Brosway jewelry, too.
Margos & Co.: Plan to explore Margos & Co. for both men's and women's apparel, plus-size included. Shop gifts, accessories, and home decor from high-quality brands.
Prim Sage: Browse for classic, modern pieces in a cozy, brick-lined space at Prim Sage. Choose from both men's and women's clothing, shoes, and accessories — and get personalized help styling your finds!
Rapunzel’s Boutique: Discover an eclectic array of home decor, fashionable clothing, and jewelry at Rapunzel’s Boutique — and pore over collections of yarns, knitting accessories, patterns, and needles!
Abby’s of Frankenmuth: Shop where the attitude is “Boutique Over Chain” at Abby’s of Frankenmuth. Find smaller, independent women's apparel along with international brands, in sizes small through XXL.
Uptown Girl: Find women’s fashion from blue jeans to denim jackets at Uptown Girl. Choose from a variety of styles and brands, and shop accessories and footwear to complement your look!
Willow Classic Ladies Apparel: For fun, fancy, frilly, and functional, shop Willow Classic Ladies Apparel in Midland. Whether you’re searching for an elegant gown or a casual t-shirt, you’ll find it here!
Indulge in original Vera Bradley, Anushka, and the complete collection of Brighton at White House Boutique — while drinking in the cozy atmosphere of Main Street in Michigan’s Little Bavaria.
Joyful Tantrum: Bring the kiddos to Joyful Tantrum for hands-on activities, games, crafts, and toys designed to stimulate their imagination. Shop at a toy store that’s completely unplugged so children can fully engage!
Toyberg: Escape the boredom of the day-to-day at Toyberg, or “mountain of toys”! Take home a new kite, jigsaw puzzle, or STEM-inspired toy.
Happy Go Lucky: Shop nostalgic candy, gifts, and novelties at Happy Go Lucky in Saginaw, and discover uniquely curated birthday boxes and toys!
Saginaw Bay Trading Company: Explore outdoor-themed apparel at Saginaw Bay Trading Company. Shop locally sourced and manufactured items, gourmet food — and scout outdoorsy gifts!
Frank’s Great Outdoors: Get your hunting and fishing licenses at Frank’s Great Outdoors, and shop 30,000 square feet of fishing, hunting, marine electronics, paddle sports, clothing, and camping items!
Northwoods Wholesale Outlet: Take your time when traveling through Northwoods Wholesale Outlet, the mecca of everything for the outdoors — and indoors!
Little Forks Outfitters: Let experts at Little Forks Outfitters help equip you with proper clothing and gear for your outdoor adventures. Take a fly-fishing class, or plan your excursion with the help of knowledgeable staff.
Home to the largest antique mall in Michigan (housed fittingly in a historic downtown building) and an annual antique festival of epic proportions, with smaller shops sprinkled throughout, Pure Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region is full of opportunity to uncover timeless treasures.Read More +
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