River Place Shops | @riverplaceshops

Outlet Malls + Outdoor Shopping Malls

Frankenmuth River Place Shops (Frankenmuth) 40-store, European-inspired mall, with picturesque Bavarian architecture and iconic waterfalls. Shop Michigan's largest bead store, Bead Haven — with a Modern Craft Winery Tasting Room tucked inside — or try The Michigan Shoppe and I Love Frankenmuth for something to remember your trip by!

Birch Run Premium Outlets® (Birch Run) One of the country's original outlet malls, home to 100-plus stores — Columbia to Kate Spade and Michael Kors. Stroll from store to store as you stock up on designer fashions at incredible savings!

Pride and Country Village (Saginaw) A village of unique shops housed across six historic buildings and a must-see-to-believe experience. From The Mill's seasonal shop to The Farmhouse's five levels of home furnishings and Tumbleweed Farms' outdoor garden center, this multi-building mecca has it all.

SVRC Marketplace | @riverfrontsaginaw

City Markets

SVRC Marketplace (Saginaw) 100,000-square-foot market, home to the Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market and close to two-dozen vendors indoors. Shop Those Nature People's line of products inspired purely by nature, or The Little Yarn Shoppe's curated studio of yarns and supplies. Sample from all the on-site eateries, like Makin' Bacon's bacon-covered-everything or Saigon Sandwich Company's unique Vietnamese flavors.

City Market (Bay City) Shop Oily Apothecary's essential oils or Those Nature People's handmade, natural products while you sip on a specialty coffee drink from City Grind — and enjoy all from slow-smoked barbecue to baked goods before you leave!

Antiques + Vintage Shops

Bay City Antiques Center / Bay Antique Center (Bay City) Michigan's largest antique center, and a three-story, multi-dealer shop that spans an entire city block — rated #1 by AAA and open 361 days out of the year!

The Saginaw Antique Warehouse and Specialty Shoppes (Saginaw) 70+ dealers and over 20,000 square feet of furniture, glassware, china, and collectibles — home to The Loft Marketplace and Memory Lane Cafe.

Freeland Antique Mall (Freeland) 16,000-square-foot haven of antique finds, filled by the collections of more than 90 quality dealers.

Americana Company Antique Mall (Bay City) An eclectic mix of unique antiquities and a big dose of nostalgia.

Retro Attics Studio (Bay City) Retro warehouse and studio with an impressive collection of mid-century modern finds.

Court Street Antiques (Saginaw) Antique, vintage, and up-cycle shop, complete with a Junque & Salvage Room you just can't miss.

Adomaitis Antiques (Saginaw) Old Town antique shop with a special selection of estate sale and consignment items, plus thousands of costumes and vintage clothing pieces.

Iron Gate Emporium (Birch Run) Vintage and antique marketplace, featuring everything from shabby to industrial chic and even made-in-Michigan.

Thrifty Treasures Antiques & More (Birch Run) Antique shop home to 35+ vendors, with a great selection of glassware and anything mid-century.

Serendipity Road | @serendipityroadmi

Lifestyle Boutiques + Artisan Wares

Serendipity Road (Midland) Home decor to housewares, textiles to jewelry: this blend of makers market and boutique sells the wares of artisans from all throughout Michigan!

Rebel Magnolia (Saginaw) Vintage-meets-modern-bohemian oasis of clothing and accessories, home decor, global textiles, and apothecary items. Shop here, or experience Rebel Magnolia Flea — a free-spirited, festival-style market filled with vintage and handcrafted items.

Half Mile Handmade (Bay City) Curated, handmade finds for your closet and home — and Michigan-themed goods and gifts crafted by local artisans — all inside a shop that supports the maker movement.

Violets Blue (Bay City) Shop everything from home decor to luxury household products, and time your trip to one of their sidewalk sales!

Home + Garden Havens

Warmbier Farms (Auburn) Home decor, garden accents, and gifts, plus an impressive outdoor garden center with 1,300 concrete statues!

My Secret Garden (Bay City) A massive haven of home furnishings, clothing, accessories, and gifts, plus garden decor galore.

G.T. Homestead (Bay City) An inspired selection of seasonal decor, plus home and garden accents. Find their colorful storefront beneath the Third Street Star Bridge!

Little House (Bay City) Unique home decor, garden art, and gift items. Watch for spring open houses and shop their incredible summer sidewalk sales.

OMONI Boutique | @omoniboutique

Fashion Boutiques

OMONI Boutique (Bay City) Pieces curated for the modern-minded and fashion-forward — with premium labels and stylish, yet wearable looks.

Ferne Boutique (Bay City) Contemporary apparel and accessories, and all the stylish spring and summer must-haves — jumpsuits to rompers, summery tops to sundresses — with seasonal sidewalk sales.

White House Boutique (Frankenmuth) Stylish and timeless selections, favorites from Brighton to Pandora, and spring and summer porch sales you can't miss.

Adorn Boutique (Frankenmuth) Current trends and classic styles, accessories and apothecary items, plus pop-up shops and sidewalk sales.

Elodie Boutique (Midland) A little slice of retail heaven, right on Midland's Main Street. Shop curated, on-trend fashions and accessories.

Panache Boutique (Bay City) Downtown boutique with trend-forward favorites, dedicated to empowerment through fashion.

Uptown Girl (Bay City) Casual fashions and spring and summer open houses, offering the season's latest at storewide discounts.

Willow Classic Ladies Apparel
(Midland) Timeless, classic fashions and favorites from Brighton to Tribal, with seasonal sidewalk sales.

Author
Blair Cook

A Great Lakes Bay native, Blair is the Founder at Brandscape — a boutique creative company specializing in content. Her favorite part? Sharing stories about the Pure Michigan places she loves!