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Shop Til You Drop in Northern Michigan

Shoppers casually strolling through one of Northern Michigan’s shopping districts typically have a smile on their face and perhaps an ice cream cone in their hand. Up North shopping isn’t frenzied. It isn’t shop after shop of chain stores. It isn’t in an enclosed mall with parking miles away.

No, shopping Up North is a different experience–a delightful one! Our shops are unique, no cookie cutter stores. Here you will find independent book stores with personal attention. Clothing stores have apparel you won’t find in the city. Gift shops have distinctive items chosen for you with care. Art galleries exhibit talent from Northern Michigan and across the U.S.

You may be surprised to learn that several nationally known retail businesses began in Petoskey. The Mole Hole, American Spoon Foods, and Kilwin’s Chocolates all started in Petoskey before spreading to locations across the country.

Specialty food shops are a fun place to shop. Chocolates, jams and preserves, vinegars, ice cream, gelato, cookies and more can be found in our shopping districts. Christmas shopping? Absolutely, this is the best place in Michigan for gift shopping.

Petoskey’s Gaslight District, so named for the gas lights that line the city streets, has been a shopper’s delight for decades. Mackinac Island, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, Charlevoix, and Indian River offer shoppers much to peruse. Mackinaw City has both downtown Mackinaw City, a charming shopping district, and Mackinaw Crossings, an outdoor shopping complex complete with entertainment and a food court.

Shopkeepers in Northern Michigan work hard to create a shopping experience that just doesn’t exist in a shopping mall. So stroll through our many fine shops and enjoy!

The friendly merchants of Northern Michigan welcome you! The variety of stores in the area are not to be missed. These specialty stores offer convenient parking and personalized service such as custom orders, gift wrapping and more. Shop for clothing, souvenirs, sports equipment–or leisurely browse through art, collectibles and home decor. Shop for yourself, or pick out the perfect gift for loved ones back home. So have some fun and visit the unique shops of Northern Michigan.

B May Bags, 1922 Harbor-Petoskey Rd., Petoskey, MI, 49770, (231) 622-4908

Beaver Island Gift Shop, 26259 Main St., Beaver Island, MI, 49782, (231) 448-2860

Benjamin Gifts, 7301 Main St., Mackinac Island, MI, 49757, (906) 847-3822

Boutique Emmanuel, 229 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI, 49720, (231) 437-3519

Boyer Glassworks, 207 State St., Harbor Springs, MI, 49740, (231) 526-6359

Central Drug Store, 301 Bridge St., Charlevoix, MI, 49720, (231) 547-2424

Decked Out, 7389 Huron St., Mackinac Island, MI, 49757, 906-847-4023

Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls, 115 W. Main St., Harbor Springs, MI, 49740, (231) 526-7500

Forgotten Treasures, 209 S. Lake St., Boyne City, MI, 49712, (231) 268-4220

Horton Bay General Store, 5115 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City, MI, 49712, (231) 582-7827

Jennifer Tyler Knit Couture, 246 E. Main St., Harbor Springs, MI, 49740, (231) 412-5000

Mackinaw Clothing, 319 E. Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI, 49701, (231) 436-5093

New Beginnings Thrift Shop, 650 W. Conway Rd., Harbor Springs, MI, 49770, (231) 348-2980

Rocking Horse Toy Company Harbor Springs, 154 E. Main St., Harbor Springs, MI, 49740, (231) 526-7236

Round Lake Bookstore, 216 Bridge, Charlevoix, MI, 49720, (231) 547-2699

Skip’s Petoskey Glass, Inc., 1890 E. Mitchell Rd., Petoskey, MI, 49770, (231) 347-7840

Sturgeon River Pottery & Gallery, 3031 Charlevoix Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770, (231) 347-0590

Teysen’s Gift & Moccasin Shop, 248 S.Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI, 49701 (231) 436-7011

The Birches Gift Shop on Market Street, 7375 Market St., Mackinac Island, MI, 49757, (906) 847-3481

Threads of Mackinac, 7295 Main St., Mackinac Island, MI, 49757, (906) 430-5377

Treasure Chest Gifts, 224 W. Central Ave., Mackinaw City, MI, 49701 (231) 436-5032

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  • Book Stores
  • Snowmobile Dealers
  • Clothing Stores
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  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Supplies
  • Yarn, Quilting & Craft Supplies
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  • Dollar Stores
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  • Coin Shops
  • Clocks & Watches
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Find the goods and services you need by visiting the friendly and reliable businesses in throughout the communities in Northern Michigan.