Holiday Shopping in The D: Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Support

Modified: November 28, 2022 | Story by Biba Adams

It’s time! Share the love with your favorite people and buy some great gifts around town for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. 

Visit Detroit took the time to compile a special list of places where you can be the best “Santa” that you can be with gifts for your loved ones that are unique and priced just right. 

Start your shopping trip with a visit to one of the metro area’s local malls. Whether you need a gift from a major store or an independent retailer–the mall is still a great place to start and the decorations will put you in a festive holiday mood. 

The Mall at Partridge Creek

The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township is perfect for energetic holiday shopping. The outdoor mall in Macomb County is home to nearly 80 different stores and restaurants, as well as a movie theater where you can take a break and catch a flick. 

Village of Rochester Hills

With 375,000 square feet of space, the outdoor shopping district is set up like a main street in a city. Recently, The Village just added Von Maur as an anchor store, and it features a variety of nationally known brands. This mall is also home to tons of great food and relaxation destinations–like Woodhouse Day Spa when you need to treat yourself. 

Twelve Oaks Mall

Surrounding the Twelve Oaks area is also Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk which features destinations on the Detroit Brew Trail. This mall is also known for its amazing jewelry stores making it a popular destination for holiday shopping. 

Somerset Collection 

One of the G.O.A.T. shopping destinations—Somerset Collection features two separate areas – one on the north side of Big Beaver and one on the south side, connected by a walkway over the road. The mall offers some high-end clothing and accessory brands like Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Tiffany & Co., and much more on the south side of the building. The north side has lots of local brands for a gift with a Detroit flavor. 

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Great Lakes has some nationally-known entertainment brands, including a Legoland Discovery Center, Peppa Pig World of Play, Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, Top Golf and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement. With dozens of stores and outlet stores, the mall has a ton of great shops, food, and most importantly, fun.

Learn more about metro Detroit malls here!

The Mall at Partridge Creek

Small Business Saturday 

AYV x Fresher

208 W Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Visit this unique sportswear store owned by husband and wife team Anthony and Melody Temple for pieces that ooze local luxury. The store features t-shirts, hoodies, matching sets, headwear and more for men and women.

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This unique brand offers sportswear with a spiritual theme. The clothing comes in colorways that are unique to Detroit like green and white for State fans and maize and blue for U of M fans. They also sell clothing for kids and babies and lots of accessories. 

Neon Gold Beauty Lab

486 North Main Street Studio 35. Royal Oak

You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself. Neon Gold Beauty Lab is a great place for you to get a treatment that can help ease the stress of the season. Try their signature facial or a waxing treatment. You can also get a gift certificates for friends or colleagues. 

Two Eighteen

Dinan Building, 1400 E Fisher Service Dr, Detroit, MI 48207

Eastern Market 

Detroit’s newest sneaker boutique & sister store to Burn Rubber in Royal Oak, we carry limited edition sneakers including Nike, Jordan, adidas, Yeezy and more. The store’s owner, Roland Coit designed a unique Jordan collaboration that celebrates Metro Detroit–the shoe would make a fantastic gift. 

Em & Lu Floral Cafe

37722 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

Flowers and plants make great gifts. They bill themselves as, ‘a different type of flower shop!’

They also sell coffee and other gifts like signature candles, greeting cards, and more. Their floral club available for $39 a year gets you 5% off any order Tuesdays through Thursdays. They are located in the Food Court at Laurel Park Place. 

Irwin House Gallery

2351 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208

The 3rd Annual “Gift of Art” Holiday Art Exhibition, opens on BLACK FRIDAY and runs through December 23, 2022 and general hours of operation are Weds-Sat 12-7 pm and Sundays 12-6 pm. With more than 120 featured works and 60+ participating artists, this is the gallery’s largest, most inclusive, affordable, and joyous show of the year! Designed to encourage collectors and art-lovers to start or build their collections here AND give the gift of art for the holidays, the exhibition stands behind the hashtag #somethingforeveryone! Prices range from $50 to $500.

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