Detroit’s Must-Have Spring Items and Where to Find Them

March 30, 2016  |   Story by Michelle Fusco  |   Photos by Detroit Athletic Co., Michelle and Chris Gerard

Detroit Tigers Hat

A baseball cap with the iconic Old English D logo is the quintessential symbol of Detroit pride. We like this Flexfit cap with raised embroidery and contrasting white inserts. Pick one up at the Detroit Athletic Co., a store that began as a humble peanut stand outside of Tiger Stadium and now offers a huge selection of Detroit sports apparel and gifts. $27.99.

Detroit Longboard

Why walk when you can cruise around town in style this spring on a handmade Detroit Surf Co. longboard with a laser-etched Joe Louis fist logo on the bottom? It’s a rhetorical question. $169. The company also sells surfboards, snowboards and stand-up paddle boards.

Motown Memory

A selection of fashionable t-shirts can be yours at Shop Around, the Motown Museum‘s gift shop. An ultra-soft, vintage-fit crew neck sweatshirt is the perfect weight for cool spring days, $52.

Customized Cornhole

A colorful, handcrafted cornhole set themed after your favorite Detroit sports team will be the hit of your backyard barbeques. This keepsake gift can be handed down for generations. $279, by woodenitbenice.

Send a Message

A simple, stylish black and white tote bag is not only practical; it makes a statement, too “” that statement being, “I have people in Detroit.” Yes, you do! Designed by DetroitGT, $12. Sold at select local retailers including Art is in Market at The Mall at Partridge Creek.

Doggone Cute

We know you’ll want to bring back a little something from your travels for your pampered pooch. Show your puppy love with a Detroit map seatbelt dog collar by Detroit MFG, $25, available at 3 Dogs 1 Cat Urban Pet Shoppe in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Detroit Athletic Co.
    1744 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-961-3550 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208313-875-2264 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. The Mall at Partridge Creek
    17420 Hall Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038586-226-0330 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. 3 Dogs 1 Cat
    2472 Riopelle St., Detroit, MI 48207313-285-8371 Highlight on map | More Details