Find everything you’re looking for at these metro Detroit malls

Modified: July 07, 2022 | Story by Max White

There is no shortage of shopping in metro Detroit, and that includes some of the malls that are spread out throughout the metro area.

In the three main counties alone, you can find nearly a dozen malls with a variety of stores. Whether you’re looking for something small and local, or something luxurious and elegant from the biggest stores, you can find it at a mall in metro Detroit.

Below you’ll find some of the biggest malls in the area, and some of the places to shop at in and around them, as well as things to do if you’re in the area.

The Mall at Partridge Creek

When the weather is right in Michigan and you’re ready to shop, The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township is perfect. The outdoor mall in Macomb County allows you to soak up the sun while shopping and is home to nearly 80 different stores and restaurants, as well as a movie theatre.

If you’re looking to do some shopping for a woman in your life, check out Girl Boss Fashions, which has unique and one-of-a-kind pieces designed to “give women apparel with a little bling.” Or, shop at Detroit Life to get uniquely Detroit-branded items to feel proud of the Motor City,

If you’re looking to have some fun, there’s Detroit Axe located inside the mall which features great food, drinks, and of course, axe throwing.

For food, hit up BurgerFin which offers sliders, sushi, and drinks, Bobcat Bonnie’s which has delicious food, or have a nice glass of wine at Cellar59 Wine Bar.

On top of shopping, they offer different events including live concerts on weekends and fitness classes on Wednesdays in the summer.

If you can’t find what you want at Partridge Creek, all you have to do is head west down Hall Rd. a couple of miles to the Hall Road shopping corridor, which runs between Schoenherr and Garfield. It features miles of shops for whatever you are looking for.

The Mall at Partridge Creek, Michelle and Chris Gerard

Village of Rochester Hills

Any shopping lover will thrive on a visit to The Village of Rochester Hills. It’s also an outdoor mall, this one located in Oakland County, that will get you enjoying the outdoors while shopping. 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.

When it comes to eating, you can’t go wrong with Kruse & Meur in The Village for some delicious pizza, pasta, seafood, and more, and be sure to get extra bread. If you’re ready for brunch, The Jagged Fork has some great meals you can’t miss.

If you’re looking to have a relaxed day, Woodhouse Day Spa is also located at The Village offering massages, facials, body treatments, and more.

The mall also has different events depending on the month. They often include live music in the spring and summer, holiday events and strolls in the winter, and even wildlife safari shows.

The Village of Rochester Hills, via Facebook

Twelve Oaks Mall

If you’re looking to see some great shopping and combine it with delicious eats, Twelve Oaks is the spot for you.

Ferne x Mature combine two independent brands offering boutique men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry, there’s MJ Boutique Diamonds, which is a fourth-generation jeweler in metro Detroit.

There’s another great store called Rebel Nell, which offers jewelry for men and women, and the company has a mission to provide employment and equitable opportunity for women with barriers to employment. They have great pieces of jewelry that feature some of Detroit’s historic moments and buildings.

For those with a sweet tooth, you have to stop by M Street Baking Company to get one of their incredible, hand-dipped milkshakes that are much more than just a shake. The Cookies N’ Cream shake is topped with Oreos, Kit Kat, Hersey bar, a large Oreo cookie sandwich, and a mini cupcake.

Surrounding the Twelve Oaks area is also Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, which includes more shopping and restaurants, and make sure to hit up some spots nearby on the Detroit Brew Trail!

Twelve Oaks Mall lounge, things to do in Novi MI

Somerset Collection 

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.

You’ll also find Detroit watch company Shinola with a great store. Unlike the one in Great Lakes Crossing, this is a retail store and not an outlet location.

Stop into the Detroit Shoppe on the north side of the mall to get some of the best items that scream the Motor City for you or anyone who loves Detroit, and there’s a Lego store for you or your kids to get some great builds.

Beyond Juicery+Eatery also has a location inside Somerset, and there’s even a place to check out buying a Tesla if that’s what you’re looking for.

Somerset Mall in Troy, Oakland tourist attractions

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Driving up I-75 in northern Oakland County, it’s impossible to miss the massive Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. With dozens of stores and outlet stores, the mall has a ton of great shops, food, and most importantly, fun.

If you’re looking to get something to add to your outfit, Shinola Detroit has an outlet store in Great Lakes offering huge discounts on incredible watches.

You can also support some of Detroit’s biggest professional and college teams at Gameday Detroit and Rally House Michigan.

If you’re looking for a healthy meal, you can’t miss Beyond Juicery+Eatery, which has delicious smoothies, wraps, bowls, and more, or, get to Kerby’s Koney Island to try a Detroit staple – the coney dog.

Great Lakes also has some nationally-known entertainment brands, including a Legoland Discovery Center, Peppa Pig World of Play, Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement.

Nearby you can also have some fun playing TopGolf, the only location in Michigan that has a massive driving range game.

Shoppers at Great Lakes Crossing

Fairlane Town Center

There are more than 125 stores and restaurants in Fairlane Town Center, which is one of the closest malls to Downtown Detroit and Detroit Metro Airport.

According to the mall’s website, the mall is home to Michigan’s largest H&M and the first House of Hoops Foot Locker store in Michigan. MJ Boutique at the mall offers custom lenses and diamond work for shopping and sells Cartier glasses. There’s also a selfie studio to have some fun and get some great pictures of yourself during the trip to the mall.

Finally, check out Survived, a social streetwear brand based out of Detroit with a portion of proceeds helping community efforts in the Motor City.

For food, make sure to check out P.F. Chang’s, for authentic Asian & Chinese flavors, located in the Exterior Restaurant Plaza. There are also many events featured at the mall, and they change week by week, so be sure to check the website.

Once you’re done at the mall, be sure to hit up the Detroit Brew Trail or check out The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village to see some of the most historic buildings and items in history.

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