I initially went to midtown Detroit to finally, FINALLY visit the Shinola store and showroom, but what I didn’t expect was the pseudo-shopping district that’s emerging in the surrounding area.
Going to Shinola alone is definitely worth the trip downtown, but I also reccommend crossing the street and ducking into City Bird – a one-of-a-kind, Etsy-shop-come-to-life complete with unique screenprints, letterpress cards, delicate jewelry, etc. etc. And if you have the time, also stop by Nest, which is right next door, which focuses more on homegoods. I promise, promise, PROMISE you won’t be disappointed!