41 Ways To #ShopSmall This Small Business Saturday Around Metro Detroit

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I’m personally not a fan of shopping on Black Friday. Sure there are some O.K. sales, but I don’t really like crowds.

That is why I love shopping on Small Business Saturday. There are also more benefits to shopping small, like keeping your money in the community.

While this list is focused on stores and boutiques don’t forget all of the restaurants and other service driven small businesses that are also participating in Small Business Saturday.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #shopsmall this Saturday.

1. Rust Belt Market — Ferndale

The Rust Belt Market has been a great incubator for small businesses since it opened six years ago.

The Ferndale Small Business Saturday Welcome Center will be located inside the Rust Belt. So be sure to start off there. They will be passing out a Shop Small bag, a list of participating small businesses in Ferndale, and the scavenger hunt map. Ferndale will not only have free parking in all of the parking lots, but they have added free valet parking this year.

Don’t forget to poke around Rust Belt before venturing through Ferndale. Some of our favorite shops are Attack Hunger The Loaded Die, and The Vintage Wick.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Address: 22801 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, Michigan 48220

2. Hood’s Hardware — Wyandotte

Photo courtesy of Hood’s Hardware-Gifts Facebook Page

Hood’s Hardware is one of the welcome stations for businesses participating in Shop Small in the Dotte. Check in at Hood’s to get your Shop & Dine Magazine that features all of the participating businesses.

Don’t let the fact that Hood’s is a hardware store fool you, they also carry gift items like Motor City Creation’s Faygo Candles. Besides who wouldn’t want a drill under the tree?

Saturday Hours: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. | Address: 1844 Ford Avenue Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

3. Peninsulas — Berkley 

Photo courtesy of Peninsula’s Facebook Page

This cute Michigan themed store is located in downtown Berkley. Have a fan of the Michigan State Parks? Peninsulas is the exclusive provider of merchandise and accessories that feature the Michigan State Parks that are located under the Bridge.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 3125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley, Michigan

4 and 5. Leon & Lulu and The Show at Leon & Lulu- Clawson

I’m throwing you a two for one with this Clawson small business. These lifestyle stores will have something for everyone in your life.

Looking for some Christmas goodies? Checkout The Christmas Shop at The Show at Leon & Lulu.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. | Address: 96 W. 14 Mile Clawson, Michigan 48017

6. Sfumato Fragrances- Detroit 

Our good friends at Sfumato Fragrances have been working really hard to get their flagship store open. We wrote an entire post about it.

They will be open on Saturday, so go show them some love.

Saturday Hours: 12 p.m.-7 p.m. | Address: 3980 Second Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

7. Detroit Comics-Ferndale

Got a fan of graphic novels or comic books? Head out to Detroit Comics this weekend for a great sale. The back issue bins are 50% off, kids graphic novels are 30% off, action figures are 10% off, and Variant covers are 10% off.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Address: 23333 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, Michigan 48226

8. DCreated Boutique- Detroit

Head over to the Avenue of Fashion for some great Small Business Saturday action.

I absolutely love this store that I have written about it multiple times. All of the clothes are handcrafted and have a limited quantity of each item.

Warm up with the hot chocolate station inside the store.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 19480 Livernois Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48221

P.S. Don’t forget that DCreated is also at the Bedrock Downtown Holiday Market.

9. Detroit Fiber Works — Detroit 

The welcome center for the Small Business Saturday on the Avenue of Fashion will be located in the Meditation art installation by Detroit Fiber Works in the median of Livernois. Pick up your map with all of the details of participating small businesses.

Don’t forgot to stop inside Detroit Fiber Works because they have some amazing art for sale.

Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Address: 19359 Livernois Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48221

10. New Order Coffee — Detroit 

I’m breaking the rules with including New Order Coffee in this list, but they are having a 30% off sale on all of the retail items they carry. The sale also includes coffee and pastries. There will also be live roasting demonstrations throughout the day.

Saturday Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 3100 Woodward Detroit, Michigan 48201

11. Hugh- Detroit 

via Hugh Facebook page

We can’t have a Small Business Saturday list without including Hugh.

If you have someone in your life that loves midcentury design you need to go here.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 4240 Cass Ave, Ste 107 Detroit, Michigan 48201

12. Nora — Detroit 

Need a good hostess gift for the holidays? Nora is the place for you. They carry some great home good items.

If you have a food lover in your life I suggest checking out the cookbook 4 Detroit: Four Chefs. Four Courses. Four Seasons.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 4240 Cass Ave. Suite 109 Detroit, Michigan 48201

13. City Bird — Detroit 

If you are planning on going to one of the stores along Cass and Canfield you might as well go to all of them.

City Bird and Nest will be having some great incentives for shopping on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. You can find all of the details on the event page.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Address: 460 W Canfield Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

14. Nest- Detroit 

You will be able to get a few morning goodies at Nest on Saturday, so I suggest going there before the other walkable destinations.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Address: 460 W Canfield Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

15. Little High Flyers- Detroit 

I live for this Midtown baby boutique. If you have a small kid in your life and you’re already shopping at Hugh, Nora, City Bird and Nest then you should just stop into Little High Flyers.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Address: 4240 Cass Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

16. Mama Coo’s Boutique — Detroit 

Mama Coos

Love All Things Detroit? Then come out to Mama Coo’s Boutique for AskJennyfer’s I Rep Small Business Saturday. There will be 15 vendors selling all types of great things.

Come take home a tote bag and t-shirt.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Address: 1701 Trumbull Suite C Detroit, Michigan 48216

17. Liz Louize — Royal Oak

Calling all you curvy ladies out there. Do you need a great dress for all the holiday parties coming up? If so then you need to get to Liz Louize in downtown Royal Oak. This boutique has fun stylish clothes for plus size ladies.

They will not only be participating in Small Business Saturday but they will be having a killer sale on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Address: 738 S. Washington Avenue Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

18. Pages Bookshop — Detroit 

There is something special about independent book stores, and Pages is one of my favorites. You should totally pick up “The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres and Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery” by Karen Dybis.

There is a whole host of small businesses in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood that are participating in Small Business Saturday.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Address: 19560 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48223

19. Pure Detroit — Detroit

Pure Detroit has multiple locations around Greater Downtown and it’s one of those places that always has something. A selection of clothing, interesting goods and T-shirts.

Saturday Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. | Address: Multiple locations

20. Wheelhouse Detroit Hamtramck — Hamtramck 

Yeah, it might seem crazy to get yourself set around bikes when it’s cold out, but what’s better than a bike under the Christmas tree? Forget putting one together yourself and support a great local entrepreneur at Wheelhouse Detroit — Hamtramck. Not to mention they are having a killer sale.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Address: 9401 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck, Michigan 28212

21. Bird Bee — Detroit 

This Capital Park boutique will be offering some really great deals for Small Business Saturday. We’re talking up to $20 off your total. Plus all shoppers will receive a 25% off coupon for a later shopping trip.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Address: 1228 Griswold, Detroit, Michigan 48226

22. Yellow Door Art Market — Berkley

The Yellow Door Art Market is one of my go to places when I need a unique gift. There are 70 individual small businesses that call the Yellow Door home, so there is something for everyone on your list.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 3141 12 Mile Road Berkley, Michigan 48072

23. Catching Fireflies — Multiple Locations 

In need of some whimsy? Look no further than Catching Fireflies. This gift shop carries everything from cute trinkets, picture frames, cards, and pampering items. They also have a great section for kids and babies. This is another one of my go to stores for when I need to pick up a gift for someone.

Saturday Hours: 10 p.m.-6 p.m. | Address: Multiple locations

24. Birch + Arrow — Clinton Township

Get your shabby chic décor needs met at Birch + Arrow. They will have plenty of handmade items for sale for Small Business Saturday.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Address: 24392 Crocker Blvd, Clinton Township, Michigan 48036

25. Vault of Midnight Detroit — Detroit

Vault of Midnight’s downtown Detroit location will get the geek in your life good to go with comics, T-shirts, memorabilia, and graphic novels. They’re knowledgable and the store beautiful.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Address: 1226 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226

26. Whistle Stop 

Whistle Stop on the east side of town has been around for awhile and for good reason. Unleash your inner child (or, well, make sure you get great gifts for the little ones in your life) at this place. They will be having a 20% off sale on all green dot items.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Address: 21714 Harper Avenue St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080

27. Toyology Toys- Multiple locations

All of the locations of Toyology Toys will be participating in Small business Saturday. Everything in the store will be 15% off.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Address: Multiple locations  

28. Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop- Berkley

This toy store has been a Berkley mainstay since 1948. There will be a ton of incentives to come out to shop at the Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop on Small Business Saturday.

Saturday Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for early bird specials | Address: 3947 W. 12 Mile Berkley, Michigan 48072

29. Modern Natural Baby — Ferndale

If you are on the Modern Natural Baby mailing list then you have already gotten the email about everything that is for sale on Saturday. Whew doggy if you have a little one in your life you need to get to MNB in the morning.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 200 W 9 Mile Rd, Ste B Ferndale, Michigan 48226

30. Write Impressions — Royal Oak

Get all of your holiday stationary needs met at Write Impressions. You can even order your personal holiday cards from the Write Impressions website.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. | Address: 407 S Washington Avenue Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

31. Peacock Room — Detroit 

After months of anticipation the Peacock Room flagship store in the Fisher Building will be open for business just in time for Small Business Saturday.

You can also shop at the original Peacock Room location in the Park Shelton.

Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Addresses: Locations inside the Fisher Building and Park Shelton

32. Frida — Detroit 

Frida is the hip sister store to The Peacock Room and soon to be open YAMA. If you have someone in your life that is fun loving and quirky you will find some great stuff at Frida.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Address: 15 E Kirby Street Detroit, Michigan 48202

33. YAMA- Detroit 

Rachel Lutz’s newest retail store YAMA will officially be open for Small Business Saturday. This boutique is perfect for the women in your life that enjoys modern fashion.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Address: 3011 W Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48202

34. Detroit Mercantile — Detroit

The Detroit Mercantile is the center of the world for buying something Detroit-y and usually that has a historic twist.

Saturday Hours are 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. | Address: 3434 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan

35. City Style — Berkley

City Style has been one of my favorite stores in Metro Detroit for years. The owner of City Style, Carrie Vestrand has a great eye for clothing, accessories and shoes.

Get to City Style early because Carrie will be serving up mimosas and donut holes to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Shoppers will be able to roll the dice to get anywhere from a 10% up to 50% off full priced items.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 3017 12 Mile Road Berkley, Michigan

36. Talulah Belle Boutique — Rochester 

If you find yourself in downtown Rochester then I suggest you pop into this beautiful lifestyle boutique. You’re going to find coffee table books, jewelry, perfume, cosmetics, and so much more.

While you’re checking out Talulah Belle be sure to take a stroll through downtown Rochester because they take Small Business Saturday pretty seriously up there.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Address: 307 Main Street Rochester, Michigan 48307

37. Motorless City Bicycle Company — Detroit 

Motorless Bicycle Company’s service is second to none, and they offer a wide selection of bikes from the cruiser to, yes, something you could haul wood around in. For real.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. — 8 p.m. | Address: 1343 Fisher Freeway, Detroit

38. Better Life Bags — Hamtramck

I’m not sure how I had never heard of Better Life Bags before this week, but now that I know about them I can’t wait to buy my first purse from them. Better Life Bags hires women from the community that might have barriers to getting hired elsewhere.

You can design your bag on the Better Life Bag’s website. But this Saturday their Hamtramck workshop will be open so you can design your bag in person.

Saturday Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 9405 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

39. Green Daffodil — Ferndale 

The women behind the Green Daffodil make some of my favorite candles and lip balm. They are based out of Ferndale and their store is so cute. Not only can you get their own line of products, but they have a great selection of gifts in their store.

Saturday Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Address: 624 Livernois Ferndale, Michigan 48226

40. The Doll House and Toy Cottage- Plymouth

Nestled in downtown Plymouth this toy store has an entire upstairs filled with everything you could ever want or need for your doll house. The main level has a great selection of toys.

Saturday hours: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Address: 824 Penniman Avenue Plymouth, MI 48170

41. Woodward Throwbacks – Hamtramck

This store is in a beautiful former car dealership in the middle of Hamtramck. They make almost all their goods out of reclaimed wood and have created a great store that’s a hybrid of gift goods and supplies.

Saturday hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Address: 11500 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

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