Detroit Itinerary: Ways to Spend A Day or Two in the 'D'
Adventures aren’t limited to faraway vacation spots. From tours and sightseeing, dining and shopping, to hotels and cultural activities, there’s a whole lot to see and do right in our own backyard. So make a day (or a weekend) of it with this trek of Motown. Just remember to bring a pair of comfortable shoes.
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> Bureau of Urban Living: Creative home goods; 313-833-9336, bureauliving.com.
> City Bird: Detroit-centric housewares, accessories, paper goods, and work by more than 75 artists and designers; 313-831-9146, ilovecitybird.com.
> Detroit Antiques Mall; 313-963-5252.
> Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts: A selection of American crafts (in the Fisher Building); 313-873-7888.
> DIA Museum Shop: Items include a reproduction Frank Lloyd Wright Dana Sumac vase or a Starry Night jigsaw puzzle, for example; diashop.org.
> Eastern Market Antiques; 313-259-0600, easternmarketantiques.com.
> Goods: Handmade merchandise and custom T-shirts (in The Park Shelton); 313-871-1466, goodsdetroit.com.
> Historical Museum Shop: Consider a Detroit snow globe, Little Mr. Detroit T-shirt, Belle Isle stationery, or a Detroit skyline poster, for example; detroithistorical.org.
> Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History Museum Shop (above): Look for books, videos, and games that explore history and culture, dolls, puzzles, and handcrafted items from African and local artisans; chwmuseum.org.
> John King Books: Rare and used books; 313-961-0622, rarebooklink.com.
> Leopold’s independent bookstore: Graphic novels, art monographs, local ’zines, literary fiction, nonfiction, and a wide range of magazines with a focus on art and design (in The Park Shelton); 313-875-4677, leopoldsbooks.com.
> Pure Detroit: Detroit apparel, gifts, accessories (three city locations); puredetroit.com.
> Russell Bazaar Weekend Marketplace: Inside the Russell Industrial Center; russellbazaar.com.
> Savvy Chic: Antiques, Eastern Market; 313-833-8769.
> Sole Sisters: Women’s shoe boutique (in Midtown, also suburban locations); 313-831-9013.
> Marketplace Antiques Gallery: Fine antiques (near Eastern Market); 313-567-8250.
> Pauline’s Closet: Resale/consignment shop in Midtown; 313-832-4711.
> Renaissance Center: Shops offer fashion, jewelry, chocolates; gmrencen.com/Directory/Shopping/tabid/90/Default.aspx.
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