Best Places to Shop in Detroit

The hottest of Haute Couture shopping in the Detroit area is none other than the Somerset Collection in Troy, MI northwest of Detroit. Inside this retail wonderland you’ll find a dreamlike selection of your favorite stores and designers know the world over as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Tiffany & Co. And the department store line-up is to die for as well with names like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. But as grand as the Somerset Collection is, it can’t supply the entire Detroit metro area’s 4 million residents alone. Lending a helping hand are the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, MI northwest of Detroit, and The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township north of Detroit. The Twelve Oaks Mall is the largest shopping destination in the entire state of Michigan, and completely worthy of your time and money. Over 200 stores are housed inside Twelve Oaks Mall, including anchor department stores JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears. You’ll also find shopping favorites like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, bebe, Betsey Johnson, H&M, Abercrombie, Justice, Gymboree, Pottery Barn, Coach, Sephora and many others. The Mall at Partridge Creek is home to over 90 specialty retail stores including department stores Nordstrom and Parisian along with other favorite retailers like H&M, J. Crew, The Levi’s Store, Lucky Brand, Bath & Body Works, Sephora, Brooks Brothers, and Janie and Jack.

Other malls worth considering are the Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor; the Fairlane Town Center Mall in Dearborn; the Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, MI; the Village of Rochester Hills in Rochester Hills, MI; and Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills, MI. The Briarwood Mall houses one million square feet of retail space and more than 120 of your favorite stores including Macy’s, Sephora, Coach, Pottery Barn, Forever 21, H&M and many others. The Fairlane Town Center Mall is where three stories of retail bliss await consumers with stores like Macy’s, Coach, Forever 21 and more. The Lakeside Mall features over 150 stores including Lord & Taylor, Coach, Forever 21, H&M, Macy’s and many more. The Village of Rochester Hills is a nice open-air mall showcasing popular open-air favorites like Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, J. Crew, Gap, and Eddie Bauer. And the Great Lakes Crossing Mall is a gargantuan complex that is part traditional shopping mall and part outlet mall with stores like Bass Pro Shops, Bed Bath & Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Sports Authority, Coach Factory Outlet and more.

There are many more malls in the Detroit area, including a number of traditional neighborhood family style malls like the Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, MI northwest of Detroit; the Macomb Mall in Roseville, MI north of Detroit; the Meridian Mall in Okemos, MI near Lansing northwest of Detroit; the Oakland Mall in Troy, MI north of Detroit; the Westland Mall in Westland, MI west of Detroit; and the Southland Center Mall in Taylor, MI southwest of Detroit. And for deal seekers, there is always the Tanger Outlets Mall in Howell, MI northwest of Detroit.