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eMacomb - Featured Article, Fall 2012

Shop Local - Macomb's Unique Boutiques

Macomb County’s unique boutiques are in every community, from Armada to Warren. We’re talking locally owned and operated businesses that offer a wide array of merchandise. Imagine walking into a store filled with handmade chocolates, smelling the aroma of buttery toffee, perhaps enjoying a wee sample before making your purchase…..welcome to Champagne Chocolates in downtown Mount Clemens!!!

Traveling to various communities within the county will yield a most satisfying shopping experience. The waterfront town of New Baltimore is bursting with new businesses just waiting to show you their specialties. Enjoy a tasting at the wine bar at Washington Street Wine House while shopping for the ultimate wine-themed gift item. Move on to northern Macomb County and peruse the shops in downtown Romeo, where you’ll find vintage and antique wares of all types. You get the idea….this is what “buying local” is all about!

Make it a priority to shop locally -- your decision to shop in our local communities has a significant impact. Did you know that recent studies* have shown that local retailers return a greater percentage of revenues to their communities in the form of local labor, goods procured locally for resale, and services from local providers than do chain retailers? In general, every $100 spent at locally owned businesses generates an additional $58 in local impact.

Take a look at our list of unique shops in Macomb County . Did we miss your favorite?  Post a link to our Facebook wall and we'll add it to the list.


It's So Me Boutique

Mio Dio Boutique

Spoiled Girl


Fred's Unique Furniture

Habitat Re-Store

Lamb's Tail

Max & Ollie's Vintage Boutique

Old World Nouveau



Silver Quill Antiques & Gifts


Chester Boot Shop

Connies Children's Shop

Custom Swimwear by Exelnt Designs

Hanson's Shoes


Anton Art Center

Odyssey Art Glass

Pyro Art Glass Studio

Starkweather Arts Center


Auto & Truck Accessories


International Book Centre

Mind's Eye Bookstore

Squirreled Away Books

Custom Embroidery

Holly Jene Designs


Learning Gizmos


Bodhi Seed Yoga & Wellness Studio


Achatz Handmade Pie Company

Cathy's Homemade Goodies

Champagne Chocolates

Detroit Chocolat

Incredible Edibles

Morley Candy Makers


Eckerts Greenhouse

Wiegands Nursery


Ardmore Park Place

Celtic Sisters Candles and Candies

Circare Inc.

Creative Keepsakes Ceramics

Gifts Afloat

Viviano Flower Shop



Prop Shop Hobbies


Ati's Jewelers

Atlas Jewelers

Dominic's Fine Jewelry

Elegant Creations

Lucido Fine Jewelry


Michael Agnello Jewelers

New Age

Gemini Moon


Olympia Salon & Spa


Anchor Bay Aquarium

Oceans and Seas


Main Street Bicycles

TGM Skateboards

Tim's Bike Shop

Toys & Hobbies

Vera's Balloons-R-Fun

ABC Magic Store

Labor of Love Yarn & Fiber Arts

Whistle Stop Hobby and Toy Center


Filipo Marc Winery

Village Winery


For further reading:

* Going Local: Quantifying the Economic Impacts of Buying from Locally Owned Businesses in Portland, Maine — by Garrett Martin and Amar Patel, Maine Center for Economic Policy, December 2011