Detroit offers several options for holiday shopping - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Detroit offers several options for holiday shopping

Posted: Updated:

By Alexis Wiley
Fox 2 News


DETROIT (WJBK) -- If you're like me, the mall is the last place I want to be right now.  If you're looking for great gifts without all the hassle, why not shop local.  Detroit has a lot of options.

"We found that nearly one in three dollars that Detroit residents spend on retail leaves the city.  That adds up to $1.5 billion a year," said Michael Forsyth with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.

Detroit small businesses are reclaiming a piece of the pie.

"The street side boutiques are back," said Ty Haygood with the Flag Ship Boutique.

They're booming in neighborhoods throughout the city.  At Midtown's Spiral Collective you'll find plenty of cool t-shirts, books and stocking stuffers.

If you're looking for a great quality hat, downtown Detroit's Henry the Hatter is a great stop.

If you're really searching for something off the beaten path, check out the stores on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion between Seven and Eight Mile.  University Commons has been working to secure grants to help entrepreneurs update their store fronts and it's paying off.

"The perfect gift... as far as clothing is something something versatile," said David Gordon.

You'll find that at his store -- Time Square.

"With a blazer you always can wear with the slack, dress it up, shirt or tie, or if not, you can always put it with the jeans," he said.

If you're shopping for the more casual guy on your Christmas list, check out the Flag Ship Boutique.

"The D-81 cardigan... and the new Joe's Coney Island cardigan, these two pieces are only sold here at the Flag Ship Botique," Haygood said.

"One of the draws for people coming in here is that it's affordable, it's unique, and most of our pieces are one of a kind," said Jacquelyn Terry from the Style Gallery.

A lot of what you'll find inside the Style Gallery is made in Detroit.

"It's great to shop local this season," Forsyth said.

The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation has put together a great list of shopping options all over the city.  You can find it at www.degc.org.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Reward offered for info on who killed father of six in his driveway

    Reward offered for info on who killed father of six in his driveway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:16:49 GMT
    A Detroit businessman and father of six, is gunned down in front of his own home.Tonight, his grieving family is demanding justice for Jacob Fry-Hooper, who was murdered in June.He was heading home from his brother's house on the night he was killed.Hooper had just pulled into his driveway. But as he was getting out of the car, someone fired several shots, killing him.Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for tips that can lead to an arrest. To help, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters can rem...
    A Detroit businessman and father of six, is gunned down in front of his own home.Tonight, his grieving family is demanding justice for Jacob Fry-Hooper, who was murdered in June.He was heading home from his brother's house on the night he was killed.Hooper had just pulled into his driveway. But as he was getting out of the car, someone fired several shots, killing him.Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for tips that can lead to an arrest. To help, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters can rem...
  • LIVE STREAM: Trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    LIVE STREAM: Trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:44:25 GMT
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
  • Michigan man mocked on Instagram by Shaquille O'Neal, celebrities files lawsuit

    Michigan man mocked on Instagram by Shaquille O'Neal, celebrities files lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:39:08 GMT
    Jahmel Binion filed a lawsuit in Macomb County court today.Jahmel Binion filed a lawsuit in Macomb County court today.
    They said they were sorry -- but it's not enough.The local man -- who was mocked for his appearance on Instagram by Shaquille O'Neal and other celebrities is now suing. Jahmel Binion filed a lawsuit in a Macomb County court today.Binion claims that O'Neal, NBA player Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame caused him emotional distress when they made fun of him on social media earlier this year.Binion was born with a rare genetic condition that affects his physical appearance.The lawsuit also...
    They said they were sorry -- but it's not enough.The local man -- who was mocked for his appearance on Instagram by Shaquille O'Neal and other celebrities is now suing. Jahmel Binion filed a lawsuit in a Macomb County court today.Binion claims that O'Neal, NBA player Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame caused him emotional distress when they made fun of him on social media earlier this year.Binion was born with a rare genetic condition that affects his physical appearance.The lawsuit also...
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices