November 12, 2019 | Story by: Nick Danowski
The Brighton-Howell Area is full of terrific shopping experiences, ranging from antique and consignment treasure hunting and eclectic boutiques to designer handbags and brand name outlets. Read on to learn how to Shop ‘til You Drop in Livingston County, Michigan:
35,000+ Square Feet of Antiques
With more than 32,800 square feet of space and 200 vendors, at Livingston Antique Outlet you’ll spot gems you couldn’t find anywhere else. From sports memorabilia and beautiful stained glass to retro children’s toys and delicate china, it can easily take more than a full day to go through the store. They’re very active on Facebook, so be sure to take a peek to see their range of styles.
Just about 10 minutes away from Livingston Antique Outlet, the unusual and affordable vintage jewelry, records, tools, linens, and more at Touch of Country Mall will wow you. Along with books, steins, and primitives, you’ll find paraphernalia of the sporting, hunting, and fishing kind.
60+ Brand Name Outlets & an Outdoor Mall
Gift-giving is made easy at Tanger Outlets with great prices at name brands like Adidas, Levi’s Outlet, J.Crew | Crewcuts Factory, and Gap Outlet. On top of that, there’s also plenty of coupons and deals! See all the stores at Tanger Outlets in Howell.
Featuring large fountains, ponds, an outdoor fireplace, a sculpture park, an abundance of flowerbeds, and bike paths to the center, shopping will be a picturesque experience at Green Oak Village Place. From American Eagle to Homegoods, everyone can find something! Check out their store directory.
Gifts from Hell… Michigan
You can finally say you’ve been to Hell and back. Buy a piece of Hell and become mayor of Hell for a day or give these as gifts to someone in your life. They might need it someday! Of course, there’s plenty of souvenirs from t-shirts to beer steins!
Must-Stop Shops in Howell
Downtown Howell has a mix of stores with very distinctive offerings. Head to Dragonfly Emporium for a magical experience with whimsical gifts for everyone – ask about a Customized Permanent Botanical! Local artisans and craftsmen supply Handmade in Howell with unique and customizable gifts, while Finding Roots encourages visitors to reconnect with nature and offers handmade gifts and wellness products.
Kokopelli’s Korner is an authentic spiritual shop with wares like sage, incense, and essential oils. They also have an oracle card reader – check their Facebook for dates & times! On the other hand, if you or someone in your life enjoys sewing, Stich in Time is the perfect stop with their quality yarns and needlework supplies.
With such an interesting mix of goods, it’s no wonder downtown Howell has such remarkable decorations for your home. For instance, you can discover an interesting, old warehouse full of painted furniture, matchless decor, funky junk, and fabulous finds by visiting Walnut Street Marketplace & Howell Holiday Boutique. Jennifer M. says: “I felt like I was on an episode of HGTV. These ladies have beautiful pieces. I can’t wait to go back.”
Find even more antique and unique home décor at Sage and Slate, like this antler bowl. Their goods range from European imports to objects handmade in America, whereas EnCore 118 has both home design offerings along with boutique items like soaps, lotions, scarves, and jewelry.
For the fashion-forward strolling through downtown Howell, the Jenna Kator Collection flagship store is a must-stop. The store is especially known for designer handbags at an affordable price point that is vegan leather only.
If you’re looking for a memorable, upscale resale shopping experience like no other, then you must head to LeBoutique Upscale Resale. Easily add variety to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. However, if you’re looking for a break from the norm, visit Howell Western Wear. The store carries the latest fashions in western & workwear from boots and buckles to handbags and jeans.
Do you love the mitten state? If so, there’s really no better place to go than the Heart of Michigan. It’s the hub for all things Michigan made that you loved as a kid, and you’ll even find quirky items like Faygo-scented candles. Afterward, you can satisfy your itch for kitsch by going to Retro-a-go-go! The store is chock full of rockabilly, pin-up, and more. If you’re a fan of the Munsters, you just have to stop in and see their collection.
Unique Finds in Brighton
Downtown Brighton is home to some fantastic clothing stores as well. Take Rosy’s Boutique, for example, a women’s clothing boutique that offers unique fashion and an opportunity to do good – a portion of all proceeds are donated to a local charity that is highlighted in the store to help bring awareness to the cause. Check out their Charity of the Moment here!
Need a pair of jeans? Voted the “Best Boutique in Detroit, Michigan”, by the Channel 4: For the Best Contest, Impulse Clothing Boutique specializes in offering the best denim to accommodate many body styles and personal desires. Another resale opportunity, Trading Closets is an upscale consignment shop with newly consigned furniture. Spend the day treasure hunting in a two-level store!
You can’t miss Wood ‘N Things while walking through downtown Brighton. The Grand Trunk Railroad train caboose attached to the building is a dead giveaway. Step inside and see how each room in the shop reflects a different theme and seasonal décor.
Don’t forget to check out 2 Dandelions: an independent bookstore opened by two retired kindergarten teachers! It’s a great place to bring the kids and to find books for those of all ages. Walk just down the street to find more distinctive pieces at The Artisan’s Bench which features 2 floors of art from both local and nationwide artists. Their new arrivals section is a great place to start.
Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on all our offerings! Feel free to learn more about the wide variety of shops in Livingston County and plan your shopping spree today! You can also check out our summer shopping guide and our wedding gift guide for more inspiration! Remember to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and use #LoveLivCo on all of your Brighton-Howell Area adventures!
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