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Detroit Lovers Love Detroit Shoppe
|Popular Michigan brands line the shelves.|
Shoppers searching for the perfect gift for the Detroit lover can find exactly what they are looking for at The Detroit Shoppe in the Somerset Collection, located in Troy.
The Detroit Shoppe is part museum, part retail shop and all Detroit. You’ll find merchandise from different museums and attractions, and museum-like features all mixed into one unique shopping experience.
“The Detroit Shoppe attracts customers of all generations, who appreciate the merchandise for different reasons,” said Nate Forbes, managing partner of The Forbes Company. “Older generations reminisce with historic Detroit images and classic Faygo and Sanders products, while younger generations love the Made in Detroit apparel and other cool merchandise,” he said.
Shoppers can purchase products from a variety of Detroit favorites, including American Coney Island, Better Made Snack Foods, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Tigers, Made in Detroit and Pewabic Pottery, among many others. According to Forbes, the food and apparel tend to be the most popular during the holiday season.
The shop sells six packs of Faygo pop and Vernors Ginger Ale, Better Made potato chips, Germack nuts, Sanders hot fudge, Pewabic pottery, McClure’s pickles, Velvet peanut butter, Motown CDs and DVDs, Detroit-themed hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and books and other Detroit memorabilia. Memberships to local museums can also be purchased at The Detroit Shoppe.
|This hallway represents Detroit milestones.|
The story of Detroit is told all throughout the store, and includes museum-like features to enhance your shopping experience. Besides ogling the merchandise, don’t forget to check out the memory hall, a replica of a Motown sound studio, stadium seats and a scoreboard from Tigers Stadium, a dress from Hudson’s, an Olympia neon sign and a Parade Company
papier-mâché head, along with accompanying placards with historical photos and descriptions.
The Detroit Shoppe also gives back to the community, as 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to 87 Detroit charities.
“Additionally, the store has provided an opportunity for many Detroit-based organizations, charities and businesses to expand their audiences to the Somerset Collection’s shoppers,” said Forbes.
What originally began as a pop-up shop, The Detroit Shoppe is now a permanent fixture at the Somerset Collection. Two other pop-up locations are also available, including one among the Somerset CityLoft shops on Woodward Ave. and another inside Cobo Center, both with limited hours.
Which Detroit-themed product strikes your fancy?