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Detroit’s Must-Have Spring Items and Where to Find Them

Posted on Wednesday, March 30 2016 in Shopping

Detroit Surf Co. Skateboard

No visit to Detroit would be complete without a souvenir or two to remember your stay. Here’s a list of the best Detroit souvenirs to pick up while you’re in Detroit this spring:

  • Detroit Tigers Hat

    A baseball cap with the iconic Old English D logo is the quintessential symbol of Detroit pride. We like this Flexfit cap with raised embroidery and contrasting white inserts. Pick one up at the Detroit Athletic Co., a store that began as a humble peanut stand outside of Tiger Stadium and now offers a huge selection of Detroit sports apparel and gifts. $27.99.

  • Detroit Longboard

    Why walk when you can cruise around town in style this spring on a handmade Detroit Surf Co. longboard with a laser-etched Joe Louis fist logo on the bottom? It’s a rhetorical question. $169. The company also sells surfboards, snowboards and stand-up paddle boards.

  • Motown Memory

    A selection of fashionable t-shirts can be yours at Shop Around, the Motown Museum’s gift shop. An ultra-soft, vintage-fit crew neck sweatshirt is the perfect weight for cool spring days, $52.

  • Customized Cornhole

    A colorful, handcrafted cornhole set themed after your favorite Detroit sports team will be the hit of your backyard barbeques. This keepsake gift can be handed down for generations. $279, by woodenitbenice.

  • Send a Message

    A simple, stylish black and white tote bag is not only practical; it makes a statement, too — that statement being, “I have people in Detroit.” Yes, you do! Designed by DetroitGT, $12. Sold at select local retailers including Art is Market at The Mall at Partridge Creek.

  • Doggone Cute

    We know you’ll want to bring back a little something from your travels for your pampered pooch. Show your puppy love with a Detroit map seatbelt dog collar by Detroit MFG, $25, available at 3 Dogs 1 Cat Urban Pet Shoppe in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

What truly Detroit memento will you take away from your visit to The D?


By: Michelle Fusco

Photo credit: Detroit Surf Co.