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Take5 BridgetRusso

Conceived in 2011, prototyped in 2012 and first sold in 2013, Shinola is an American-made luxury watch, bicycle and leather goods manufacturer. Though young, the brand’s story, the products’ elegance and the company’s community outreach efforts will make you want to #Detroitproud.

For this Take 5, Marketing Director for Shinola Bridget Russo filled us in on why Detroit was the chosen city to bring Shinola to life.


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CityLOFT3

My family’s December calendar is filling up fast with fun holiday activities. One thing I want to carve out time for is the chance to do some Christmas shopping at Somerset Collection CityLoft.

Now that my daughters are old enough to enjoy helping me cross items off of my list, I’d like them to experience shopping downtown.

This year’s Somerset Collection CityLoft, a pop-up shop in the heart of Detroit, is our chance! The project was first launched by the Somerset Collection in 2011. Somerset teamed up with Bedrock Real Estate Services for the retail concept, spurring a revival of the shopping industry in downtown Detroit.


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Gifts Pewabic DS

Stumped on what to buy your friends and family members this holiday season? Fear not. We’ve created a distinctly Detroit list, packed with items that are sure to please everyone from foodies to fashionistas.


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 Willys Willys

Willys Detroit may be a sister store to Shinola, the popular upscale watch and bicycle maker, but it definitely doesn’t live in its sibling’s shadow.

When it opened in June, the clothing and accessories boutique garnered much attention, both for the brands it carries and its location.


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ShopGreaterDetroit TwleveOaks

While The D is known for its cars, music and sports, it should also be known as a go-to shopping destination. With lower taxes, duty-free exemptions, luxury malls, premium outlet centers and diverse fashion, Detroit is the perfect shopping destination for Canadians looking to save money this holiday season while taking in the culture of the spirited city. Detroit is minutes from downtown Windsor and only a four-hour drive from metro Toronto. Shop at these recommended spots and stay in Detroit to make this holiday getaway full of cheer.


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