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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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Take5 JeanettePierce

As a resident of Detroit her entire life, Jeanette Pierce, Director of Community Relations for D:hive, knows all the ins and outs of the city. This is why we thought she would be the perfect person to ask …

When you spend a day in metro Detroit with out-of-towners, where do you take them and why?


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 DetroitApparel DS

First-time visitors often express a new-found respect and admiration for our city after spending some time here. They arrive with preconceived notions and leave impressed by the energy, creativity and authenticity that is The D.

Want to show your Detroit love through what you’re wearing? Here are some of the best places to pick up your own I <3 Detroit gear.


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Shopping Bridge BillBowen

The Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor to Detroit is North America’s No. 1 international border crossing, while the Windsor Tunnel sees around 12,000 vehicles pass through it each day. Tourism for Canadians in Detroit is alive and well — and for good reason!

Whether you’re looking for great food and drink, shopping, sports or culture, Detroit is the perfect getaway destination for Canadians.


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