Fathom Favorites : Detroit Shops

1. Henry the Hatter

Henry the Hatter

The old-school hat shop complete with cursive neon sign, a scrolling roster of ardent clients (including Kid Rock), and a history that dates back to 1893.

1307 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226

2. DeVries & Co

DeVries & Co

A small, family-owned grocer and cheese shop dating back to 1887, where your selection is cut and wrapped with butcher paper at an old-fashioned wooden cheese counter.

2468 Market St.
Detroit, MI 48207



Just off Eastern Market, a stylish shop stocks pared-down apparel for both men and women, from carefully-curated vintage tees (think retro Tigers and Supremes) to the shop's own line of high-quality basics.

1480 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207

4. Cass Corridor

The two block radius around W. Canfield St. is home to fantastic, design-driven stores stocking everything from bicycles to terrariums to watches to leather notebooks. Pick up breakfast at Avalon Breads and amble over to the Shinola flagship for quality made-in-America goods, peruse artsy local goods at Nest and sister store City Bird across the street. Stop for lunch and drinks at the gastropub Traffic Jam and Sung, and then make one more stop at Nora for modern ceramics and maybe a fancy shave brush for Dad at Hugh.

W. Canfield St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI

5. Eldorado General Store

Eldorado General Store

On a road trip from California to Michigan, owner Erin Gavle picked up unique accessories, home goods, trinkets from resale shop garage sales, and craft fairs along the way. She then put them all up on shelves she built herself and opened her shop to share her discoveries with the rest of Detroit.

1700 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216

6. Hello Records

The best dollar-bin records in Motown. And refreshingly old-school with none of the pretension (and jacked-up prices) some newer record stores might have. Pick up funk, blues, jazz, soul,and r&b vinyl, and then consider a second-hand turntable or speakers to make it a complete collection.

1459 Bagley Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216

7. DittoDitto Books

DittoDitto Books

A cozy, independent bookstore and publishing house. Sit back in one the comfy chairs and flip through artsy 'zines in the light-filled space.

1548 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216

8. John K. King Used & Rare Books

John K. King Used & Rare Books

A must-see Detroit-only experience. Spend the whole day thumbing through the vast selection of rare and used books stacked floor to ceiling on four sprawling floors of an old glove factory.

901 W. Layafette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

9. Farmers Market at Eastern Market

Farmers Market at Eastern Market

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, walk among colorful murals and open sheds at the farmers market where you can find everything from Michigan Honey-Crisp apples to artisan jewelry from local desigenrs. Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. After you've got your market fix, cut through to the riverwalk for a breezy stroll along the water. 

2934 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207