One of the joys of meeting in a new city is the opportunity to explore local shops and discover items you won’t find at home. With more than 70 retail destinations in our compact downtown, Grand Rapids makes it easy to slip away on a lunch break or after the meeting day to browse for everything from art and clothing to gifts and souvenirs. 

We’ve compiled a list of 49 shops located a half mile or less from the intersection of Monroe Avenue and Lyon Street, at the south end of DeVos Place Convention Center. You can easily walk to them, keeping an eye out for the city’s many visual delights – murals, Community Legends sculptures, painted ticket booths, holiday lights, electrical boxes, and sculptures & historic buildings – along the way.

Many shops are located along FREE bus routes – look for the pink DASH Shuttle – and can be accessed via rideshare services if you prefer not to walk.

We’ve listed operating hours for the shops below but they’re subject to change without notice, so it’s a good idea to check store websites and social media pages before you go.

Art & Supplies

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ArtRat Gallery

Browse art exhibitions and shop for original art from local artists plus a variety of branded merchandise. 2pm-7pm Thursday & Friday noon-7pm Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 616.719.2902.

Arts Marketplace at Studio Park

This store in the Studio Park entertainment complex gives local minority vendors a space to sell their handmade art, clothing, furniture, and other products. 11am-7pm Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday.

PaLatte Coffee & Art

The walls of this coffee and pastry shop are covered in a rotating selection of art from local creators, all available for sale. 8am-4pm daily.

Richmond Stamp Works

Shop for a wide variety of standard and custom rubber stamps, notary seals, architect & engineer seals, award trophies in a historic building bearing an art deco neon sign. 9am-2pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

The Spark

The gift shop at Kendall College of Art & Design carries a wide range of curated gifts, art prints, décor, stationery, jewelry, and art supplies, much if it handmade by KCAD alumni and current students. 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday and noon-5pm Saturday-Sunday.

Grand Vin

Grand Vin carries everything from $12 bottles of wine that pair well with a Monday night pizza to treasured collectibles that retail for $400–$500 – many that you’ll find nowhere else in West Michigan. Noon-6pm Tuesday-Thursday and noon-7pm Friday-Saturday.

Right Bank Wine Selections

This Amway Grand Plaza hotel shop stocks a vast selection of wines from various regions, thoughtfully curated to satisfy a range of palettes. Expert staff can recommend options for any occasion. 1pm-8pm Tuesday-Thursday and 1pm-10pm Friday-Saturday.

Wise Men Distillery

This tasting room of a local craft distillery offers bottles of its handcrafted spirits for retail sale in addition to serving them up on the rocks, in tasting flights, or blended into a signature cocktail.. 4pm-11pm Thursday-Saturday.

Zellar’s Bottle Shop

Located in the basement level below Z’s Bar & Restaurant, Zellar’s stocks a wide selection of beer, wine, liquors, cigars, and health and beauty aids. 8am-midnight Monday-Saturday.


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We are LIT

Independent bookshop inside the Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives carries new, multicultural books across all genres – including great children’s titles. 12:30pm-5pm Tuesday-Saturday. A second We are Lit location, at the Arts Marketplace at Studio Park, is open 11am-7pm Tuesday-Saturday,

Friends' Book & Gift Shop

Shop for gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl records at this shop located on level 3 of the Grand Rapids Public Library’s downtown branch. 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday-Saturday and 1pm-5pm Sunday.

Children's Stores

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Grand Kids

This Amway Grand Plaza hotel shop sells clothing for kids and babies, toys, books, stuffed animals, puzzles and more. 10am-6pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday.

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Gift Shop

The gift shop at GRCM is a great place to find unique toys, games and other cool stuff that will brighten any child’s day. 9am-4pm Tuesday, Friday & Saturday; noon-4pm Sunday and 9am-7pm Thursday.

Wimee Store & Studio

Visit the official merchandise store and production studio of the Wimee’s Words livestream and PBS TV show starring a lovable robot puppet. Noon-6pm Wednesday-Friday and noon-3pm Saturday.


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Bella Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid boutique carries bridal party dresses and gowns from leading designers, in a vast range of colors and styles. 11am-7pm Tuesday-Wednesday, 11am-5pm Thursday-Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday.

Bianka Bridal

Elegant, chandelier-lit boutique showcases sophisticated designer wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. 11am-6pm Tuesday-Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday.

Boutique Emmanuel

Women’s clothing store inside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel carries a selection of unique fashions in a comfortable and friendly setting. 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 9am-2pm Sunday.

Elegance Wigs

This full-service wig salon offers high-quality, expertly styled hairpieces plus an assortment of hats and accessories.10am-5pm Monday-Saturday.

F. David Barney Clothiers

Fine menswear shop offers suits and coats, pants, dress shirts, sportswear, outerwear, and accessories along with master tailor services. 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday.

Old World Olive Press

Taste and compare top-notch olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars to find just the right flavors for your culinary adventures. 11am-6pm Monday-Friday and noon-5pm Sunday.

Mosby’s Popcorn

Family-owned gourmet popcorn shop offers 60+ flavors and counting, all made in-house. Noon-6pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Le Macaron French Pastries

French pastries, macarons chocolates, coffee, tea, and gelato milkshakes deliver a taste of Paris in Grand Rapids. 10am-9pm Monday-Wednesday & Sunday, 10am-10pm Wednesday-Saturday.

Insomnia Cookies

Late-night cookie craving? Insomnia has the cure – it’s open until 1am Sunday-Wednesday and 3am Thursday-Saturday, for takeout or delivery.

Pochis Colombian Café

This authentic South American café offers an array of packaged coffees, sweet and gift items in addition to its food and beverage menus. 10am-8pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday.

The Aroma Labs

Create your own signature scent for soaps, shaving cream, car fragrances, sprays, diffusers, lotions, and more. A unique gender-neutral experience is open 2pm-7pm Monday-Tuesday, 11am-7pm Thursday-Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday.

Gift Stores

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BOLD Cigar Bar & Lounge

Designed for relaxing over premium cigars and cocktails, BOLD also offers cigars and accessories, including lighters, cutters, humidors, and humidification products, for retail sale. 5pm-11pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Courage & Soar

This lifestyle and home store constantly rotates inventory so you never shop the same selection twice. 11am-4pm Sunday-Monday, 11am-5:30pm Wednesday-Thursday and 11am-6:30pm Friday-Saturday.

Curiosity Shop

The gift shop inside the Grand Rapids Public Museum offers fun and educational items linked to current exhibits as well as a selection of Grand Rapids-themed gifts and souvenirs. 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Store

A must-shop venue for history and politics buffs, with everything from pencils, puzzles, and apparel to golf gear, ornaments, and copies of Gerald R. Ford’s autobiography signed by Ford himself. 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday.

GRAAMA Gift Shop

Gift shop at the Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives offers a line of GRAAMA-logo mugs, t-shirts, backpacks, and bags in addition to handmade clothing, jewelry, dolls, and more from local artists. Noon-5pm Tuesday-Saturday.

JW Marketplace

Gift store/convenience store inside the JW Marriott hotel carries unique gift items, snacks, cold bottled beverages, toiletries, and more.

GVSU Laker Store

The downtown gift shop for the area’s largest school, Grand Valley State University, is your source for GVSU-branded hats, sweatshirts, decor, and other merchandise. Located inside the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 11am-5pm Tuesdays & Fridays, 11am-8pm Thursdays and 10am-4pm Saturdays.

Oh, Hello Paper & Gifts

A one-stop shop for stationery, greeting cards, Grand Rapids-themed items and unique gifts for anyone. 11am-4pm Monday, 11am-5:30pm Tuesday-Thursday and 11am-6:30pm Saturday.

Periwinkle Fog

Innovative gift and gallery boutique carries art, accessories, home décor, local artisan jewelry, pottery, children’s toys and books, and more. 10am-6:30pm Monday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday.

Plaza Essentials

Gift shop inside the Amway Grand Plaza hotel offers greeting cards, toys and games, health and beauty items, Grand Rapids souvenirs, snacks, soft drinks, and beer and wine. 9am-8pm Sunday-Thursday and 9am-10pm Friday-Saturday.


Shop for fine watches, leather goods, clocks, home goods, and jewelry from the iconic Detroit-based brand. 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.

The Zone at Van Andel Arena

The official pro shop of the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team, which plays at Van Andel Arena, is stocked with a wide variety of branded gear and collectibles. 11am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Grocery/Convenience Stores

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This affordable market concept from Dollar General stocks health and beauty products, refrigerated foods, snacks, paper products, cleaning supplies, electronics, and home décor. 7am-9pm daily.

Webster’s Market

Family-owned mini market stocks candy, gum, beverages, vapes, tobacco items and to-go subs and salads. 7am-10pm Monday-Friday, 8am-10pm Saturday and 8am-11pm Sunday.

Craft-Revival Jewelers

Family-owned jewelry shop creates custom-designed engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and more. 10am-6pm Tuesday-Friday and 10am-3pm Saturday.

Superior Watch Repair

Need a watch battery replaced or a band resized? You can count on Superior Watch Repair for fast, friendly, affordable service. 11am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.

Pop Culture

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Vault of Midnight

A fun and impeccably organized place to shop for comic books, board games and other pop culture merchandise. 11am-8pm Sunday-Thursday and 11am-10pm Saturday-Sunday.

Second Hand Stores

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Decaydence Vintage

Shop for an amazing selection of vintage clothing, toys, and home goods curated from local vendors. Noon-6pm Wednesday-Sunday.

Second Vibess

With a passion for curating and up-cycling sustainable materials, Second Vibess is a great source for vintage and “reimagined” clothing inspired by street-style fashion. 2pm-7pm Wednesday, 1pm-7pm Thursday, noon-8pm Friday-Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday.

Sporting Goods/Athletic Wear

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Contemporary fashion retailer offers high-energy footwear, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and kids. Temporarily closed.

Gazelle Sports

Locally owned sporting store stocks a huge inventory of shoes and activewear for running, walking, casual wear, and more. 10am-7pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm.


Boutique store specializes in highly sought-after footwear and clothing brands that represent the latest trends and cutting-edge designs. 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday.


A casual men's clothing store with a focus on jeans, shirts, and sneakers, plus skate-inspired apparel. 11am-7pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm Saturday.

Reynolds & Sons

Family-owned sporting goods store established in 1927 offers a huge selection of active clothing and shoes. 10am-6pm Monday-Tuesday and 10am-5pm Sunday.


There are 20+ additional downtown retail destinations beyond this list, all within a mile or so of DeVos Place – including the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, which is home to 20+ restaurants and artisan food vendors. A stop on the free DASH shuttle route, it’s open from 11am-7pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday and 10am-7pm Sunday.

Additional Shopping Opportunities

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3rd Thursdays is a multi-venue showcase of locally owned art galleries, retail spaces, restaurants, and cultural institutions along the free DASH shuttle route. More than 25 participating venues host special sales, exhibitions, and events on the third Thursday of each month from 5pm-9pm.

Cultural festivals can be a great source of unique artisan items reflecting different global traditions and techniques. Many of our annual festivals take place downtown.

DeVos Place hosts a wide variety of consumer shows in addition to meetings and conventions. You can shop for everything from comic books and sneakers to golf clubs and watercraft, depending on the show.

Visit our Shopping page for a list of all 70+ downtown retailers – just check the Downtown box under “Regions.”