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Left: Grand Rapids Downtown Market. COURTESY PHOTO Right: Vault of Midnight. COURTESY PHOTO

SHOPPING WINNERS ANTIQUE SHOP

BUTCHER

1. Eastown Antiques

1. Sobie Meats

1515 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids

2. Lost and Found Treasures of Old and New 3. Archive Antiques and Repurposed Goods

141 Diamond Ave. SE, Grand Rapids This place is dripping in hippie vibes and I dig it. If you love the outdoors, you must visit this little corner of Grand Rapids where nature sweeps you up into her welcoming and soothing arms and tells you it’s all going to be OK. Where else can you find moth fabric art to display on your walls, or attend a felted cactus workshop? The owner’s jewelry line, Sugar Vibe, is stunning and worth the stop alone. Gifts range from mugs to prints to wood creations, soap, macramé goods, journals, embroidery hoop art and handmade dolls. — Missy Black

COMIC BOOK STORE

1. Gazelle Sports

2. Argos Book Shop 3. The Comic Signal

95 Monroe Center St. NW

BEER/WINE/LIQUOR STORE

DOWNTOWN SHOPPING DISTRICT

1. Martha’s Vineyard

1. Downtown Market

200 Union Ave NE, Grand Rapids

435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

2. Rishi’s International Beverage 3. Smitty’s Specialty Beverage

2. Downtown Rockford 3. Monroe Center

BOOK STORE

FARMERS MARKET

1. Books & Mortar

1. Fulton Street Farmers Market

955 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids

1145 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids

2. Schuler Books & Music 3. Argos Book Shop

2. Rockford Farmers Market 3. Muskegon Farmers Market

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

FLORIST

1. Renee Austin Wedding

1. Eastern Floral

1555 Plainfield Ave., Grand Rapids

2. Bridal Elegance 3. BIANKA Bridal

2836 Broadmoor Ave. SE, Grand Rapids

2. Posh Petals 3. Stems Market Continued on Page 44

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Nestology Shop + Studio

2. Louise Earl Butcher 3. E.A. Brady’s

1. Vault of Midnight

2. Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus 3. Striders

GIFT SHOP

3450 Remembrance Rd. NW, Walker

ATHLETIC GOODS STORE 3930 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids

staff picks

MEN’S CLOTHING Mercy Supply Co.

634 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids

Clothing racks lined with waxed canvas jackets and vests hang pristinely alongside a perfectly curated selection of jeans, leather boots and bags at Mercy Supply Co. Aside from clothing, the high-end men’s store offers a variety of apothecary goods from camping incense to backcountry body wash. Mercy Supply Co. mixes the lumberjack and urban aesthetic into a dreamy and timeless combination of quality goods that last a lifetime. — Michaela Stock

WOMEN’S CLOTHING: LA Miller

65 E. Bridge St., Rockford

I was there the day the owner got possession of the building and threw an impromptu sidewalk sale outside the store. It was day one and I knew this place gave me the style shivers. Fast-forward and I own a dress, duster, ragged-hem jeans and a sequined boss babe blazer and I’m nowhere near quitting. The Instagram account is my drug and the owner is too cute for words. This is special occasion stuff — like revenge-wear, when you know you’re going to run into your ex, or for the times when you want to feel like the next big thing. These are the clothes that create conversations. Every piece — be it a dress, jumpsuit, sandals or earrings — feels like it’s one part of a big moment in the making. Can clothing rescue us from our mundane lives? The answer is, “Yes.” The answer is LA Miller. — Missy Black

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Revue Magazine, August 2018  

REVUE is West Michigan's monthly arts & entertainment guide covering events, music, cultural arts, dining & drinking and more. Visit us at r...

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REVUE is West Michigan's monthly arts & entertainment guide covering events, music, cultural arts, dining & drinking and more. Visit us at r...

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