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Best Shopping In Detroit’s Cass Corridor

August 12, 2014 8:00 AM

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Detroit Midtown - City Bird. (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Detroit Midtown – City Bird. (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Cass Corridor is a great area for shopping in the city. Spend an afternoon strolling around, checking out all of the cool things available. This neighborhood is home to a bevy of shops, all slinging unique and well-crafted goods. From apparel boutiques and bookstores to home decor and furniture, check out the best shopping Detroit has to offer at the stores listed below. And no shopping trip is complete without a drink at one of the coffee shops or cocktail lounges that can be found nearby.
HUMAN
4240 Cass Ave., Suite 106
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 980-8047
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HUMAN was created for the fashion-forward. This modern boutique carries apparel for both men and women, including jewelry and accessories.The avant-garde designs and sculptural clothing are made for those who like to discover more than just standard fashion. Shopping here is truly a unique experience. Many pieces are bold and colorful, and there is a good mix of basics that can be layered or accessorized to create a chic look. HUMAN also has a selection of artwork for sale, created by a local artist. When looking for a standout piece for your bod, HUMAN is the first place you should look.

Hugh
4240 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-4844
www.lovehughlongtime.com

Hugh stocks everything necessary to transform your home into a post-modern refuge. From sofas to barware, this curated home decor shop has a selection of items that will really spruce up a place. Although it initially comes across as a store whose clientele is men from yesteryear Madison Avenue, it’s really for anyone who loves well-designed pieces that withstand trends. And where else are you going to find a tea sieve that looks like it has a day job at MOMA?

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Source Booksellers
4240 Cass Ave., Suite 105
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-1155
www.sourcebooksdetroit.com

Source Booksellers is an independent bookstore specializing in non-fiction. The shop is set up around main themes of culture, health and well-being, metaphysical and spiritual and subsets of those subjects. If you need a recommendation or help finding a title you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to ask. Source Booksellers hosts a series of special events at the shop, including yoga, qi gong and tai chi. The shop also serves as a meeting place for community discussions about varying topics of interest.

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Willys Detroit 
441 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 285-1880
www.willysdetroit.com

Effortless chic is the style that greets visitors upon entering Willys Detroit. This freshly launched apparel shop carries curated brands made right here in the US. The duds that hang on the racks at Willys definitely have the stylish set in mind. The understated style will keep you coming back for more classic pieces, even after your closet screams “Enough!”

City Bird
460 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9146
www.ilovecitybird.com

City Bird is the place to go for gifts people will adore and, while you’re at it, to pick up a little something for yourself. This shop features items made by local and regional artists. From the unique cards that cannot be found anywhere else to the artwork that simply must live above your fireplace, City Bird has it all. And it will all be going home with you if you don’t practice restraint.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.
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