AHHH! The March air, shamrock occupied countertops,  green ribbons, Leprechaun costumes and the support behind the “wearing of green” can only mean one thing. Metro Detroit prepares for St. Patrick’s Day! The biggest cultural and religious holiday is one of the most anticipated by local retailers.  Yearly, thousands and thousands of Metro Detroiters flood the streets for parades, resturants for grub & bars for good ole Irish whiskey. But before heading to the coolest hang out spots make sure you’re dressed right for the big day! Here are the best places to get green-inspired gear for the big day.

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The Twisted Shamrock

276 West 9 Mile
Ferndale, MI

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Hours: Tues to Thurs—11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri- 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun-noon- 5 p.m.

The Twisted Shamrock was created to bring beautiful, unique products from Ireland to Michigan. Owner Jim Monahan works hard to find exciting Irish/Celtic artisans who are passionate about their heritage. Ireland is a magical place. The history is rich, the stories are plentiful, and the incredible products are outstanding. Visit The Twisted Shamrock to enjoy a piece of The Emerald Isle. It is our pleasure to share the land of magic with you.

O’Brien’s Irish Cottage

41880 Hayes
Clinton Township, MI

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Hours: Tues & Wed—10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs & Fri- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With their Irish heritage, they hold a strong interest in Irish Gifts, Irish clothing, Irish jewelry and, well, all things Irish. During recent tours of Ireland, they have uncovered more about Irish traditions and are delighted to share them with you. The Michigan shop continues to grow and their product lines have greatly expanded. The store is especially fond of their devotion to selling Irish wedding gifts, Claddagh and Celtic jewelry.

Connie’s Children’s Shop

23200 Greater Mack
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Hours: Mon to Fri— 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat- 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Connie’s Children’s Shop has been featuring the hottest styles at reasonable prices since 1954. Founded in St. Clair Shores, Michigan by Maxine and Sidney Kort, the family business has been owned and operated by their daughter Denise Kort for the last fifteen years. Connie’s is one of Metro Detroit’s top clothing retailers because they work very hard to deliver the best for less. They are proud of being locally owned and vows to feature cutting-edge fashion for your little one.