Few things warm the heart like a handmade gift. Support the local economy and impress your friends with your wealth of local knowledge with a crafty gift from Detroit GT or Detroit Lives plus more in the full list.

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Detroit Manufacturing

PO Box 07070
Detroit, MI  48207
(313) 529-2988

Robert Stanzler creates apparel showcasing the characteristics of our city with design themes of auto, Rock and Roll and Hip hop. The looks have been worn by countless local and national musicians including D-12 and Eminem.

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Christopher Gorski is a little more avante garde, but you can still pick up a very beautiful t-shirt from his Etsy store. According to his bio he loves Vernors and the smell of burning brakes. I take these as good signs of a native Detroiter. Plus don’t miss the quirky art on his website. Send Chris an e-mail.

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Detroit Lives!


Established in 2009 by Philip Lauri, Detroit Lives! highlights the positive story of Detroit with hip t-shirt and tote bag designs available via the website. You’ll find merchandise catering to men and women with some great looking cuts for ladies. Download their free .mp3 mixtape Vol. 1 including some vintage soul music.

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Handmade Detroit


Handmade Detroit is a group of DIY artists and crafters that put together events like the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and Craft Revival. Check out their Etsy Store for an amazing selection of gifts. Hey, pick up something nice for yourself while you’re at it.

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Pure Detroit Downtown

Guardian Building Lobby
500 Griswold
Suite 250
Detroit 48226
(313) 963-1440

There are three locations, but this location is special since you can find the Pewabic collection here including some gorgeous tiles featuring the Detroit skyline. Get a retro seatbelt belt and pick out your favorite t-shirt from their vast collection. Also plenty of art to be had and locally sourced food items including hot sauce and spices.