Ann Arbor, MI: Shopping Overview

Discover the best places to shop in Ann Arbor.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 16:42
Ann Arbor MI

Grab your credit card and comfortable shoes and head out to some of the many shopping destinations that grace the A-Squared area. Here are some suggestions:

Briarwood Mall

Located three miles south of the University of Michigan, Briarwood Mall is easily accessible from Interstate 94 and features more than 120 stores and shops. The mall is anchored by JC Penney, Macy’s, Sears and Von Maur, and brand retailers include Banana Republic, Coach, Fossil, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, The Apple Store and Victoria’s Secret.


Arborland is located on Washtenaw Avenue at US-23 and features retailers like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Dress Barn, DSW, Famous Footwear, Framologie, Marshall’s and Michael’s. Mall owners announced in 2018 that plans are in the works for a major expansion.

Arbor Hills

The shops at Arbor Hills are conveniently situated near the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, and this open street style mall features upscale, boutique style shopping. Retailers include Anthropologie, Arhaus Furniture, Lululemon Athletica, Madewell, Sur La Table and My Urban Toddler, and a Mighty Good Coffee cafe is also on the premises.

Downtown Ann Arbor

Downtown Ann Arbor has several small boutiques and galleries, and a majority of the shops are on Liberty, State and Main streets. There is also a farmer’s market in the Kerrytown district. Some favorite retailers include Bed & Butter, Sam's Clothing Store, Schlanderer & Sons Jeweler, Ten Thousand Villages, The Getup Vintage and Verbena.

Kerrytown Market & Shops

Situated in three preserved historic buildings. Kerrytown Market & Shops is full of stores that sell everything from jewelry and toys to smoked fish and spicy salsas. The first floor is filled with markets, while the second floor is all about merchandise at stores such as Ann Arbor Spice Merchants, Heavenly Metal, Mudpuddles Toys, Princess Designs, Sparrow Athletic & Fitness, Thistle & Bess and V2V.