Shop Detroit Week

Supporting Detroit's Small Businesses this Holiday Season

This holiday season Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) is excited to partner with Build Institute and the Downtown Detroit Partnership to present Shop Detroit Week to encourage people to shop at Detroit stores, not just for the holidays, but all year long!

From November 26th to December 3rd, we’re skipping the malls for a unique shopping experience in Detroit. The week of shopping, entertainment and special promotions will highlight neighborhood small businesses and provide opportunities to interact with local owners and entrepreneurs. In order to maximize this experience for every shopper, we are connecting you to the exciting and fun shopping and entertainment opportunities happening in neighborhoods throughout the city! Events and experiences include an Eastern Market Shopping Tour, Build Bazaar, Neighborhood Walking Tours and more.

For fun pics and tips, use  #shopdetroit on Twitter or Instagram.

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Build Bazaar

Special for Shop Detroit Small Business Saturday, Build Bazaar, a rotating pop-up marketplace celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from the Build Institute, will feature an exciting and diverse array of local vendors selling products ranging from artisanal candles and soap to fresh baked goods and handcrafted jewelry.




Community Events

Saturday, November 26

Shop small in GRANDmont Rosedale
Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 11 AM – 5 PM
Grandmont-Rosedale, Detroit, MI

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is excited to be celebrating Small Business Saturday again in the neighborhood with 7 host locations and over 30 vendors for a day of shopping, entertainment, and more! You can find a detailed map of the locations and vendors to plan a day of supporting your community through shopping small.

Grand River WorkPlace is one of several locations for Shop Small in GRANDmont Rosedale, hosting 10 of over 50 small businesses on small business Saturday. Shop from 11-5pm throughout the neighborhood. Brut Detroit will be selling special holiday gift baskets and providing samples of some delicious wine!

Pages Bookshop Free Mimosas from 10 - noon and free tea samples all day! Local authors will be guest booksellers throughout the day! Hourly raffles!

Sunday, November 27

Michigan Women’s Foundation Holiday Marketplace
Sunday, November 27, 2016, at NOON – 5 PM and
Monday, November 28, 2016, at 5 – 8 PM

Madison Building, Downtown Detroit

Join the Michigan Women’s Foundation and their fabulous women entrepreneurs to start your holiday shopping! Over 30 vendors will be selling a variety of items perfect for gift-giving at the Holiday Marketplace.

ProsperUS Detroit Grand River, Downtown, East JeffersonMonday, Saturday, SundayEach event is a pop-up vendor fair, but differs in location.Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Michigan Women's Foundation, Posh FashionsStreet Parking, some lots

Wednesday, November 30 

Do some power shopping during lunch and check off folks on your holiday gift list by visiting the TechTown lobby from 11-3:00 every Wednesday in November and December. Visit The Shop at TechTown for a holiday pop-up market with a sampling of fine goods from the city's small businesses including women's accessories, home décor and handmade jewelry. Free parking is available in our secured lot on Amsterdam between Cass and Woodward Ave 

Saturday, December 3

Special Holiday Pop Up Sip & Shop hosted by Posh Fashions
Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2 – 7 PM

11200 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214

Posh Fashions will be hosting several vendors for a day of shopping and fun on Detroit’s Lower Eastside.

Wayne State University Winter Art & Retail Market
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5 PM

The Wayne State University Winter Art & Retail Market (WARM) is a new pop-up marketplace that will also be located at the Wayne State University green space located at the corner of Woodward and Warren. Wayne State’s Office of Economic Development, the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History (A&AH) and TechTown Detroit are partnering on this market that will feature local businesses and A&AH-affiliated artists. In addition, The Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE), in partnership with its client/partner Reclaim Detroit, will host a holiday wreath sale as part of this marketplace. TechTown’s annual Reindeer Run Scavenger Hunt also begins at this corner. WSU Office of Economic Development, WSU James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History (A&AH), TechTown Detroit, Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE), Reclaim DetroitWSU parking structures, street parking, shuttles will be available.

Southwest Holiday Festival
Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 4 – 8 PM

3553 West Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI 48209 (and surrounding areas)

This dynamic community event is an opportunity for residents to explore Southwest Detroit’s growing entertainment district around Bagley and Vernor Streets between 16th and 24th Street. Enjoy live dance, theatre, and music performances, shop for gifts, buy food and crafts from local vendors and shop for your tree and wreaths. Residents can top off their night with food and drinks at our supporting partners restaurants.

Participants from the ProsperUS Family can be found at Vista Partnership with the ProsperUS Staff.