I’m not a mall person. In fact, I probably go 1-2 times a year, only when I need something the same day and can’t find it at Target or TJ Maxx. I enjoy window shopping though, and absolutely love well styled neighborhood boutiques. There’s something about well curated collections, rarely disorganized displays, and one of a kind finds that draws me.
A big goal of mine is to open my own Emerald & Oak brick and mortar one day and I love drawing inspiration from boutiques I shop in from lines they carry, display and decorations, and gift ideas.
In the past few years, the Grand Rapids scene has really popped with a great range of boutiques featuring baby gifts, luxe women’s wear, local artisan creations, home décor, and eclectic gifts.
Grab your girlfriends and make a day of exploring one or all of my favorite boutiques in the area!
Located in a renovated garage on the corner of Wealthy and Eastern, this boutique carries high end denim, luxe dresses and gorgeous jewelry.
This boutique is excellent for one of a kind home décor finds for all price ranges. Last year, I scooped up a beautiful side table for $72, but they also have gorgeous pieces all the way up to $4995! This store is great for chandeliers, knobs, ornaments, fine china, and unique furniture pieces.
This boutique is awesome for finding gifts and hostess presents, and you’ll be hard pressed not to laugh as you’re reading their selection of snarky cards! RR sells everything from Little Rebel baby gifts, blanket scarves, made in Michigan jewelry, and a great selection of gifts for Him (great stocking stuffers!)
These connected stores have a little bit of everything: upscale tableware, wedding gifts, plush linens, high end candles, and rugs. I purchased a rug for my laundry room from here that I absolutely love! The other side of the store is great for everyone else on your list, featuring children’s books, toys, and gifts, purses, planners, organizers, and desktop notepads, plus an entire section of Kate Spade tumblers/luggage tags/phone cases/and everything in between.
This has to be one of the most darling shops I’ve been in! This store really narrows in on gifts for her and gifts for baby. There’s a selection of great accessories and gifts for brides to be, as well as mom’s to be. You can even make a registry here! For moms to be, you’re sure to love the Petite Pehr line of luxe nursery items, as well as the selection of baby mocassins, onesies, and adorable outfits.
This store is perfect for a great gift for your mom or mother in law. Carol’s magnets and home décor are beautiful and can change out for any season or celebration. I’ve featured her front door wreath here before, and absolutely love it!
Against my better judgment, I’m sharing this gem with you. Georgie’s is THE consignment shop in Grand Rapids and the best place to discover name brands like Tory Burch, Prada, Pamella Roland, and more at a fraction of the cost. I’ve been able to pick up some great J.Crew and Banana Republic blazers here, as well as a few BCBG summer dresses.
This boutique is all about trendy and carries woman’s fashions from brands like Free People, Roxy, Splendid, Hudson, and more. There’s also an extensive selection of apothecary items, shoes, jewelry, and accessories here.
Just down the street from Paperdoll and Jade, Bailey and James is an adorable home décor and gift boutique. I love the foliage bar in the back! This shop features great brands like Muse candles, Pehr Designs, Rifle Paper Co., and so many more. The selection of tea towels is so fun to look through, as are the recipe cards and boxes!
I love Jade for the affordability and diversity of styles they carry. They have great denim, but also a wide range of dresses, jackets, sweaters and tops, and amazing necklaces-most of which are under $34! Jade also offers private shopping events after hours, where you can host your girlfriends for a night of shopping while sipping on wine and hors d’eouvres. The best part is, everyone will get 15% off their purchase!
Do you have a favorite Grand Rapids boutique not on this list? I’d love to hear what it is!