The whole atmosphere of Ella's is pure fun! The inventory is fresh and fun and frequently rotated so you're always guaranteed a great selection. The staff is always so well educated on the different eras and the clothing of that time. Ellas also carries accessories to complete the look (like jewelry, sunglasses, lighters and more). They are located in the heart of downtown Traverse City and are easy to find.
I loved this store from the moment I found out I was pregnant. First of all, their receiving blankets are absolutely the best blankets you can ever buy. They are so soft and wash up so well. I think my son had about 25 of them by the tmie he was 2. Their clothes are always made from the greatest materials, comfortable for kids sensitive skin but so cute. The other greatest thing about Gymboree? Kids socks that actually fit kids feet. I refuse to buy socks anywhere else. Gymboree socks fit the size foot they say they are for and they don't stretch out. They keep their shape and will last long enough to hand down to the next child.
PROS: fabulous selection, super helpful staff
Children's Orchard is VERY selective about the used clothing they purchase for resale. Most of their stuff is "like new." They have a great selection of clothing for boys and girls as well as toys and videos. Another great aspect is that because they buy used clothes, it's a great opportunity to clear out your kids closets as they outgrown clothing and get paid for it immediately instead of boxing it away for that yard sale that never seems to happen.
PROS: great selection, ample parking, friendly staff
Dandelion is the place to shop if you are looking for unique children's clothing. They offer a varied selection of children's clothing that is always top of the line and always irresistable. In addition to their great selection of clothing they also carry accessories like strollers, educational toys, nursing supplies, pampering products for baby and those hard to find cloth diapers.
PROS: Super friendly staff, convenient downtown location
Steve Weatherhead, owner of Weatherhead Roofing, is absolutely a top-notch guy. He is highly ethical, professional, friendly and knows how to get the job done right. He is highly regarded in his field. He is on time and gets the job done.
PROS: professional roofer who gets the job done
Ask me when my businesses air conditioning decided to fail? yes indeed on the hottest day of the year. I quickly called Sheren Plumbing and Heating and they were able to send someone out immediately to fix the problem. Their staff was prompt and professional and the work was done right. They have a great work ethic and I highly recommend them.
PROS: prompt professional service
Four floors of antiques, what could be better? Whether you're looking for clever knick knacks or vintage furniture you're sure to find all the treasures your heart desires at Wilson Antiques. The store has a well laid out floor plan that allows for browsing. You never know what you'll find in the next alcove. Located right downtown they are easy to find!
PROS: fabulous treasure trove of antiques
CONS: parking can sometimes be a bit hectic
Probably Traverse City's longest running Thrift Shop, the FCC Thrift Shop is conveniently located on E. Eighth Street. It's easy to access with plenty of parking. They always have a great selection and are very particular about their merchandise. It really looks more like a boutique than a thrift store. It's great clothes to support a great cause!
PROS: great prices, ample parking!
Sprials is definitely the place to go if you are looking for a cool handbag or clutch. They have a great selection of handbags in different sizes, colors and styles. Their inventory is fresh and frequently rotated. This store is highly addicting! They are located downtown in Front Row Center. It's a cozy little store with a great staff!
PROS: Best selection of purses and bags!
I love this store. When my son was a baby I shopped here all the time because I loved the natural clothing lines that they carried. The materials were all so sort and comfortable and they wore (and washed up) so well. They also carry great things like cloth diapers and fun kids toys. Their staff is always so friendly and helpful.
PROS: easy downtown location, great products!