Wander down the historic bricks of Saginaw Street in downtown Flint and explore a surprisingly trendy and funky collection of shopping options. From the chic clothing and home decor selections at Glam Box Boutique to the specialty grocery items (many locally grown) available at The Local Grocer, downtown Flint retail is an eccentric urban oasis. Be sure to stop in the Shops on Saginaw, a collection of pop-up shops located on the ground floor of the Dryden Building, or visit Paul’s Pipe Shop, in business and family-owned since 1928.
Venture down the side streets and visit SHIFT Flint, a fashion forward boutique experience, or Reclaimed by Whaley, an upscale resale shop that employs area foster youth with proceeds going right back to Whaley’s Children Center. Other can’t-miss shopping experiences include Bedrock Apparel, Flint City T-Shirts, Flint Trading Co., and Brush Alley Skateshop – just to name a few.
Plus, a visit to downtown Flint isn’t complete without a visit to the Flint Farmers’ Market, a year-round indoor market with more than 50 vendors selling everything from produce, meat, and baked good to flowers, wine, art, and unique gifts.