After five years of serving the community as Parliament the Boutique, the locally focused boutique shop at 136 S. Division Ave. rebranded as Gemini Handmade in June.
Liz Haan, owner of Marie La Mode, is living in jumpsuits—it’s the easiest get-up, slip one on and you’re done (your only stressor now is shoes). Also on repeat are high-waisted denim and graphic tees. These are her favorite looks and lately, she’s wearing them in her new brick and mortar store on Cherry Street as she adapts to a different pace than what she’s become used to.
Best friends since the third grade, Amy Calvert and Kristy Dipiazza started a business together simply out of need.
Newcomer on the scene, Nestology Shop + Studio, is in bloom and ready to show GR how deep its roots go in terms of community, creativity and attention to the planet.
Dozens of vendors will “pop-up” on Saturday in the Alger Heights neighborhood for the kick off of the second annual Eastern & Alger Pop Up Market.
Who’s up for some gift ideas that don’t involve a tie? On June 17, give dad a great gift from one of these local shops.
Jordan Fisher first dreamed of opening a flower shop several years ago, but he was unable to find the right location and his career ended up taking him and his wife, Faten Fisher, to Seattle for two years.
Sally Keiser, founder of Sally Ann bags, has a mission: She wants people to care about where their fashions come from, who makes them and how they are made. From handbags, backpacks, clutches and satchels, this maker’s bespoke products are made in Grand Rapids with love, a lot of time and with Mother Earth in mind.
It is an absolute fact that a die-hard customer camped out at Rebel’s front door to be the first person in line to shop at the new store.
A homemade card is sweet. A love poem is pretty crafty. Stop there with the homegrown items and trade up with solid gifts that show you care.