It seemed like every month saw a new boutique opening in Grand Rapids. GR|MAG did our best to cover all the new openings. Below you’ll find a list of 10 boutiques and retail shops focused on clothing, home goods and beauty products that opened during the past year.
“My wife was driving to work and passed a homeless man who was sleeping with his head on the cement. She put a pillow under his head and she sees the man walking around with that pillow. Something so small can have such a big impact and it didn’t change her quality of life. It took her 60 seconds and it meant a lot to him.”
This past June, Parliament the Boutique rebranded as Gemini Handmade after five years on the South Division Avenue for the Arts corridor. Now, the local artisan-based shop has made another big move—to 963 Cherry St. SE.
When the Grand Rapids Downtown Market first opened in 2013, Rylee’s Ace Hardware was there with a pop-up store, featuring Fiesta “factory seconds.” Fiesta dinnerware maker, The Homer Laughlin China Co., has strict rules about where it allows the popular art deco dinnerware to be sold, however, so Fiesta pop-up shops are only allowed to operate for a limited time and at very few retail locations.
You have your favorite fashion spots and boutiques that get you but it’s nice when there’s something new to investigate because you want your style to stay fresh. It’s also helpful when the shop has loads of advice.
If you want a true sense of modern-day general store magic, The Counting House welcomes you.
The woman who owns a lingerie business probably has a husband who appreciates that sort of thing, right? That’s not the case for Elise Kutt, owner and founder of Naughty Bettie, the new European influenced lingerie boutique.
What’s better than shopping for luxury clothing, shoes and accessories? Doing it in pajamas from your couch. Just in time for the holiday season, A.K Rikk’s has launched an ecommerce site to make your shopping experience even more convenient and enjoyable.
Hunker down. Burrow in. Get as comfortable as the season allows. Practice your hygge and as winter approaches, layer up with soft clothing and collect items for the home that seductively whisper: sit, rest and stay…
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.