Small business Saturday is coming up on November 30 and the Christmas season is just around the corner! That means it’s time to start putting together your shopping list for everyone on your ‘nice’ list this year. Read on to learn more about where you can source all of your gifts from this year in Kalamazoo.


Women’s Clothing & Accessories


There are a wide variety of places to shop for women’s clothing and accessories in Kalamazoo. Each of these locally owned and operated shops provide their own unique twist on fashion, so be sure to check each of them out during your trip to help you find exactly what you are looking for.


Adriannes’ Boutique

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find: unique and affordable women’s clothing in all sizes, with accessories to match! Check out their inventory and start making your list today!


Lana’s Boutique

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, across from Union Cabaret

What you’ll find: Premium denim and anything you need for an added sparkle to your wardrobe.


Lusso Chic Boutique

Location:  Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find: women’s luxury attire for day or night. The perfect place to find an outfit for a night on the town!


Silo Chic Boutique

Location: Downtown Vicksburg

What you’ll find: Women’s clothing and accessories as well as a wide variety of seasonal home décor items.



Unique Arts & Gifts


A trip to Kalamazoo is made perfect when you discover the best unique gift for that special someone. Kalamazoo is filled with unique gift shops that are sure to fit anyone on your gift list. Check out this stellar list of unique art & gift shops to discover in Kalamazoo.


Amy Zane: Store & Studio

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find: This store houses a vast array of artistic pieces for anyone with an artistic flair. It is a must-stop for unique and artesian gifts.


Curate & Co.

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find: A wide assortment of products for your home, lifestyle and even little ones. They feature local artists and monthly creative workshops as well! Learn about their inventory.


Petal and Postings

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find: Unique greeting cards, gift wrapping and beautiful gifts for everyone! Discover the perfect party décor, bakeware and all of the must-haves for the upcoming Holiday season at Petal and Postings.


Pink Lemonade

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find: Pink Lemonade specializes in unique gifts for children and families. They also have a lot of great items specifically for special life events like weddings, birthdays, Mother’s Day and more!


Terrapin World Imports

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find: Exotic and unusual clothing, jewelry and artifacts from around the world!



Kalamazoo-Centric Pieces


Discover Kalamazoo and Michigan-centric clothing, accessories, home goods and more at these great locally owned shops!


Handmade Kalamazoo

Location: Various pop-up shops throughout downtown Kalamazoo. Learn more

What you’ll find: Kalamazoo-themed t-shirts, art, jewelry, handmade soaps and more. Many of their products are created by local artists.


The Spirit of Kalamazoo

Location: Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

What you’ll find:  Kalamazoo themed merchandise and clothing including the state of Michigan and Western Michigan University items. This is a must-stop to grab a souvenir to commemorate your visit to Kzoo. Plus, they serve local ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth during your shopping trip.


RIO: Regionally Inspired Offerings 

Location: Southeast of Downtown Kalamazoo, just off of I-94

What you’ll find: Freshly brewed coffee accompanied by all things local. This locally owned shop prides themselves in supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses. Be sure to stop by!



Books & Music


This is a Bookstore / Bookbug

Location: South of Western Michigan University near Kalamazoo Country Club, Oakland Winchell

What you’ll find: This is a Bookstore and Bookbug are two separate storefronts, owned by the same people, and both offer different things. Bookbug is geared toward children’s books, while This is a Bookstore offers every other type of book and even is home to a café that serves food, coffee, beer, wine and spirits. It is a must-stop on your visit to Kalamazoo.


Kazoo Books

Location: South of Western Michigan University near Kalamazoo Country Club, Oakland Winchell

What you’ll find: A wide selection of quality new and used books as well as a variety of locally published authors and visiting writers.


Bicentennial Bookshop

Location: Around the corner from the Chenery Auditorium

What you’ll find: A large stock of books in all major subjects with an emphasis on history, music, sciences and more. Learn more about what stocks their shelves.


As you can see there are a multitude of local shopping stops for everything that you are looking for this year, so be sure to take time and plan your trip ahead of time. For help in planning your trip to Kalamazoo, download our visitors guide and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Finally, don’t forget to tag your shopping spree photos with #DiscoverKzoo!