Holiday shopping should be fun. Like really fun! So we, along with a remarkably talented community of shopkeepers, are here to make it easy.

Explore sixteen (plus!) unique indie shops curated for character, style, and point of view. Delightful to browse and sure to deliver memorable gifts. All presented in a handy loop that begins in downtown New Buffalo, hours and nifty interactive map included.

A sunny mural surrounds a round mirror at Eastern Standard Time in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Eastern Standard Time

The spot to shop for graphic apparel fans. Find tees, hoodies, sweats, and hats with fresh, bold, minimal art designed in-house and only available here. Accented by a mix of accessories and gifts with the same playful, modern aesthetic, EST is all about positive beachtown vibes.

Thursday–Monday 10–6
110 N Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
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Dresses in nautical colors hung in a row at Lake Feste in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Lake Feste

New in summer ’23, Lake Feste sources a gorgeous collection of women’s resort wear, lines you won’t find elsewhere with a sophisticated, relaxed aesthetic perfect for Third Coast getaways or anytime you’re feeling like an effortless coastal queen.

Thursday–Monday 10–6
104 N Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
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A collection of graphic Huge Guiness prints at the 108 pop-up in New Buffalo, Michigan.


A chic little pop-up in the Michigan Mercantile collection, 108 styles fine jewelry, Marianne Paquette handbags, cashmere throws, books, and large-scale Hugo Guinness prints for one-stop mic drop gifts.

Friday–Sunday 10–6
108 N Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
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Hand-milled soups displayed in colorful packing at Lakeside Goods in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Lakeside Goods

How about a little inspiration for those hard-to-buy-for folks? Lakeside Goods curates a colorful, clever collection of home decor, art, books, and apothecary, as well as gifts for kids and pets. Plus, a collectible-worthy line of beach accessories—umbrellas, chairs, towels, and bags—sure to bring a smile to the lakeshore lover on your list.

Thursday–Monday 10–6
100 N Whittaker Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
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Soft, summery men's button down shirts hung in a row at Shore in New Buffalo, Michigan.


Lake Feste’s menswear companion, Shore styles apparel and accessories with a low-key, cool, on-the-water attitude. Simultaneously classic and contemporary, come here for that beloved, regular-rotation wardrobe staple to wear for years.

Thursday–Monday 10–6
10 W Merchant Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
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Soft, neutral-colored knits at AP Shops in Lakeside, Michigan.

AP Shops

Former Barney’s Visual Director Ariane Prewitt curates a remarkable mix of emerging contemporary fashion and artisan home goods at her sweet pair of Lakeside shops. The aesthetic is luxe and understated—timeless legacy pieces that acknowledge trends only to transcend them.

Saturday–Sunday 12–5 (through December 17)
14931 & 14941 Lakeside Road
Lakeside, Michigan
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Colorful Scandinavian horses displayed in front of potted grasses at Stockholm Objects in Harbert, Michigan.

Stockholm Objects

This jewel box of a shop is a Scandi design lover’s dream. Modern and minimal, explore a cozy collection of homewares, gifts, clothing, and furniture intended to bring style to and enhance everyday living. And if you can, take a moment to linger for Fika. Shop owners Annette & Reinhard Brinkmeier are warm hosts and an engaging chat.

Thursday & Sunday 12–5 | Friday & Saturday 12–6
13630 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, Michigan
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Beautiful contemporary ceramics and books on white shelves at Sojourn in Sawyer, Michigan.


Named among Dwell magazine’s Best Independent Design Shops, Sojourn is designer Stacia Garriott Kass’ beautifully styled collection of handcrafts for the home. Find studio ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and apothecary punctuated by vintage objects, books, and original art. A whole lot of special in a sure-to-inspire space.

Friday & Sunday 12–5 | Saturday 12–6
12908 Red Arrow Hwy
Sawyer, Michigan
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White scented candles on a rustic wood shelf at Window Shopping in Sawyer, Michigan.

Window Shopping

An A+ selection of artisan pantry items, apothecary, and candles make Window Shopping a go-to for host gifts. Among the eclectic collection of vintage and antique furnishings and contemporary handcrafts, there’s a clear passion for small, everyday indulgences everyone on your list can appreciate.

Friday–Sunday 12–5 (through December 23)
5857 Sawyer Road
Sawyer, Michigan
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Woman in sweatshirt and bandana browsing shelves of pantry items at Granor Farm Store in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Granor Farm Store

Foodies on your list? Head directly to Granor’s lovely little farm store, the retail expression of its renowned culinary team. Among fresh organic produce and delicious take-home fare, find a beautifully curated collection of books, kitchenware, pantry items, and specialty foods. Don’t miss Festive Fridays, when the shop offers snacks and cocktails crafted with Granor-distilled spirits from 4-7.

Friday 9–7 | Saturday 9–4 (through Dec 22)
3840 Warren Woods Road
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Leather moto jackets of different colors hung in a row at Goods & Heroes in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Goods & Heroes

Former creative director and entrepreneurial dynamo Suzanna Bierwirth employs her signature eye for cool to curate small-label men’s and women’s clothing and shoes. Add handcrafted jewelry and apothecary, one-of-a-kind home goods, clever gifts, and books, and you’ll be hard-pressed to leave empty-handed. Always up for extra, Suzanna will host a weekend studio sale across the street and a holiday pop-up around the corner through the season.

Monday–Sunday 11–5
8 Maple Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Shelves of wine bottles with handwritten descriptions at P&E Bottle Shop in Three Oaks, Michigan.

P&E Bottle Shop

Seasoned wine shoppers will be impressed by the exceptional selection of global wines—many natural and biodynamic—at our neighborhood bottle shop. Less experienced? You’ll adore owner Ellie Mullins’ approachable commitment to match patrons with the perfect bottle at any price. Complemented by an equally considered craft beer and cheese lineup, the party starts at P&E.

Thursday–Sunday 11–6 (plus select Wednesdays)
2 Maple Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Colorful handwoven blankets at Alapash New Home in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Alapash New Home

An eclectic collection of home decor and gifts featuring colorful global textiles, large-scale artwork, modern planters, furniture, and lighting. Presented with the idea that one new item (big or small) can transform a space, the mix here is a bold visual feast. (And the music is always bumpin’.)

Thursday, Sunday & Monday 11–5 | Friday–Saturday 11–6
14 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Rows of white shelves lined with colorful preserves at Froehlich's in Three Oaks, Michigan.


Restaurant and bakery aside, Froehlich’s preserves make a tasty addition to any pantry. Floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with Colleen Froehlich’s locally-grown and housemade jams, pickles, sauces, and spreads inspire creativity in the kitchen and around the table.

Monday 10–3 | Thursday 12–5 | Friday 12–8 | Saturday 10–8 |
Sunday 10–5
19 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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A happy fiddle leaf fig in a sunny window at Alapash Mercantile in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Alapash Mercantile

Primarily a shop for interior plants and planters—always the perfect gift in our world—visual artist Marco Chavarry styles his 19th-century greenhouse with an ever-changing collection of vintage furniture and art. Shop apothecary, textiles, and home goods in addition to the wonderful selection of tropicals and succulents.

Thursday–Sunday 11–5
111 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, MI 49128
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Five bottle of various spirits at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Journeyman Distillery

Crafted in a 19th-century factory in downtown Three Oaks, Journeyman spirits are award-winning, certified organic, and kosher. Warm up with a tasting at the bar, or take a deep dive with a tour before choosing the perfect bottle for the cocktail-lover on your list.

Monday–Thursday 11:30–10 | Friday–Saturday 11:30–11 | Sunday 10-10
109 Generations Drive
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Vintage furniture, art, and ceramics at Mazet in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Vintage & Antique Shops

And finally, for fans of one-of-a-kind, vintage, and antique, explore nine distinctive shops, each with a fascinating story and selection. Listed in an easy loop ideal for shopping in a single day, this design-minded guide makes the hunt easy.

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Local Tip! Debrief with drinks by the fire while the team at Marina Grand wraps your gifts. Enjoy a 15% lodging discount plus complimentary gift wrapping with code NBXWRAP.

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