If you’ve been to Ypsilanti, Michigan, you probably know we have amazing annual community events, delicious eateries that serve a wide range of flavor, and creative minds bringing artistic visions to life. But, did you know Ypsilanti is also home to some of the coolest and most unique shops in the Midwest? Check out these eccentric Ypsi retail shops to add to your must-visit list!
40 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
Walls are filled with oddities, curiosities, apothecary herbs, and organic body products at Twisted Things. With close to 50 area artists, you’ll never know what you’ll find! This special shop combines the love of art, business, and community, something you will experience upon entering the shop.
The Conjure Goddess
226 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti
Shop owner, Tanet, has demonstrated how belief and manifestation may help make dreams happen. Opening the Ypsilanti storefront in 2021, The Conjure Goddess is redefining conjure, and has quickly become a must-visit shop Downtown. Shoppers can browse candles, oils, intentional soaps, ritual bath products, cosmetics, and more.
World of Rocks
32 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
If unusual fossils, colorful minerals, and crystals interest you, it’s time to visit World of Rocks! For over 20 years, this large space has carried some of the finest selections in Michigan, and the knowledgeable staff can help find that specific piece you’re looking for. Plan ahead and pick out gems for custom jewelry brought to life by World of Rocks’ creative jewelry artists.
This, That, & the ODDer Things
50 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti
What’s in a name? Well, everything you’ll find at This, That, & the ODDer Things! From ‘uniquities’ ranging from unconventional artwork and strange and mysterious collectibles, to candles and bar accessories, this shop is for the true oddities lover searching that one-of-a-kind treasure. Discover items that you didn’t know you needed, but always hoped you would have.
9 S. Washington Street, Ypsilanti
Wyrd Byrd carries all your favorite vinyl, interesting film, books, and zines. Catch movie nights in the shop, and stop by during one of their special events like live concerts and open mic nights. This small shop located downtown is one to add to your eccentric shopping list!
36 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti
With a mission to enhance the experience of growth, beauty, and the sacred, Evenstar’s Chalice provides shoppers with a unique visiting experience unlike any other. This sanctuary of ‘living altars’ carries metaphysical supplies, incense and sage, wands, original artwork, tarot decks, and the largest collection of singing bowls in Southeast Michigan.
These are just a few of the extraordinary places Ypsilanti has to offer. Browse more Ypsilanti shopping here!
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