Shopping in Saugatuck & Douglas
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
Saugatuck Shopping Experience
Maybe it doesn’t happen often enough, but when you finally manage to carve out those precious few days for a getaway with your Mom, your daughter, your sister, or your girlfriends … Saugatuck is where you want to be.
During a Saugatuck shopping experience you can visit our unique boutiques and galleries as you stroll through downtown. Walk along the docks eating an ice cream cone and watch the boats drift by. Pack a picnic basket, grab a stack of magazines and head to the beach. Sip wine in one of our many tasting rooms or take a tour through a vineyard. Find your bliss at our downtown yoga studio. Or, indulge in a custom massage, manicure or pedicure at the spa. Dance to live music all over town or take in a concert at the Saugatuck Art Center.
Saugatuck is here to pamper.
We’ve created a Saugatuck, Michigan shopping guide with some local favorites, suggested stops and insider secrets to help you love life like a local. Use our tips as you will, but let your imagination be your guide!
Live Like A Local & Love Our Villages | Girls Getaway Weekend
This weekend is for you. For all that you do. For all that you give. 363 days a year. The next 48 hours are yours. Better yet, you get to share them with a friend. Welcome to Wickwood, ladies. Pampering awaits.
Why Wait? | Make Indian Summer Your First Stop
You’ve been looking forward to this weekend for SO long. As you ease into town, you know your very first stop: Indian Summer. This unique shop features the most impressive collection of authentic Native American jewelry, pottery, rugs and more that we’ve ever seen. Anywhere. Owners Carl and Susan spend six months a year in New Mexico, dealing directly with the artists, hand picking every item. Get your gift list and your shopping wish list ready. This store is a real gem.
2. Lengthy Lunch & Laughter | Unwind at Wick’s
You made it. It’s time to unwind. Your girls getaway weekend starts at Wick’s Park Bar & Grille. Grab the corner stools at the bar or nestle into a window front table. Order Wine or Cider and let it sink in. The next 48+ hours are all yours! Start with the Lettuce Wraps, Chips & Salsa or Edamame. Order up the Goat Cheese & Beet or Caesar Salad. Move on to the Fish Tacos or Veggie Burger. Talking and laughing the entire time, you’ve lingered for more than 2 hours. No matter. You get to set your own schedule. You’re on vacation.
3. Open Doors Invite You In | Let The Shopping Begin
Stroll through Saugatuck. You won’t find any big box stores here. The vintage collectables at Swell Times are sure to make you laugh. Good Goods carries the best of hand made in America. Landshark’s has an excellent collection of clothing, shoes and accessories for active people. Find the latest footwear at For the Love of Shoes. Grab some inspiration for your next dinner party at Spice Merchants, American Spoon, International Home and The Olive Mill. Snag some souvenirs shopping at Saugatuck Traders. Walk along the docks. Enjoy the boats. Lose track of time.
4. No Matter When | We’re Happy You’re Here | Welcome to Wickwood
It’s Perfect. The free parking. The warm welcome. Bouquets of flowers. Fine Art. Freshly baked cookies for you to sample. This is what you’ve been waiting for. Take a look around. Get settled. Giggle. It’s even better than you imagined.
5. Sips & Small Plates
Now this is something you could get used to. A beautifully set dining room full of wondrous food and wine. The best part? You didn’t have to lift a finger. Here’s to being completely pampered. How do they make it seem so effortless? The Ginger Carrot Soup, the Artisanal Cheeses, the mixture of Olives, the fine selection of thinly sliced Meats . . . and with this, you’re just getting started!
6. Wardrobe & Wine | Back Out To Butler Street
Enjoy the afterglow of your lavish Happy Hour. Take the short walk up Butler Street to Wine Sellers. Find the perfect bottle to enjoy later tonight. You know you’ll be up half the night talking and laughing! Maybe you better grab two.
Your next stop is right next door. Renuar. Sophisticated shopping fashions that’ll spice up your wardrobe. Great labels for all ages. Go ahead … visit all of Chantal’s Boutiques. You’ll regret not looking.
7. It’s A Short Drive to Fennville | Dinner At Salt of the Earth
Honest food and friendly folks. That’s the motto at Salt of the Earth, and we think they’ve said it well. The handcrafted cocktails served up at the vintage bar keep you comfortable while you wait for a table. The Fresh Board features the freshest innovations coming from Chef Pietsch. We suggest you start there.
8. This May Be the Best Part | Late Night Wine & Conversation
It’s true. You’d give up the shopping and the wine you’ve enjoyed today for what comes next. This time together. This weekend really is about the time to talk, laugh, and connect. It simply takes time to have this much fun and share this much stuff. You get cozy, settle in at Wickwood and open that bottle of wine.
9. Make the Most Of Every Moment | Hike the Beautiful Trails at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park
It’s time to take in some of the astounding beauty around you. Head toward the Saugatuck Dunes State Park and park in the Shore Acres Parking Lot. Grab your trail map and head into the hills. Enjoy the panoramic views and undeveloped coastline of Lake Michigan. Odds are, you’ll have this stretch of beach all to yourselves.
10. A Meal You Love, But Don’t Love to Make | Gourmet Champagne Brunch
If you’re honest, you love the idea of a big brunch. But the work? It makes you a bit weary. At Wickwood, they’ve thought of every detail, and each bite explodes with flavor. The Sublime Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Tomatoes, Asparagus, Dill and a Dash of Green Chili Salsa are aptly named. The Raspberry, Blueberry Bread pudding with Vanilla Sauce has just the right amount of sweetness. You continue to talk and sample . . . and talk and sample. The glass of champagne is wonderfully decadent.
11. Head to Holland | Stroll 8th Street For Upscale Boutiques & Galleries
Downtown Holland has so many great shopping options, all within a couple of blocks. JB & Me, Spring Sweet, Threads on 8th, Frances Jaye and Studio K are each fun for clothing, shoes, and accessories. Try Home & Company, Apothecary Gift Shop, The Bridge, and The Seasoned Home for housewares and specialty gifts of all kinds. Find your childhood favorite sweets and decadent chocolates at The Peanut Store.
12. Set Your Shopping Bags Aside | Ladies of Leisure Lunch
Walking in to Butch’s Dry Dock is like stepping into a party. Celebrate lunch with Tomato Basil Soup and a Spinach Salad. The sandwich menu never fails to satisfy. The wine, beer and cocktail list are amongst our favorites anywhere. Mizu Sushi, New Holland Brewing, Hops, and The Curragh are other tasty options on 8th.
13. Another Difference of Life At Wickwood | Exclusive Massage & Facial
14. Your Day Just Keeps Getting Better | Visit The Village of Douglas
The charm of this downtown is evident immediately. Cabbages & Kings is great for kids of all ages. Brackett & Company highlights stylish accents for your home. You’ll find contemporary gifts and accessories at Mixed Media.
15. Stock Up the Cellar | Petter Wine Gallery (PWG)
Enjoy this carefully chosen selection of wines from near and far. Buy some bottles to bring back home. Pull up a cozy stool. See what’s being offered for tasting. We like the choice of a 2, 4, or 6 oz sample, and we think you’ll like everything about Petter Wine Gallery.
16. Now You’re Feeling Downright Spoiled | Sips & Small Plates at Wickwood
You decide to bring a special bottle of wine from PWG to the Party. You can’t wait to taste everything! You debate which is your favorite: tonight’s Flatbread? Or, the Crostini toppings? Everything is delicious.
17. Explore the Arts | 3 Local Galleries
James Brandess Studios & Gallery is your first stop. We love the cards as a simple way of bringing home the beauty of this area. Next, Roan & Black. This Gallery exploded onto the art scene in 2013, and we enjoy the unique combinations presented here. Finally, Water Street Gallery. We like the range of contemporary art featured here and the knowledgeable staff.
18. A Favorite For All People | Everyday People Cafe (EPC)
Work your way up to either bar. Soak up the energy of this village favorite. Share a Tapas Plate or Drunken Shrimp Sambuca. Maybe the Ahi Tuna or Gigi’s Greek Salad. The great service and fun atmosphere make this place special.
19. Because You Can | Give Yourself The Morning Off
Why not lounge in the Kashmere Robe provided in your room? Sip an extra cup of locally roasted Simpatico coffee. Catch up on your magazines. Flip through a stack of catalogs. Whatever you want. Time is yours.
Make your way to brunch. Afterward, keep lounging. Read. Sit on the porch.
In this relaxed state, you can’t believe it’s time to go. You hate to leave.
20. There’s Still Time | What’s Your Last Minute Regret?
You’re still thinking about it. That painting. That beautiful dress. Those sandals! That purse. Whatever it is, now’s your chance. Go on back. Take another look. Stop in a few more shops along the way.
21. Pack A Picnic | Hit the Beach
Farm House has everything a girl loves for a picnic: artisanal breads and cheeses, farm fresh salads and vegetables, meats, olives, and much more. Pack up an assortment (don’t forget the cookies!) and head to Oval Beach. Walk, swim, catch some sun, take a nap . . . stretch this weekend as long as you possibly can. Wickwood looks forward to your return visit.