Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge return this holiday season

The Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge return this holiday season with a festive and diverse shopping experience. TechTown Detroit, a partner of Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development, has teamed up with Bedrock and the Gilbert Family Foundation to support the 18 local businesses featured as vendors with workshops and one-on-one business mentorship. Over 50% of the market vendors are TechTown alumni.

You’ll find everything for your holiday shopping needs at the markets, while also supporting local entrepreneurs. Over 50% of the participating businesses are women-owned, and many are Black, people of color, and LGBTQ-owned businesses that offer unique and classic goods. With vegan baked goods, treats for your pets, apparel, home goods, games, hot food and drinks, ice skating and much more, there is fun and something to discover for everyone!

Here is the full list of participating vendors at the Downtown Detroit Markets:

  • 3 Dogs 1 Cat – An urban pet shop that carries an assortment of quality items for both furry friends and their humans. Products include treats and toys made in the USA, trendy apparel, Detroit-inspired accessories, and home decor.
  • Alcott's Attic – An independent, neighborhood book retailer that sells books and specialty products including candles, dolls, and stickers to make your own personal reading nook more special.
  • Cookette – For people who love food and beautifully designed items, this specialty kitchen shop offers a growing collection of gorgeous cookbooks, globally inspired cuisine, specialty pantry staples, as well as exquisitely crafted gift baskets.
  • Dcreated Boutique – A curated shop featuring aesthetically pleasing fashion and accessories for children and mamas. All items are either handmade by the founder or carefully selected.
  • Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique – An all-vegan bakery serving flavorful cookies, cakes, donuts, bread, and a mission to spread a plant-based lifestyle with its many health benefits to all.
  • Flamingo Vintage – An extensive collection of men's and women's vintage clothing and accessories, this Art Deco-inspired shop has a large inventory from purses, hats, wallets, jewelry, dresses, and menswear.
  • Halie & Co. – A jewelry shop with the belief that everyone should have access to affordable jewelry that not only makes them feel beautiful, but that is created with high-quality materials, intention, and love. They sell size inclusive, handmade jewelry, candles, hairpieces, and various artwork.
  • Inkcourage – Featuring encouraging gifts and apparel to make someone's day brighter, their evolving product line includes temporary tattoos, sweatshirts, hats, and accessories with positive phrases.
  • Janna Kay – Luxurious charcuterie boxes filled with exceptional ingredients intended to engage with the senses – the collection also includes glassware, lounge wear and other home accessories.
  • Love Travels Imports – With artisan goods that journey from South Africa, Guatemala, Peru, and Haiti, their principle is to offer high-quality crafts through fair trade from developing areas of the world.
  • Mongers' Provisions – A culinary outfitter for fine cheeses, chocolates, and charcuterie, they also sell wine and beer, along with numerous other specialty foods.
  • Not Sorry Goods – A sustainable and inclusive retailer that specializes in upcycled clothing and accessories, vintage, unique goods, and gifts from small batch artists.
  • Opal Grove Games – A friendly local game shop with a mission to create a space where people feel safe and welcome to explore tabletop gaming. They sell board games, card games, RPGs, and accessories.
  • Quétarshé Textiles Design Studio – A handcrafted selection of colorful wearable arts, home decor and print designs, the studio uses only natural materials for sustainability and longevity.
  • Well Done Goods – A dedicated water based silkscreen print shop that sells t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, neckties, bow ties, scarves and pocket squares. They recently launched a new department that really rocks – crystals, minerals, and jewelry to uplift your vibe.
  • Whimsy & Wine – Handmade wood decor, charcuterie boards, DIY craft kits, ornaments, doormats, and creative coffee mugs that feature a Detroit or Michigan theme or sarcastic slogans, encouraging customers to laugh and have fun with the products.
  • Young Socialites Clothier – With confidence-building fashion for all ages, each piece of clothing is designed and manufactured exclusively in-house.
  • Zapenda – An African-inspired apparel brand with the mission to connect the African diaspora through fashion – clothing and accessories are made-to-order by expert tailors in the Democratic Republic of Congo using high quality African wax fabrics. The brand is contemporary and accessible, marrying traditional prints with more modern styles.

Show your OneCard and Save

Wayne State University students, staff and faculty can Show Your OneCard and Save at the Downtown Detroit Markets with Love Travels Imports (10% off purchase), Not Sorry Goods (10% off purchase), and Mongers’ Provisions (10% off sandwiches).

Public transit

The market is easy to access through the many public transit options via Wayne State. The QLine will be operating for free through the end of 2022 and is a great way to get from campus to the markets. DDOT, MoGo Bikes and SMART buses are also free for all WSU students, staff and faculty, and are easy ways to access the Downtown fun.

Downtown Detroit Markets Hours

Weekday hours through Jan. 1

  • Monday - Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Weekend hours through Jan. 1

  • Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

← Back to listing