Shopping in East Grand Rapids

$15 for $30 Worth of New and Used Designer Clothing, Accessories, and Home Decor at blue boutiques

blue boutiques

Downtown

$30 $15

Goodwill boutique stocks trendy apparel and accessories, proceeds from which go toward job training, placement, and retention programs

$9 for 2014 Discount Membership to KeyCard ($25 Value)

KeyCard

Multiple Locations

$25 $9

Membership grants discounts to more than 500 West Michigan merchants spanning all kinds of products and services from Sonic to Great Clips

Assorted-Fireworks Bundle (57% Off)

Phantom Fireworks

Grand Rapids

$69.99 $30

Light up the sky with bundles of fireworks packed with rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, aerial repeaters, and ground blooms

Women’s Apparel and Accessories from Caché (50% Off)

Caché

Woodland Mall

$50 $25

Day dresses, evening wear, and lifestyle separates sport eye-catching prints and rich colours, as well as demure neutral tones

Lobster or Fondue Lunch for Two, or Gelato-Making Class with Lunch for Two at The Local Epicurean (Up to 50% Off)

The Local Epicurean

Heartside-Downtown

$39 $20

Foodie haven curates rich lobster lunch finished with lemon sorbet, fondue meal with blended cheese or dark chocolate, and gelato making

Light or Standard Bike Tune-Up at Gap 30 Cycles (Up to 42% Off)

Gap 30 Cycles

Grand Rapids

$75 $45

Passionate bike pros get gears ready for spring with a light or standard tune-up

Jewelry, Furs, and other unique Items at Always, Betti (50% Off)

Always, Betti

East Fulton Business Association - Midtown

$50 $25

Selection of fine estate jewelry, fine furs, necklaces, brooches, engagement rings, sterling silver, & select quality items

Ticket for One or Two to "Grand Rapids Magazine's" 1960s-Themed 50th-Anniversary Party on May 29 (Up to 69% Off)

Grand Rapids Magazine

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

$64 $29

Celebrate "Grand Rapids Magazine's" 50th year with a '60s-themed party full of food, drinks, giveaways, live music, and dancing

Select Local Merchants

Minister Edgar J. Helms founded Goodwill at the turn of the 20th century to support the unemployed immigrant population of Boston. He gathered unwanted household items and hired the immigrants to refurbish them for resale. Over time, the operation grew into a comprehensive job-skills training and placement program.

In the past 90 years, Goodwill Industries has played an integral role in communities nationwide by placing nearly 90,000 individuals into jobs. Each purchase helps fund programs that help people with barriers to employment find work, and the stores themselves serve as a training site for participants to gain work experience.

956 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Made by American Apparel and printed in Holland, Michigan, My Great Lake's stock of comfy clothes is dedicated to each of the Great Lakes. Support Huron with a hooded sweatshirt in asphalt or rep Lake Michigan with an orange unisex tee. A portion of each sale goes toward The Alliance for the Great Lakes, a nonprofit dedicated to Great Lake conservation efforts.

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Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Shopping feels especially good at blue boutiques, where customers not only acquire stylish new and gently used items, but their dollars go toward job training and placement programs for those who face employment barriers. With its exposed-brick walls, sleek wood floors, and eclectic, trendy wares, the shop feels more like a hip boutique than a secondhand store. Customers can peruse racks filled with fitted blazers, skirts, and cocktail dresses with stylish cutouts. There are also plenty of accessories to go around, from bejeweled wristwatches to leather handbags.

40 Monroe Center, NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

The Michigan Brewers Guild wanted something very specific when it turned 15: it asked the state’s breweries to concoct a 15th-anniversary ale for its summer beer fest. Chef and home brewer Amy Sherman, host of Great American Brew Trail, went behind the scenes at the celebration, where she interviewed local breweries’ staff members about their celebratory brews. Reports like these are typical of her show, Great American Brew Trail, for which she travels to microbreweries across the country and unveils the creative and culinary processes behind beer.

658 Richmond Street Northwest
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

An eclectic inventory of celebratory combustibles lines the shelves inside each of Pro Fireworks' 10 Michigan storefronts. Each store appeals to clients' inner pyrotechnic with everything from fire fountains to artillery shells that launch into the clouds and bloom into fiery flowers, thundering like the rattling sabers of a thousand George Washingtons. The explosives emporium also hosts kid-friendly novelties, such as sparklers, snappers, and poppers.

2450 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

An eclectic inventory of celebratory combustibles lines the shelves inside each of Pro Fireworks' 10 Michigan storefronts. Each store appeals to clients' inner pyrotechnic with everything from fire fountains to artillery shells that launch into the clouds and bloom into fiery flowers, thundering like the rattling sabers of a thousand George Washingtons. The explosives emporium also hosts kid-friendly novelties, such as sparklers, snappers, and poppers.

450 28th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US