Top Ten Places To Shop For Something Unique In Bad Axe, MI


Huron County is full of amazing and unique, locally owned, shops to peruse and buy new (and sometimes used) and interesting items. Bad Axe is home to the biggest collection of them in this area. There is literally something for everyone, whether you want a new pet, need some vintage jewelry, or you need a new rifle for an upcoming hunting season. If you are ready to do some shopping, whether it's for yourself or for an upcoming holiday gift, here are ten great places to look around.

Main Street Mercantile

Main Street Mercantile is the place you want to shop when you are looking for a unique, custom made item. They have t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more. You can choose from their designs, or request something special. This is a great place to shop when you are looking for a gift for all ages, and especially for local high school students that love to show school spirit.

Thumb Industries Thrift Shop

Thumb Industries has been in Bad Axe for decades, and their thrift store offers everything you'd find at any other thrift shop, from clothes to furniture and everything in between. You'll find great low prices, and there's always something there for everyone. The most unique thing about this shop is the cute little antique corner when you walk in the front door. A great place to find the perfect gift for anyone.

McLeod's Pets

If you're looking for a new pet then the only place you should be going in Huron County is to McLeod's Pets, where you can get fish, reptiles, and more. Even if you are looking for something a little more cuddly and furry they can help you out with your small pet purchases. If you are looking for something they don't have, just ask and they can help you find it, or maybe even get it in stock for you.

Randy's Hunting Center

If you are a hunter, or you have a hunter in your life, Randy's Hunting Center is the perfect place to shop for a new gun, crossbow, and accessories. They also sell their guns at auctions, and you can often find them around Michigan at gun & knife shows. They offer both new and used guns in their showroom.

Backstreet Quilt Shop

If you've been thinking about starting a new hobby, the Backstreet Quilt Shop can help get you started in quilting. They have all the items you need to get started, and they even offer classes on quilting. The shop is colorful and the workers are friendly. You'll be inspired the moment you step inside.

Country Cottage Floral

You can beautify your home all year long with fresh flowers and floral arrangements from Country Cottage Floral. You will find beautiful and unique home decorations and flowers that can help brighten up your entire year. It's also a great place to buy a unique and special gift to brighten up someone else's day.

HuCo's Rock Shop

This Rock Shop is somewhat new to the area, but it's a great place to shop if you are in a band, have been thinking of starting a band, or you simply like playing acoustic guitar around an open fire. Stop into the little shop on the corner and see what they have to offer.

Music & More

If the other music store doesn't have what you're looking for, check out Music & More. Not only does music & more supply you with the instruments you need, even for high school band, but they can also work on your instrument when there is something wrong with it. That makes them pretty unique.

Micheal J's Design Studio (and Antiques)

For those that have shopped at Micheal J's in the past years, you've noticed they moved a few years ago, and expanded. Not only can you find beautiful jewelry, and order custom made pieces, but you can also find some worldly and interesting antiques within their doors. Stop by to find something truly unique.

Huron Pawn & Resell

If you are looking for some movies or maybe some items to use in your shop, Huron Pawn & Resell offers some great used items at reasonable prices. They have a little bit of everything, like any pawn shop. You can also take in your own items and get some money to go on your unique shopping spree.

Yvonne Stegall is a Michigan-based author and freelance writer who loves road trips, wildlife, and tourist traps. Learn more about Yvonne at her website.