Where locals go for retail therapy.
There’s no denying it – retail therapy is key. If you need a break during your next town tour in the Cleveland suburbs, pop into a few stores recommended by local Suburban Jungle Strategist Lauren Lake.
#1. Crocker Park (Westlake, Ohio)
You’ll find everything you need at this upscale shopping plaza. And we do mean everything – there’s a Trader Joe’s, Warby Parker, Cycle Bar and Regal movie theater. Crocker Park is also the place to go for unique, local shops. Shop at Apricot Lane and Banyan Tree for on-trend women’s fashion and Emily Roggenburk for Cleveland-inspired apparel. Whimsy Willow sells a curated selection of home goods and Le Gray Haus offers a variety of dog togs and treats.
If you move to Westlake, keep an eye on Crocker Park’s event calendar. Not only is this the town’s premier shopping destination, but they also host outdoor concerts, movies, fitness classes and more.
#2. Pinecrest (Orange Village, Ohio)
Pinecrest is Orange Village’s modern shopping center home to luxury apartments, a hotel, a movie theater and even a day spa.
But Pinecrest is also the place to just shop til you drop. Check out the local boutique Blackbird Fly for modern fashion and footwear. If you need a wardrobe refresh there’s also a Madewell, J. Crew and Urban Outfitters. Head to Candle Studio to create a signature scent for your new home plus there’s a Pottery Barn, West Elm and William Sonoma for any other housewares you might want. Need to pick up a few groceries? Pinecrest also has a Whole Foods.
#3. Eton (Woodmere, Ohio)
Woodmere, a small suburb about 20 miles from Cleveland, has some of the best shopping around. Eton is the town’s retail hub and this outdoor shopping complex offers something for everyone (it’s even pet friendly).
Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, Apple, Lululemon, Barnes and Noble and Trader Joe’s all have outposts here. Looking for a unique gift? Stop into the locally-owned Mulholland and Sachs to browse their selection of handcrafted items. Area businesses also host pop-up shops at Eton so be on the lookout for those.
#4. Downtown Chagrin Falls (Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
Chagrin Falls is a charming small town (we’re talking less than 4,000 residents) with a quaint, shoppable downtown. A Bit of Skirt, Cascades Boutique and Blush Boutique all sell chic women’s fashion. And if you’re looking for some outdoor gear, Chagrin River Outfitters and Geiger’s have you covered.
Some of the shops in Chagrin Falls have been around for years. The independent bookstore, Fireside Books, has been the town’s go-to spot for new and used titles since 1963. You can pick up some treats from The Popcorn Shop, a local go-to for more than 70 years.
#5. Grand Pacific Junction (Olmsted Falls, Ohio)
You could easily spend an entire day browsing the shops in Grand Pacific Junction. This historic shopping district, complete with restored Victorian buildings, even doubles as a wedding venue. But if you’re here to shop, don’t miss Renee’s Unique Boutique & More and Millstone Mercantile. Visit Farmhouse 1834 to explore their collection of stylish home decor. If you move to town, consider signing up for one of their crafting classes to make your own unique piece.
When you need to refresh, find a table at Clementine’s. This quaint lunch spot serves a great selection of salads and sandwiches. But the real highlight is Clementine’s high tea. Locals love meeting up with friends or bringing their kids to indulge in a luxurious tea complete with gourmet pastries and finger sandwiches.
Whether you’re looking for a sought-after shopping town or are looking for other must-haves, we can help. Get in touch today so we can help you plan your next town tour.