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Old 07-09-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: in my house
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I just moved to Redford almost two weeks ago and of course I am on the lookout for good stores. According to google maps I am within 12 miles of several shopping areas; I've visited the Fairlane Center in Dearborn, very nice and the Westland Center, pretty good has a Kohl's and is right across the street from Best Buy, and not too far from Ikea which I like.
I have yet to visit Laurel Park Place, Twelve Oaks, Somerset Collections, how are these places? Or any other places you recommend?
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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Oakland Mall in Troy, Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights are all like Fairlane, but larger and (too me) less confusing to navigate inside the malls. You'll find the same sorts of stores in Fairlane, Oakland, Twelve Oaks, and Lakeside.

The Somerset Collection in Troy might be called a step up from these other malls. There are stores at Somerset that you won't find any place else in Metro Detroit. Nieman-Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Crate and Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Tiffany & Co., etc. If you go, the south section of the Collection (south of Big Beaver Road) is the older section and has the more upscale (read spendy) shops, the north section (north of Big Beaver) has more mainstream and reasonably priced shops.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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I live in the Garden City/Dearborn area and visit the Westland shopping center and all the stores around it the most. Fairlane is a little scary for my taste, and the mall is hugely confusing.

Don't worry about visiting the Livonia Mall. It's classified as a "dead" mall.

Laurel Park is smaller, but has some more upscale stores: Parisian and Von Maur are the anchors.

Somerset is very upscale, and very big. It is really quite a place to see.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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Don't worry about visiting the Livonia Mall. It's classified as a "dead" mall.
Yeah I've seen it; it's basically just Sears.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Southland mall might be close to you (it is in/near Taylor/Southgate). It is a basic mall. Not exciting, but it has a large number of shops and is reaonably clean and nice. It does not compare to Fairlane, Somerset, or 12 Oaks, but it is better than Livonia Mall or Westland mall. the nice thing is that it is not too big. So ono-shopper types (like me) can get in and out reasonably quickly.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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I think Westland looks a lot nicer than Southland.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Saginaw, MI
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Off topic, but I remember when I was younger and was at Somerset. I walked into a store, saw a pair of men's briefs on a rack that went for $90, and immediately turned and walked out. lol
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You went to the wrong store. Stay out of Needless Markup and you will find a lot of "normal" stores at Somerset. It really is a great mall, and I hate malls.
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