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1889 Michigan Map Reproduction

$35.00$225.00

24″ x 36″ Hand-screened on Michigan-milled paper. Framed version frame by Urban Ashes made from reclaimed Detroit wood. A Detroit Mercantile Company exclusive.

Aminimal Necklace

$40.00$50.00

State-of-the-art waterjet technology enables us to precisely cut a street map of Detroit into a paper-thin stainless steel necklace. USA. 1.3″ diameter. Comes on 18″ sterling silver chain. Ships in gift box.

 

Art in the Stations

$45.00

If you’ve ever been on Detroit’s People Mover and wondered about the artwork in the stations, you should check out this book.  This book explains the controversy surrounding the people mover, and the original plans for the stations, and what it eventually became.

To discover more about the brightly colored artwork in the People Mover Stations this book is a must with beautiful photographs taken by Balthazar Korab.

 

Auto City T-Shirt

$25.00

Auto City beer was established at 8214 McDougall Avenue in Hamtramck, Michigan in 1911 and was one of over 70 local breweries in operation before prohibition. This label  was in use from 1933 until Auto City ceased operations for the last time in 1942.
Fans of regional beer take heart: The number of breweries in Michigan is now near pre-prohibition levels. USA. 100% Cotton.

Briggs Stadium T-Shirt

$25.00

From 1912-1999 Briggs Stadium, more commonly known as Tiger Stadium, was the home of the Detroit Tigers before their move to Comerica Park.  Now an open field in Corktown, you can relive a piece of Tigers history and prepare for opening day while wearing this Briggs Stadium T-Shirt.

Bus Scroll Poster

$15.00

In its heyday, Detroit had the largest municipally-owned transportation system in the world, covering 138 square miles. Each bus & streetcar displayed the stops on a continuous scroll. Unrolled, these scrolls were over 40 feet long and read as a “who’s who” of Detroit’s streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks.

This poster celebrates all corners of the city, and symbolizes that while we may each live in different areas, we are all united as Detroiters.

City of Detroit Flag

$65.00

The land where the city of Detroit sits has been claimed by the French and the British before the formation of the United States – our flag gives a nod to this heritage.

The center of the flag depicts the seal and motto of this great city – “We hope for better things, It will rise from the ashes.”

So show your Detroit pride and fly this banner proudly.

3′ x 5′ Nylon. Made in USA.

City of Detroit Seal Men’s T-Shirt

$25.00

Written by Father Gabriel Richard after the great Detroit fire of 1805, the motto of Detroit, Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus, provides the reassuring words, We Hope for Better Things; It Will Rise From the Ashes. In the seal of our great city, we see the figure on the left weeping over the destruction, while the figure on the right gestures to the new city that will rise in its place.

City of Detroit Seal Onesie

$20.00

Written by Father Gabriel Richard after the great Detroit fire of 1805, the motto of Detroit, Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus, provides the reassuring words, We Hope for Better Things; It Will Rise From the Ashes. In the seal of our great city, we see the figure on the left weeping over the destruction, while the figure on the right gestures to the new city that will rise in its place.

City of Detroit Seal Sweatshirt

$45.00

Written by Father Gabriel Richard after the great Detroit fire of 1805, the motto of Detroit, Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus, provides the reassuring words, We Hope for Better Things; It Will Rise From the Ashes. In the seal of our great city, we see the figure on the left weeping over the destruction, while the figure on the right gestures to the new city that will rise in its place.

City of Detroit Seal Youth T-Shirt

$20.00

Written by Father Gabriel Richard after the great Detroit fire of 1805, the motto of Detroit, Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus, provides the reassuring words, We Hope for Better Things; It Will Rise From the Ashes. In the seal of our great city, we see the figure on the left weeping over the destruction, while the figure on the right gestures to the new city that will rise in its place.

Corktown Scarf

$20.00

The first  installment in our Detroit neighborhood series, Our Corktown scarf celebrates an historic section of Detroit that has been home to Carhartt, The Detroit Tigers, and Michigan Central Station. Today, Corktown is enjoying a strong resurgence in Detroit’s creative class.
100% cotton.
One Size, 93″x16″

Detroit : 138 Square Miles

$75.00

Julia Reyes Taubman has taken more than 30,000 photographs across the sprawled terrain of Detroit, ambitiously mapping out a comprehensive survey of a major American city. Reyes Taubman believes that when buildings and landscape are manipulated by nature and time they become more visually compelling than almost any architectural intervention. Reyes Taubman is not pessimistic, however: “It is not a disgrace but a privilege and an obligation to listen to the stories only ruins can tell,” she writes in regard to this project. “They tell us a lot about who we were, what we once valued most, and perhaps where we may be going.”

Detroit Bus Scroll Hoodie

$50.00

In its heyday, Detroit had the largest municipally-owned transportation system in the world, covering 138 square miles. Each bus & streetcar displayed the stops on a continuous scroll. Unrolled, these scrolls were over 40 feet long and read as a “who’s who” of Detroit’s streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks. This shirt celebrates all corners of the city, and symbolizes that while we may each live in different areas, we are all united as Detroiters.

Detroit Bus Scroll Men’s T-Shirt

$25.00

In its heyday, Detroit had the largest municipally-owned transportation system in the world, covering 138 square miles. Each bus & streetcar displayed the stops on a continuous scroll. Unrolled, these scrolls were over 40 feet long and read as a “who’s who” of Detroit’s streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks. This shirt celebrates all corners of the city, and symbolizes that while we may each live in different areas, we are all united as Detroiters.

Detroit Bus Scroll Women’s V-Neck T-Shirt

$25.00

“In its heyday, Detroit had the largest municipally-owned transportation system in the world. Each bus and streetcar displayed the stops on a continuous scroll. Unrolled, these scrolls were over 40 feet long and contain the names of Detroit’s most iconic streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks.

This shirt celebrates all corners of the city, and symbolizes that while we may each live in different areas, we are all united as Detroiters.”

Detroit City Seal Decal

$3.50

Our City Seal Decal features an early illustrated version featuring the motto “Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus” which translates to “We hope for better things; It will rise from the ashes” A sentiment every bit as valid today as when it was originally penned in 1805.
5″ x 5-3/4″ oval. Suitable for outdoor use.

Detroit Denailed Frames

$44.00$62.00

Upcycling (verb) is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality for better environmental value.

Detroit Denailed frames are among the most beautifully detailed, thoughtfully-produced, upcycled items we have discovered. Each is lovingly made in Michigan, using reclaimed wood from demolished local homes. All are marked with the address of the structure they originally supported. Due to the recycled nature of the wood, the frame you receive will differ slightly from the photo.

Detroit Denim Belt Loop Key Fob

$25.00

Detroit Denim Company makes classic 5-pocket denim jeans from domestically-sourced materials in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. These vegetable-tanned leather key fobs are made by Detroit Denim at their Corktown-Detroit production facility. The leather ages and richens-in-color with use.

Detroit Denim Key Fob

$12.00

These vegetable-tanned leather key fobs with nickel silver clasps are cut and riveted by Detroit Denim Company at their Corktown, Detroit production facility. The leather ages and richens in color with use.

Detroit Denim Leather Leash

$65.00$75.00

These vegetable-tanned leather dog leashes are cut and sewn by Detroit Denim Company at their Corktown, Detroit production facility. The leather ages and richens in color with use. The “city leash” is two foot in length and is intended for use when walking dogs in traffic or congested areas.

Detroit Denim Tote

$35.00

These Cone Mill Denim and vegetable tanned leather tote bags are individually sewn at Detroit Denim Company’s Corktown, Detroit production facility. The leather ages and richens in color with use.

Detroit Flag Decal

$2.50

The land where the city of Detroit sits was claimed by the French and the British before it became part of the United States. Detroit’s flag gives a nod to each of the city’s one-time owners.
The center of the flag depicts the seal and motto of our great city – We hope for better things, It will rise from the ashes.
4″ x 2-1/2″. UV coated, waterproof, and suitable for use indoors or out.

Detroit Leather Belt

$125.00

Want a piece of Detroit apparel that will truly set you apart from the rest? We recommend this handmade, hand-studded belt from Warpath Leather Goods. Made in Michigan from select leather hides.

Detroit Motto Window Decal

$8.00

Some people display school pride on their rear window, we prefer to show our pride in Detroit. “Speramus Meliora Resurgent Cineribus”, Detroit’s moto penned by Father Gabriel Richard translates to the timeles, “We Hope For Better Things, It Will Rise From The Ashes”.  UV coated, waterproof, and suitable for use indoors or out.  (need size).

Detroit Pillow

$50.00

When is a reproduction an upgrade? When it’s our exclusive, vintage-style Detroit souvenir pillow. Made with USA-milled floursacks they are hand-screened and sewn locally. Includes a USA-made pillow insert with 90% feather and 10% down filling.

Detroit Script T-Shirt

$25.00

In the first few decades of the twentieth century, Detroit was home to hundreds of local companies manufacturing automobiles, stoves, tires, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages. Our Detroit script tee is a loving tribute to commercial art and letterhead design of Detroit’s golden era.
100% cotton.
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Also available as a women’s t-shirt.

Detroit Script Women’s 3/4 Sleeve T-Shirt

$30.00

In the first few decades of the twentieth century, Detroit was home to hundreds of local companies manufacturing automobiles, stoves, tires, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages. Our Detroit script tee is a loving tribute to commercial art and letterhead design of Detroit’s golden era.
100% cotton.
Also available as a men’s t-shirt.

Detroit Seal Coffee Mug

$12.50

Sip your coffee from a piece of Detroit history. Our Detroit City Seal black ceramic coffee mug sports the city seal engraving on its front, and the legend of the motto “Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus” (We hope for better days, it will rise from the ashes) on the back.
4.5″ tall x 3.25″ 12 oz.

Detroit Spirit Package

$12.00

Our exclusive Detroit Spirit Gift Package contains an assortment of the Detroit Mercantile’s most loved, exclusive Detroit-themed products. Package includes a Large Letter Detroit Postcard, City of Detroit Flag Sticker, City Seal Sticker, and five pinbacks featuring classic Detroit graphics. Exclusive to the Detroit Mercantile.

Detroit the Beautiful Men’s T-Shirt

$25.00

In its heyday, Detroit was recognized for bustling boulevards, soaring architecture and manicured public spaces. In short, it was beautiful. Sure, the city has fallen on some hard times and may be a little rough around the edges, but the foundation is still solid. Belle Isle, Campus Martius, The DIA and Woodward Avenue – all are iconic symbols of a great American city. Together let’s make this Detroit the Beautiful. Which can start by you wearing the t-shirt that celebrates this town.

Detroit the Beautiful Onesie

$20.00

In its heyday, Detroit was recognized for bustling boulevards, soaring architecture  and manicured public spaces. In short, it was beautiful.
Sure, the city has fallen on some hard times and may be a little rough around the edges, but the foundation is still solid. Belle Isle, Campus Martius, The DIA and Woodward Avenue – all are iconic symbols  of a great American city.
Together let’s make this Detroit the Beautiful — which can start by you wearing the t-shirt that celebrates this town.
100% cotton.
Also available as men’s, women’s and youth sizes, a unisex crewneck sweatshirt, and a tote bag.

Detroit The Beautiful Tote Bag

$20.00

In its heyday, Detroit was recognized for bustling boulevards, soaring architecture and manicured public spaces. In short, it was beautiful.

Sure, the city has fallen on some hard times and may be a little rough around the edges, but the foundation is still solid. Belle Isle, Campus Martius, The DIA and Woodward Avenue – all are iconic symbols of a great American city.

Together let;s make this Detroit the Beautiful. Which can start by you sporting the tote bag that celebrates this town.

Detroit the Beautiful Women’s T-Shirt

$25.00

In its heyday, Detroit was recognized for bustling boulevards, soaring architecture and manicured public spaces. In short, it was beautiful. Sure, the city has fallen on some hard times and may be a little rough around the edges, but the foundation is still solid. Belle Isle, Campus Martius, The DIA and Woodward Avenue – all are iconic symbols of a great American city. Together let’s make this Detroit the Beautiful. Which can start by you wearing the t-shirt that celebrates this town.

Detroit the Beautiful Youth T-Shirt

$20.00

In its heyday, Detroit was recognized for bustling boulevards, soaring architecture  and manicured public spaces. In short, it was beautiful.
Sure, the city has fallen on some hard times and may be a little rough around the edges, but the foundation is still solid. Belle Isle, Campus Martius, The DIA and Woodward Avenue – all are iconic symbols  of a great American city.
Together let’s make this Detroit the Beautiful — which can start by you wearing the t-shirt that celebrates this town.
50% cotton / 35% polyester / 15% rayon.
Also available as men’s and women’s sizes, a unisex crewneck sweatshirt, onesies, and a tote bag.

Detroit Times Buy American T-Shirt

$25.00

An evening paper from 1900 until November 1960, The Detroit Times was the fastest growingng paper in the city and rivaled the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press in circulation for a decade before ceasing publication in 1960.
Our t-shirt commemorates a 1933 Detroit Times “Buy American” campaign.
100% cotton.
Also available as a women’s tank top.

Detroit Times Buy American Women’s T-Shirt

$25.00

An evening paper from 1900 until November 1960, The Detroit Times was the fastest growing paper in the city and rivaled the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press in circulation for a decade before ceasing publication in 1960.
Our t-shirt commemorates a 1933 Detroit Times “Buy American” campaign.
100% cotton.

Flower Day 2013 Poster

$25.00

Wondering how to keep your plants in good spirits even when you’re not there to talk to them? We have a suggestion: our exclusive 2013 Eastern Market Flower Day poster. This locally designed poster is hand-screened in Michigan on Michigan-milled, French Paper Company paper.

It celebrates Flower Day, the annual Eastern Market event that celebrates spring planting. Limited edition. 18″ x 24″. Ships in a protective tube.

Framed USS Detroit Blueprint

$145.00

Blue print elevation drawing of the USS Detroit CL-8 (one of only two ships at both Pearl Harbor and the Japanese surrender during WWII). Frame handmade in Detroit. 

Half-Pint Beeswax Milk Bottle Candles

$24.00

These candles were made using molds of a vintage half-pint Detroit Creamery milk bottle (left), and a half-pint State Creamery milk bottle (right). Made locally, using 100% Michigan harvested beeswax, the candles have a delightfully light natural honey scent.

Michigan Travel Decal

$2.50

A tribute to classic roadside souvenirs and travel labels of the mid 20th century. Detroit Mercantile Co. exclusive. Hand screened in Michigan.
4-1/8″ x 3″. UV coated, waterproof, and suitable for use indoors or out.

Midtown Baseball Jersey

$30.00

The third installment in our Detroit neighborhood series, Our Midtown 3/4 sleeve shirt celebrates a vibrant area of our city that is home to the Cass Corridor, Medical Center, Brush Park, and Wayne State University campus and is one of the fastest growing districts in the city.
100% cotton.

Old English D Candle

$7.50$16.50

With 100 regional hives, Green Toe Gardens is in the forefront of a movement to bring honeybees to every neighborhood in metro Detroit. Their candle wicks are 100% cotton and their wax is 100% Michigan harvested. Available in two sizes: Small: 2-1/2″ and Large: 3-3/4″

Reproduction 1904 Detroit Map

$35.00

Give any room a touch of Detroit history with our exclusive “Detroit and Environs” circa 1904 wall map. Features many fascinating details including period borders and landmarks, plus an early illustration of Belle Isle. Printed on archival quality Michigan milled paper. 36″ x 24″. Ships in a protective tube.

Reproduction 1923 Corktown Map

$35.00

This Detroit Mercantile exclusive Corktown map (circa 1923) is perfect for any fan of regional history, Detroit Tigers baseball, Corktown, or Detroit. It features an amazingly detailed representation of early 20th century Corktown, including landmarks such as Navin Field (later Tiger Stadium), Carhartt’s Detroit factory, the Western Market, and Michigan Central Station. Designed and offset printed in Michigan. 36″ x 24″. Ships in a protective tube.

Reproduction Postcards

$10.00

Reproductions of vintage postcards, you will receive a selection of twelve Detroit- and Michigan-themed postcards. Let us choose for you.
Offset printed on linen-textured paper.   3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

 

State of Michigan Flag

$65.00

Michigan’s flag was adopted with a simple phrase, “The State Flag shall be blue charged with the arms of the state.” The state flag — Michigan’s third since becoming a state in 1837 — features the coat of arms showing an eagle holding an olive branch and arrows. An elk and a moose support a shield displaying a man standing on a grassy peninsula. The following mottos appear on the coat of arms: E Pluribus Unum (From Many, One), Tuebor (I Will Defend) and Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice (If you Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You).
3′ x 5′ Nylon.

The Buildings of Detroit : A History

$99.00

Simply put, “”The Buildings of Detroit: A History”” is the definitive book of Detroit’s architectural history.

This meticulously researched reference volume is perfect for the architecture enthusiast, or anyone looking to expand their knowledge on the city.

The Guardian Building : Cathedral of Finance

$50.00

Once known as the Union Trust Building, the Guardian Building was erected in the midst of Detroit’s greatest building boom and became the most recognizable and innovative structure of that time.

Discover all the extravagant details of the Guardian Building up close, from its multi-colored ceiling tiles in the lobby, to the expressive Gothic-inspired elements on the exterior, this book is the closest you can get without being there.

Turbo Flyer

$15.00

The Tait Turbo Flyer is a premium version of the planes that were once for sale at every corner store during summer months. Built of heavier balsa wood, packed in a die-cut cardboard storage case, available in 4 high-performance colors, and assembled by hand in Michigan.
12″ wingspan.