Mother and Her 2 Year Old Daughter on Hip to Open Made In the Mitten Artisan Market in Royal Oak

Highly Anticipated Michigan Made Shop Opens July 1st in Royal Oak

Royal Oak, MI. – Made in the Mitten, a Michigan Artisan Marketplace will be opening on July 1st in Downtown Royal Oak. It will be located at 706 S Washington, on the corner of 7th and Washington Ave. The shop will feature over 20 artists who design, create and hand-make their own creative products. The owner, Colleen McClue, will be running the show with her two-year-old daughter Lily by her side every day.  She hopes Lily’s smile and personality will brighten her customers day with her silly personality, and infectious laughter. But that won’t be the only thing making you want to come back!

On the day of opening, the first 50 customers will receive a car decal valued at $3. Also, Made in the Mitten offers free coffee and tea daily, as well as free gift-wrapping and a reward system for those who frequent the store.

“I am thrilled to debut Made in the Mitten to our communities and I think they will love what we have to offer.  When you make a purchase at a small business you are really contributing to stimulation of your local economy,” said Colleen McClue, owner of Made in the Mitten. “It’s great to step away from mass-produced items, and support a unique, driven individual who put a lot of time and effort into creating their product. I hope to keep growing so that we can have more and more entrepreneurs featured in the store,” she continued.

Made in the Mitten is sure to fill the void in Royal Oak of a handcrafted style of product. In a time where there are many chains and franchises popping up, McClue hopes to bring back some attention to the hardworking entrepreneurs the state of Michigan has to offer.

Some of the local artisans featured in the store are Motor City Barrels, The Sassy Olive, Cellar Door Bath Supply Co, HDDWoodCraft, Leslie Perry Cosmetics, Petoskey and Pine, Lucky Pup Designs, Hanson St., The Little Things Workshop and many more.

The grand opening party will be held from 12pm-3pm on Saturday July 1st, the party is a family friendly event and all of the Made in the Mitten collection will be 10% off. Many of the artisans will have excellent sales on products. Made in the Mitten will offer beverages and light snacks as well.

About Made In The Mitten

Made in the Mitten is a Michigan artist inspired marketplace, showcasing the work of Michigan artists from all over and their craft. Our store primarily focuses on gifts that represent the state pride. The shopping concept was inspired by other local businesses encouraging our fellow neighbors to shop local when it comes to gifts and art.


For more information on Made in the Mitten, or to become an artisan, visit

Media Contact
Company Name: Made-In-The-Mitten
Contact Person: Colleen McClue
Phone: 248-850-3268
City: Royal Oak
State: Michigan
Country: United States