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The Importance of Shopping Local

See what shopping local means to downtown Birmingham small business owners

Santa Arrives During Small Business Saturday!

Santa has officially arrived to downtown Birmingham via Fire Truck escort during Small Business Saturday.

Urban Wick Candle Bar Offers a Fun Experience for Groups of All Sizes

Create your own candles, wax melts, diffusers and so much more! Mother-daughter owned, Urban Wick Candle Bar, offers a fun outing for date night, ladies night, birthday parties, bridal showers and any event. Check out the process in this short video.

Free Hot Chocolate, Cookies and More to Celebrate the Holidays

Free hot chocolate, cookies, roasted chestnuts and more add to the festive atmosphere is downtown Birmingham through the holidays! Visit our event calendar for details.

Give the Gift of Music This Season With Axis Music Academy

Local shop, Axis Music Academy offers lessons for most instruments and skill levels. Consider giving the gift of music, or learning something new this season!

Birmingham Shopping District Experiences Extraordinary New Business Growth in 2021

Downtown Birmingham is experiencing extraordinary new business growth, in various industries including retail, restaurant, service and more.


Retailer Evereve Expands, Opens New Location in Downtown Birmingham

Retailer Evereve, a contemporary fashion and styling company for women, has opened its newly renovated and expanded location in downtown Birmingham.


Fall Fashion Video and Shopping Guide

See the latest trends for fall and shop the looks with our fall fashion video and Shopping Guide.

Watch Birmingham Mayor Pierre Boutros, Shopping District Executive Director Sean Kammer and more on the latest episode of Financing the American Dream.

On Saturday, September 18, the Birmingham Shopping District and City of Birmingham were featured on Financing the American Dream on Bloomberg Television. Watch Shopping District Executive Director Sean Kammer, Birmingham Mayor Pierre Boutros and more in the full episode.

The Birmingham Cruise Event Rolls Into Town on August 21, 2021!

The Woodward Dream Cruise will roll into town on Saturday, August 21, bringing thousands of classic cars and more than one million people from all over the world. Adding to the festivities, the Birmingham Cruise Event will take place on South Old Woodward Avenue from Bowers Street to Landon Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with classic cars, food, displays and more! Birmingham's walkable downtown is the ideal place for cruise enthusiasts to spend the day.


Experience Day On The Town!

Watch this short video for a peek at what visitors experience during Day On The Town in downtown Birmingham!

Birmingham Featured in Shopping Center Business's Economic Development Issue

Birmingham has one of the most unique and prosperous downtown districts in the country and is located in the heart of Oakland County, the 9th wealthiest county in the nation among counties with a population of more than a million people.Birmingham is known for its fashion boutiques and bustling downtown, surrounded by high-end residential homes, with an affluent and active clientele. The area outpaces the county in income and education levels.

Birmingham Goes on Sale During Day On The Town July 31, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Visit downtown Birmingham on Saturday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Day On The Town, the area’s biggest retail event of the year! The annual event draws thousands from all over the region in search of discounted high-end merchandise in stores and on the streets and sidewalks throughout downtown Birmingham.


Outdoor Movie Nights Return to Booth Park This Summer!

The Birmingham Shopping District’s popular outdoor Movie Night series returns to Booth Park on July 16 and August 13! People of all ages are invited to bring their blankets and chairs, and find a cozy spot at Booth Park to enjoy a movie under the stars. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk.


Moosejaw Bike and Snow Talks Bikes and Gear for Summer

Moosejaw Bike and Snow has everything you need to stay in gear all summer long! Expert care and exceptional service from really cool staff is what you'll get the minute you walk into their shop.

Untied on Woodward Talks Shopping Local and Summer Essentials

Untied on Woodward offers casual essentials for the modern man. Find clothing, accessories, personal care and more at this local shop.

SEEN Magazine: Step into Summer in Style With These Looks From Downtown Birmingham Retailers

The leaves are green, the flowers are blooming and it’s time to update your wardrobe with spring and summer style essentials. We recently shot some of our favorite spring trends from Birmingham retailers at the newly opened Daxton Hotel. You can expect to see a lot of bright colors, floral prints and puffy sleeves. Oh, and don’t forget the jewelry and accessories!

Birmingham Shopping District Board Appoints New Executive Director

BIRMINGHAM, MI, May 7, 2021 – The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Sean Kammer.


Fashion, Style, Luxury - Find It All in Downtown Birmingham

Explore the latest trends for the season in downtown Birmingham.

The Birmingham Farmers Market Opens May 2

BIRMINGHAM, MI, April 20, 2021 – The Birmingham Farmers Market will kick off its 19th season on Sunday, May 2 in Public Parking Lot 6 located at 660 N. Old Woodward. Visitors of all ages are invited to experience the walkable outdoor market and shop for local produce, meat and dairy, artisan baked goods, fresh foods and more! The market will be open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., May 2 through October 31.


Fab’rik Birmingham Shows Us Trendy Looks for Spring Under $100

Fab'rik Birmingham is keeping us on trend for spring with mix and match pieces and accessories in store under $100! Visit in store or schedule a private shopping party. During the private shopping party, Fab'rik Birmingham stylists will help you find items to fit your unique style and you will receive 20% off on anything you purchase!

Gazelle Sports Birmingham Keeps Us Active This Season and Beyond

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear.” Get the right gear at Gazelle Sports Birmingham. Check out the video to see some great transitional options for spring and beyond. Plus, get a sneak peek at an exclusive shoe from On. Gazelle Sports Birmingham will help you stay active all year long with everything you need including run clubs and more.

Ready for Swimwear? Caruso Caruso in Birmingham Talks Men's Casual Trends for Spring

See the latest in men's swimwear in funky patterns and colors. Also check out the exclusive selection of Cuts brand shirts and of course the HUGE selection of denim in all styles and brands. There is so much to explore for both men's and women's fashion at Caruso Caruso.

Dolce Moda Debuts Two Menswear Looks for Spring

All we can say is WOW! We had a chance to talk with Dolce Moda about the latest in menswear. View two beautifully curated must-see looks featuring versatile pieces for spring - you won't want to miss these. Dolce Moda offers both men's and women's fashion and accessories.

Former Detroit Lions Linebacker Gets Birmingham In Shape at Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

At Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Birmingham, former Detroit Linebacker Alex Lewis is motivating people of all fitness levels to meet their fitness goals and have a lot of fun doing it. Watch his story here to find out more.

Birmingham Restaurants offering several dining options

Visitor safety is a top priority and our restaurants offer many options including in-person dining, curbside pickup, carry-out, outdoor dining and delivery. For a list of restaurants, click here.

Birmingham Restaurant Week Ends with a $40,000 Boost to the Business Community

Downtown Birmingham restaurants felt the support of the community during the 16th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week event.

Birmingham Offers Diners Big Incentives and So Much More during Restaurant Week

Support the restaurant community and enjoy a taste of Birmingham!


“12 Days of Takeout” Offers Patrons Big Incentives to Support Birmingham Restaurants

BIRMINGHAM, MI, December 8, 2020 – The Birmingham Shopping District partners with downtown restaurants to offer “12 Days of Takeout” running now until December 20, 2020.


Birmingham Welcomes Visitors Downtown for Safe and Festive Holiday Activities This Season

The Birmingham Shopping District welcomes visitors downtown this season to enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere and unique activities!


Birmingham Welcomes Children for Appointments with Santa

The Birmingham Shopping District’s (BSD) annual Santa House tradition will continue on weekends throughout the holiday season.


Birmingham Offering Big Incentives for Shopping Small On Small Business Saturday

Downtown Birmingham visitors who shop big on Small Business Saturday (November 28) will enjoy special incentives while supporting the local economy.


Birmingham Merchants Decorate the Town in Competition to Benefit Local Foster Children

The Birmingham Shopping District hosts The Great Decorate, a holiday tree decorating competition in which restaurants and retail stores will partner with local artists to create spectacular holiday trees and compete to win a small business grant – all while raising awareness and funds for local foster teens.


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