Upscale merchants believe in Somerset Collection, Michigan shoppers

A dozen high-end retailers are doing a little spring cleaning and spruce-up at their Somerset Collection retail outlets — part of a nationwide recovery in luxury sales and a vote of confidence in Michigan’s economy.

Landmark stores like Burberry and Max Mara are dealing with the demand in Metro Detroit by upgrading, with bigger stores, more merchandise and refurbished interiors.

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Also in Somerset South, J. Crew opened its bridal department Monday,
one of eight in the country. The Art of Shaving, a men’s shaving
boutique owned by Procter & Gamble, will open next month as the
retailer’s only Michigan location, and upscale luggage purveyor Tumi
will begin renovating its store this spring.

Across the center’s
skywalk, Apple and North Face will expand to nearly twice their current
square footage. Somerset North will also feature renovations at Pottery
Barn, Restoration Hardware and White House Black Market. A renovated
Aldo store, a Swarovski prototype store, and teen retailer The Buckle
opened this month.

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