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My Secret Stash - Your local source for all things Michigan Made

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Some secrets are best shared...like the super fun shop, My Secret Stash, in downtown Traverse City, which boasts over 100 Michigan-made independent goods makers. From jewelry to t-shirts, home decor, handmade soaps and everything in between, this store is nothing short of Michigan Fabulous.

I've always enjoyed visiting the shop to pick up little trinkets and treasures to gift to friends and family, both near and far, but recently I had the pleasure of spending some time with the owner, Karen, and her right hand man, Karl. They are good peeps. Real good. And their mission to support small biz is incredible! From established Michigan brands to those just starting out and probably grinding day in and day out in their kitchens and garages, My Secret Stash looks to support them all. What's so cool about this is literally everything in there is handmade and created in the State of Michigan, with many of them being crafted right here in Traverse City. Think of it as a Brick and Morter Etsy shop...pretty sweet, right?!

So what's Karen's inspiration with My Secret Stash...herself! She has an extensive background in Art and has been a maker of bath & body products for many years. Her passion for her craft inspired her to want to share the makings of others. Handmade goods come with a quality and craftsmanship that is unparalleled with labor that often draws blood, sweat and tears.

Karen is always looking for ways to bring light to her vendors and to include others passions for creative design and crafting so they will be introducing some "Make & Take" DIY classes in the near future...FUN! Stay tuned for their schedule.

My Secret Stash is the cute blue shop located at 122 Cass Street...please consider shopping local for your next gift or even to treat yourself with something that pays homage to your home State and the great people who live here...like you!

Visit www.mysecretstash.com to learn more about the brands they carry or to reach out about them carrying your brand!



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