Gifts, goods, and Glow Fish: Wyandotte spot is the perfect place to shop this summer 

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Photo by Liv Martin.

We know what you're thinking: Another story about Wyandotte? Well, yes. As a matter of fact that's exactly what you're looking at. And hear us out. This Downriver is pretty great. (Full disclosure: This writer is a lifelong resident) It's cute, clean, and friendly. The downtown is packed with shops that are totes adorbs and locally-owned bars and restaurants. There are community gardens, beautiful parks, and well-kept historic homes. Who could ask for anything more?

Glow Fish Studios is one of those aforementioned shops, and with its hip and quirky wares, it's something of an unexpected addition to the downtown district's offerings.

Inside, shoppers will find a slew of gift-worthy items like books, candles, T-shirts, and knick-knacks. They have Detroit-centric items, like a book by Andy and Emily Linn, the brother and sister team that owns City Bird and Nest. They carry Michigan-themed stickers that are perfect for your car's back window to let the world know you're proudly from a mitten-shaped state.

But to keep things from getting too cutesy, the shop carries a lot more than just locally made goods or things pertaining to Detroit and Michigan. They also have clothing, decor, journals, jewelry (we're currently in love with a pair of arrowhead earrings), bath and body products, and plenty more items that are just cool. In fact, the shop carries so many items, we could almost liken it to Clawson's amazing Leon & Lulu's, though they don't carry any furniture, and it isn't anywhere near as large. Still, the place packs quite the inventory, and there is plenty that will appeal to a diverse audience.

One thing that makes this shop particularly awesome is that it is appealing to both kids and adults. They carry funny stuffed animals and toys, plus inexpensive jewelry and other little things to entertain children. They are also a purveyor of Kendama, a fun Japanese toy that will keep little people busy for hours.

Glow Fish Studios also offers arts classes for adults such as knitting and precious metal clay classes. Check the website for more info and a full schedule on classes.

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