Make a Day to Play in Ada

The Ada shopping district is enjoying a huge revival with businesses being added monthly. Full of restaurants and recreation, this is the place to be. Leave room in the back seat because the shopping selection here is a huge draw. We’ve profiled just a few spots and there are plenty more.


Learn how to layer like a boss when you visit The James Boutique. The store carries clothing, shoes and accessories such as trendy necklaces. The Wilder chain necklace and the Kara Padlock charm necklace join forces to create a luxury impression. Wilder: $65, Kara: $108. 


You can’t miss the Ada Village General Store in the cute little red schoolhouse. This well-loved feature in the community offers up gifts, coffee, ice cream and happiness. We see some drinks in your future with their Camp Craft cocktails. This is an easy way to make delicious bevvies without the hassle of getting all the ingredients. The kit creates eight craft cocktails when you add 12 ounces of alcohol. $25.  


Denim junkies have a reason to visit the relocated Gina’s Boutique. Besides all the wonderful clothing and accessories, the specific draw might be the Bobbie Crossover jeans by Pistola. Designer details include a high-rise waist, wide leg and ultra-cool crossover button closure. Wow them by adding a fitted top and heels. $138.


Wine in hand, toes in sand — that’s on our to-do list and Pursuit can hook you up. With a collection of amazing gifts and a wide selection of cards, this store can check off all the people on your gift list. This card and koozie set show what you can expect from this adorable shop. Card: $5.50, Koozie: $16.95. 


One of the new kids in town, Laurel & Jack is a women’s boutique offering of-the-moment clothing and home décor. The perfect summer dress is here with the Storia tulle tiered mini dress. A popular attraction at the store, this piece can be dressed up or down and has loads of femininity. $75.


Your health and beauty spot, Skin|CoLAB, focuses on skin, face, lifestyle and injectables. They carry Sorella Apothecary — a delicious, clean line — and are the only location in Michigan to offer the products. The Daily Greens Moisturizer is $68 and packed with nutrients for the skin. The Lemon Lightning Serum is $68 and like a lemon cake, brightening the skin. The Facial in a Bottle is $80 and is an overnight product, a connection between a treatment and at-home care.  The whole line prices between $20 to $90.