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Planning to head to the Marche du Nain Rouge on Sunday March 24th?

Join City Bird and Nest for our 13th annual festivities as we prepare to banish the Nain Rouge for another year!

We're thrilled to debut our exclusive 2024 Nain Rouge t-shirt - this year's design is one of our very favorites yet and is designed by super-talented local artist Sammy Pfaff!

City Bird and Nest will both be open from 11-6 on Sunday, so stop by before the Marche to shop City Bird's selection of masks, costume accoutrements, and other exclusive Nain Rouge-themed goods.

Free Nain Rouge red beads with every purchase, too. We can't wait to see you!

P.S. Can't make it into the shop, but want to snag one of these new shirts? You can order them online, too!

The Nain image in the event banner was created for us by one of our favorite local illustrators, Lucy Cahill! We created a shirt with her design a few years ago as part of our ongoing series of Nain Rouge shirts created by local artists.

For information on the Marche du Nain Rouge, visit

Not familiar with the legend of the Nain? Read up on it, here: 


We hope that you can join us this Saturday, 3/2, for a one-day only candle sale! All candles at City Bird will be marked down between 15-50% off, with deep discounts on overstocks, testers, and discontinued lines!

We'll be open on Saturday from 11am - 7pm - be sure to stop by to score some great deals on candles! See you then!


Stop by City Bird and Nest in Midtown, Detroit 2/10-2/14 to pick up pick up something sweet for your true love, crush, bestie, galentine or yourself! ❤ 

We'll be featuring:
❤ Gorgeous fresh flowers from our friends at Mother of Pearl
❤ Macarons from Le Detroit Macaron
❤ The cutest dried bouquets
❤ Heart-shaped succulents
❤ Valentine candies from treats from Lake Erie Candy Co.,
Grocer's Daughter and more
❤ Beautiful and unique jewelry from independent designers
❤ Valentine's Day home goods and candles
❤ Locally-themed Valentine's Day goods
❤ Great gifts from independent designers and makers
❤ And the best selection of Valentine's Day cards in town!

Both shops will be open:
Saturday 11-7
Sunday 11-6
Monday 11-7
Tuesday 11-7
Wednesday 11-7

See you then! ❤




City Bird and Nest are teaming up for a joint Birthday Celebration and Customer Appreciation Event on Saturday, 12/9 from 12pm - 4pm!

We're so grateful to our community and customers for 14 amazing years (so far!) of support and friendship. Join us for an afternoon of treats and good cheer, including:

🎄 Win a spin on our Prize Wheel to win fun prizes with any purchase!
🎄 Get a free "Cheers from Michigan" pint glass with any purchase over $100!
🎄 Enter to win a $200 shopping spree in-store, no purchase necessary!
🎄 Complimentary refreshments!
🎄 DJ Dave Lawson spinning the best Christmas tunes on our patio!

    ...and we've got more tricks up our sleeve - stay tuned for more details soon!



    Don't miss us at the 18th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, 12/2 from 11am - 7pm and Sunday, 12/3 from 11am - 5pm

    We'll have a booth featuring homegoods, apparel, jewelry, cards, candles, apothecary, and much more!

    We hope to see you there to shop small for the holidays and support over 100 local artists and makers!



    We hope you'll join us at City Bird and Nest during the 49th annual Noel Night in Midtown, Detroit on Saturday, 12/2, from 5pm - 10pm!

    Special features for Noel Night at our shops this year include:

    🎄 The return of our popular holiday DJs Kris and Kringle, spinning holiday tunes from around the world on our patio from 5-10!
    🎄 Photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
    🎄 Enter to win a $200 shopping spree in-store, no purchase necessary!
    🎄 Play our Midtown Holiday Bingo game, with 25 of your favorite Midtown businesses! Get a stamp on your Bingo card when you make a purchase at your favorite stores or restaurants, and then win a prize when you get five in a row!
    🎄 As always, you can peruse our incredible assortment of holiday gifts, cards, and exclusive ornaments from more than 200 local artists and designers!

    Noel Night is one of our very favorite nights each year! A beloved neighborhood tradition, Noel Night kicks off the holiday season for us, bringing our whole neighborhood alive with music, art, and festive activities.

    Check out more info about Noel Night here:




    We hope you'll visit City Bird and Nest (online or in person!) and our Midtown neighbors for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this year!

    We'll have extended hours at both shops this weekend from 10am-8pm on Friday and Saturday (we'll be open 11-6 on Sunday), and we will be offering some fun specials and promos both in-store and online:

    Black Friday, 11/24:
    🎄 20% off all apparel at City Bird and plants at Nest
    🎄 Free "Cheers to Michigan" pint glass for the first 20 customers at City Bird
    🎄 Free plant kit for the first 20 customers at Nest
    🎄 Enter to win a $200 shopping spree, no purchase necessary
    🎄 Photo ops with our classic Detroit Architecture Carnival Cut-Out, hand-painted by local sign-painter extraordinaire Gabby Buckay
    🎄 DJ Dave Lawson spinning the best Christmas tunes on our patio, 12-4

    Small Business Saturday, 11/25:
    🎄 20% off all apparel at City Bird and plants at Nest (both in store and online)
    🎄 Free "Cheers to Michigan" pint glass for the first 20 customers at City Bird
    🎄Free plant kit for the first 20 customers at Nest.
    🎄 Free Surprise Box ($40 value) for the first 20 customers who spend $100 or more at either City Bird or Nest
    🎄 Launch of Midtown Holiday Bingo, created by City Bird. Get a free game board at any participating business in Midtown. Patronize five businesses in any row across the board, and win a $10-50 gift card! Promotion runs through mid-January.
    🎄 Enter to win a $200 shopping spree in-store, no purchase necessary
    🎄 Photo ops with our classic Detroit Architecture Carnival Cut-Out hand-painted by local sign-painter extraordinaire Gabby Buckay

    We can't wait to see you there!



    Be sure to join us on Halloween, Tuesday, 10/31, from 4pm-7pm for a spook-tacular evening of trick-or-treating in the North Cass Corridor with our Midtown neighbors! Sponsored by our friends at RUNdetroit, little ones and their chaperones can stop by participating businesses for some treats (and maybe a few tricks!) on Halloween. 

    Participating businesses include: 
    ☾ BonBonBon
    ☾ City Bird
    ☾ Motor City Brewing Works
    ☾ Nest
    ☾ Third Man Records
    & more!

    We hope to see every ghost, goblin, and ghoul there! 



    Don't miss the Detroit Month of Design's closing party on our block on Friday, 9/29, from 6:30-9pm! City Bird and Nest and all our neighbors will be open late that night, so be sure to visit the neighborhood for some fun late-night shopping!

    At City Bird we'll have:

     Ceramic jewelry and housewares from Porcelinen ✿ Hand poured candles and devotional journals pop-up from Secretexts ✿ Fun re-imagined clothing from Regular Clothing  

     Live music from The Marmalades from 6-8pm

    ✿ A special event-only sale on all art prints in the shop from 5-9pm

     We hope to see you there!



    Join your favorite North Cass Midtown, Detroit businesses for an end-of-Summer sidewalk sale and celebration in Midtown, Detroit on Saturday, 8/26 from 11-7!

    With more than 30 of our neighborhood shops and restaurants offering special promotions, deep discounts, sidewalk sales, live music on our patios, DJs, kid-friendly activities, and more, it's a great way to spend the whole day!

    Look for big sales and discounts at all of the following businesses, as well as other amazing specials, offers, and features, as detailed below.

    Live Music Schedule: 
    ⁕ 11am - 12pm: Nick Schillace at City Bird, Erik McIntyre and Chris Tabacynski at Mongers' Provisions, Jennie Knaggs at Warda Pâtisserie
    ⁕ 12pm - 1pm: Nick Schillace at City Bird, Erik McIntyre & Chris Tabacynski at Mongers' Provisions, Todd Albright at Warda Pâtisserie
    ⁕ 1pm - 2pm: DJ Alright at Third Man Records, The Pizons at Mongers' Provisions, Nick Schillace at Motor City Brewing Works, DJ Latex Girl at Red Hook Midtown, DJ Sound Circle at Flo Boutique
    ⁕ 2pm - 3pm: DJ Alright at Third Man Records, The Pizons at Mongers' Provisions, DJ Latex Girl at Red Hook Midtown, DJ Sound Circle at Flo Boutique, Detroit Party Marching Band throughout the neighborhood at 2:30pm
    ⁕ 3pm - 4pm: DJ Alright at Third Man Records, Ryan Dillaha at Mongers' Provisions, DJ Latex Girl at Red Hook Midtown, Nick Schillace at Stadt Garden/Castalia + Sfumato, DJ Sound Circle at Flo Boutique
    ⁕ 4pm - 5pm: DJ Alright at Third Man Records, Caravan Gypsy at La Feria, DJ Latex Girl at Red Hook Midtown, James Anthony at Stadt Garden/Castalia + Sfumato, DJ Mesmerist at Hihi, Deekah Wyatt at Third Wave Music
    ⁕ 5pm - 6pm: Mariah Colby at City Bird, Caravan Gypsy at La Feria, James Anthony at Stadt Garden/Castalia + Sfumato, DJ Mesmerist at Hihi
    ⁕ 6pm - 7pm: Danny Kroha at City Bird, Jon Stewart at Mongers' Provisions


     Artloft: Peruse their outdoor sale clothing rack and 50% off table and enjoy music and refreshments. They're partnering with partnering with Royale with Cheese - show your same-day Art Loft receipt for 25% off your meal!
     Avalon on Canfield and Jolly Pumpkin: Enjoy their special Summer Sidewalk Sale Cocktails! At Avalon, you can try The Midtown Honey, a cocktail featuring espresso, whiskey, honey, whipping cream, and cinnamon, and at Jolly Pumpkin try  The Artemis, featuring gin, green tea, cucumber, and lime!
     Bleu Bowtique: Enjoy a DJ outside the shop, with lots of markdowns in store! 
     BonBonBon: Don't miss their special collab with celebrated pastry chef Lena Sareini, selling ice cream sandwiches from the new BonBonBon bike cart!
     Castalia / Sfumato: Enjoy 50% off their entire drink menu all day and a special sale on barware, plus hear Nick Schillace playing on the patio from 3-4 and James Anthony from 4-6! 
     Cold Truth: Be sure to try their special Mocha Horchata S'more Sundaes - available only during the event!
     City Bird and Nest: Shop their mega sidewalk sale with deep discounts up to 75% off past season merchandise and studio seconds. Enjoy so many special guests including popups from Folk selling their cold brew, lemonade, and special treats, yummy vegan Mexican food from Nepantla, and Old Soul Vintage selling vintage clothing and housewares! Plus, hear live music from Nick Schillace from 11-1, Mariah Colby from 5-6, and Danny Kroha from 6-7, as well as a special neighborhood performance from the Detroit Party Marching Band!
     Detroit Clothing Circle: Check out DJs throughout most of the day, with sales inside and out the shop!
     Detroit Denim: Don't miss the deals in their sample sale and participate in a one-time raffle for a surprise product made by founder Eric Yelsma!
    ⁕ Detroit Yoga Lab: Enjoy a complimentary vinyasa yoga class from 10-11, and shop their sidewalk sale rack all for up to 50% off clothing and accessories! Mention North Cass Neighborhood Summer Sidewalk Sale to get access to class for free!
     Flo Boutique: Be sure to stop by to peruse their huge sidewalk sale and enjoy music from DJ Sound Circle!
     Hihi: Browse outdoor sales tables featuring discounted manga, Sanrio, K-pop, Kawaii goods and more, and enjoy live music from DJ Mesmerist as he spins anime and video game-themed tunes outside from 4-6!
     Ken Walker Collective: Enjoy a DJ and find sales and markdowns inside and out!
     La Feria and Cato Vino Wine Bar: Enjoy live music from Caravan Gypsy on their patio from 4-6!
     Marcus Market: Enjoy refreshing smoothies outside on the patio!
     Mongers' Provisions: Stop by "Tomato Town" at Mongers', where Coffeehaus and Urbanrest Brewing Company will be pouring a tomato-based beverage and you can enjoy tomato treats supplied from local bakeries Halcyon Patisserie and Secret Bakery. You can also sample their one day only tomato-centric menu just in time for tomato season! Enjoy live music from Erik McIntyre and Chris Tabacynski from 11-1, The Pizons from 1-3, Ryan Dillaha from 3-4, and Jon Stewart from 6-7!
     Motor City Brewing Works: Enjoy live music from Nick Schillace from 1-2, as well as a DJ from 5-7 in the courtyard while you dine or enjoy a tasty beer!
     Mushroom Hub: Enjoy treats from their special guest food truck popping up for the day!
     Red Hook Midtown: Enjoy a special food pop-up from Verna from 12-7 (or while supplies last!) and music from DJ Latex Girl from 1-5!
     RUNdetroit: Score some amazing new running gear from Keep on Running Club, popping up on the patio!
     Shinola: Take a break to partake in some fun yard games, and enjoy some icy treats from Milk and Froth on the patio!
     Source Booksellers: Peruse Source's huge selection of books from their outdoor sale cart and enjoy special promotions, plus, join author Greg Harden, former coach of world-class athletes like Tom Brady and Michael Phelps, for a discussion and signing of his new book "Stay Sane in an Insane World" from 4-5!
     Stadt Garten: Soak up the sunshine on the outdoor patio while you listen to live music from Nick Schillace from 3-4 and James Anthony from 4-6!
    ⁕ Third Man Records: Enjoy a special pop-up from the Third Man Rolling Record Truck with DJ Alright from spinning tunes from 1-5!
     Third Wave Music: Browse Third Wave Music's Music Yard Sale from 2-7 with big deals on instruments, vinyl, and musical accessories! Enjoy live music from Detroit vocalist and guitarist Deekah Wyatt, a living embodiment of rock and roll's ancestry, at 4!
     Traffic Jam & Snug: A special one-time popup selling some Traffic Jam t-shirts and a fun vintage market from Fleatroit on the sidewalk!
     Warda  Pâtisserie: Browse a special pop-up Sidewalk Artists' Market, plus sidewalk chalk drawing for little ones, while you enjoy live music outside from Jennie Knaggs from 11-12 and Todd Albright from 12-1!

    More information will be added as the event draws near.
    Made possible with support from Midtown Detroit, Inc.
    Art by Conor Anderson.
    Join us in Midtown for three fun Summer Saturdays! You'll find summer specials and deals from some of your favorite local small businesses as well as live music, pop-ups, fun special guests, and more!
    August's event will feature sidewalk sales, fun special guests, and live music! Read below for the full details
    Special Guests and Music on 8/27/22 Include:
    ✿ Fleatroit Vintage Market at Third Man Records
    ✿ Local Mini Market at City Bird featuring Le Detroit Macaron, Radical Repurposes by Mariah Colby, and 5FT Fiber & Design
    ✿ Detroit Yoga Lab popping up on Canfield Street
    ✿ Book signing, happy hour, and Steel Drum Performance at Source Booksellers.
    ✿ Rising Hope Bakery at Shinola
    ✿ Raphique aka @raphiquebarakat performing from 2-4pm at Bon Bon Bon
    ✿ Nick Shillace playing from 12-2pm at City Bird, and 2:30-3:30 at MCBW
    ✿ The Pizons playing from 2-4pm at Mongers'
    ✿ Live DJ from 12-2 at Flo
    ✿ The Boblo Islanders playing from 2-4pm at Avalon
    Participating businesses include:
    ✿ ArtLoft
    ✿ Avalon
    ✿ Bon Bon Bon
    ✿ Cold Truth
    ✿ City Bird
    ✿ Detroit Clothing Circle
    ✿ Flo
    ✿ Jolly Pumpkin
    ✿ Mongers Provisions
    ✿ Motor City Brewing Works
    ✿ Nest
    ✿ Nora
    ✿ Run Detroit
    ✿ Seasons Market
    ✿ Shinola
    ✿ Source Booksellers
    ✿ Third Man Records
    ✿ And more!
    Special thanks to Midtown Detroit, Inc. for their support of this event.