- Luxury retail
- 78 stores exclusive to Michigan
- Glass skyway, atriums and skylights
Metro Area Trendsetter:
Somerset Collection is Michigan's retail trendsetter, bringing several firsts to the area, including Pottery Barn, Gucci and Barneys. While Somerset is always on the cutting edge in terms of design, style and retail offerings, the collection has evolved over 40 years through careful and exclusive selection and expansion.
Somerset started off in 1967 with a stand-alone Saks Fifth Avenue Store. It became Somerset Mall when retail stores were added in 1969. The mall's success prompted expansion and eventually a second mall across Big Beaver Road. Somerset Collection was born in 1996 when the two malls were connected over Big Beaver Road via a glass-covered, moving walkway.
Luxurious and Selective:
Somerset South, the original mall, consists of two-levels of retail stores anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Somerset North has three levels and connects Nordstrom and Macy's. The third level contains a collection of 10 eateries known as Peacock Cafes. Other dining options throughout the collection include California Pizza Kitchen, The Capital Grille and French Seafood Restaurant and McCormick & Schmicks.
Today, the collection is truly palatial in terms of size and atmosphere with glass atriums/skylights, marble floors and renown sculptures, including Stone Fountain, a floating, two-ton granite ball.