About Somerset Collection
Somerset Collection is the epicenter for luxury retail in the State of Michigan. With stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cole Haan, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., and Burberry – Somerset Collection represents the pinnacle of retail excellence.
The center’s most impressive feature is the landmark, glass-enclosed moving walkway linking Somerset North and South…recognized throughout the Midwest as Downtown Michigan. Soaring glass entries reveal a timeless elegance that is both warm and inviting. The architecture provides an intimacy and comfort level for the guest that continues to enhance the sophisticated and prestigious reputation for which Somerset Collection is known. Somerset Collection…You Belong Here!
The History of Somerset Collection
The Forbes Company
100 Galleria Officentre, Suite 427
Southfield, MI 48034
1.44 million square feet (Somerset South: 500,000 sq. ft.; Somerset North 940,000 sq. ft.) with more than 180 stores and restaurants
• 300,000 sq. ft. Macy’s (North)
• 141,000 sq. ft. Neiman Marcus (South)
• 240,000 sq. ft. Nordstrom (North)
• 160,000 sq. ft. Saks Fifth Avenue (South)
Original Opening: 1969
South Expansion: 1992
South Renovations: 2004
North Opening: 1996
In the fall of 1969, Saks Fifth Avenue opened a two-level store at the corner of Big Beaver Road and Coolidge in Troy, Michigan. Saks was joined by Bonwit Teller and approximately 35 local and national carriage trade stores including I. Miller, Abercrombie & Fitch, FAO Schwarz, and Mark Cross in 1969 … the original Somerset Mall.
Bonwit Teller was replaced with Neiman Marcus in 1992, at which time the center was expanded to include a second level of shops. Saks Fifth Avenue also renovated and expanded its store at that time.
The Collection — both Somerset Collection North and Somerset Collection South feature distinctive design elements, architectural features and an exquisite palette of materials. An exterior of Cranbrook brick and Mankato stone is combined with interior finishes of marble, select woods, a continuous skylight, fountains, stages for the performing arts and a number of original museum-caliber sculptures, including the iconic, Finnish-made Sorvikivi Floating Stone fountain.
Peacock Cafes — The third level of the Somerset Collection North features a grouping of ten eateries with combined seating for 650 patrons.
Restaurants — The first floor of Somerset Collection North has three full-service restaurants: The Capital Grille, J. Alexander’s and California Pizza Kitchen. Somerset South is home to P.F. Chang’s, Brio Tuscan Grille, McCormick & Schmick's and the Café at Neiman Marcus.
The Skywalk — Spanning the six-lane boulevard Big Beaver Road, and integrating the twin centers, is an enclosed 700-foot long climate-controlled skywalk. One of the first skywalks of its kind in the country, the bridge features a moving sidewalk to move shoppers between Somerset Collection South and Somerset Collection North, enabling them to conveniently shop the entire center in a single trip.
One-of-a-Kind Stores — Somerset Collection features more than 180 shops and restaurants, nearly 60 of which are exclusive to the center in the market or state including Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Crate & Barrel, Anne Fontaine, Henri Bendel, Herve Leger, and Max Mara.
Special Amenities — Our valet parking allows Somerset Collection shoppers to park only once, yet have their cars delivered to either side of Big Beaver Road. The concierge staff on both side of the Somerset Collection assists with strollers, wheelchairs, gift cards, gift-wrapping and a host of other services.
Farmington Hills, Michigan–based JPRA Architects/Peterhansrea Designs
Farmington Hills, Michigan-based John Grissim & Associates
Troy, Michigan — located in Oakland County one of the wealthiest counties in the nation.
7000 surface and covered parking spots
Somerset Collection is conveniently located 2 miles West of the I-75 (Exit 69) Expressway on W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, Michigan.