Pontiac offers a variety of locally owned shops that offer a sense of community, giving you a sense civic pride when you buy from a store owned by a neighbor. While the stores are limited to the downtown area, you’ll see that the historic downtown has made great use of its historic buildings. The shops have a wide range of clothes, trinquets, souvenirs, and even craft supplies. You’ll just have to see for yourself to experience it, but don’t forget to ask about the Charm Trail for a chance to collect some charms unique to Pontiac.