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Swearing is in style at Old Town shop

Bad Annie's

Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods is at 1209 Turner St. in Lansing's Old Town district. Photo by Juanita Kelly-Hill

Juanita Kelly-Hill

By Juanita Kelly-Hill
Staff Writer

Bad Annie’s Sweary Goods is a gift shop located in Lansing’s Old Town district. It is filled with quirky and clever goods such as clothing, purses, stickers, silly gifts, household items and more.

Summer Schriner is the sole owner of Bad Annie’s, which has been in business since May 2019. Schriner said she started her business to help others express themselves in a “not so nice way.”

“Sometimes we like to say ‘inappropriate” things,’” Schriner said. “We have a bunch of fun, goofy, sweary items. It’s for those who like to get a little snarky and have a little salt with the sugar.” 

The gift shop is for anyone who has a sense of humor or a strong sense of social justice. 

Bad Annie’s promotes itself as a safe space for those who are underrepresented and oppressed in society. 

“I hope we help folks deliver the message that they want to get across,” Schriner said. “Especially with our social justice products … we try to create a space where everyone can be themselves.” 

Every month Bad Annie’s gives back to the Greater Lansing community by utilizing a “swear jar,” according to Schriner.

“Every month we donate our swear-jar money to a different cause or organization,” Schriner said. “Customers throw their extra change or dollars into the jar and we match it at the end of month before donating.”

Bad Annie’s will participate in the monthly “Arts Night Out” starting Friday, May 5 in Old Town. 

Bad Annie’s is located at 1209 Turner St. in Lansing. Business hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and closed on Monday. 

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