Let’s be honest: who doesn’t love a little shopping? Here in Detroit, we’ve got access to all sorts of unique shops, markets, and specialty stores. When you’re in the mood for the finer things, though, nothing beats a quaint boutique. Here are 9 such spots in the Motor City that will bring our your inner shopaholic.
1. Bird Bee (1228 Griswold St, Detroit)
This locally-owned boutique in downtown Detroit is almost too adorable to handle, and you might just want to spend your entire paycheck here. With a wide variety of uniquely fashionable items and accessories, you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy when you visit Bird Bee.
2. Mama Coo’s Boutique (701 Trumbull Ave)
This delightful little shop markets itself as an "upscale resale" locale, and there’s no telling what’s in store when you stop by. From vintage home furnishings to one-of-a-kind handicrafts to gently used consignment clothing, there’s an item at Mama Coo’s for every shopper. Its founder, Lana Rodriguez, was born and raised in Southwest Detroit — so this is one store that’s all about community.
3. Flo Boutique Co (404 W Willis St)
If you’ve got a flair for all things eclectic, Flo Boutique is the ultimate shopping destination for you. With options for both men and women, this cozy and creative store is tucked away in West Willis Village. Peruse racks of high-quality clothing, try on a lovely hat or two, or pick up some accessories to complete your outfit. You’ll certainly be back for another visit!
4. The Peacock Room (15 E Kirby St)
Located in the Park Shelton, this gorgeous shop is sure to take your breath away, and not just because of its charming interior. You’ll find everything from quirky gift items to beautiful dresses, all in a vintage-inspired environment. With a friendly atmosphere and fantastic service to match, there’s something for everyone at the Peacock Room.
5. Division Street Boutique (1353 Division St)
Ever spotted someone wearing a piece of "Detroit Hustles Harder" apparel and wondered where you might be able to pick something up for yourself? Look no further than Division Street Boutique, which sells all sorts of items — from hats to t-shirts — featuring this fierce Motor City logo. After all, are you really a Detroiter if you don’t wear your city pride on your sleeve?
6. Eldorado General Store (1700 Michigan Ave)
Step into this store, which is located within a historic building, when you’re seeking a fun and unexpected shopping experience. With a decidedly western vibe, Eldorado is a perfect spot to visit in the midst of Detroit’s colder months. From vintage textiles to unique outerwear to gorgeous home decor, there’s an item to excite every member of the family here.
7. Détroit Is The New Black (1426 Woodward Ave)
All the items you’ll find at Détroit Is The New Black are inspired by the city itself, so you can rest assured that you’ll discover some of the most unique and fantastic options imaginable when you stop in for a bit of shopping. Pick up a cozy sweatshirt, high-quality t-shirt, or tote bag branded with the store’s logo — or opt for a new handbag. No matter what you choose, you’ll be glad you stopped by.
8. City Bird (460 W Canfield St)
If you’re a fan of local art, Detroit sports, or the magnificent Motor City in general, you’ll find a way to express your appreciation and admiration when you stop in at City Bird. From Great Lakes-themed baby items to t-shirts decorated with coney dogs to cute knick-knacks celebrating our wonderful city, there’s no shortage of fun picks to peruse at this one-of-a-kind boutique.
9. Bob’s Classic Kicks (4717 Woodward Ave)
Who doesn't love a good pair of shoes? Bob’s Classic Kicks prides itself in being Detroit’s only sneaker boutique, and it’s been selling shoes to happy customers since 2004. Whether you’re looking for the hottest new sneakers, a warm pair of shoes to get you through the winter months, or a few accessories to complete the look, you’ll find it here at Bob’s.
Do you have a favorite boutique in the Motor City? Where are your go-to spots when you’re looking to splurge and pick up a few specialty items? Share your suggestions with us in the comment section below!
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