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Best Places For Handmade Accessories In Detroit

July 1, 2014 8:00 AM

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Detroit Midtown - City Bird. (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Detroit Midtown – City Bird. (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Detroit is bursting at the seams with artists, many of whom make awesome accessories that would go perfectly with your go-to outfit. Many shops in the Detroit area feature handcrafted accessories and some even showcase extensive collections by designers who fabricate jewelry and other fashion pieces by hand. Whether searching for a hand-knitted bag or a one-of-a-kind scarf, find it and more at one of the boutiques listed below.
City Bird
460 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9146
www.ilovecitybird.com

City Bird is the ultimate in handmade. This boutique carries an endless supply of high-quality handcrafted accessories. Find the perfect finishing touch to your wardrobe – a piece of jewelry made by a skilled artisan. Throughout the shop, visitors will find a serious number of accessory collections created by artists. Each piece is distinct and will add visual interest to any outfit. Before leaving, be sure to browse through the selection of accessories to spruce up your abode. Scan the artwork, paper goods and creative apparel that will have you wearing art on your sleeve. Check out the handmade kitchen wares available from artists near and far.

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Rust Belt Market
22801 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
www.rustbeltmarket.com

The Rust Belt Market features an evolving array of shops that create handmade accessories. The roster of vendors changes frequently, so browsing at this handmade marketplace never gets stale, although luckily for shoppers, some favorites stay put for an extended period of time. Discover handmade ties by Cyberoptix TieLab, aprons, purses and hair accessories by C Cooper Designs and wallets, purses and jewelry handcrafted using leather at Key to Style. Precious Hardware is a shop that creates original steampunk jewelry, while Shionne Designs designs statement pieces. Another spot worth visiting is Lizzy Jeanne Handmade Designs, where accessories such as satchels and headpieces are all knitted by hand.

Yellow Door Art Market
3141 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 336-2038
www.yellowdoorartmarket.com

Yellow Door Art Market is a unique concept boutique that sells handmade wares by a ton of artists from across Michigan. From earrings and pins to necklaces and bracelets, this expansive space carries jewelry collections made by many talented designers. Wallets, purses and one-of-a-kind scarves adorn the shelves. Depending upon the season, Yellow Door Art Market also carries a selection of accessories for the ever-changing weather, including mittens, wooly knit socks, hats and weather-proof sacks.

Goods
15 E. Kirby St., Suite 108
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 703-7754
www.goodsdetroit.com

Goods carries a diverse selection of handmade items created by local artists. Check out the jewelry to score something really unique, and definitely browse around to find a bag or hair accessory to complement your favorite outfit. Scan the great selection of hand-printed t-shirts, and if there is something you want, but can’t find, Goods can print it onto a t-shirt for you. Goods has recently added a new section to its shop Lil’ Goods. This is the spot where parents can find cool accessories for babies and children, including handmade cloth diapers and toys.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.
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