From small shops in downtown Detroit and specialty clothing and accessory shops in the northern suburbs, you will be amazed by the selection of men’s accessories to be found. These five below only scratch the surface of what is available, but the variation and range of items at the shops will keep you well ahead of any fashion curve that is likely to come along.
15 E Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
You will find a gem of a store at Emerald, which is located on Woodward just north of the Detroit Institute of Arts. This unique men’s accessory shop offers up items ranging from one-of-a-kind ties to jewelry, cufflinks, belts and more. Though the shop is a bit small, the staff is large when it comes to offering customers the help they need. It is one of those shops that always offers some item that will both surprise and inspire you.
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230 E. Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Sometimes accessories are jewelry or ties and other times they need to be as cool as the city they come from. At Spectacles, you will find Detroit cool in the form of hats, shirts, belts and more. This is a very unique shop that is not for everyone, but for those seeking out something like an Ultra Force vintage military cap or a Josie belt, with a custom buckle and awesome leather strap belt, then this is the place to go.
Lost And Found Vintage
510 S Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
If you are looking for one-of-a-kind items, then Lost and Found Vintage is a definite stop for men’s accessories. The store offers classic vintage items, from rings and shoes, to hats and other items from days gone by. Sure the items are all “vintage” in the sense that they were previously owned, but they are the real things, not some overseas knockoff of a vintage ring or watch. This is the sort of shop that you go to again and again, hoping to come home with that special item.
Henry The Hatter
15616 W. 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
When it comes to accessories for men, there is one that has been around for literally thousands of years and it is a hat. When it comes to hats, the only place in Detroit to go is Henry the Hatter, with locations in Downtown Detroit and the new Southfield store. There are hats of every kind and from every maker you can think of. Find styles for the outdoorsman to the absolutely top-rated hats for those times when only the best will do. If you have ever wanted a hat as the ultimate accessory, you owe it to yourself to stop in at Henry the Hatter.
171 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
If you are looking for some unique accessories, then Naka is a shop you need to stop in. There are belts of all sorts, one-of-a-kind belt buckles, accessory bags, ties that you will find nowhere else and socks that will thrill. The wallets, all handmade, incorporate designs that range from guitars to owls and even an outline of a human hand. There is an eco-friendly dog tag that, along with the pattern emblazoned on it, was inspired by the Penobscot Building, one of the many local architectural gems in the city.
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