You could search the globe, scouring every corner until locating the perfect vintage fashions, or simply go down the street to one of Detroit’s vintage boutiques to find the best retro clothing imaginable. Whether searching for the final touch for a chic ensemble or putting together an entire wardrobe, these local haunts are each worth checking out. All contain extraordinary collections curated by the shop owners and feature pieces that simply cannot be found elsewhere.
Lost and Found Vintage
510 Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Find anything you are looking for, and a ton of things you didn’t even know you needed but cannot live without, in this Metro Detroit favorite. Three floors of clothing make Lost and Found a vintage lover’s paradise. The meticulously organized merchandise make this boutique a dream, while the creatively styled vignettes are well suited for an editorial shoot back-drop. What more could you ask for?
The Peacock Room
15 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Fashion mavens, look no further. The Peacock Room has it on lock for chic looks and vintage treasures. Gorgeous dresses share the spotlight with to-die-for jewelry and unique accessories. This boutique offers patrons a mix of antique and contemporary styles in a great space with a beyond helpful staff. Look like you just stepped out of a magazine while wearing fabulous finds from The Peacock Room.
17340 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI 48219
Located off the beaten path in the artist’s enclave of Old Redford, a trip to Ray-Ann’s Wardrobe will not disappoint. Stocked with a curated selection of vintage styles, the boutique also carries resale and some new items. The stylish pair who own the boutique are a delightful duo, offering unparalleled service and impeccable taste, always going above and beyond to guide shoppers through their journey to find the perfect ensemble.
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23700 Woodward Ave.
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Regeneration is a boutique that sells both new and used clothing. With an array of styles to suit many tastes, find that cute contemporary sweater set that you were searching for, as well as key vintage pieces such as dresses and skirts that infuse a little flair into any wardrobe. Prices are reasonable which makes this shop a great place to stock up on essentials.
210 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
Featuring a ton of great sales that rock the house and your wallet, Mother Fletchers is stocked to the brim with stand-out pieces. Specializing in vintage pieces and rare finds, this boutique is a must when searching for some special touches that will add stellar style to an outfit. Mother Fletchers provided some of the wardrobe for the big screen production of the film “Oz” and its eclectic wares are forever being featured in magazines.
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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.