There are plenty of bridal shops around, selling the same dresses to a lot of brides. But if you are looking for something different, head to one of the vintage resale shops below. You will find a great selection and the help you need to get what you want.
Lost and Found Vintage
510 Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
When it comes to vintage dresses, Lost and Found is a place to find them with truly “vintage wear” being available with some styles dating back to the 1900s. In addition to the items that the shop finds on its own, it also offers dresses brought in and sold on consignment which only widens the selection available. According to Angela at the shop, the vintage dresses can go fast, but with the newer trends in weddings and the wider selection of nontraditional dresses being worn by brides, the possibilities are almost endless. When it comes to the bridal party, there is a wide selection of clothing and accessories and many times, the groom can find something that will fit the bill for him as well. With a super helpful staff, large selection and reasonable prices, Lost and Found should be at the top of the list for shops to visit.
The Peacock Room
15 E. Kirby St.
Detroit, MI 48202
Bridal gowns are not the only items needed when it comes to shopping at a vintage store. There are also the accessories that complement the look of the beautiful bride. The Peacock Room offers a stunning selection of items, from dresses and necklaces to absolutely beautiful earrings and hair pins you will find nowhere else. Depending upon when you visit, as with all vintage shops, you can find clothing and accessories for the entire wedding party and with the help of a super helpful staff, it will be less like shopping and more like an adventure. One look at the photos the shop maintains on Facebook and you will understand that there is much to see at The Peacock Room.
Once Again Bridal Shop
34312 Harper Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 48035
For over 15 years, Once Again has been providing some of the best and most unique wedding dresses to be found for all of the ladies in the wedding party, all at a price that will be appreciated. Many of the dresses on hand are over stock from other bridal salons along with sample gowns from some of the top designers. Once Again specializes in up-to-date fashion with all of the offerings being no more than three years old in the fashion cycle.
Designer Resale Boutique
175 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
At Designer Resale Boutique, you will find exactly as the name implies – designer clothing and jewelry but all at a great price while maintaining a large selection. For the bride and groom, there is a variety of clothing items and, depending upon what is on hand, a wedding dress or two. Again, accessories are the name of the game at this shop with a nice selection of bracelets, hair pins and necklaces. It is the necklaces that come into the forefront when shopping at a vintage store for that special item on the wedding day. There are designs that have never been duplicated and are as unique as the bride that will be wearing them. Stop in a peruse the items on hand to find something special for that special day.
The Clothes Exchange
34346 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
When a new bride says she bought her wedding dress and other items at the Clothing Exchange, you know you have found a place you need to see. With more than a few racks of wedding dresses, accessories for the bride and dresses for the ladies of the wedding party, there is a good chance you will find everything you need in a single stop. As anyone who has shopped for bridal fashions know, the wedding gown is only the beginning and it is the accessories that has brought many a bride to the shop to find those special items, from shoes to jewelry.
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