Do you dread back to school clothes shopping? It can be difficult to find outfits both you and your child like. Kids want trendy, parents want affordable and quality clothing. Most chain retailers carry low quality, same-old, overpriced merchandise. For stylish kids’ clothing at affordable prices, avoid the mall. Think small box and local. Here are best boutiques for back to school clothes in Detroit.
The Peacock Room
15 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 559-5500
www.facebook.com/peacockroom

This hidden gem is a Detroit well-kept secret. It features diverse clothing and accessories for every taste: modern, vintage, hipster, gangnam, steampunk, punker and preppie. The Peacock Room is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and everything in between! The website doesn’t work too well, so use the Facebook page to preview the latest arrivals. They are very responsive and attentive to their customers on social media, guaranteeing a quick response to any questions you have before you and your kids stop by.

The Treehouse
9532 Jos. Campau
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 871-2515
www.treehousekidsclothing.com

In business since 1981, The Treehouse proclaims itself as your “one-stop shop” for children’s school clothes. Carrying uniforms year-round, The Treehouse also offers school uniforms and formal attire for your kids. Their goal is simple: to provide the easiest and best location to make school shopping for your kids a breeze.

Sterose International
13313 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI  48235
(313) 341-9446
www.steroseinternational.com

For a one-of-a-kind back to school clothes shopping experience, stop by Sterose International. Featuring African inspired clothing, tribal garments and accents, it’s perfect for kids with a creative style flair. Many garments are handmade with materials created in Nigeria. Clothing is, after all, essentially wearable art. Professionals are also available to design African hair styles to complete the look. Get corn rows, zillions, twists, dreadlocks and more.

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Flo Boutique

404 W. Willis St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-4901
www.flowingflava.com

Go back to school in funky, edgy style. Shop eclectic fashions and quaint accessories from Flo. There’s always something going on at this happening boutique. Local artisans and avant garde designers are showcased. Located in Detroit’s up-and-coming Midtown, Flo offers fashion events and activities to make shopping fun again! Fashionista kids will love accessorizing from the myriad of options. You’ll love the prices!

Little Rascals Resale & Boutique
16048 15 Mile Road
Fraser, MI 48026
(586) 294-7300
www.littlerascalsresale.com

This second-hand children’s store is off the beaten path, but worth the roughly thirty minute drive from Detroit. Little Rascals specializes in consignment and boutique clothing for young children to pre-teen. It was named best children’s clothing store for 2015 by Detroit A-List. Snag great buys on cute, comfy, well-made clothing with resale pricing and daily deals. If your kids also need some new jewelry, shoes or even a dance uniform for those after-school activities, you can get those here as well. Check the Little Rascals Facebook page for sale updates.

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A veteran teacher and web journalist, Marilisa Sachteleben’s career spans Montessori, special education, homeschool and ESL. She writes for Examiner.com, AXS.com and Yahoo! News, on parenting, education, Detroit and her native Grand Rapids. A self-proclaimed “manic blogger,” Marilisa’s 55 niche blogs cover everything from autism to zoology, and everything in-between!
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