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Dresses and hats at the Velvet Tower
Michelle Gerard

Detroit’s vintage clothing stores, mapped

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Dresses and hats at the Velvet Tower
| Michelle Gerard

Everything old is new, so the saying goes. And if the proliferation of vintage clothing stores over the last few years says anything, old is especially popular in Detroit right now.

Browsing a vintage store in search of that perfect item nobody else is wearing can be an incredibly fun and satisfying activity. Most of these stores are in walkable areas, so you might as well do some shopping the next time you’re there. So go find that reasonably priced dress for a wedding or that piece for your next ugly sweater party.

Here’s 12 of the best vintage clothing stores in Detroit.

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1. Flamingo Vintage

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5449 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(214) 538-5985
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One of the newer shops to open in Detroit, Flamingo Vintage just celebrated its grand opening in July in a 100-year-old building that was most recently Hector’s Mens Wear. It’s got a collection of clothing for both men and women, and is open until 6 p.m. every day except Monday.

2. Grey Area

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4200 W Vernor Hwy. Rear Unit on Scotten
Detroit, MI 48209

A fascinating gallery and event space—and home to the experimental portrait series Aura Aura—Grey Area also has a used record and vintage clothing store. They host a number of events so find an excuse to go there and do some shopping.

3. Eldorado General Store

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1700 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 784-9220
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Opened in 2014, founder Erin Gavle says that her store is stocked with “trinkets and treasures” that she mostly picked up on a cross-country road trip. Indeed, this southwestern-themed store in a building from 1900 sells much more than just clothing.

4. Mama Coo's Boutique

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1701 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 404-2543
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Started in 2016 by Lana Rodriguez, who grew up in Southwest Detroit, Mama Coo’s offers a variety of clothing, handbags, hats, accessories, antiques, and more. It also sponsors local events and donates to community organizations.

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5. Peacock Room

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Fisher Bldg, 3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 315-3061
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One of two locations for the “vintage inspired” Peacock Room (the other is in the Fisher Building) founded by Rachel Lutz, who also owns the clothing stores Yama and Frida. Most of the clothes in the Peacock Room are new, but based on styles from the first half of the 20th century. There’s also a smaller collection of actual vintage items.

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6. Detroit Threads

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10238 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 872-1777
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One of several vintage stores on Joseph Campau in Hamtramck, Detroit Threads has been around for a while. In addition to used clothes, it’s also got a large used record collection that specializes in electronic music.

7. Rat Queen Vintage

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10031 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

As the name suggests, at Rat Queen Vintage there’s a few actually rat store pets for willing customers to hold and hang out with. They also specializes in, according to the store, “creepy, weird s***, and pretty things.”

8. Tekla Vintage

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9600 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 638-2768
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Opened in 2014 by Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski, Tekla Vintage specializes in clothing and antiques from the middle part of the 20th century. You can also find all manner of accessories, luggage, handbags, hats, and furniture.

9. The Velvet Tower

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1435 Farmer St Suite 117
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 919-8941
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The only vintage clothing store on our list downtown, the Velvet Tower opened in 2019 behind the Shinola Hotel. The store is open seven days a week and specializes in “statement pieces, bold colors, and textures from 1940s-80s.”

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10. Savvy Chic

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2712 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 833-8769
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Savvy Chic offers a lot more than just clothes. It’s more of a boutique that sells crafted goods—like candles, soap, and cards—alongside antiques, books, accessories, and of course clothes. Cairo Coffee also shares the space, so you can browse while sipping on a pour over.

11. Boro

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1440 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 888-9648
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One of several stores in Eastern Market, Boro is a consignment clothing and accessories shop that has a minimal feel to space. If you’re looking for more designer resale items, this might be the place to shop.

12. SMPLFD

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1480 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 285-9564
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Not strictly a used clothing store, SMPLFD also has its own line of custom made streetwear—shirts, hoodies, headwear, and more. The brand’s flagship store also contains a collection of resale clothing.

1. Flamingo Vintage

5449 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

One of the newer shops to open in Detroit, Flamingo Vintage just celebrated its grand opening in July in a 100-year-old building that was most recently Hector’s Mens Wear. It’s got a collection of clothing for both men and women, and is open until 6 p.m. every day except Monday.

5449 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

2. Grey Area

4200 W Vernor Hwy. Rear Unit on Scotten, Detroit, MI 48209

A fascinating gallery and event space—and home to the experimental portrait series Aura Aura—Grey Area also has a used record and vintage clothing store. They host a number of events so find an excuse to go there and do some shopping.

4200 W Vernor Hwy. Rear Unit on Scotten
Detroit, MI 48209

3. Eldorado General Store

1700 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Opened in 2014, founder Erin Gavle says that her store is stocked with “trinkets and treasures” that she mostly picked up on a cross-country road trip. Indeed, this southwestern-themed store in a building from 1900 sells much more than just clothing.

1700 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

4. Mama Coo's Boutique

1701 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
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Started in 2016 by Lana Rodriguez, who grew up in Southwest Detroit, Mama Coo’s offers a variety of clothing, handbags, hats, accessories, antiques, and more. It also sponsors local events and donates to community organizations.

1701 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Peacock Room

Fisher Bldg, 3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Interior of the ornate Peacock Room Michelle Gerard

One of two locations for the “vintage inspired” Peacock Room (the other is in the Fisher Building) founded by Rachel Lutz, who also owns the clothing stores Yama and Frida. Most of the clothes in the Peacock Room are new, but based on styles from the first half of the 20th century. There’s also a smaller collection of actual vintage items.

Fisher Bldg, 3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

6. Detroit Threads

10238 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

One of several vintage stores on Joseph Campau in Hamtramck, Detroit Threads has been around for a while. In addition to used clothes, it’s also got a large used record collection that specializes in electronic music.

10238 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

7. Rat Queen Vintage

10031 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

As the name suggests, at Rat Queen Vintage there’s a few actually rat store pets for willing customers to hold and hang out with. They also specializes in, according to the store, “creepy, weird s***, and pretty things.”

10031 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

8. Tekla Vintage

9600 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Opened in 2014 by Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski, Tekla Vintage specializes in clothing and antiques from the middle part of the 20th century. You can also find all manner of accessories, luggage, handbags, hats, and furniture.

9600 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

9. The Velvet Tower

1435 Farmer St Suite 117, Detroit, MI 48226
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The only vintage clothing store on our list downtown, the Velvet Tower opened in 2019 behind the Shinola Hotel. The store is open seven days a week and specializes in “statement pieces, bold colors, and textures from 1940s-80s.”

1435 Farmer St Suite 117
Detroit, MI 48226

10. Savvy Chic

2712 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Savvy Chic offers a lot more than just clothes. It’s more of a boutique that sells crafted goods—like candles, soap, and cards—alongside antiques, books, accessories, and of course clothes. Cairo Coffee also shares the space, so you can browse while sipping on a pour over.

2712 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

11. Boro

1440 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

One of several stores in Eastern Market, Boro is a consignment clothing and accessories shop that has a minimal feel to space. If you’re looking for more designer resale items, this might be the place to shop.

1440 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

12. SMPLFD

1480 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Not strictly a used clothing store, SMPLFD also has its own line of custom made streetwear—shirts, hoodies, headwear, and more. The brand’s flagship store also contains a collection of resale clothing.

1480 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207