New Frocks on the Block

Playing ‘what’s in our (shopping) bag’ with new Detroit retailers


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United Front

Established: February 2017

Specialty: Housed in the New Center-based shopping space North End Collective, the contemporary boutique offers statement-making skirts, dresses, and accessories for women.

6513 Woodward Ave. 313-883-944; shopunitedfront.com

Beulah Dress in Gold, $116
Pit Amsterdam Print Dress, $662
Endless Rose Dress in Orange, $80


Bird Bee

Established: May 2017

Specialty: Geared towards the “free spirit,” Bird Bee’s selections include a range of vintage-inspired, bohemian, and trendy pieces for women.

1228 Griswold St. 313-315-3070; shopbirdbee.com

Bird Bee Water Bottle, $24
Goji Tarocco Orange Candle, $10.50
Z Supply ‘Rosin’ Faux Suede Lace-Up Top, $49
Anama ‘Salvador’ Jacket, $99
Uashmama ‘Vita’ Wallet, $84
Vanessa Mooney ‘Astrid’ Tassel Earrings, $40
Larissa Loden ‘Envie’ Necklace, $35
Free People Vegan Leather Pant, $72


Yama

Established: Fall 2017

Specialty: Featuring modern, architecture-inspired clothing and accessories for women, the new shop is the latest venture from Rachel Lutz, the entrepreneur behind The Peacock Room and Frida.

3011 W. Grand Blvd. 313-559-5500; facebook.com/yamadetroit

‘Suhali’ Rings, $85 each
‘Voltumus’ Earrings, $78
‘Carso’ Earrings, $40
‘Pajas’ Choker, $180
‘Obis’ Choker, $180
‘Sonora’ Necklace, $245
‘Papaga’ Earrings, $60
Beau Jours ‘Manhattan’ Dress, $145
‘Noroit’ Bracelet, $170

*All jewelry from Anne-Marie Chagnon


SMPLFD

Established: September 2016

Specialty: Among other things, the Eastern Market-based clothing company carries a men’s and women’s sportswear line, screen-printed T-shirts, and vintage finds at its flagship location.

1480 Gratiot Ave. 313-285-9564; smplfd.com

Triangle Tote Bag, $20
Smplfd X Bic Lighter, $2
Black Glo Joggers, $60
Rubberized Sunglasses, $6
Woven Unstructured Dad Cap, $25
Box Logo Patch, $5
Camo Jacket, $75
Stickers, free


Boro Resale

Established: May 2017

Specialty: The consignment shop offers a carefully curated selection of independent, designer, and vintage goods for both men and women. Don’t forget to stop by with gently used garments and accessories you’re looking to get rid of.

1440 Gratiot Ave., 1A 313-888-9648; bororesale.com

T by Alexander Wang Scarf, $35
Frye Boots, $125
Misguided Faux Leather Quilted Burgundy Mini Skirt, $23
Bangle, $19
Brooks Brothers Polka Dot Sweater, $49
Hobo Burgundy Clutch, $45
Martinez Valero Faux Snake Skin Boots, $45

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