How to Wear This Season’s Spin on Brooches

The accessory transcends generations
Vintage Silver Rhinestone Brooch, $24, at Boro, 1440 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, 313-888-9648,; ’80s-’90s Gold Star Brooch, $14 each, at Boro; ’60s Flower Brooch, $34, at Lost and Found Vintage, 510 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, 248-548-6154,; Pearl ’60s Brooch, $32, at Lost and Found Vintage; Foxglove Leaf Pin, $108, at Peacock Room, 15 E. Kirby St., Detroit, 313-559-5500,

Having racked up more than 31,000 Instagram posts so far, the #bringbackthebrooch hashtag proves what Rachel Lutz, owner of the Peacock Room in Detroit, has known for quite some time. “Everything comes around again,” she says. “Even if we’re wearing older, classic pieces, we always find new ways to wear them.” 

In a departure from previous seasons’ minimalism obsession, brooches made a big impact on the fall/winter 2019 runways. Brands such as Gucci, Erdem, and Chanel each showed their own take on the accessories, which are best worn in pairs, trios, and big clusters, according to Lutz. “Sometimes more is more,” she says. Her customers — both men and women — have the option to choose between sculptural floral pins and glitzy Art Deco-inspired pieces this season. Peacock Room finds pair well with other local picks, like the quirky brooches at Boro in Eastern Market and one-of-a-kind brooches at Lost and Found Vintage in Royal Oak. 

If you’re looking for something really special, though, consider exploring your mother’s or grandmother’s jewelry box. A brooch, as Lutz points out, is an accessory that transcends

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Emma Klug is a senior editor and digital content coordinator at Hour Detroit. In her role, Klug writes and edits stories on community, art, food, and lifestyle topics for, edits the Hour Daily newsletter, and is involved in planning and proofing the monthly print magazine. She also oversees the editorial web internship program for the magazine. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Klug has been with Hour Detroit since 2016. She has also contributed to Hour Media publications DBusiness magazine and Metro Detroit Weddings magazine. You can reach her at