8 Local Clothing Stores in Metro Detroit to Shop for Back to School

Teachers, students, and school staff can refresh their wardrobe ahead of the new school year by shopping these local clothing stores.
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Out with the old, in with the new! While the end of summer means heading back to the books, it’s also an opportunity for a closet restock.

It’s back to school season, and along with pencils, notebooks, and planners, students everywhere will be looking for some new clothes to add to their collection — not to mention teachers and school staff who might want to level up their professional garb.

Between comfy looks, formal wear, and accessories galore, stock up on wardrobe essentials at these local metro Detroit based clothing stores. No matter how or where you’re learning, look good and feel good. Besides, what better way to ring in the back to school season than with a personalized fashion statement?

Faircloth Boutique

With a mission to “have fun with fashion,” this women-owned and operated boutique has the perfect statement pieces for your collection. Choose between unique denims, dresses, blazers, athleisure, and staples like casual pants and tops. Be sure to check out their sale section for up to 50% off! Open Tuesday-Sunday. Faircloth Boutique, 8001 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-284-2600; fairclothboutique.com.

Twice Blessed Consignment

This second-hand boutique makes giving clothes a new life easy. With a combination of designer brands and casual everyday wear, Twice Blessed can fulfill all your back-to-school needs. Shop children’s, junior’s and women’s clothing, coats, shoes, accessories, and even small toys! The shop accepts daily clothing drop-offs, so make room for your new purchases and bring in a bin of your well-loved seasonal favorites to donate. Open Monday-Saturday. Twice Blessed & Divas Consignment, 27 S Broadway St., Lake Orion; twiceblessedconsign.com.

Regeneration

Find both new and used clothing at this vintage and consignment store. Voted Best Clothing and Accessory Resale by Hour Detroit readers, Regeneration sells women’s, men’s, children’s, and maternity clothing. Shop shoes, accessories, and vintage statement pieces, too! Regeneration is perfect for a back-to-school closet cleanout and revamp. Check out the store’s wish list and bring in some donations before coming to shop! Open seven days a week. Regeneration New-Used Clothing, 23700 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge; 248-414-7440; regenerationclothing.org.

The Black Dress Co.

This casual women’s boutique is perfect for adding some classy back-to-school or office staples to your wardrobe. Established in 2008, The Black Dress Co. is committed to helping women add excitement, bold color, and flare to their everyday wears. Shop casual staples, dresses, bags and accessories, and more. Open Tuesday-Saturday. The Black Dress Co, 87 E Canfield St., Detroit; 313-833-7795; facebook.com.

Honeypie Kids

According to its website, Honeypie Kids offers “children’s fashion from around the world.” With a list of collections ranging from “First Day of School” to “Birthday Clothing and Supplies,” Honeypie Kids has you covered for all kinds of special events. Shop casual and formal wear for children of all ages with brands like American Jewel, Mayoral, and more. Once you’re done planning first day of school fits, browse Honeypie’s “Backpacks, Purses, & Bags” section to complete the look. Closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. Honeypie Kids Children’s Boutique, 148 S Main St., Romeo; 248-961-2466; honeypiekids.com.

Assistance League Resale Connection

Working to help families flourish and meet essential community needs, Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan works to transform lives via community programs. Alongside volunteer programs like Operation School Bell – a program designed to provide new school clothing and other necessities for children – the Assistance League also has a resale shop in downtown Rochester, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity. This shop resells women’s clothing and home decor items. Bring your donations and grab some new goodies to take home. For more information and further volunteer opportunities as the back-to-school season approaches, visit their website. Open Tuesday-Saturday, donations accepted during business hours. Assistance League Resale Connection, 204 S Main St., Rochester; 248-656-0414; assistanceleague.org.

Hot Sam’s Detroit

Established in 1921, Hot Sam’s Detroit is the oldest men’s clothing store in downtown Detroit. Owned by two Detroiters, Tony Stovall and Cliff G. Green, Hot Sam’s is a men’s fashion brand “built on an essential lifestyle promise.” The two co-owners started as employees in 1974 and worked their way up to purchasing Hot Sam’s in 1994. Shop men’s jackets, shirts, casual chino pants, linen sets, tuxedos, shoes, and more both in-store and online. In addition to an already unique and personalized shopping experience, Hot Sam’s does alterations, custom clothing pieces, a concierge service, and packages for special occasions. Open Monday-Saturday. Hot Sam’s Detroit, 127 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-961-6779; hotsamsdetroit1921.com.

Lil’ Rascals Birmingham

Voted Best Kids Clothing Store for Best of Detroit 2023, Lil’ Rascals is a family-friendly boutique perfect for back-to-school shopping. Parents and children can shop for blankets, toys, burp cloths, interactive toys, books, and more. With clothing for infants, toddlers, and teens, Lil’ Rascals will make sure you’re best dressed for whatever grade you’re in! Open Monday-Saturday. Lil’ Rascals, 580 N Old Woodward, Birmingham; 248-731-7701; lilrascalsbham.com.