From national brands to local favorites, metro Detroit shoppers saw an expanded and exciting new retail scene this past year.
Undoubtedly the biggest news of 2022 was the debut of Gucci’s first Detroit location in the historic L.B. King and Co. Building. But there was a lot more going on in the retail world. Here are the shop openings that caught our attention.
“Why blend in when you were born to stand out?” asks Sara Faircloth, the owner of women’s clothing and accessories boutique Faircloth, which opened last February in Detroit’s West Village.
With its graphic walls and lavender-hued ceiling, the shop adds a vibrant flair to the neighborhood’s ever-developing retail scene. Its equally bright and bold offerings include athleisure, denim, dresses and jumpsuits, outerwear, jewelry, and bags.
“Our clothing and accessories are selected around the idea of making a statement to the world with color, pattern, sparkle, and having fun with fashion,” Faircloth says.
Faircloth is located at 8001 Kercheval Ave., Suite. 101, Detroit. Call 313-284-2600 or visit faircloth.boutique for more information.
Bo Shepherd and Kyle Dubay, founders of Woodward Throwbacks — a local design company specializing in furniture and decor crafted from reclaimed materials — opened their first traditional storefront, called Throwbacks Home, this past November.
Located in Detroit’s Capitol Park, the 1,500-square-foot shop features the duo’s brilliant, one-of-a-kind pieces as well as a curated collection of designer decor and furnishings.
“The last few years, we have really challenged ourselves on how materials can be used and what reclaimed furniture looks like,” Shepherd said in a press release. ”It’s exciting that we will be able to now show our original designs to a larger audience and challenge them to notice that reclaimed doesn’t have to be ‘rustic.’ It can be modern and refined.”
Throwbacks Home is located at 34 W. Grand River Ave., Detroit. Call 313-400-7184 or visit throwbackshome.com for more information.
Husband-and-wife duo Robert Jameson and Sherri Lawton Jameson launched their brand, Peninsulas, celebrating all things Michigan, in 2011. Five years later, they opened their first brick- and-mortar shop in Berkley, and this past June, the couple debuted a brand-new facility just a few doors down from that original location.
“Six years ago, the people of Berkley welcomed us with open arms, and they have been unbelievably loyal and supportive ever since,” Robert Jameson said in a press release about the opening. “We can’t think of a better place to put down permanent roots.”
Customers can shop the exclusive Peninsulas collection, which includes items Lawton Jameson designed herself, as well as kitchen and barware, beauty products, food items, pet supplies, and more.
Peninsulas is located at 3171 12 Mile Road, Berkley. Call 248-268-4828 or visit shoppeninsulas.com for more information.
This past October, Gucci opened the doors to its first U.S. men’s store right here in metro Detroit. Ready-to-wear apparel, leather goods, luggage, and more line the shelves at the Somerset Collection storefront spanning over 5,000 square feet.
Fans of the iconic Italian fashion house will appreciate the contemporary space, whose design fuses diverse aesthetics in tune with the brand’s trademark eclecticism. Think walls lined with Gucci Décor’s Glade Print Wallpaper and floors of custom, patterned carpet along with industrial displays juxtaposed seamlessly with the softness of vintage rugs and moss-green velvet upholstery.
This noteworthy opening follows the August 2022 launch of Gucci’s inaugural Detroit shop inside the historic L.B. King and Co. Building.
Gucci men is located inside of Somerset Collection at 2801 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite E-144, Troy. Call 947-218-3737 or visit gucci.com for more information.
Serena & Lily
Since 2003, luxury interiors brand Serena & Lily has offered the design community a selection of timeless and sophisticated pieces ranging from furniture and rugs to wallpaper, lighting, and beyond.
Last November, the beloved brand opened a 6,000-square-foot design shop in Birmingham.
The store, which represents Serena & Lily’s first foray into the Michigan market, features the brand’s chic, coastal-inspired collections; a rotating gallery of original art, including works by Grand Rapids-based Stephanie Schlatter, Ann Arbor-based Beth Billups, and Detroit-based Martyna Alexander; and an upper-level design studio offering complimentary design services as well as a creative workspace for industry professionals and their clients.
Serena & Lily is located at 299 W. Maple Road, Birmingham. Call 248-220- 3024 or visit serenaandlily.com for more information.
Founded in 2013, the family-run business opened its first Michigan location last October in Birmingham. The American lifestyle brand carries men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and accessories, along with home decor.
With quality, mindfulness, and a commitment to the planet among the brand’s core values, it’s no surprise that one of Faherty’s goals is to create feel-good fashion favorites that use environmentally responsible fabrics and materials.
The brand is dedicated to giving back and is known for its Sun Sessions programming (which includes concerts, talks, dinners, and retreats), partnerships with Native American and Indigenous artists, and sustainability initiatives.
Faherty is located at 128 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham. Call 947-237- 4045 or visit fahertybrand.com for more information.
This story is from the February 2023 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more in our digital edition.