In the city of Detroit, fashion is everything, especially to the women. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but while you’re at it, you could add dresses, necklaces, shoes and acessories to the list. What a woman wears tells you a lot about who she is. On a casual day going to the mall with the family, you may catch her in skinny jeans, cute printed sandals, stud earrings, and a V-neck T-shirt that reads “SLAY” with a matching hat. For work, she may throw on a peplum top with a matching blazer and nude heels. For a Friday night out with the ladies, she might dare to be bold in a backless bandage dress, crystal necklace with matching clutch, and blue pumps. Where ever she goes, she must be fashionable and make a statement, but where does she shop to get these items? Here are six of the hottest boutiques in Detroit.
Swank A Posh Boutique
Swank A Posh is a boutique for women with three locations: East 8 mile Rd, Greenfield Plaza, and 10 mile and Southfield Rd. Swank A Posh by definition means:
Swank /swaNGk/: display one’s wealth, knowledge, or achievements in a way that is intended to impress others.
Posh /päSH/: the quality or state of being elegant, stylish, or upper-class.
Run by Ebony Swank since 2009, Swank is a store for fly girls. “Swank is a lifestyle of wearing what we want, how we want, regardless of the weather or season,” Swank say.
They have a variety of sales monthly selling items such as their $19 jeans and Bae-sics wear. Check out their website at www.shopswankposh.com. Follow the boutique on Instagram @SwankAPosh.
Pink Pump is not a boutique that just sells pink pumps, but it’s the boutique you visit to serve the diva inside of you. Pink Pump closed their doors in 2014 and that left an open door for the husband and wife team of Kelly and Vincent Kirkwood to reopen Pink Pump shoe and clothing store, just in time for Christmas. The store is located in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Visit their website at www.pinkpump.com and follow their Intagram [email protected]
PNK Elephant opened its third location in Southfield, Mchigan, in July of 2016. PNK Elephant is an in-store and online clothing and accessory boutique co-owned by Blair Sandlain and Kijafa Vick. The boutique carries trendy clothes and fashion accessories. “Every girl has a party girl inside of her; PNK Elephant brings it out one party dress at a time.” –Pnk Elephant
Check out their Girls Hustle Harder shirt line online at www.pnkelephant.com and find new dress styles on their Instagram @PNKElephant_
Detroit is the New Black
Roslyn Karamoko is founder and CEO of Detroit Is The New Black Boutique located on Woodward Ave in Detroit. Détroit is the New Black is inspired by the city itself. “We are a forward movement of humans energized by the history and resilience of the city. We combine minimalism and high street aesthetic to achieve the perfect balance of urban fashion.” –Roslyn Karamoko
Roslyn Karamoko brands all of her T-shirts, sweaters, jackets, dresses and sweatshirts with the Detroit Is The New Black logo. This boutique not only has apparel for women, but they service men as well. So if you want to rep your city (Detroit), fly down to Woodward Avenue or shop online at www.detroitisthenewblack.com. Become their follower on Instagram @DetroitIsTheNewBlack.
KFlair Fashion Studios
Nominated for the Best Clothing Store by the Michigan Chronicle‘s Black In Business Awards, Kflair Fashion Studios is a high-end fashion boutique catering to women of all sizes at a reasonable price. Run by founder and CEO Breana Millsm, Kflair Fashion Studios currently has two locations: one in Ferndale, Michigan, and the other in Saginaw, Michigan. Klair Fashion Studios sells dresses, jewelry, jumpsuits and more for all occasions.
“Offering affordable, yet quality clothes is important because everyone woman wants to look great, but boutiques have made it hard for women to do so affordably. Itis my job to provide a look, atmosphere, as well as price range that makes every woman feel beautiful and want to come back for more, but not at the cost of their next check.” –Breana Mills
For evening wear or a simple night on the town visit one of the two locations or visit themonline at www.kflair.com and follow them on Instagram @KFlairStudios.
Curv Bella Boutique
Nominated for the Best Clothing Store in the Michigan Chronicle Black In Business Awards, Curv Bella Boutique provides clothing for women with a little more “body” to offer. Founder and CEO of Curv Bella, LaToya Burton, currently has two locations in the metro Detroit area: Oak Park and Southfield, Michigan. Curv Bella Boutique has eye-catching dresses for the woman with curves. Shop at one of their two locations or online at www.curvbellaboutique. Feel free to follow their Instagram page @CurvBellaBoutique.