Black-owned shops in Detroit to support this holiday season
Detroit is one of the Blackest cities in America, but if you look around at some of the businesses that have "Detroit" highlighted in their brand name or storefront, you'd see that those businesses don't always reflect the city's demographics.
We've gathered a list of Black-owned Detroit businesses that are practically guaranteed to help ease your holiday shopping this season.
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Kahn Santori Davison
1400 E. Fisher Service Dr., Detroit; 313-974-6955; two18.com
If sneakers are your thing, then you likely already know about Two18. The sister store to Royal Oak's Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique recently collaborated with Nike for a limited edition Detroit-themed Air Jordan 2.
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Harper Ray Accessories
29139 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 248-595-7099; shopharperray.com
Kash Doll once said "Ice Me Out" and at Harper Ray, every true Detroit girl gets to live out her iciest dreams for a fraction of the cost.
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The Lip Bar
1435 Farmer St., Detroit; 313-952-5198; thelipbar.com
The Lip Bar might be known for their lip products, but the brand carries a lot more. An artist at the store can help match you to their face products including their 3-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer.
Glam-Aholic Lifestyle / Facebook
1020 Woodward Ave., Detroit; glamaholicelifestyle.com
Glam-Aholic founder Mia Ray has blessed the city with a pop-up shop this holiday season. Now through January, guests can shop the downtown pop-up and see the "G" bags in real life instead of just behind a screen.
Not Sorry Goods
22963 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; notsorrygoods.com
Not Sorry Goods is a Black-, Latinx-, and women-owned shop specializing in vintage and upcycled apparel and accessories.
Fahrenheit 313 / Facebook
20114 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-646-6043; fahrenheit313.com
If Wall Street were a sneaker store, it would be Fahrenheit 313. The sneaker exchange shop allows customers to not only purchase sneakers, but trade and consign them as well. If there was a drop that you missed, you might get lucky finding that special sneaker here.
Source Booksellers / Facebook
4240 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-832-1155; sourcebooksellers.com
This small, independent, non-fiction bookstore carefully selects the books it carries, and they fall into one of four categories: spiritual, history and culture, health and wellbeing, and books by or about women.
Three Thirteen / Facebook
19495 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-468-9444
If you're looking for anything Detroit streetwear, then look no further than Three Thirteen. The store carries Detroit brands and creates merchandise reflective of the culture. Want to rep your side of town? You can find a Westside (or Eastside) shirt here.
66 E. Forest St., Detroit; 313-221-5542; tonicobrand.com
If you're looking to grow your wardrobe beyond graphic tees and skinny jeans, TONiCO Brand is the store to help you do that. The women's clothing shop carries upgraded essentials and focuses on softer, feminine pieces.
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AYV x Fresher
208 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-607-3388; ayvlifestyle.com, thefresherbrand.com
Detroiters are a fresh people, and AYV x Fresher is where one can find the freshest of Detroit streetwear.