20 fashion brands and designers with Detroit roots

This October, luxury fashion brand Bottega Veneta will display its spring 2022 collection in Detroit. In the meantime, here are some brands and designers that are rooted in the Motor City. Detroit’s fashion scene has made its mark on fashion around the world, and these brands and designers have helped contribute to it.

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20 fashion brands and designers with Detroit roots
Haus of Sy
hausofsy.com 
Owned and created by Angel Reeves, Haus of Sy specializes in creating affordable, yet luxurious handbags. Her bags have quickly sold out nationwide, so she created her own bag program to assure everyone receives the bags they want without selling out.
Photo by Sarah Fleming

Haus of Sy

hausofsy.com

Owned and created by Angel Reeves, Haus of Sy specializes in creating affordable, yet luxurious handbags. Her bags have quickly sold out nationwide, so she created her own bag program to assure everyone receives the bags they want without selling out.

Photo by Sarah Fleming
Three Thirteen
19507 Livernois Ave., 313-468-9444, threethirteenstore.com
Located on the Avenue of Fashion, Three Thirteen sells Detroit souvenirs, gift items, and Detroit-based brands. In their store, you can find Detroit Vs. Everybody, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Hustles Harder, Detroit Lions, and Detroit Red Wings apparel.
Photo via Three Thirteen/Facebook

Three Thirteen

19507 Livernois Ave., 313-468-9444, threethirteenstore.com

Located on the Avenue of Fashion, Three Thirteen sells Detroit souvenirs, gift items, and Detroit-based brands. In their store, you can find Detroit Vs. Everybody, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Hustles Harder, Detroit Lions, and Detroit Red Wings apparel.

Photo via Three Thirteen/Facebook
Dandy
1430 Woodward Ave., 313-333-1112, dandydetroit.com
Nelson T. Sanders Jr. used his 10 years of retail experience to follow his passion and create Dandy. He offers tailoring and custom-made suits to your fit. He can be seen on Wall Street Journal, Model D, and BLAC. He has also created clothing for the Pistons.
Photo via Dandy/Facebook

Dandy

1430 Woodward Ave., 313-333-1112, dandydetroit.com

Nelson T. Sanders Jr. used his 10 years of retail experience to follow his passion and create Dandy. He offers tailoring and custom-made suits to your fit. He can be seen on Wall Street Journal, Model D, and BLAC. He has also created clothing for the Pistons.

Photo via Dandy/Facebook
Al Wissam
13354 Michigan Ave., 313-800-1860, alwissam.com
Based in Dearborn, Wissam is widely known for embroidery. Many celebrities in the NFL, NBA, and boxers have recognized his artistry. The authentic, yet luxurious designs are made to empower individuals and approach fashion with art and technique.
Photo via Al Wissam/Facebook

Al Wissam

13354 Michigan Ave., 313-800-1860, alwissam.com

Based in Dearborn, Wissam is widely known for embroidery. Many celebrities in the NFL, NBA, and boxers have recognized his artistry. The authentic, yet luxurious designs are made to empower individuals and approach fashion with art and technique.

Photo via Al Wissam/Facebook
Glam-Aholic Lifestyle
glamaholiclifestyle.com
Mia Ray, creator of Glam-Aholic Lifestyle, creates glamorous yet convenient products such as travel bags, cosmetics, travel wallets, passport covers, card holders, and wallets. Her fast-selling products have been featured in Forbes and Essence.
Photo via Glam-Aholic/Facebook

Glam-Aholic Lifestyle

glamaholiclifestyle.com

Mia Ray, creator of Glam-Aholic Lifestyle, creates glamorous yet convenient products such as travel bags, cosmetics, travel wallets, passport covers, card holders, and wallets. Her fast-selling products have been featured in Forbes and Essence.

Photo via Glam-Aholic/Facebook
Detroit is the New Black
1430 Woodward Ave., 313-818-3498, detroitisthenewblack.com
Founded by Roslyn Karamoko in 2013, Detroit is the New Black creates and sells luxury clothing. In addition, they use their downtown Detroit store as a space for rotating art exhibits and galleries, poetry slams, trunk shows, trunk shows, and private events.
Photo via Detroit is the New Black/Facebook

Detroit is the New Black

1430 Woodward Ave., 313-818-3498, detroitisthenewblack.com

Founded by Roslyn Karamoko in 2013, Detroit is the New Black creates and sells luxury clothing. In addition, they use their downtown Detroit store as a space for rotating art exhibits and galleries, poetry slams, trunk shows, trunk shows, and private events.

Photo via Detroit is the New Black/Facebook
Le Don Collection
508 S. Washington Ave., 248-965-2914, ledoncollection.com
With a recently-opened store in Royal Oak, Le Don Collection sells high-end fashion products and urban streetwear such as sneakers and accessories. There is also a Le Don Collection of custom shirts, pants, dresses, hats, and more.
Photo via Le Don Collection/Instagram

Le Don Collection

508 S. Washington Ave., 248-965-2914, ledoncollection.com

With a recently-opened store in Royal Oak, Le Don Collection sells high-end fashion products and urban streetwear such as sneakers and accessories. There is also a Le Don Collection of custom shirts, pants, dresses, hats, and more.

Photo via Le Don Collection/Instagram
The Wealthy Brand
8126 W. Nine Mile Rd., thewealthybrand.com
This luxury streetwear brand creates T-shirts, athletic apparel, sweatshirts, and more. Its goal is to promote generational wealth throughout the Black community. They are known nationally, and have sold apparel all over the country, as well as Canada.
Photo via The Wealthy Brand/Facebook

The Wealthy Brand

8126 W. Nine Mile Rd., thewealthybrand.com

This luxury streetwear brand creates T-shirts, athletic apparel, sweatshirts, and more. Its goal is to promote generational wealth throughout the Black community. They are known nationally, and have sold apparel all over the country, as well as Canada.

Photo via The Wealthy Brand/Facebook
Eumelanin
eumelanin.com
Fashion brand Eumelanin’s namesake comes from the most abundant type of melanin in brown and black skin and hair. Eumelanin was founded by a Detroit native “to address issues of colorism and redefine what it means to be beautiful in every shade; combining Science, Self-love, and Style.”
Photo via Eumelanin/Facebook

Eumelanin

eumelanin.com

Fashion brand Eumelanin’s namesake comes from the most abundant type of melanin in brown and black skin and hair. Eumelanin was founded by a Detroit native “to address issues of colorism and redefine what it means to be beautiful in every shade; combining Science, Self-love, and Style.”

Photo via Eumelanin/Facebook