The Best LGBTQ Owned Shops in Detroit

September 21, 2022 | Story by Katherine Stozicki

Detroit is home to many beautiful shops that attract locals and visitors alike.

Here are some of the many LGBTQ-owned shops in the city and the metro area to check out while shopping!

Frida

Named after artist Frida Kahlo, Frida is a women’s appeal and accessories shop. Frida mixes various cultural elements with modern and bohemian styles. With a heavy focus on color, Frida is the perfect boutique for locals and visitors alike.

The Peacock Room

The Peacock Room serves as a jewelry and women’s clothing shop. Shoppers can buy in sizes 00 to 24 and can also pick up accessories such as jewelry, handbags, and scarves at the boutique. Whether you’re looking to take some unique gifts home with you, or you’re a longtime resident, The Peacock Room is a great place to visit in Detroit.

Clothes on display in the Peacock room

The Peacock Room, @justonebiteandsites

Avalon International Breads

With two locations in Detroit and one in Ann Arbor Avalon International Breads not only serves as a café but as a store where customers can buy bread and grab & go food. Avalon also has pastries, coffee, and teas if you’re looking for something sweet. Made fresh each morning, Avalon has something for everyone.

Avalon Bakery store front

ArtLoft

A trendy local art boutique, at ArtLoft you can find women’s fashion, shoes, functional and artistic gifts, and home items. If you’re traveling and looking for a unique gift to bring home or if you’re local looking for home additions, ArtLoft is the perfect stop!

Not Sorry Goods

Based in Ferndale, Not Sorry Goods sells upcycled apparel, accessories, and home goods. Need a small souvenir from your visit? Not Sorry Goods also sells keychains, lighters, stickers, patches, and pins. You can also get pet toys, bowls, and pride flags from their store in Ferndale, or online.

@notsorrygoods

Well Done Goods

Known for their Detroit manhole print apparel, Well Done Goods owned is in the City of Detroit. Well Done Goods uses water-based printing ink to cover the designs on local manholes and prints them directly onto the shirts. Additionally, they sell bags, jewelry, mugs, notebooks, and ceramic tiles.

Inside of Well Done Goods

@welldonegoods

Made in the Mitten

Located in Royal Oak, Made in the Mitten sells gifts for locals and travelers. With greeting cards, gift baskets, souvenirs, decals, and snacks, Made in the Mitten has a wide range of products available. Additionally, as the name suggests, all products sold at Made in the Mitten are made by Michigan artists.

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