And the winner is…
3434 RussellDetroit, MI 48207
There is a tremendous amount of variety when it comes to shopping in metro Detroit, but readers sided with this new addition to historic Eastern Market. It features an eclectic mix of new and vintage goods with a heavy emphasis on Detroit brands.
96 W. Fourteen MileClawson, MI 48017
"An independently owned lifestyle destination" is how owner Mary Liz Curtin describes Leon and Lulu. What you will find in this former roller rink is furniture, home decor, jewelry, soaps and more. The furniture is arranged into vignettes along the perimeter of the store, as if you've walked into a well designed dollhouse. Behind these "walls" is a jackpot of accessories for the home, humans and pets. Adding to the charm is the coffee bar where the staff happily serves free java and popcorn. Doubly charming is how the store preserves the heritage of the Ambassador Roller Rink, the previous occupant of the building for 64 years. Roller skates and skating memorabilia is seamlessly displayed adding a fun quirkiness to an already amazing shopping experience.
18226 MackGrosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
French-inspired home decor, personal attire, furniture, and accessories are featured at this quaint Grosse Pointe Farms boutique.
15 E. KirbyDetroit, MI 48202
Neighborhood: Cultural District/Midtown/Wayne State
Specializing in contemporary and vintage clothing for women, this quaint boutique located in the restored Park Shelton also features a variety of cool accessories including handbags, scarves, hats, jewelry and more.
4240 CassDetroit, MI 48201
Classic bachelor pad style with a nod to vintage and contemporary, this new edition to Cass avenue features a variety of housewares including glassware, cocktail sets and decanters but also features decorative items and is a great place to shop for the man in your life.
Last year's winner
124 W. Fourth St.Royal Oak, MI 48067
Neighborhood: Downtown Royal Oak
Royal Oak’s dirty little secret edged out Detroit’s City Bird by just a handful of votes. Noir Leather has been feeding fetishes for the past 25 years. Consider it a one stop punk-rock shop for everything from latex to leather, corsets to thigh highs. The fun doesn’t stop there; pick up hard-to-find books, magazines and DVDs or other adult novelties.