Regeneration's owners, Melanie and Nicole, adorn their storefront's racks with an ever-rotating variety of sizes and styles in affordable wear-it-again fashions. Prepare to attend an elegant dinner or outdress a trend-setting mannequin thanks to a wide selection of dresses ($6–$45) for various occasions. Search for vintage Louis Vuitton within a collection of bags and purses ($5–$60) resting on display to accessorize outfits. Alternatively, sweaters ($7–$35) and jackets ($10–$80) beg to hug bodies, and shoes ($5–$60) long to be filled with stockinged feet or stockings full of candy. The store hosts vintage and select retro fashion for a span of genders and ages (children's clothing available only at Clawson location), along with current styles that have been purchased within the past one to two years.
For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has bedecked kids and adults with high-end, wallet-friendly athletic armor and gear so that they can kick, swing, punt, and take flamboyant exception to referee calls with gusto. New inventory arrives every day, and the friendly staff can lead quality-seeking shoppers to the top brands lining the spacious storefront shelves, including Callaway, Taylor Made, Nike, Adidas, Easton, Horizon Fitness, and more. Prices vary by item, but you'll have enough credit to purchase a ton of different athletic accoutrements. Baseball fans can outfit themselves with a bat, a glove, a helmet, a pair of batting gloves, cleats, or a dozen baseballs. Divot devotees, meanwhile, can load up on 100 used golf balls or three golf discs. Otherwise, get started on a random collection of medicine balls, hockey sticks, and 25-pound weights so that you're prepared to play any sports that appear to you in dreams.
Despite the fact that the average American woman is a size 14, finding fashionable plus-size clothes can be a chore. That's why Vikki Stoddart decided to help plus-size women find affordable clothes with her shop, Hips Resale Boutique. Designed for women from size 12 to 32, the shop carries in-season items that have been gently used, allowing shoppers to empty their closets of clothes that aren't being worm and refill them with new, colorful apparel. They keep a stock of in-style dresses, cardigans, and skirts paired with accessories such as towering, strappy heels and sun hats that protect against bird pranks. When ladies want to switch things up again, they can resell clothes back to the shop, allowing other women to enjoy their outfits.
Every year at Ann Arbor Fest, Catching Fireflies founders Steve and April paused from manning their paper-arts booth to admire the folksy paintings of local artist Chris Roberts-Antieau. When they finally saved up enough to purchase their favorite piece, “Catching Fireflies,” it led to a flash of inspiration: a shop dedicated to showcasing similarly whimsical artwork and supporting local artists.
Now, Catching Fireflies’ inventory spans the spectrum, from leather-bound journals and wall art to children’s toys, and has been lauded in Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch. Once customers have honed in on wares, staff can gift-wrap them free of charge, thereby eliminating the need to conceal them behind Groucho glasses.