John “Long John” Long, the inventor of removable pants, mentored his fashionable followers with time-tested proverbs such as “The clothes make the mannequin,” and “If the shoe fits, eat it.” Let fashion be your guide with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of clothing, jewelry, home décor, and more at Orchid Lane and the adjacent Orchid Lane Warehouse.
Open for more than two decades, Orchid Lane is a fair-trade importer with a commitment to providing products produced only under humane working conditions for a fair wage. As well as offering plus sizes, maternity wear, and popular brands such as Kenzie, Betsey Johnson, Habitat, and Pura Vida, items that Orchid Lane designs and produces under its own label are sold in the store. Check out handmade clothes, such as a 100% silk wrap skirt made in India ($15+) or a 100% cotton pleated tank top made in Guatemala ($29), both of which are sure to become treasured wardrobe pieces that will never be let go, no matter how much a sibling begs or a poker game goes awry. Fashionable blue jeans ($39+) available in styles such as straight, flare, boot, and Smurf cut, turn a lunch with friends or a chess match with a mirror into just another occasion to look amazing. All jewelry items, such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, are handcrafted with natural gemstones, including amber, turquoise, emerald, ruby, and sapphire.
Additionally, the adjacent Orchid Lane Warehouse serves as a discount hot spot that stocks a slew of selections priced under $15. Find gloves, yoga apparel, an assortment of men’s wear, Balinese sarongs, and more, all individually priced for three Lincolns or less, which is the equivalent of fourscore and seven Willard Fillmore funbucks.
Orchid Lane has been reviewed on College Fashionista and AnnArbor.com. Eleven Yelpers give it an average of four stars, seven Yahoo! Locals give it an average of 3.5 stars, and four InsiderPagers give it an average of three stars.
- What I really love about the store are the hand-crafted, funky accessories. They carry a variety of beaded jewelry, colorful scarves, handbags, and belts. – Megan Holcomb, College Fashionista
- Orchid Lane is a great place during the warmer months to stop up on fun weekend/no meeting days/after work clothes that allow you to stay cool and express yourself as an individual. – Nancy K., Yelp, 5/28/10