Before Antiques Roadshow hit the dusty trail, amateur collectors had to pilfer their grandmother's boxes of Biedermeier girdles and Chippendale dentures. Approach antiquity in a more refined manner with today's deal: for $20, you get $50 worth of new and vintage clothing, jewelry, and antiques at Paris in Royal Oak.
If Detroit is the Paris of the West, then Paris of Royal Oak is the Versailles of Detroit, replete with enough fashionable fashions, accessible accessories, and antique antiques to tempt even the restrained, nun-like tastes of a somber Marie Antoinette. With a dazzling blend of new and vintage wares, Paris presents a browsing vortex for flamboyant fashionistas and reclusive heiresses alike. Wearable wares include an ever-changing roster of vintage threads, whereas new glad rags keep things young and modern with graphic tees ($24–$32) and funky skirts, such as the Desigual Sofia ($99). New jewelry ranges from retro glass cocktail rings ($24) to kimono-fabric bangles ($18), and antique jewelry ($12–$50) and accessories add a distingué touch to the wardrobe of any attic-dwelling madwoman. Purchase a slew of vintage handkerchiefs ($5–$12) to toss out of the Amtrak window to a bevy of besotted beaus, and reward the one who catches the most with a summery straw fedora ($24).
Counteract the Bauhausian bleakness of an Ikea-laden apartment with a slew of antique and simulated-antique items for home décor. Whimsical tea towels ($15) and cup-and-saucer sets ($24) properly prepare one's abode for mid-morning social calls, whereas candleholders ($24 each) enable dinner guests to enact a life-size game of Clue.
- …an hour or two browsing the beautiful array of objects, trying on a spectacular 1950s vintage prom dress and imagining that antique art deco mirror hanging in your bedroom, are still the absolutely best way of wasting two hours. – Metro Times
- The layout of the store makes for the perfect vintage shopping experience-- you truly feel like you are in great grandmother's attic. – kelly w., Yelp
Downtown Royal Oak
112 E 4th St.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067-2605Get Directions