Vintage Shopping Spree: Detroit’s Best Thrift Stores and Antique Shops

By: Katie Goncalves | September 24, 2023
vintage clothing on a rack at thrift store

Have you ever found yourself looking for just the right item and not being able to find it anywhere? You’ve checked all your regular places and are still coming up empty. Why not give a thrift or antique shop a try? The saying “what goes around comes around” has never been more true than when you step foot into a shop that specializes in vintage items. The best part about these shops is they’re always changing and every visit is different from the last. So if you’re ready to go treasure hunting, check out these local thrift and antique shops.

TOWN PEDDLER CRAFT & ANTIQUE MALL

35323 Plymouth Road, Livonia

Town Peddler Craft & Antique Mall is a sprawling craft and antique shop with everything from Handcrafted items, Gift Lines, Vintage, Retro & Repurposed, Antiques, Artist Creations, and so much more. Linda Macchiarolo, the owner, says, “Town Peddler Craft & Antique Mall is celebrating its 30th year in 2023! 25,000 square feet with over 350 Antique and Craft Dealers, there’s always something new around every corner!” They also offer the opportunity for people to become dealers at their shop and turn their hobbies into profitable businesses.

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With a spacious interior, cutting-edge technology, and top-tier safety features, the Blazer is built for those who live life to the fullest.

exterior of town peddler craft and antique mall for thrift shopping
Photo courtesy of Town Peddler Craft & Antique Mall

VOGUE VINTAGE

2141 Hilton Road, Ferndale

Vogue Vintage is a unique shopping experience for those looking specifically for vintage and antique items. “Opened in 2008 Vogue Vintage is an award-winning Vintage/Antique Shop. Owners Steve and Lynn Humphreys curate furniture, home decor, art, collectibles, clothing, and jewelry from the 1950s into the 1980s. We also provide interior props for feature films and photo shoots,” says Steve Humphreys. Vogue Vintage also offers estate sale and liquidation services. 

vogue vintage shop interior with blue sectional and thrift finds
Photo courtesy of Vogue Vintage

ODD FELLOWS ANTIQUES

3248 Twelve Mile Road, Berkley

Odd Fellows Antiques in Berkley is a local favorite for vintage and antique pieces. LuAnne Campbell, marketing coordinator, says, “Located in a historic 100-year-old building in Berkley, Odd Fellows Antiques has over 50 trusted dealers bringing the best of antique & vintage furniture, artwork, lighting, and collectibles to our 9000 square foot shop.  We’ve been part of the small business retail community in Berkley for over 20 years.  Bring a friend and find one-of-a-kind treasures here at Odd Fellows Antiques!”

thrift comic books shelved at odd fellows antiques
Photo courtesy of Odd Fellows Antiques

LOST AND FOUND VINTAGE

510 South Washington Avenue, Royal Oak 

Lost and Found Vintage has been curating and selling vintage clothing since 2003. This three-floor storefront offers the best in vintage clothing and ephemera from the 1900s to the 1980s. Their store is open Tuesday through Saturday and you can shop online as well. 

MAMA COO’S BOUTIQUE

1701 Trumbull, Detroit

Mama Coo’s Boutique is an upscale resale and vintage boutique located in Corktown. Owner Alana Rodriguez is a skilled vintage collector and stocks her shop with unique and high-quality items. They have everything from clothing to furniture and the selection is constantly changing.

REGENERATION

23700 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge

Regeneration has been a staple of the Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge community for vintage and retro clothing. Owners Melanie and Nicole strive to provide each customer with a quality experience for all generations. They offer clothing for women, men, children, and maternity clothing as well. Regeneration also buys clothing in good condition. 

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