From fashion to food, these local gems showcase creativity, culture, and community. Continue reading to discover a world of unique offerings that contribute to the economy and beauty of the Motor City.
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Located at 1400 Fisher Fwy E. Detroit, MI 48207, Two18, is a black-owned fashion store that sells stylish and quality clothes, hats, shoes, and other accessories. It’s the sister store to Royal Oak’s Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique.
The store houses many quality products from top brands, such as Puma, Nike, and Jordan. If you love sneakers, then you certainly need to visit Two18 because they have many products that’ll surely catch your fancy.
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Harper Ray Accessories
Owned by Gillian, Harper Ray Accessories is a black woman-owned and operated fashion store. The brand centers around female self-purchasing.
You’ll find custom jewelry, necklaces + chains, rings + bracelets, earrings, anklets + body jewelry at Harper Ray Accessories. The store is located at 29139 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 248-595-7099.
The Lip Bar
Founded by self-made CEO Melissa Butler, The Lip Bar is a boundary-breaking beauty brand. Tired of the toxic one-shade-fits-most beauty industry, Melissa Butler turned her frustration into an incredible brand.
The Lip Bar is a minimum effort, maximum-impact beauty must-have. The Lip Bar is at 1435 Farmer St. Suite 122 Detroit, MI 48226.
Glam-aholic Lifestyle is a black woman-owned brand based in Detroit. The brand sells compact wallets, cosmetic bags, traveling bags, card holders, blankets, and passport covers.
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Located at 4240 Cass Ave UNIT 105, Detroit, MI 48201, United States, Source Booksellers is an independent bookstore in Michigan. The bookstore’s categories include health and well-being, history and culture, spirituality, and metaphysics.
You’ll also find children’s books and books about women. The store opens at 11 am from Monday to Friday.
Cream Blends is a black-owned family business located at 22200 W 11 Mile Rd #4060. The brand’s journey began in 2013 when they started experimenting with natural ingredients in their kitchen and transformed it into a skincare lab.
The goal was simply to create products that their target customers love. Today, Cream Blends owns a 4,000 sq ft factory in Metro Detroit that produces all its products with the philosophy of Simple Skincare, Made with Natural Ingredients by REAL people. You can also order Cream Blend from Amazon.
Brooklyn Body Butter
Founded by Jasmine in 2017, Brooklyn Body Butter is skincare-based shea butter, a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree. Jasmine started Brooklyn Body Care to care for her daughter’s skin.
While doing that, she developed a natural formula that soothed her skin and left it feeling seriously smooth and soft. She decided to share these amazing natural formulas with others. That’s how Brooklyn Body Butter came into existence.
In a city rich with history and ambition, these black-owned stores are leaving marks on the entrepreneurial world. From books to body care, they paint a picture of Detroit’s thriving entrepreneurial scene. Celebrate diversity, support local talent, and immerse yourself in the unique stories that make these businesses shine.
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