It’s that time of year when shopping and more shopping is on the brain and if you’re like us, you want to support everyone Black. We realize that everyone is not a fan of online and enjoys shopping in Detroit clothing stores. It is with this intent that we’ve gathered a list of Black-Owned Brick and Mortar clothing stores to support in Metro Detroit, each with their own style and their own audience of shoppers.
Over the coming weeks, BLAC will bring Black-owned brands to the forefront as we prepare for the holidays and family gatherings. Here are four Black-owned clothing stores that you should consider supporting.
We profiled the owners and brothers, Darryl and DeKoven Humes of Mature Clothing in our September Stylemakers special issue and know that they are both influencers in fashion but carry a long legacy of fashion in their blood. Mature, a store that caters to the affluent male, has been around town since 2017 doing pop-ups and sharing. Now, the Mature brick-and-mortar store is located inside the Fisher Building, 3011 W Grand Blvd Suite 116 in Detroit and can be found in collaboration with Ferne x Mature at 12 Oaks Mall, 27458 Novi Rd. in Novi.
Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese
If you’re looking for feminine dresses for a date night or for any special occasion, Hope for Flowers is the store to visit. Hope for Flowers is intended for women who are motivated by beauty and want to utilize their purchasing power to create a better world. Hope for Flowers, a line by Detroit designer Tracy Reese, was presented in 2019. The collection offers feminine separates and dresses in striped, floral, and other unusual motifs. had more than 7,000 Instagram followers. Hope For Flowers promises to donate 10% of revenues to the recycling group Detroit Dirt, the leading model of organic waste recovery and reuse.
Not Sorry Goods
The Not Sorry Goods is another Black-owned store that strives towards diversity and sustainability. Jessica Minnick and Dy-Min Johnson are the co-founders of this company. Along with its own line of t-shirts and shirts, the shop also sells vintage and repurposed clothing.
“We are thrilled to announce we will be participating as a vendor in the Downtown Detroit Holiday Markets! Come get some holiday shopping done at our Pop Up location from November 11-January 1!”
Not Sorry Goods sells crewnecks, accessories, patches, totes, in addition to shirts. It is well-known for their “Not Sorry” merchandise, which includes apparel bearing the slogans “Black Not Sorry,” “Detroit Not Sorry,” and “Queer Not Sorry.”
K. Walker Collective
And last on the list is K. Walker Collective. Ken Walker is the owner of this lifestyle clothing business that sells clothes for guys. It’s flagstore location is 4161 Cass Avenue in Detroit proper. Luxurious t-shirts, eye-catching hoodies, tracksuit sets, black velvet face masks, and caps and beanies with the company’s “K” emblem are also available. K. Walker Collective, aspires to provide business casual and self expression, spanning the necessary space between formality, comfort, and deliberate action.