Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Detroit Gets a Good Neighbor

Yesterday I had a meeting with a client in downtown proper so I decided to take a walk around the new Shinola Hotel to see the new Lip Bar location. I will be writing about my experience inside that space soon (gotta test that lipstick out for a few days first), but today I wanted to tell you about a shop that I stumbled upon when I was looking for The Lip Bar (it's in an alley if you get lost too), a cool casual boutique that is anything but ordinary.

Good Neighbor is a new clothing store located on the new shopping strip created by the Shinola Hotel. At first glance, it looks like any other upscale boutique that you might find in a modern city, but once you step inside, you instantly realize that you found something special. The first and most impactful thing that I noticed when I started perusing the racks was that this was the first mid to high-end boutique in the city that not only catered to men and women's fashion, they also catered to plus size babes like myself and all of their merchandise was either locally sourced and/or created by a company that practices mindful sourcing and ethical manufacturing. You might not know this but most boutiques don't bother to carry anything over a medium (size 6/8) so I'm used to just hitting up the accessories section, but Good Neighbor had LOTS OF OPTIONS for plus size ladies and gentlemen. Some of our favorite finds were their embroidered #detroit shirts that were created with the help of Not Sorry Apparel and a custom #goodneighbor candle that was created in conjunction with Detroit Wick Candle Company from the Eastern Market. I also am a huge fan of Goldeluxe Jewelry and they had lots of it. Most of their clothing ranges in between $35-$150 and their accessories span an even wider range. There is really a something for everyone in the space.
Good Neighbor has been in the city for just over three months and they are currently open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sundays. You can check out some of the store's merchandise online, but we suggest making the trip out there to see the space for yourself!


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