Real Deal - Readers' Pick
Best Indie Women's Clothing, Washtenaw County
Tied between Orchid Lane and Mix
Published: April 25, 2012
419 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-662-6446; orchidlaneonline.com
128 & 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti; 734-961-8704 mixnewandused.com
Flirty sundress, flowing wrap skirts and colorful tops are mainstays at Orchid Lane, which sells women's clothing, home decor and natural gemstone jewelry as part of its mission to help establish a fair trade global community. Along with its own clothing line, the store also sells high-end brands and imports goods from international fair trade co-operatives, boasting a large selection of items priced at $15 or less. Ypsi's Mix lives up to its name by offering an eclectic and affordable mix of new and vintage men and women's clothing. The store also stocks vintage home accessories, jewelry and antiques, with a friendly staff to help shoppers navigate the ample inventory.