Vintage On Trend: Pop Art, Mod, Florals, Ruffles, Fringe, Sequins, Pastels, Checkerboard, Bold Colors, Color-blocking, Glitter, Bright White Accessories, Valentino, Burberry, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger 

Most Wanted In General - Clothing: Era - 1970s and 1990s, Women’s Tops, Women’s Jeans, Women’s Skirts, Women’s Dresses, Men and Women’s Shoes, Necklaces, Rings, Earrings, Men and Women’s Jumpsuits / Overalls / Rompers

Most Wanted Specifics - Clothing: 

Tanks and T-Shirts - from Small to Large 

Casual Shirts: 1970s polyester disco shirts, button up blouses

Sweatshirts: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s crew neck or hoodies

Shorts: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s all styles

Casual Pants: 1970s pants, high waisted, plaid, & patterned / 26”-36” waist sizes

Denim: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, made in the USA / 26”-36” waist sizes

Jumpsuits/Overalls/Rompers: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s all styles

Jackets: 1980s, 1980s windbreakers

Leather Jackets: motorcycle jackets, Harley Davidson jackets, bomber jackets

Dresses: 1950s sundresses, 1960s mod mini dresses, 1970s maxi length, 1990s babydoll mini dresses, all eras floral dresses, all eras sundresses

1950s western wear, “Nudie” style suits

Most Wanted - Jewelry: Focusing on the 1970’s in terms of era; brass, sterling silver, and turquoise as far as materials.

Necklaces: long pendant necklaces, chokers, bolo ties, Brutalist, Egyptian Revival

Rings: Costume and Sterling Silver

Earrings: 1970s and 1980s pierced earrings only; big fun funky bright and bold

Most Wanted - Shoes and Accessories: All shoes must be wearable; look for leather soles, made in Italy/Spain/Brazil/England marks!

Casual Shoes: Athletic shoes and trainers, Chuck Taylors, Reebok, flats, sandals

Boots: ankle boots, “Beatle” boots, engineer boots, Dr. Martens

Hats: Fedoras, Snap Backs

Purses: Coach purses, hand bags, bright bold colors

Overstocked or Going Out Of Style: Looney Tunes items, Nascar items, Country singer items except for Johnny Cash, XL tee shirts and tanks,1970s long leather jackets, formal shoes, Pendleton flannels, Vests (except leather / fringe), puffy vests, any casual vests, cloth gloves, hats with netting, pillbox hats; No furs or heavy winter coats at this time please!




 This is the master list that we work off of on a general basis. Please see above, however, for items that we are specifically looking for the current season. We are always looking for things that are INTERESTING and OLD and we love POP CULTURE and ROCK AND ROLL! It is hard to pin down a wholly specific list, but hopefully between these two we answer most of your questions for what we're looking for currently, and in general. For all eras, designer is always welcome. This list is for both women and men's items.


1950's - New look, pinup-style dresses, everyday cotton dresses; 1960's - Mod, Block color prints, Warhol, and Mondrian; 1970's - Mod dresses with butterfly collars, bohemian style dresses, tablecloth lace dresses, bell sleeves, Gunne Sax; 1980's - Stretch cotton form fitting dresses in solid colors, polka dots, acid wash, floral, unique patterns and striped designs; 1990's - Grunge influenced, babydoll dresses, empire waist dresses, plaid and floral dresses above the knee, Betsey Johnson.


Concert / rock / tour tees from the 70's through the 90's; ironic and funny t-shirts; Detroit / Michigan sports teams - Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Lions, etc; sport jersey and basketball tops; army camo tops; denim and chambray button downs; embroidered denim; bohemian-looking tops; tie-dye shirts; disco shirts; dagger collars, Peter Pan collars, most large-collared shirts of the 1970's.


1940's-50's wide leg sailor pants; 1970’s wide leg, bell bottoms; very skinny high waisted 1980’s denim; 1990’s ADIDAS and other athletic wear; any era interestingly patterened, plaid, or animal prints; any era embroidered denim.


1950's colorful coats of varying cuts with fur trim (no black or brown please); 1960's and 1970's suede, leather, patchwork leather, curly lamb fur coats or fur trimmed coats - think "Penny Lane"; 1980's faux fur especially of spotted cats; ponchos; fringed leather; 1960's-1980's motorcycle jackets. Domestic animals - including mink, rabbit, fox, curly lamb, shearling are okay. Read at the bottom of this page for our stance regarding furs and exotic animal pelts.


1940's pumps; 1950's saddle shoes; 1960's-70s platforms; 1970s bohemian style tall lace up boots with heels, cowboy boots especially tooled leather or interesting design; 1980's-1990's Made in England Dr. Martens classics and Mary Janes; 1980's-1990's oxfords and small booties. A note: we do not accept smaller than a size 6, size 8-10+ highly sought after. 


Think bright, bold, futuristic, global, exotic, metallic, and sporty; Native American made sterling silver and turquoise/coral/etc rings, cuffs, necklaces, belt buckles, bolo ties; Sterling silver (.925) rings; Bakelite; 1960's-1970's mod flower pins; pinback buttons or badges; rock band buttons.


1980's-90's Coach bags, messenger bags, leather bags; 1970's tooled leather bags, 90's neon, anything cartoon character, lunch boxes; all eras bright, cute, classic, and fun.


Square record totes; interesting patterned suitcases; old movie posters (pre 1980's); rock band posters; velvet paintings of all subject matter; big eyed Margaret Keane paintings; Warhol influenced; Marimekko or Marushka stretched canvasses; think 60's-70's pop art.

University of Michigan:

Especially looking for Championship gear, Rose Bowl wins, or other banner years for the school; all sports but especially football and basketball; tanks, tops, sweatshirts, ties, jewelry, pinback buttons and other small odds and ends; all items must be 20+ years old - no modern stuff that you could get down the street!

We do not buy:

I always hesitate to say we don't buy these items, as there are always exceptions to every rule. If you're unsure, don't hesitate to get in contact and ask! We are happy to help determine if you item would be a good fit for our shop or make recommendations for other sellers. That being said, we are not actively seeking any of these items:

1) Vintage Children's Clothing

2) Militaria / full military suits

3) Larger housewares and furniture except those outlined above

4) Bridal / wedding gowns / bridesmaid dresses

5) Modern clothing (20 years old to the present, post 1998 at time of writing), without exception, even “vintage inspired” or “looks vintage" - see REPRODUCTION clause below, however

6) Reproduction items are considered on a case-by-case basis. A true "reproduction" item is an item that is a newly made copy of an older garment. But we carry very few of these items, and must see them in person to determine if they would be a good fit or not. 

7) Regarding exotic furs & animal pelts - We are generally not able to sell these items on the internet - to do so, one must have the ORIGINAL proof of purchase from PRIOR TO 1972 when the Endangered Species act / CITES went into effect. Our stance on it is as follows: we do appreciate being able to keep these vintage items in use instead of having new ones being produced. We are always happy to take a look at whatever you may have, and we can also make recommendations on where would be a good home for these items (museums will accept them often times for educational purposes).  

Ready to sell?

To set up an appointment in store or at your home, call us at (734)327-4300 or use the form on the "CONTACT" page of this website!