5708 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-875-9280; showtimedetroit.com/span>
For nearly 25 years, this Midtown staple and perennial winner has supplied threads to Detroit's musicians, performers and entertainers — and the scenesters who follow in their wake. But it's not all leather and lace — although there's plenty of that — the store's racks also come stocked with fashions suitable for any style other than run-of-the-mill. Owner Dan Tatarian is a fierce champion of all things local — from bands to stores — and advocated for shoppers to avoid chains long before that mantra became trendy. Stop into the store and he'll be more than willing to help outfit you in an eye-popping getup, while supplying entertaining banter free o' charge.