Sharing photos from my time visiting Detroit vintage store Flamingo Vintage Detroit’s fifth anniversary party! Flamingo Vintage is one of my favorite vintage stores, and I had the best time celebrating this amazing small business!

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Hi, friends! How was your weekend?

Amazingly, I got out of the house on Friday night!

That’s a big deal for me because Fridays are usually challenging for me to go out because I’m wrapping up my workday (I work from home part-time) and the school day for the kids.

But I couldn’t miss Flamingo Vintage’s 5th Anniversary Party!

It was part of their First Fridays monthly event series they host at their store located in Southwest Detroit.

I wore my oversized vintage blazer, black skinny jeans, black cami, and my hot pink Dr. Marten boots.



Every first Friday of the month, the Detroit vintage store hosts a special event at the store that features live music from a local band or musician.

The music artists perform live music sets INSIDE of the store! It’s like NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, but inside of a hip vintage shop.

Watching a live music show inside of a vintage store is the coolest thing! You gotta experience if you haven’t yet.

Other fun event happenings on First Fridays may also include art and indie fashion pop-ups featuring local artists and designers.

Sometimes a local food business pops up at the shop for First Fridays.

And you can get great deals on vintage styles because the store usually has a sale going on. (That’s how I got one of my vintage denim jackets for such a great deal last year!)

Flamingo Vintage Detroit located in Southwest Detroit, Michigan
I mean…isn’t this place incredible! I love all of the vintage decor at Flamingo Vintage.
Detroit vintage store Flamingo Vintage Detroit located in Southwest Detroit, Michigan
Detroit vintage store Flamingo Vintage in Southwest Detroit


I remember the first time I shopped at Flamingo Vintage. I think it was in 2018 or 2019. This was when my older two kids were teenagers.

Elijah (my oldest son) ended up buying a vintage leather jacket at the Detroit vintage store, and it looked so good on him. He still wears it, too!

Since then, I pop into the shop from time to time to update my wardrobe with new vintage pieces and add new, funky jewelry to my collection.

(Click here to check out the purple vintage dress I got at Flamingo and click here to see the vintage cowgirl boots I bought at the shop last year.)

Flamingo Vintage Detroit | Vintage Leather Jacket
The vintage leather jacket my son bought at Flamingo Vintage in 2018 or 2019. How cool is this jacket?!


But what I love most about Flamingo Vintage is the community and friendships.

Nikki and Finn are the best, and they always make everyone feel welcome.

Shopping at Flamingo Vintage is such a groovy experience! 🙂 And the anniversary party was a magical evening. I had the best time!

Here are a few photos from my time at Flamingo Vintage Detroit’s 5th Anniversary Party.

Hope you have a good week ahead and it’s filled with moments of magic! xoxo


At Flamingo Vintage Detroit’s five-year celebration there was an art pop-up, Sewical Anxiety Clothing’s pop-up, Detroit Party Marching Band performed a couple of sets, and permanent jewelry by Andrea Lockhart Designs.

Detroit artist Sheefy McFly also performed a live DJ set.

He also painted the beautiful mural on the outside of Flamingo Detroit’s building. It’s a must-see Detroit mural if you haven’t seen it yet!

I shared a photo of the mural in this post here if you’d like to see.

A sweet marriage proposal!
Congratulations to Nikki and Finn!

I showed up a little late, after 8 p.m., so I missed the music performances, sadly.

I also missed when Finn proposed to Nikki! *GASP*

But thankfully, my friend Buzz (who is always so kind and welcoming) video recorded the special moment and so I got to see the video of the sweet proposal.

And how amazing was it right after Finn proposed the Detroit Party Marching Band started playing?!

It was the sweetest thing, and I’m happy for Nikki and Finn! Congratulations!

Flamingo Vintage Detroit located in Southwest Detroit, Michigan
A Merry Vintage Christmas. I love seeing how others create their own unique holiday decorations.
Vintage Japanese Santa Claus Decoration
Vintage Japanese Santa Claus Decoration
My friend Buzz and I at the party.
Buzz is always so kind and welcoming, which makes an introvert like me feel very at ease and happy!
Flamingo Vintage in Southwest Detroit, Michigan
Another thing I love about Flamingo Vintage is the display windows.
Detroit vintage store Flamingo Vintage is located in Southwest Detroit.

Congratulations on five years of business in Detroit, Flamingo Vintage! You can visit Flamingo Vintage in Southwest Detroit located at 5449 W. Vernor Hwy (48209).

Follow the Detroit vintage store on Instagram here.


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Jennifer Hamra

Freelance creative Jennifer Hamra created her blog Good Life Detroit in 2015 after relocating from Tennessee to Southeast Michigan.

Inspired by her love for personal blogging and photography, Jennifer likes to share her favorite Detroit things, from cool places to visit (the hidden gems are her favorite!) to the amazing people she has connected with over the years.

When she's not busy juggling family life and her creative projects, you can find her at an art gallery, community event, farmers market, or spending quiet time at home with a good book and cup of tea.

Jennifer lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband Travis and their six children.

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