The classic name Eleanorah has always resonated with Najah NaImah and she chose that name for her daughter. Now NaImah has taken her daughter’s nickname Norah, added vintage clothing and arranged a space with a loft feel to create
Norahs Vintage Loft
(editor's note: site under construction, follow the shop on Twitter
) in downtown Detroit.
"We are unique to the city because we offer on-trend vintage fashions that can appeal to everyone," said Namah. "A lot of our vintage findings are from high-end designers. Everyday you can find something new in our store."
Norah’s Vintage loft sells the usual fashion choices for women including tops, shorts, rompers, dresses and jackets, and the men’s fashion collection includes vintage t-shirts dating back to the late 70s. Unique to the store is a personal stylist, AliyaC, who helps shoppers find the perfect look.
NaImah plans to hire a sales associate in the future to assist her with store responsibilities. But for now, she considers it a privilege to be a store owner in a city that means a lot to her.
"I love my city. I see and understand the potential and I am willing to take a risk and bring Detroit a quality store because we deserve it," said NaImah. "There’s no reason to go out of the city or even (the) state when there is something better at home."
Norah’s Vintage Loft is now open at 214 E. Grand River and welcomes everyone because, as NaImah says, "fashion doesn’t have an age."
Sounce: Najah NaImah
Writer: Leah Johnson