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Pop-ups and peplums: Trish's Garage makes its Detroit retail return

Trish's Garage

Ebony Rutherford's clothing store has popped back up in Detroit. Trish's Garage is celebrating its opening in the Grand River Workplace, a co-working space in Grandmont Rosedale. The clothing and accessory shop first popped up downtown in April and May 2014.

Trish's Garage sells clothing, jewelry, and accessories, much of which is Detroit-themed. Rutherford's specialty are her self-designed and -made peplums, tops with flares at the bottom meant to flatter women of all shapes and sizes.

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation opened Grand River Workplace in Oct. 2014. The co-working space also hosts pop-ups, the first having been Love. Travels. Imports., an artisanal crafts boutique. Trish's Garage will be open until the end of the year.

"Trish’s Garage is exactly the kind of home-grown, locally-owned business we would like to see more of in our community. It embodies the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that are needed to bring new life to neighborhood business districts like Grand River," Tom Goddeeris, executive director of GRDC, says in a statement.

The store's first run as a pop-up occurred in the spring of 2014, after it was accepted into the D:Hive pop-up program. Rutherford went through that organization's Build Institute--which has since spun off as its own entity--learning business planning, pricing, and money management. She's also a graduate of the TechTown Retail Boot Camp, where she learned to identify customers' needs rather than stocking only what she wanted to sell. Now it's a pop-up in Grandmont Rosedale. She won a contest for the spot, one run by GRDC and REVOLVE Detroit.

Trish's Garage opened Saturday, June 20, and will operate out of the Grandmont Rosedale storefront every Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m until the end of the year.

The clothing and accessories shop is located at 19120 Grand River Ave.

Writer: MJ Galbraith

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MJ Galbraith is Model D's development news editor. Follow him on Twitter @mikegalbraith.
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