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ALCHEMY DETROIT

As a Detroit-native, I spent twenty years building a successful career in corporate America before leaving to take on a new, sartorial challenge as Founder of womenswear label Alchemy Detroit; a menswear-inspired line known for deceptively simple sophistication, flawless construction and a keen sense of classic lines.

After years of frustration searching for the perfect blazer, only to encounter an increasing trend toward poorly-made, yet still expensive labels, I imagined the welcome return of investment pieces that would last a lifetime.
 

Alchemy Detroit speaks to Her brilliance, celebrates Her individuality, and supports Her individual style.

What started as a label for Her has quickly expanded to include Him…husbands, boyfriends, fathers, and grandfathers now wear Alchemy tees, jackets, and scarves. I look forward to Alchemy’s continued evolution!

 With gratitude,

 

 

THE BRAND

A collection of elevated basics, sophisticated design, made in America.

THE PHILOSOPHY

Born in Detroit, Alchemy allows women to celebrate their individuality, offering timeless garments made from quality fabrics and detailed American craftsmanship. Alchemy prides itself on intentional design that integrates seamlessly and effortlessly into the modern lifestyle, be it board meeting or weekend brunch.

With an ode to bespoke tailors, the collection delivers discerning attention to detail; reimagined for hardworking career women, domestic warriors, young professionals, and mature matriarchs. Our pieces are meant to be worn and lived in. Taking sartorial cues from menswear, our approach embodies Detroit’s proud legacy for American craftsmanship and industrious ingenuity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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