Thursday, April 14, 2011
RIP House of Chants and Other Ferndale Icons
Despite the title, this entry is actually a celebration. It's a celebration of the best of the two block strip of 9 Mile west of Woodward that is no longer with us. First and foremost is House of Chants. There was literally nothing like it in south Oakland County. Once one set foot in the store with the orange awning, it was another world. It wasn't just a boutique, it was an experience. Great house music played on the speakears while one could peruse through a treasure trove of unique pieces from local designers like Wound and Eugenia Paul to national and international labels such as Kitchen Orange, Tulle, Runaway Pony, I Clothing, and BB Dakota.