about 6th And detroit
6th And Detroit, founded by Michelle Qazi, is a thoughtfully curated home décor store that showcases a mix of unique styles from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Originally started as an Etsy shop, Michelle uses social media to drive sales in a flash-sale like format which quickly made the online store a shopping destination for designers and vintage décor enthusiasts. 6th And Detroit opened its first brick and mortar showroom in April 2016 in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach. The store showcases visually appealing vignettes to provide shoppers design inspiration in every corner. www.6thandDetroit.com
When Michelle Qazi moved into her first apartment in Los Angeles, she discovered her love for decorating and built an appreciation of vintage furnishings. Fresh out of college and a small budget to work with, Michelle scoured flea markets, estate sales and vintage stores to furnish her apartment. Finding out she had a keen eye for design and quality, she turned this passion into a business.
In April 2015, Michelle opened up the Etsy store, 6th And Detroit. 6th And Detroit is a thoughtfully edited home décor store that showcases a mix of vintage in a modern setting. Knowing the power of social media, Michelle used Instagram to help drive sales and present her styling skills. She curates each post as if she’s designing a corner or section of a home. Her online store and social sites quickly grew to be a shopping and inspiration destination. A year later, Michelle fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning a shop and opened 6th And Detroit’s first brick and mortar showroom in the vibrant East Village Arts District of Downtown Long Beach . Similar to her social posts, the store showcases visually appealing vignettes so shoppers can find design inspiration and hand picked unique items. She has expanded her services into rentals, Airbnb consulting, interior design and selling her goods from Seattle online. Both her homes, in Long Beach and Seattle, are a reflection of the brand and have been featured in Design Sponge, The Jungalow and Houzz.
Michelle Qazi is a mother of two, a self-taught interior designer with a passion for all things old and beautiful. Originally from Laguna Niguel, CA, Michelle earned her undergraduate degree in Advertising from California State University, Fullerton. Living in Long Beach for 10 years, she now currently resides in Seattle with her husband, two sons and two dogs, while frequently visiting her Long Beach shop every month to continue to curate its inventory and meet with her team.
Later this year, Michelle has hopes to expand the brand in Seattle and continue to make vintage attainable and presented in a modern way.