Nobody's Sweetheart was a vintage clothing store and antique dealer in Grand Rapids. It opened in 1994 and closed in 2006 and was owned and operated by Barbara Van Winen.


Nobody's Sweetheart was located at [[address:=953 E Fulton Street]], on the corner of Fulton and Holland Avenue. It was easily recognized by its nearly-acronymal black and yellow "NBS" sign.

Geographic coordinates are 42.962877° N, 85.645391° WLatitude: 42°57′46.357″N
Longitude: 85°38′43.408″W


Major shopping experiences at NBS

I frequented NBS a lot when I was a teenager. My three biggest memories are:

  1. When I bought a shark-skin tuxedo there for my junior prom. The pants were extra high-water, and my dad said, "You're actually going to spend your money on that?!?"
  2. When I bought a black biker jacket in 1998, while on Christmas vacation during my first year of college. My girlfriend at the time loved it. I've worn it to a zillion shows and still like it a lot.
  3. When I went to NBS to mourn its closing and check out the going-out-of-business clearance sale. I helped the owner move some stuff around. She gave me a shirt for lending her a hand.

Buckshot 10:05, 22 May 2007 (EDT)


I bought the tuxedo I was married in at NBS.

Mike Saunders 10:13, 22 May 2007 (EDT)

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