Looking back at 2013, here’s a list of what’s been happening in Baltimore’s shopping scene.
We were definitely sad when hearing Lisa Ponzoli was selling her Fells Point women’s boutique Babe. We were happy however to see that she has left it in great hands with Kelley Heuisler (owner of one of our other Fells Point faves, Poppy and Stella). You’ll miss seeing Ponzoli’s face when visiting the store, but Heuisler has kept the same super cute Babe merchandise and equally as helpful and friendly staff. 1716 Aliceanna Street, 410-244-5114.
After gaining a following at both its Federal Hill spot and online, Brightside Boutique decided to add to the once again thriving shopping scene in Fells Point. While its original location also offers tattooing, Brightside Fells Point is focused on the same style (yet different selection) of on-trend clothing, accessories, and shoes for women. 723 South Broadway, 410-522-1337.
Now that Curiosity has moved from Federal Hill to join Harbor East, the growing neighborhood really does have it all when it comes to shopping needs. Interior designer Katie DeStefano brings a unique store that offers handpicked home goods and gift items as well as her design services. 1000 Lancaster Street, Suite 130, 410-727-6262.
Heidi Slacum moved her stylish women’s boutique Fresh from its Green Spring Station location to the Festival at Woodholme in Pikesville. The new location still carries stylish women’s fashion lines that we all came to love during its reign at GSS, while also adding some new European ones like Denny Rose and White Suede. 1809 Reisterstown Road, S-150, 410-602-1102.
Shelly Sarmiento and her Little White Fashion Truck hit the streets back in August of 2012, but we can thank her for bringing the trend to Baltimore this year. Recently we’ve seen more and more mobile boutiques popping up in the Baltimore, Annapolis, and Columbia areas selling a great selection of affordable clothing and accessories. littlewhitefashiontruck.com.
What better combination for shopping for both men and women than one that involves two of the best Hampden boutiques? Husband and wife Daniel Wylie and Lesley Jennings both moved their shops to one location just down the street on the Avenue. Keeping each store’s separate identities—Sixteen Tons on the first floor and Double Dutch upstairs—both continue to sell the same well curated clothing and accessories for men and women. 1021 West 36th Street, 410-554-0055 (Double Dutch), 410-554-0101 (Sixteen Tons).
Target has finally arrived! Sure we have several less than 20 minutes away, but now shoppers living or working on this side of town can easily make a short trip during lunch or enjoy a nice evening walk (weather permitting, of course) to the new location at The Shops at Canton Crossing. 3599 Boston Street, 410-276-8515.
We’ve all been supporting our hometown sporting goods behemoth Under Armour for years now, but there’s something about shopping at its first ever Brand House that makes it feel like a whole new experience. Maybe it’s the exclusive Baltimore product, or the enormous jumbotron (#IWILL), or the various community events, or perhaps the possibility of bumping into local athletes like Michael Phelps or Ray Lewis that truly brings out the best athlete in all of us. 700 South President Street, 410-528-5304.
(Images courtesy of stores listed above.)