Baltimore is a city known for its distinct, vibrant neighborhoods that boast culture and color from every corner. We aim to offer you a parallel shopping experience, bursting with character and individuality. Read on to learn more about a few of our local favorite local boutiques that sell one-of-a-kind wardrobe staples and unique, sparkling accents!
Photos courtesy of the Poppy and Stella Instagram
Our first highlight is Poppy & Stella, a women’s boutique in Fells Point. Though they specialize in footwear (Frye, Lucky Brand, Born, and more), you’ll find they have a wide selection of thoughtfully-curated clothing and accessories, split into two sections: casualwear, and glam statement items perfect for a night on the town.
Poppy & Stella’s salespeople are honest and attentive, and the prices are reasonable, with accessories as low as $15 and a wide selection of dresses available for under $100. If you’re watching your wallet, keep an eye on their Instagram (@poppyandstella)—in addition to daily #OOTD inspiration, they post mega-sale notices for seasonal stockroom blowouts.
(Poppy & Stella // 728 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21231)
Photos courtesy of the South Moon Under Facebook page
Next up is South Moon Under, which got its start in Ocean City in 1968 as a humble surf shack. Today, you’ll find them in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood, plus 24 additional locations nationwide. This contemporary apparel store offers preppy-meets-bohemian options for men and women, including a mix of high- and lower-end items. Their denim collection is especially impressive, featuring styles from Free People, Raven Denim, and Hudson, as well as a variety of brands catering to different body types.
They offer frequent sales—including 15% off your first purchase if you join their mailing list—so for unique wardrobe pieces at a competitive prices, look no further!
(South Moon Under // 815 Aliceanna St. Baltimore, MD 21202 // 822 Kenilworth Dr. Towson, MD 21204)
Photo courtesy of the Uptown Cheapskate Facebook page
Finally, when you’re on the hunt for ultimate affordability without sacrificing uniqueness or quality, check out Uptown Cheapskate (off I-83 in Lutherville-Timonium)—they’re not your average thrift store! This upscale consignment shop purchases only the most stylish and gently used clothes and accessories from locals, selling dozens of character-filled and fashionable wares for up to 70% less than retail prices. You can even bring in your own unwanted clothing in exchange for cash on the spot or store credit. Despite the huge array of items for sale, the store is super well-organized by type, size, and color. Spend some time perusing racks upon racks of gently used treasures and take home armfuls of one-of-a-kind items without breaking the bank!
(Uptown Cheapskate // 1830 York Rd Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093)