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The Best Shopping in Baltimore

You may not think of Downtown as a shopping destination, but we’re home to thousands of merchants and retail services. Prefer wandering in and out of small boutiques and shops? We recommend Federal Hill. Do you have more of a flair for high-end brands? Pop over to Harbor East. Each neighborhood in Downtown has its own unique sense of self and style — just like you.

 

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Announcing the BOOST Incubator Program Inaugural Class

Downtown Partnership is so excited to announce the first group of entrepreneurs selected for an innovative new program to attract and support Black-owned retail businesses in Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods.

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Downtown’s Charles Street Promenade is Here to Stay

teamed up with communities up and down Charles Street to close Baltimore’s most historic thoroughfare to all automobile traffic for a pedestrian takeover.

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Introducing the Downtown Boost Program: Presented by Fearless

The Downtown BOOST (Black-Owned & Occupied Storefront Tenancy) Program: Presented by Fearless, will identify five Black-owned retail businesses and provide up to $50,000 in grant funding for capital and operating expenses.

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Introducing the Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will open a pop-up retail store to help local makers increase sales and visibility during a COVID-challenged holiday gift season.

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Try Something New

The pandemic hit Downtown hard, but that did not stop our Baltimore-based entrepreneurs from working towards their dreams and opening new storefronts in the community. From independent bookstores, to clothing stores, to modern pharmacies. Downtown has welcomed a number of new retail businesses in the last year.

 

Viva Books • 326 N. Charles St • vivabookstore.com
A quaint new bookstore in Downtown Baltimore specializing in the arts.

 

Motion Athletics • 36 S Calvert St • motionathletic.com
A fresh streetwear concept with clothing drops every Friday. Follow them on Instagram for the latest updates.

 

Medly Pharmacy • medly.com
Improving retail pharmacies with technology, Medly was created in an effort to change the experience of pharmacy care.

Male and female African American models in athletic clothing from Motion Athletics in Baltimore.

Motion Athletics, located at 36 S Calvert St. is a fresh streetwear concept with clothing drops every Friday!

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Doll House Boutique

525 N Charles St. • shopdollhouseboutique.com

Since 2004, The Doll House Boutique has provided all dolls with one-of-a-kind designs in couture and casual styles.

Style Haven

327 Park Ave. • stylehavenboutique.net

Catering to women that dare to be different, this clothing boutique offers customers a place to find unique and timeless fashion pieces at affordable prices.

Gian Marco Menswear

517 N Charles St. • gian-marco-menswear.com

Discover new fashion designers from European bespoke shops at Gian Marco Menswear.

DIFFERENTREGARD

825 N Charles St. • differentregard.com

At DIFFERENTREGARD, the goal is to help clients look and feel more confident about themselves. They create solutions to sustainable clothing products that focus on consumer needs.

Ted's Musicians Shop

11 E Centre St • Learn More

Offering a wide array of musical instruments, gear, and supplies for musicians of all levels.

Elite Secrets Bridal

339 N Charles St. • elitesecretsbridal.com

Elite Secrets Bridal provides top of the line bridal fashion, highly trained industry professionals, and exceptional service in the heart of Downtown Baltimore.

Benedetto Haberdashery

324 Park Ave • Learn More

A fine menswear store, Benedetto Haberdashery is Baltimore’s gateway to international fashion, flair and service.

Fleur De Lis Florist

39 W Lexington St. • fleurdelisfloraldesign.com

From special event arrangements to everyday bouquets, Fleur De Lis creates one-of-a-kind floral designs brimming with elegance, style and whimsy.

Cuples Tea House

cuplesteahouse.com

Cuples Tea House is a small minority/woman owned premium loose-leaf tea company offering loose lea tea, tea accessories, and virtual tea tastings.

Bella Bridesmaids

337 N Charles St. • bellabridesmaids.com

Bella Bridesmaids loves a wedding! The Bella showroom is home to a large collection of bridesmaid dresses from the world’s leading designers.

Tigerlillyshop Jewelry

520 Park Ave • tigerlillyshop.com

Located in her Baltimore City studio, Allison Fomich creates unique mixed metal jewelry from nature specimens collected from her surrounding environment.

Ohh So Sweet Candy Boutique

823 N Charles St. • ohhsosweet.com

A sweet interactive, candy experience for all ages.

Chase Street Accessories & Engraving

823 N Charles St. • chasestreetae.com

Chase Street Accessories & Engraving offers custom awards, branded promotional products, personalized gifts, and Baltimore City souvenirs.

Lumière Candle Studio

411 N Charles St. • lumierecandlestudio.com

At Lumière Candle Studio, you can let your creativity run wild. Blending your custom fragrance, hand pouring your own candle, and labeling your creation is all done by you.

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Made in Baltimore amplifies the stories of Baltimore’s makers and celebrates the city’s long history as a prominent manufacturing hub.

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Mess in a Bottle

Creating MESSages that evoke change, give a voice to the voiceless, and create a community of unapologetically authentic humans.

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Hon's Honey

Home and body goods handcrafted by women survivors of addiction, abuse, sex trafficking, generational poverty, and trauma.

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Pure Chocolate by Jinji

Socially responsible, dairy-free chocolate and sweet treats handcrafted by daughter and son team Jinji and Guy Fraser. This is chocolate you can feel good about eating.

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CAne Collective

CAnE Collective creates craft cocktails that highlight the spirits they feature by way of their CAnE Mixers. These mixers were created to bring the experience of craft bartending directly to people’s homes.

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Dear Globe Coffee Roasters

Dear Globe Coffee was created on the principles of coffee being a community adventure and a daily source of inspiration and connection. Dear Globe is a proudly woman and minority-owned and operated business. Roaster and Founder LieAnne Navarro has always had a passion for coffee and art. What started with a curiosity about the taste and how espresso machines worked, developed into a great love and appreciation for the craft of a cup.

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Drama MaMa Bookshop

Drama MaMa Bookshop believes in the written word. Whether these written words come together in order to pass down priceless information or simply to keep us organized as we go about our day, they create stationary that’s sure to put a smile on your face.

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Mount Royal Soap Co.

Providing the best sustainably sourced bath and body products to as many people as possible while maintaining a small batch production process right here in Baltimore.

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Pangea Printing Co.

From Screen printing to laser engraving, Pangea can help you create the products you want for your business. They don’t just print for others, they also print their own line of tees, hats and a bunch of other cool stuff you can check out in their store.

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