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Pile of Craft: An Offering of the Region’s Most Inventive Crafters

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Independent product lines at Pile of Craft.

The rabid enthusiasm of Baltimore shoppers for locally made and hand-crafted products is exceptional. Nowhere is that phenomenon more prevalent than at the craft fairs produced by Baltimore-based artist collective Charm City Craft Mafia.

New Hampden Pop-up Shop to Feature Made-in-Baltimore Products, Art

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Neighbor Goods

Doubledutch Boutique in Hampden has always focused on featuring independent clothing and accessory lines. Owner Lesley Jennings goes out of her way to find quality local products to mix with her more established, independent brands.

While the latter bring new shoppers into Doubledutch, the former is what often make them return time and time again. Now, two women from Jennings’ staff have launched a second shop, focusing entirely on more such Baltimore-made goods.

Gift Store Becket Hitch Turns Three

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Becket Hitch

Green Spring Station’s one-stop gift store, Becket Hitch, celebrates its third anniversary this Saturday, April 29. The immaculately curated shop will offer “super exciting early-bird specials” for one hour only, from 9-10 a.m.

The Rack: Nearly New Sale Returns to GMBC on April 29

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The Nearly New Sale at GBMC Opens Saturday, April 29.

Ready your bargain-hunting attire, Baltimore. The Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Nearly New Sale returns next week, with its highly anticipated spring fundraising shopping event.

The Rack: Baby’s On Fire Celebrates Food, Music and Great Coffee in Mt. Vernon

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Baby’s On Fire in Mt. Vernon.

Tucked into a small, quiet corner of Mt. Vernon, a decades-old dream is being lived out in full.

Hunting Ground Celebrates Five Years with All-Day Affair

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The Hunting Ground celebrates five years.

This may be hard to believe, but as of this week, Hunting Ground has been in business five years. The vintage fashion boutique in Hampden celebrates its fifth anniversary on Friday in the same place it started, but with a brand new look.

Publications and Multiples Fair Opens April 1 at Baltimore Design School

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Publications and Multiples Fair, happening April 1-2 at Baltimore Design School.

Baltimore’s Annual Publications and Multiples Fair, or PMF, is an annual exposition of contemporary artist publications, prints, sculptures, jewelry, textiles and all things deemed worthy of the description “produced in multiple.”

Route One Apparel Offers Md. Flag Gear for the Whole Family

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Ready your red, white, black, and gold clothing. Here comes Maryland Day!

In 1634, two ships full of British settlers landed at St. Clement’s Island and colonized the Province of Maryland. Among those settlers was the Calvert family, credited with both founding Maryland and inspiring our iconic state flag with its family crests.

Every year on March 25, we celebrate that founding with an official state holiday and by waving Maryland’s bold and unique flag in all its red, white, black and gold glory. Nearly four centuries later, thanks in large part to a motivated graduate from UMD, we can wear that flag too.

New Sneaker Shop in Pigtown Opens With Lines Out The Door

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9/10 Condition Sneaker Boutique in Pigtown

A popular shoe store in Towson has moved its digs to Baltimore City this month and is already booming with business.

Local designer went from computer screens to clay pots to find her calling

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Ann Margaret Ceramics

Ann Parker is a graphic designer by training but found it difficult to connect with technology. On a whim, she took a ceramics class one semester at Towson University where she received her undergraduate degree. She found a passion in the simple concept of creating functional items with her own two hands.