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Worthy Threads: Two Moms Launch New Baltimore Clothing Line

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After an unsuccessful search to find unique, comfortable clothes for their own children, Jessica Chappel Kremen and Lily Brown sought out their own fix. Together, they launched their kids apparel line, Worthy Threads, in May.

The Rack: Meats, Cocktails and Gloriousness in Fells Point

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Tired of all these summer salads and white wines? Ready for some heartier indulgences? Look no further than Fells Point this week.

The Rack: This Parisian Clothing Line was Inspired By a Baltimore Thrift Store Find

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In 2012, two Parisians thrift-shopping their way through Baltimore were overcome with nostalgia after finding a pair of vintage overalls in a secondhand store.

The Rack: Rotating Pop-up Practice and Trade Offers Brick-and-Mortar Appeal in Age of Thriving E-Commerce

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Practice and Trade in The Village at Cross Keys

There’s a growing trend in retail: Large chain stores are losing sales to online shopping and e-commerce. And yet, the local shopping movement continues to grow and thrive.

The Rack: Rotunda Kicks Off New Weekly Farmer’s Market

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Jones Family Farm at Rotunda Farmer’s Market

The Rotunda kicked off its new weekly farmer’s market yesterday, to the delight of neighbors in nearby Hampden and Roland Park.

The Rack: Yves Delorme Celebrates 25 Years With Anniversary Sale

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Via Yves Delorme

Yves Delorme is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Green Spring Station, coincidentally on a day that also marks the anniversary of the retailer’s first-ever shop in the United States.  

The Rack: Artists For Truth — A Benefit Exhibition On North Avenue

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Artists For Truth Benefit Exhibition (photo credit: Artists For Truth)

On Friday, June 2, Artists for Truth launches its first project, titled “Benefit Exhibition,” at SpaceCamp Gallery on North Avenue. The show will feature over 250 artworks by more than 150 artists hailing from Baltimore and across the United States.

The Rack: Calico Corners Opens New Fabric and Home Design Location In Lutherville

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Madcap Cottage Designs, featured at the new Calico Corners in Lutherville

For more than 65 years, Calico Corners has had the enviable job of making homes across America more beautiful. Growing from a modest “designer seconds” fabric store in Bedford Village, N.Y., in 1948 to a national chain with more than 75 home decorating stores, Calico has established itself as a go-to retail source for decorative fabrics once only sold through designers. It’s also expanded to offer design services for home decorating, including window treatments, custom upholstery, furniture and more.

The Rack: New Contemporary Fabric Shop Opens in Lauraville

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Domesticity Fabric Shop and Craft Studio

A new shop in the heart of Lauraville seeks to fill the needs of modern domestics and fabric enthusiasts alike.

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.

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