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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.