Tag: vintage clothing

Wing Dam’s Sara Autrey opens Get Shredded Vintage shop in Charles Village

The exterior of Get Shredded Vintage, located in the rear store of 3101 St. Paul St. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

The Facebook profile photo for Get Shredded Vintage is the store’s proprietor, Sara Autrey, dressed in a retro yellow top with black-and-white streaks and blue-rimmed shades, her head covered in streamers that resemble the glow and translucence of bubbles.

It’s surprisingly evocative of the store, which opened for business today offering an eclectic and fun mix of vintage clothes, mid-mod kitchen accessories, kitschy curios and music, art and jewelry by local artists.

Gogo’s Retread Threads at Doubledutch



catch of the day fish (2)We don’t know whether to be grateful to Stacey of Gogo’s Retread Threads, or supremely jealous. Maybe a little bit of both? On the jealousy-inducing hand, she basically gets to spend all her time shopping for fabulous finds, decorating her amazing mobile shop with them (a repurposed old school bus, you know), and then setting up all over town to share her goods with us. And now it seems she’s off traveling the world on a well-deserved vacation. Good work if you can get it, right? But luckily, she thought ahead and entrusted those style-makers at Doubledutch Boutique with all of her winter treasures, so we can still get our fix while she’s gone. That’s the grateful hand.



dressBaltimore writer Susan Middaugh ponders the hallowed tradition of handing down one’s wedding dress to her daughter–should historic happy-ending circumstances prevail? And if not?

The dress hung in my mother’s attic for over 20 years and in my basement for nearly a decade. The heavy plastic which protected the gown after its one and only wearing had collected dust and grime from years of neglect. But the contents of the plastic bag, sealed tight by a local dry cleaner, retained the winsome appeal that had attracted me in the first place. It was still a pretty dress, simple but elegant, with a single row of flowers down the front and along the bottom edge. The dry cleaner, who may have been a curator in a previous life, had even taken the trouble to shape the dress in a female form and fluffed it throughout with pink tissue paper visible at the neck.

The Better Dressed Sale is Here!


fluffy fur coat photo

catch of the day fish (2)What’s better than being the best dressed? Being better dressed. No, we haven’t lost our handle on the English language. We’re talking about the Better Dressed Sale, which is happening next week, and which basically guarantees a year of being the best dressed for all those who make this their first winter shopping stop. Like many of our favorite things, this one also serves to raise money for a good cause. The Best Dressed Sale & Boutique is a fund raising project of The Women’s Board that raised over $200,000 last year alone toward patient care at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Do a little quick math and you realize that that’s a whole lot of really fabulous clothing. And it’s all donated by individuals and local boutiques, with most of the work is done by volunteers.  

Hunting Ground’s One Year Anniversary Party


Hunting Ground Party

catch of the day fish (2)How many one year-olds do you know with impeccable taste, fabulous vintage clothes, choice pieces by independent designers , and a rotating array of carefully curated accessories? Probably not many (unless you had the pleasure of hanging out with the Jolie-Pitts or Katie and Suri (sorry, Tom) back in the early days.  But up in Hampden, we’ve got our own fabulous one year-old: Hunting Ground—the much celebrated boutique opened this time last year in the old church on Falls Road just north of The Avenue.  And we’re more than excited to help them celebrate their first year of business, this Friday.

Hopkins Hospital Holds The Best Dressed Sale, This Weekend


The Women’s Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital holds that Baltimore institution, the Best Dressed Sale and Boutique October 5-7 at the Carriage House at Evergreen House. The event (in its 45th year!) sells new and gently used men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.  It’s the ultimate recycling program!

New in Hampden: Hunting Ground


Hunting Ground in Baltimore

It’s easy for clothes to look good on mannequins and hangers, and in store windows. But when the all the baristas at a super hip new coffee shop (Spike Gjerde’s Artifact Coffee on Union Ave) are sporting your duds, you know you’ve hit on something. And where does the Artifact Coffee team go to be outfitted? Hunting Ground—a new boutique just off The Avenue in Hampden.  Hunting Ground specializes in that rare combo of amazing vintage finds and choice picks from independent designers. Not only that, they also do what they call “in store pop-up shops” (think a rotating mini-gallery of items and accessories curated by your friend with enviably perfect taste).

This month’s pop-up is called STOCKPILE and was curated by Melissa Moore. Some of the designers include Fort Standard, Ladies & Gentleman, Pat Kim, Nikkuu, and DMFD. It’s up until October 14th and the items are unique, so we recommend swinging by sooner rather than later.

Hunting Ground is located at 3649 Falls Road  Baltimore, MD 21211

Rock Royalty Spied Shopping in Hampden


Last Wednesday afternoon, as Charlotte Hayes Murray, owner of Charlotte Elliott and the Bookstore Next Door on 36th Street in Hampden, removed a long splinter from her son Andrew’s finger, two beautiful young people, a boyfriend and girlfriend, slipped inside her shop and began to browse the only way they knew how: sexily. A “pretty” assistant-seeming person followed close.