Cloud 9 Clothing

Retailers are reminding us to keep our chins up. Spring is on its way, with warmer weather, sunnier days and new spring wardrobes. While we wait patiently, there are deals to be had on winter fashions, in order to make way for spring!

Before new shipments of spring clothing can be racked, local shops need to make room in their stores to display it. Luckily for you and me, many of them do this by offering substantial discounts on seasonal apparel to make space. At Cloud 9 Clothing in the Shops at Kenilworth, coats, dresses, tops and more are all on sale for 30 to 50 percent off until spring inventory starts arriving in a couple of weeks.

Cloud 9 Clothing

The locally owned, award-winning women’s clothing company started over a decade ago as a pop-up shop, and now the chain has permanent retail locations in Canton, Hampden and the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson. All carry both designer and independent lines and have new items in the shop multiple times per season.

Ma Petite Shoe

Ma Petite Shoe, Hampden’s celebrated peddler of shoes and fancy chocolate, has also begun downsizing its winter styles to make way for warm weather options. In a somewhat small, but always incredibly well-stocked space, large racks of boots and heavyweight shoes are on sale to make way for the sandals and open-toed footwear of spring. The shop has enormous sale banners stretching vertically in front of the outside entrance, making it very hard to resist running inside to peek. Most winter wear is a full 50 percent off for the time being.

Stores make take a slight loss from the lower price of the sale, but the promise of savings surely gets folks in the door that might not have been shopping otherwise. Meanwhile, we savvy customers can rejoice at great deals on winter gear, even if it means acknowledging its usefulness for a few (cold, windy, snowy) months more.

Ma Petite Shoe is located at 823 W. 36th Street in Hampden. Cloud 9 Clothing has locations in Hampden, Canton, and the Shops at Kenilworth. 

Rachel Bone

Rachel Bone is a regular contributor to the Baltimore Fishbowl.