Mt. Vernon Shopping Spree

New stores join established ones in the historic neighborhood.

By Kelly Coleman and Emily Delaney | Illustrations by Ellen Byrne - May 2015

Mt. Vernon Shopping Spree

New stores join established ones in the historic neighborhood.

By Kelly Coleman and Emily Delaney | Illustrations by Ellen Byrne - May 2015




A People United

Sells tribal-influenced products that are handcrafted by women in underdeveloped countries, like Nepal. The store gives back by donating profits to help support schools for children in Nepal. 516 N. Charles St., #100, 410-727-4471



Antique Row Stalls

A 10,000-square-foot antique and art gallery, with items including furniture, lighting, and decorative art like paintings and sculptures. 809 N. Howard St., 410-728-6363




For Rent Shoes

Offers urban street-wear-inspired pieces, including a large variety of sneakers, hats, casual clothing items, and other accessories for men and women. 515 Cathedral St., 443-873-9928


Gian Marco Menswear

Specializes in men's European designs from dressy sport coats and classic button-downs to cuff links and bow ties. 517 N. Charles St., #1, 410-347-7974






Linden Heights Ave

Combining retail and art, the store sells an eclectic mix of gently used clothing as well as VHS movies and vinyl records. 810 N. Calvert St., 404-428-1942





No Pins Framing and Presentation

A professional framing store that also offers artistic restoration and supplies. 10 W. Eager St., Ste. 101, 443-224-3171


Noveau Home and Interior Design

The home-goods store and interior-design firm moved back to its roots in Mt. Vernon in January. It also revamped its image, now fusing modern glamour with reclaimed vintage style. 10 W. Eager St., 410-962-8248



Paris West Optical

High-end optical boutique that provides complete eye exams and stylish eyewear. 521 N. Charles St., 410-528-1877







reUP Home

Designs furniture and artwork, using recycled and upcycled products, converting trash into treasures. 519 N. Charles St., 443-682-1179


Strongbox

Offers a unique collection of modern and vintage pieces, including abstract art, home décor, and accessories like bow ties and hats. 802 St Paul St., 717-525-3682





The Doll House Boutique

Serves as a place for shoppers to score on clothes made by local designers. The store also offers stylists and custom dresses. 525 N. Charles St., 443-874-7900



The Zone

Vintage and consignment shop offers an array of clothing and accessories, such as neon wigs and fur coats. This is the go-to store for vintage styles from the '60s to the '90s. 813 N. Charles St., 410-539-2817


Recommended Coffee Breaks


City Cafe
The perfect place to re-caffeinate or grab lunch between shopping destinations. 1001 Cathedral St., 410-539-4252


Dooby's
A Baltimore favorite for that midday coffee, grub, or pastry craving. 802 N. Charles St., 410-609-3162


Milk & Honey Market
Offers local farm-to-table items in its full service cafe with a separate organic grocery section. 816 Cathedral St., 410-685-6455


The Bun Shop

A cozy cafe with the best culturally-influenced buns in town. 239 W. Read St., 410-989-2033





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