Visit Baltimore Official Guide Fall/Winter 2019 VisitBaltimore_FallWinter_2019_Final_Digital - Page 42

shopping gifting I N B A LT I M O R E ‘Tis the season for gifts, and whether you’re interested in finding yours at independently owned boutiques, museum gift shops or seasonal markets, Baltimore has a shopping destination for all needs. Our beautiful, historic neighborhoods are home to cute stores that showcase handmade creations by local makers and one-of-a-kind finds. O ne of Baltimore’s upscale neighborhoods, Harbor East is a hot spot for high-end hotels and boutique shopping. Most of the retail is clustered along Aliceanna Street, where national favorites like Anthropologie and Lush Cosmetics mix with locally owned retailers such as Sassanova, Curiosities and B’More Betty. Looking for some pampering while you shop? Head to the Four Seasons Hotel Spa for a luxe service, and pick up a gift certificate while you’re there. For a heavy dose of charm and cozy boutique shopping, try one of Baltimore’s rowhouse-lined historic neighborhoods. In Fell’s Point, wander the picturesque streets and pop into shops like Poppy & Stella, Brightside Boutique and Freesia for women’s clothing and accessories. Music lovers should browse the vinyl at The Sound Garden, an independent music store stocking more than 100,000 hard-to-find titles. If the written word is more your thing, head to Greedy Reads for a curated selection of books. For toys that smart, creative 40 Over in trendy Federal Hill, check out SoBotanical for all- natural, handmade skincare and fragrances; and Phina’s Fine Linens & Gifts for upscale home items. If you’re on the prowl for something a little unconventional, swing by the American Visionary Art Museum’s gift shop Sideshow, which is packed floor-to-ceiling with funky finds. kids will love, hit up aMuse Toys. B A LT I M O R E . O R G Trohv