Best Baltimore, MD Shopping

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    10. Graul's

    Graul's, in business since 1920, has several locations in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore. Each location is managed by a different family member, so each has its own personality. The...

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    9. Samuel Parker

    Visitors to Baltimore often forget the chic, high society functions that we have. With elite private schools, fox hunting, extensive art collections, major philanthropists and of course, the second jewel of the...

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    8. Grandma's Candle Shop

    This family-owned store opened in 1978 and has changed locations, but has always been on W. Saratoga Street, within walking distance of downtown and the Inner Harbor. Open every day except for Sunday, they're more...

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    7. Trinacria Foods

    Just west of downtown, within walking distance of the Inner Harbor and the Washington Monument, is Trinacria Foods. A family-owned business since 1908, they make their own breads, dried pasta, sauces and frozen pasta...

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    6. Nouveau Home & Interior Design

    Visit any truly stylish Baltimore home or business. Those magical spaces inhabited by people who haven't thrown their souls and personalities away with chain store furnishings all seem to have a little something from...

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    5. Bill's Music

    On a street known as a music haven for decades -- live music, instrument stores, record stores -- Bill's Music stands out among their excellent neighbors. It's been family owned for 50 years now. Today, they offer a...

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    4. McCormick World of Flavors

    Right in the Light Street Pavilion at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the kind of souvenir shop that may well attract as many locals as tourists! McCormick's World of Flavors sells all kinds of difficult to find...

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    3. Trohv

    Hampden's Trohv -- get it, like a treasure trove? -- is a vast, inviting place just to walk around. With exposed brick and vintage displays, you know you're not having a cookie-cutter shopping experience. Even...

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    2. Atomic Books

    Hampden's Atomic Books is what an indie bookstore should be: clean, brightly lit, stocked with cool, hard-to-find, local, as well as indie books and 'zines. Even if you thought of yourself as a weirdo as a youngster,...

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    1. DeBois Textiles

    Down in South Baltimore, the industrial non-touristy part of town, has been a business that's been family-owned for over 50 years. Thanks to the clever idea to run ads in Baltimore's alt weekly, thrifty non-jobbers...

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About Baltimore, MD Shopping

Shopping in Baltimore's never a disappointment, whether you're a flea-market addict, a high-end boutique lover or just a casual window browser. The tourist-laden Inner Harbor houses many familiar national retailers, while some of the older neighborhoods like Mount Vernon and Fell's Point are home to some fine boutiques, antique galleries and other specialty stores. Another must for collectors, Antique Row is located on Howard Street downtown and houses an entire block of historic antique stores. Perhaps the most distinctive shopping options are the public markets. Offering fresh meats, produce, baked goods, as well as some tasty prepared foods, the markets are popular stops for many locals. Lexington Market, founded in 1782, is the city's oldest, but the Broadway Market in Fell's Point and the Cross Street Market in Federal Hill also offer many flavorful treats, plants, flowers and handmade gifts.

About Elizabeth Baxley

Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.

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