Best Vintage & Thrift Stores in Baltimore
Baltimore’s thrift, vintage and antique scene is a paradise for artsy souls, collectors, savvy shoppers and more. Here are some of the best spots offering everything from fashions to furniture.
Baltimore locals know how to turn a look. From the chic suits and tailored dresses that outfit downtown business people to the beanies and layered jackets occupying our coffee shops and the colorful, innovative fashions found throughout the arts and entertainment districts, our residents rock a multitude of styles.
It’s no surprise, then, that Baltimore boasts a stellar thrift and vintage shopping scene—both a reaction to and a driving force behind the city’s creative spirit. That spirit is reflected in our home fashions as well, and our antique stores carry everything from 18th and 19th-century wares to mid-century modern pieces. Whether your style is cottagecore, retro, 90s chic, maximalist or something else, we’ve got a thrift, consignment, vintage or antique shop for every aesthetic.
Bottle of Bread
Occupying a bright, 19th-century storefront in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, Bottle of Bread provides a diverse yet tightly edited collection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing from the turn of the century through the early 1990s. They also carry goods from local artists and makers, including candles, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, paper goods and more.
In the sea of vintage and thrift stores lining Hampden’s 36th Street, Balto stands out with its bold, retro aesthetic and youthful collection of vintage graphic t-shirts and baseball caps. Owner Montana Bowman uses his eye for graphic design and appreciation for hand lettering—a love he’s developed since he was a small child—to source his merchandise, and he’s especially drawn to iconography of rural and industrial America. Think trucker hats advertising Baltimore manufacturing companies, faded state tourism t-shirts and college apparel.
To say that Charlotte Elliott is brimming with antiques and vintage goods is an understatement; immediately upon entering this two-story treasure trove, you’re greeted with ornate furnishings, sterling silver cutlery, ancient pottery, ceremonial artifacts and more. Head downstairs to explore the vintage clothing collection or hang a left to enter the aptly-named Bookstore Next Door, where you’ll discover an impressive array of used books, historic texts and stationary.
Offering a self-described catalogue of “modern lines and indie designs,” Doubledutch is a one-stop shop for retro and retro-inspired designs. You’ll find trendy matching sets alongside deadstock denim bellbottoms and resin earrings. The store holds a shopper’s social on the first Friday of every month in which shoppers can enjoy drinks, treats and 20% off merchandise. Find it on The Avenue in Hampden – you’ll recognize it by its vibrant orange signage.
Get Shredded Vintage
It’s an undeniable truth that Baltimore’s style cannot be defined by one word, and few people embody that idea more than Get Shredded Vintage owner Sara Autrey. She’s a tastemaker and sartorial enthusiast, and her business is carefully curated to challenge fashion’s status quo. By breathing new life and purpose into old pieces, Autrey creates looks that transcend of-the-moment trends. Find her and Get Shredded in Remington, just blocks away from other beloved Baltimore businesses Mount Royal Soaps and Greedy Reads.
Those who are really interested in a hunt would do well to spend some time digging through the architectural salvage at Housewerks, in a historic Bayard Station building in Pigtown. It’s a stockpile of industrial gems that are fun to sort through. Purchase something that needs a little TLC? Housewerks offers an in-store “werkshop” to assist in the modification and restoration of its artifacts.
While in the neighborhood, pop into Scrap B-more, a creative reuse center that sells recycled craft and sewing materials, to gather any materials you need for your next home or fashion DIY project.
Inside an old converted church on Falls Road, Jenna Hattenburg and Jess Soulen mix in a highly curated selection of stylish vintage clothing finds with small, independent fashion brands. Add in art books, stickers and jewelry items and you have Hunting Ground. The atmosphere is colorful and warm, and multiple spacious fitting rooms and cozy seating areas invite you peruse as long as you please.
Illicit Rag Vintage
At Illicit Rag Vintage in the Govans neighborhood, owner Danyell Williams sources vintage gems so great that her spot was ranked the city’s best vintage boutique by Baltimore magazine in 2020. As a tween, Williams fell in love with the timelessness of vintage garments and she’s been thrifting, upcycling and fashioning new artistic designs ever since. The shop also occasionally hosts after-hours open mic poetry nights led by popular Baltimore creatives.
With Keepers Vintage, an online boutique, FIT alum and Baltimore resident Erica Bentley, pairs an impeccably curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories for men and women with sustainable lifestyle and handmade items. Her goal is to empower customers to to take care of themselves and the earth by shopping secondhand and treating themselves to high-quality, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Lisa’s Luxury Consignment
The collection at Lisa’s Luxury Consignment Shop in Mount Washington Village is always evolving, but you can always expect to find furs, jewelry, boots and even beauty products plucked from the finest estate sales. The shop’s wrap-around terrace and Lisa’s sweet pup Sammy give the space a homey, familiar feel, and she’s always ready to lend fashion advice should you need it!
Milk & Ice Vintage
At Milk & Ice Vintage in Lauraville, best friend duo Angie Gavin and Kate Schultz lovingly select vintage garments that range from dainty to goth and everything in between. At their bi-annual super sales, you’ll find racks upon racks of quality vintage garments ranging from $5-20 — plus free snacks — to peruse in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
The Parisian Flea
The Parisian Flea has been an Avenue fixture for more than ten years, but its Baltimore presence goes back even farther to 1998, when owner Andrew Bruchey decided to turn his lifelong passion into a career and occupy a petite booth in an Ellicott City antique mall. Now, he rehomes fabulous costume and fine estate jewelry, as well as the occasional decorative item, from his brick and mortar storefront in Hampden. He also offers jewelry repairs and restorations.
With its whimsical collection of Art Deco antiques, mid-century modern furnishings, raku pottery, handcrafted jewelry and more, Paradiso functions like one big curio cabinet, with new treasures lying around every corner. The Best of Baltimore winner is the child of husband-and-wife duo Ric Martinkus and Sharona Gamliel, who source only the highest-quality items in pristine condition for their cozy, artfully-staged shop.
Inspired by the abundance of designer consignment stores found throughout Los Angeles, Linda Eisenbrandt decided to open ReDeux in Roland Park to bring high fashion goods to Baltimore. Trust us: You’ll never want to visit the mall again after seeing this store, where you’ll find Canada Goose coats, Proenza Schouler boots, Gucci totes, Etro scarves and so much more.
Rust-N-Shine in Highlandtown houses a vast collection of charming pre-loved trinkets, housewares, posters and novelty items, plus a selection of locally-made products from Mount Royal Soaps and other Baltimore small businesses. Owners Kevin and Kinsley are passionate about repurposing vintage goods, and they search high and low to provide rare finds for affordable prices. They’re also committed to their community, often sponsoring fundraisers and hosting neighborhood events.
Building supplies, furniture and decorative items aren’t the only things that get second chances at this Pigtown warehouse; rather, this social enterprise hires unemployed and inexperienced individuals and trains them in deconstruction, salvage, warehousing, retail, operations, transportation and customer service. The graduates of this training program are then guaranteed associate-level positions on Second Chance’s staff. Workforce development is just one pillar of Second Chance’s commitment to sustainability, though; they also reclaim building materials, salvage historic artifacts, recycle and identify soon-to-be demolished buildings to function as living classrooms for its trainees to practice their skills.
The Turnover Shop
If Turnover’s charming baby blue awning doesn’t invite you in, the smattering of antique furniture stationed on the front sidewalk or the thoughtful window displays will. Open since 1943, the store is a familiar fixture of Roland Park, and has been a family-run business since current owner Alice Ann Martin bought it in 1978. The team also consists of an onsite researcher who can help you find the perfect item to add to your home. Inside, 18th-century furnishings, framed art prints, European dishes and more.
Located on the Avenue in Hampden, Twin Vintage offers a tightly curated selection of mid-century modern furniture, home goods and fashions. Unlike other antique stores that are filled to the brim with vintage wares, Twin’s showroom is spacious and artfully staged, and every piece is in excellent condition. The store is only open on Saturday and Sunday, but you can always send a DM on Instagram to purchase items.
Don’t let the small storefront fool you—there’s a lot packed into this Roland Park consignment store, which has been open for two decades. Vogue Revisited carries an impressive mix of contemporary, vintage and designer brands, including shoes, handbags and jewelry. And because it is a consignment shop, you’ll discover something new every time you visit.
The love-child of two vintage-obsessed friends with an eye for design, Athena Hoffberger and Julie Lilienfeld, Wishbone Reserve houses an ever-changing array of eclectic antique furniture, authentic Persian rugs, eye-catching light fixtures and amusing curiosities. They also regularly feature robust collections from featured artists, such as Rachel Rush and Ralph Clark.
Located just a few blocks from Bottle of Bread in Mount Vernon, The Zone caters to playful fashionistas and collectors of rare, unconventional wardrobe pieces. For more than 30 years, owner Donna Jenkins has stocked her store with fun garments such as 60s Schiaparelli scarves, 80s sequined jackets and silky lace-trimmed nightgowns from the 1940s.
Bonus: Vintagepalooza at R. House
Browse the best vintage and thrifted finds from dozens of East Coast sellers at Vintagepalooza, a sprawling pop-up clothing bazaar held in the garage of Remington’s R. House. The variety of vendors means you have access to a huge assortment of denim, tees, blouses, accessories, party dresses and other goods. And when you work up an appetite navigating the sprawl, head inside the food hall to take your pick of tacos, pizza, poke, crispy chicken, ice cream and more, plus drinks from the R. House bar.