Best Vintage Shopping in Baltimore
Baltimore’s vintage and antique shopping are a collector’s dream.
While Baltimore offers plenty of off-the-rack options, one of the city’s retail specialties are vintage boutiques. Whether you’re into 1950s rockabilly fashion or 1970s housewares, we’ve got a spot for all tastes. Here are some of the best shops offering everything from fashion to furniture.
Mount Vernon’s Best Bets
If you’re downtown, swing through Mount Vernon to check out a few of the great vintage boutiques clustered on charming West Read Street. At Keepers Vintage—which shares a space with KSM Candle Co.—owner Erica Bentley sells a hand-picked selection of super-wearable vintage clothing, including dresses, outerwear, accessories and more. You can also find another location in Hampden.
Across the street, pop into Bottle of Bread, a tightly edited collection of vintage for men and women that spans the decades between the turn of the century and the early 1990s. You can also snag some decorative items for the home and personal accessories from independent makers.
Just a few blocks away you’ll find The Zone, which has been open for more than 30 years. Owner Donna Jenkins stocks everything from mod ‘60s Schiaparelli scarves to glittery, sequined ‘80s jackets.
When you have the time to stroll between stores and linger over racks of vintage duds, head straight to Hampden. On your way into the neighborhood, swing by the Hunting Ground, in an old converted church on Falls Road. There, owners Jenna Hattenburg and Jess Soulen mix in a highly curated selection of stylish vintage clothing finds with small, independent brands.
Once you’ve finished there, hop over to The Avenue (aka West 36th Street), where a slew of vintage shops await. Hit up Milk & Ice Vintage, in a shared space with Sturgis Antiques, to find lovingly selected vintage from best friend duo Angie Gavin and Kate Schultz.
Continue down the street to nearby Doubledutch Boutique, which sells modern designs with a retro flair alongside a selection of vintage goods.
Interested in vintage shopping beyond clothing? Nearby Wishbone Reserve, on Falls Road, sells an eclectic mix of pre-loved home furnishings and accessories.
If you’re open to adventure, take a day to scout these highlights from across the city! Head to Roland Park for a double-dip of modern-day designer consignment, hitting up Redeux Consignment and Vogue Revisited.
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 treasure trove of industrial gems that are fun to pick through even if you buy nothing. Best part about the all-day approach: When you’re driving all over, the city is your oyster for making other stops.
You can also head to Rust-N-Shine in Highlandtown to peruse a vast collection of charming pre-loved pieces. 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.