THE GUIDE TO SHOPPING SECONDHAND IN BALTIMORE
Updated: Nov 8, 2020
If you didn't already know, I wear a lot of vintage clothing. Vintage shopping is a hobby for me; success is really dependent on both luck and timing. The thrill of the hunt is addicting, and in addition to finding pieces that fit your style and your body, I find satisfaction in styling vintage pieces to look new. Who doesn't like a good challenge?
As a result of my very public endorsement of secondhand clothing on Instagram (call it whatever you will), I get a lot of:
Your questions: Where do I go secondhand shopping in Baltimore?
My answer: Read this blog post!
I've created the map below to make shopping vintage easier for those of you interested. I'm secretly hoping it will also convince some of your on-the-fencers to get out there and check out the vintage options in Baltimore.
I styled the outfit pictured above to be intentionally-retro, but I love putting together new outfits with old pieces. Trendy doesn't have to mean new -- and there are plenty of ways to make vintage pieces fit into current trends.
There's a stigma about secondhand at which my generation is slowly chipping away. The internet has made it easier to execute more sustainable fashion choices -- and you can read more about this in my previous post about How To Shop for Style and Sustainability. I've also have detailed my Top 5 Tips for Shopping Vintage!
I hope these resources serve as motivation and assistance in shopping for 1) a more sustainable closet 2) pieces with personality and 3) creating one-of-a-kind looks.
Unfortunately, I can't link secondhand pieces on my platforms. Instead, I try to find similar styles to share. If you're loving a piece, download Voila to recreate vintage-inspired looks.
Have any more questions about vintage in Baltimore? Know another shop but it's not on this map? Drop me a comment and I'll do my best to answer/update!
If you feel inspired, comment on this post, share on Pinterest, send to a friend, and/or recreate it with your own personal flair. Don't forget to tag me! For more style inspiration, check out my previous looks under the STYLE tab and follow me on Pinterest! Keep up with my everyday looks by following me on Instagram.
Until next time,
Retro series shot by Phyllis Langley for Way Out Visual Co. Find more work on wayoutvisual.co.