Downtown Annapolis has a lot to offer residents of the area. In addition to a variety of restaurants, historical sites and cultural events, it is also a fantastic place to shop. So, if you’ve got the credit cards cleared out and are looking to shop until you drop, here are a few of our favorite spots in the area.
There is no shortage of options when shopping downtown. Here are some of the local’s recommendations:
Home and garden:
Be…Home is a boutique furniture and home store that has been operating for 20 years. You’ll find quirky, beautiful furnishings and decor here. Perfect for the holidays!
Karavan Treasures from Turkey has unique and gorgeous Turkish home goods. They’ve got ceramic plates, rugs, mosaic lamps and more. Imagine warm colors and lamp light.
Avoca could actually go in the clothing category too, as they offer soft knit clothing, throws and scarves, as well as kitchenware, ceramic sets and more. They even have a bakery that serves a host of tasty baked goods. It’s a versatile store with something for everyone.
Hats in the Belfry is a retail location of the popular online hat store. Hats in the Belfry offers a wide selection of interesting and undoubtedly dapper hats. If you’re looking to adorn your noggin with something other than the typical baseball cap (or get a quirky gift for Secret Santa), this is your place.
White House Black Market is a retailer of fine women’s clothing. They have tops, dresses, pants, accessories and more. You’ll find everything from Adrianna Papell to Vince Camuto here. It’s a great spot to get help picking clothing presents, which can be tricky.
Helly Hansen has outdoor apparel for men, women and children. If you’re planning any trips to colder areas, you’d do well to stop here first and gear up. Plus, you can’t go wrong with gloves in the stocking!
The Pink Crab is a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store. You’ll find lots of fun, fresh and casual clothing that will have you looking fantastic. Who doesn’t need a cheerful pattern over the winter?
Hobo the Original is a terrific place to find your next handbag or wallet. Amp up your look with a fabulous accessory, or present a friend with their new favorite “something wow.”
The Annapolis Bookstore is a downtown mainstay. You’ll find new, used and antique books in a charming local atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with a good book!
Flowers by Donna has what you need for every occasion, whether you want to surprise a loved one with a beautiful bouquet, spruce up your home with attractive floral arrangements, or take your host a tasteful gift Stunning Thanksgiving centerpiece, anyone?
Capital Teas is a local tea store that has a large selection of unique tea blends, along with mugs, kettles and other tea-related accessories. It’s the best place to pick up gifts for the tea lovers in your life. Make sure to pick up your favorite so you can relax after all the hubbub of the holidays!
These are only a few of the many stores that are in downtown Annapolis. There are also art galleries, jewelry stores, gift shops, antique stores and other exclusively local boutiques. Take a walk down Main Street or Maryland Avenue, and there’s bound to be a shop you’ll fall in love with.
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