Fashion

Savvy Shopper May June

Man Up! Savvy just loves a well-dressed gent. Alas, they’re often few and far between, what with the modern penchant for T-shirts, shorts, flip-flops and a backward baseball cap. So Sav can be forgiven for feeling a little lightheaded when she walks into Citizen Frederick and immediately gets a strong, …

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savvy shopper april

Sofa So Good Nouveau Home and Interior Design has moved back to its old stomping grounds in Mount Vernon. You can still get everything from elegant to kitschy to trendsetting, but co-owners Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead also are offering personal decorating services. Appel describes the shop as “reclaimed meets …

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Object: April

Let’s not kid ourselves—we all have a touch of hipster inside that wants to make something nostalgic cool again. Enter the USB Typewriter, which pairs antique typewriters with iPads, laptops, desktop PCs and smartphones, so you can unleash your inner Hemingway, Stein or Kerouac in the 21st century. The company …

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Covet April

With the ability to sync with any Bluetooth-enabled device, Stellé Audio’s new Mini-Clutch Speaker is the world’s prettiest way to party incognito. Available in silver, navy and gold and this “Blue Love” pattern, the chain-strapped little number plays music through a 2.0 stereo system that projects sound in 360 degrees—and …

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Savvy Shopper March

Psyched If you haven’t been to Sykesville lately, you’re missing Carroll County’s most happening spot. Main Street, charming as ever, is booming with new shops. Savvy lingered at home goods store Revive & Company with its rustic furniture, majestic European wall clocks and Sid Dickens memory blocks; tried on slim …

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Get Shorty

What’s an entrepreneur and mom-of-three to do when she wants to drop a little baby weight? Develop her own line of athletic wear, natch. “I’m a fan of lifestyle brands with lots of color, like Trina Turk and Lilly Pulitzer, so I was bored to death wearing black stretch pants …

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Checkmate

Let’s face it, you’ve got game. And so does Oomph, the Connecticut-based furniture maker whose colorful casegoods are quickly becoming a designer favorite. The company’s new chess table boasts a tournament-size reproduction of the set used during the “Match of the Century” when 1972 world chess champion Bobby Fischer spanked …

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covet january february

We all make resolutions to get in shape for the new year, but many of us end up dropping the ball by Valentine’s Day. Why not give yourself a leg up with this Rockin’ Roller Desk Chair made from a classic stability ball? Balancing on an orb all day long …

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savvy shopper january february

Home Sweet Home Though Savvy might admit to having some, ah, socialist impulses, she wouldn’t go so far as to open up her home to all and sundry. Michael Ryan Wright and Seth Barkman would. Their new five-story home goods shop in Fells Point is called MiY, which stands for …

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