Savvy

Savvy Shopper: July and August Amp up your summer style.

Dome Sweet Dome Mixed-use properties are on the rise in Baltimore (see: Harbor Point, McHenry Row, the contentious Port Covington), but Savvy must admit that The Rotunda 
near Hampden transcends her distaste for hyper-commercial real estate. The space, a little more than a half-mile from the Avenue, is an amalgam …

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Savvy Shopper: May

Hide and Seek Savvy distinctly remembers wandering into luxe Italian leather shop Maledetti Toscani during the holiday shopping season. The store was a haven; though only a pop-up, the fragrant leather, reserved-yet-friendly staff and abundance of lovingly crafted loafers made Savvy feel like she was back on Rome’s famous Via …

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Savvy Shopper: April Spruce up your spring wardrobe.

A World of Good If there’s anything Savvy loves more than shopping, it’s shopping local. And Waverly’s new Mondo Deco has walls and shelves full of art from Baltimore-based creators: bright watercolor scenes from Rod Cook, otherworldly black-and-white rowhouses from Amanda Burnham and upcycled mosaic pieces from owner Leigh Kramer, …

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Savvy Shopper: December Shake up your shopping trip.

Lapel Luxury Italians do everything better. The food, the wine … and the suits. So Savvy’s thanking her lucky stelle that Wilkes & Riley, a Baltimore-based men’s retailer that specializes in Italian fabrics, has taken its biz from the World Wide Web to a walk-in. Though the company, owned and …

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Savvy Shopper: November

(TWE)e-commerce When Savvy heard gifted Baltimore bloggers 30th & Weldon were opening an online shop in conjunction with their site, she was first to scout it out. The offerings are slim but solid: pretty, minimalist gilded neighborhood prints, a few scented soy candles (though “Coffee and Tobacco” hits a little …

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