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Savvy Shopper May/June 2016

    Dial Me Up! Little M Style, the oh-so-haute designer showroom that offers styling, personal shopping, retail and consignment to fashion savvy locals and the famous, turns three this year. “Our showroom is like a closet,” says owner Maria Williams of the space that features accessories for men and fashions …

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Savvy Shopper: April 2016

Divas wanted The A in the new Ellicott City shop A’Divaz Boutique stands for “Any diva.” “There’s something for everyone here,” says shop owner Angelina Brannigan. With a background in both retail and makeup, Brannigan says she has always wanted to open a store. Opportunity knocked and the North Laurel …

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Savvy Shopper: March 2016

Well-suited It seems like overnight, Harbor East has evolved into a major fashion destination—for women at least. Beloved South Moon Under’s men’s department has been the first and the last stop for Savvy’s male counterpart. Fashion plates, fret no longer. Later this month, the revered men’s haberdasher Brooks Brothers is …

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Savvy Shopper: January 2016

Betty or bust For B’more Betty, just as quickly as the store began (as an eBay shop turned burgeoning brick-and-mortar), it nearly ended in Federal Hill during the April riots. In November, Betty—which caters to both men and women—reopened in Fells Point. Owner Camille Edwards opted for a new location …

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Savvy shopper: December 2015

Vintage Vision When the School bell rings for kindergarten teacher Erica Bentley, she heads straight to Keepers Vintage, her Mt. Vernon thrift store, where she sells curated apparel and accessories. The small space’s racks are efficiently hung with everything from suede miniskirts to sturdy winter coats. If the item isn’t …

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Savvy Shopper: November 2015

Razzle Dazzle NOTHING—and we mean nothing—can ruinSavvy’s day like a ripped pair of pantyhose, so maybe it’s time she chucks the cheapies and stocks up at B’Dazzle. What started 23 years ago as a home-based hosiery business has turned into a brick-and-mortar boutique that still offers stockings and socks from …

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Savvy Shopper: October 2015

New Whimsy Savvy loves happening upon that one-of-a-kind item, whether it be a pair of earrings evoking the jazz age or an adorable dishware set worthy of a 1950s-style dinner party. But she had no idea how many treasures she’d discover at Wishbone Reserve, a collaboration between two best friends: Julie …

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