Why Baltimore Is One of the Most Exciting U.S. Cities Right Now



“The distinctive neighborhood of Hampden, a blue-collar enclave turned hipster hangout, has a treasure trove of independent boutiques peddling everything from kitsch to high fashion. Bazaar is a must-see ode to the bizarre; its shelves are chock-full of medical antiques, taxidermy, and even seance candles. At Hunting Ground, housed in a converted church, shoppers will find vintage apparel alongside boho-chic garb by emerging local designers. Stocked with twee, one-of-a-kind housewares and gifts, Trohv is considered one of the city’s best home goods stores. Avid readers (and everyone, really) should seek out Atomic Books, a legendary store that added a comic book–themed beer bar.”   – Architectural Digest