This shop is a great destination if you're looking for something specific from a certain era, and it's also one of the best places to kill an hour of your time on 36th St.
I can't believe how much stuff they have in there - the place is definitely Bigger On The Inside. They have four levels of art and antiques, and they have everything, you name it - old books, world art (some of it pretty ancient), chess sets, china and silverware, jewelry, musical instruments, and amazing period clothing. (The old furs are crazy.) Browsing through this shop is like walking through a museum, except that stuff is all over the place and you're allowed to poke at it. It's like visiting my grandparent's house when I was a kid, times a thousand.
The staff are great. It's a family business - husband, wife, and daughter, I think? The daughter is an expert on old clothing and costuming. I went shopping there for a 'Great Gatsby' 1920's Baltimore themed party, and she told me exactly what I needed and showed me where everything was. The old man is well-educated, well-read, and very cool, and he will talk to you about everything for as long as you want.
Definitely one of my favorite places in Hampden. I always make sure to stop in here when I have out-of-town visitors, and my visitors are never disappointed.
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Awarded 'Best Portal to a previous era's wardrobe'
— City Paper, Best of Baltimore, 2010