Baltimore Shops & Galleries

Baltimore Shops & Galleries

Baltimore Shops & Galleries have changed quite a bit over the the last 5 to 8 years. Fortunately, a cherished few made it through the Great Recession. Lets hope they came out stronger too.

Mahogany Exchange/Out of Africa Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Ruby Shaw features mostly West African art, furniture, custom clothing, dinnerware, baskets, dolls, books, cards, wedding gowns, and jewelry.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 111 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: street and garage nearby
RAPID TRANSIT: Lexington Market Metro Station
PHONE: 410-752-5808
WEBSITE: http://www.mahoganyexchangegallery111.com

The Doll House Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Stylist Natalie Graham, a native of Baltimore, is famous for her edgy line of mixed fabrics of denim, leather and tweed fashions for dolls. Trend-setting celebrities come here for the latest fashions and unique accessories. Karyl also owns Ragdolls Couture Studio at 510 South Spring Street in Los Angeles.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 525 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: street
RAPID TRANSIT: Charles Center Metro Station closest
PHONE: 443-874-7900
WEBSITE: http://www.ragdolls-couture.com

Expressions Cultural Center
DESCRIPTION: Specializes in art with an African American slant and framing limited editions, prints and cultural posters fro customers. Religious, urban interest books and greeting cards are in inventory as well.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 222 North Paca Street, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: street
RAPID TRANSIT: Lexington Market Metro Station
PHONE: 410-783-0195
WEBSITE: none

Maja Boutique
DESCRIPTION: This boutique features an eclectic, ever-changing collection of handcrafted jewelry, decorative objects, clothing, soaps, incenses, African and Asian artifacts. Be special to yourself or someone special and stop by for a gift.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 1744 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 410-327-9499
WEBSITE: http://www.majacollections.com

Mocha Maison
DESCRIPTION: Pamela Johnson specializes in fashions for the fuller figured woman; her boutique also offers designer shoes, purses and accessories
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10:00a-9p
ADDRESS: 17 East 21st Street, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: street
RAPID TRANSIT: Penn Station Metro Station in walking distance
PHONE: 410-419-1078
WEBSITE: http://www.mochamaison.com

The Avenue Market
DESCRIPTION: More than 40 merchants feature grocery and specialty items with an Afrocentric theme in the historic market in traditional black Baltimore. This market is an anchor in the redevelopment of historic Black Baltimore, known as Pennsylvania Avenue.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 7a-6p
ADDRESS: 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
RAPID TRANSIT: Upton Metro Station
PHONE: 410-225-9448
WEBSITE: http://www.bpmarkets.com/ave1.html

Everyone’s Place African Cultural Center
DESCRIPTION: A long time establishment book and health food store; features Afrocentric clothing, unique African gifts, tapes and videos of lectures, music and yoga, vitamins and healing herbs. Needless to say, its a favorite place for book signings.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-7p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 1356 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: Penn-North Metro Station
PHONE: 410-728-0877
WEBSITE: http://www.afrikanworldbooks.com

Sankofa African Bazaar
DESCRIPTION: The name and logo, Sankofa is symbolized by the bird looking back while preparing to move forward and was used extensively by the Ashanti of Ghana. It features a small, but remarkable collection of authentic arts, crafts and garments from the Motherland.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun 11A-7p
ADDRESS: 2442 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: Penn Metro Station
PHONE: 410-366-0886
WEBSITE: http://sankofaafricanbazaar.com

Mondawmin Mall
DESCRIPTION: Baltimore’s oldest shopping center is primarily patronized by African Americans and features a number of African-American owned stores, a pharmacy and a community room.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Mondawmin Metro Station
PHONE: 410-523-1534
WEBSITE: http://www.mondawmin.com

Wisdom Book Center
DESCRIPTION: Tehuti Imhotep opened this literary and cultural oasis in 1990. It provides a large diverse selection of children, adult, spiritual, poetry, history, and academic books concerning the African Diaspora. The center includes custom art framing, a juice bar, open mic poetry nights, children’s reading night and a Knights of Black Bishops gathering of chess players.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-8p
ADDRESS: 5116 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 410-664-1946
WEBSITE: none

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