After 37 years in business, authorized AT&T retailer, Communications Electronics knows a thing about outfitting its customers with the latest in mobile phone and wireless equipment, accessories, and new smart phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, LG G3, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The company traces its history in the metro region back 37 years, when most homes relied on landlines, and cell phones were heavy bricks likely to start dangerous fires. Through it all, the company rode the wave of up-and-coming technology, earning a loyal and expansive customer base through friendly, knowledgeable service, and frequent package upgrades. Today, the store sells the space-age Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 augmented with accessories such as armor-clad Defender cases, dual-port chargers, and Bluetooth headsets.
Every Saturday, local knitters congregate on plush couches within Lovelyarns’ sunlit shop and secluded back patio, chatting as they spin skeins of exotic and locally made wool. This weekly open house is one facet of Lovelyarns’ efforts to foster a community of crafters, which has earned the shop a slew of awards and recognition from sources such as the Baltimore Sun and Style Magazine. In addition to offering classes, instructors welcome knitters to drop by any time for help unraveling a tricky scarf or hopelessly tangled kitten. They also recruit knitters to join in volunteer knitting and crocheting projects that benefit local charities and global causes.
With help from the store mascot, Spike the Chihuahua, co-founders Scott Wable and Josh Dunkin use their fashion and design expertise to pair Jean Pool patrons with their ideal boutique denim. The selection—which won the Best Denim award from Baltimore Magazine in 2012—includes styles for men and women from brands such as J Brand, Joe’s Jeans, Hudson, and 7 For All Mankind, whose hemlines span from skinny to flare. In-store alterations ensure jeans fit every curve and vestigial tail, and accessories such as belts, tops, and jewelry help complete each new look.
Fashion Attic works with more than 2,000 consignors to stock brand-name fashions for women. Popular names such as Banana Republic, Nine West, Coach, Gucci, and Guess grace the labels of the boutique’s items, which range from costume jewelry to designer jeans. The store's selection rotates daily, and it even carries a few vintage items, such as a mink fur coat or Napoleon's underwear.
Star Won Fashions curates an ever-changing collection of casual jackets, party dresses, and statement-making accessories, making it a cinch for fashionistas to update their wardrobes or discover the perfect ensemble for a special occasion. The boutique's extensive selection runs the gamut from trendy to traditional, with elegant puff-sleeve blouses and slinky cocktail dresses sharing the same racks as 90s-retro pieces such as animal-print leggings, hot pink tops, and discarded Ross Perot campaign buttons.
The fashionistas behind Misterie's Creation's L.L.C corral and create clothing for females of all ages, from bespoke tutus for little girls to a variety of dresses for women. They also fashion necklaces and earrings from tiny Swarovski crystals and make rings with giant, colorful gems.