Maryland Stores and Shopping

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

Half Off Art Supplies

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Art-materials store stocks artist workspaces with acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints, canvases, and graphite pencils

Up to 54% Off Watches or Watch Batteries

Multiple Locations

$13 $6

Attractive timepieces for men or women and expert battery replacement and watch repair at locations inside Maryland and Virginia malls

Half Off Collegiate-Sports Apparel

Glen Burnie

$30 $15

Alums and fans wear their college pride on their sleeve with an online selection of polos, printed tees, and outerwear; shipping is included

Up to 51% Off at Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring

Central Rockville

$100 $50

Not-for-profit boutique offers brides affordable gowns and accessories for their big day; profits are donated to women's charities

50% Off Skincare Services

Bethesda

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

47% Off Plants and Supplies at Seasons Nursery

Gaithersburg

$30 $16

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Garden center with expansive stock of botanical specimens—including perennials, trees, and shrubs.

Up to 52% Off Designer and Seasonal Consignment Clothing

Towson

$40 $20

Luxury consignment clothes and accessories chosen for upcoming seasonal trends and their designer labels

40% Off a Fishing Trip for Two on the Chesapeake Bay

4, Kent Island

$300 $180

All-inclusive fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay for two on custom luxury vessels to reel in striped bass

60% Off Cell Phones, Tablets, and Accessories

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

New AT&T tablets, accessories, and smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S 4

60% Off Cell Phones, Tablets, and Accessories

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

New AT&T tablets, accessories, and smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S 4

Up to Half Off Full-Figured Clothing & Accessories

Parkville

$30 $15

Store for women sized 14+ offers flattering dresses, statement wardrobe pieces, and purses

Half Off Women's Consignment Clothing and Jewelry

Gambrills Location

$40 $20

Rotating selection of consignment clothing, wallets, shoes, and jewelry that may include items from Ann Taylor, Bebe, and Chicos

45% Off Wigs

Suitland - Silver Hill

$375 $206

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Fly-Fishing Lesson

8

$130 $59

Instructors explain how to read a stream and select the right equipment before teaching students to cast

Half Off Consignment Apparel, Accessories, and More

Fort Washington

$30 $15

Housewares, men's and women's clothing, and handbags from top designers like Coach and Louis Vuitton

50% Off Clothing at Coco Libre

Hyattsville

$20 $10

This boutique, which supports earth-friendly, socially conscious, and fair-trade movements, offers vintage clothing for women and men

45% Off Makeup

Capitol Heights

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 78% Off Mattress Sets at Affordable Bedding

Easton

$200 $49

Factory-direct outlet sells pillow-top, plush-top, and foam mattresses at the list price rather than the retail price

Half Off at Eye of the Beholder II Consignments

Edgewater

$40 $20

Gently-used clothing, jewelry, accessories, and furniture

Up to 42% Off Nest Smart-Thermostat and Basic Installation

Clarksville Area

$428.95 $249

Wi-Fi-controllable thermostat programs itself based on your home's energy use; lighting consultants assess potential savings from LED bulbs

49% Off Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing

Selbyville-Frankford

$45 $23

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Family-owned winery of a fourth-generation farmer offers more than 20 wines, such as award-winning cabernet franc and riesling

Half Off Women's Clothing and Accessories

Lake Arbor

$40 $20

From edgy statement jewelry to eye-catching patterns to towering heels, shoppers can feel confident they're making powerful style choices

Up to 55% Off Woodworking

Chesapeake Beach

$300 $135

Wooden furniture and cornhole game sets made by hand in a family shop

Half Off Gently Used Clothing and Shoes

Catonsville

$30 $15

An ever-changing assortment of gently used clothing includes shoes, dresses, and T-shirts for men, women, and children

Up to 52% Off Flowers from America's Beautiful Florist

Central Rockville

$39.99 $19

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Deliveries or pick-up of silky red roses or elegant lilies in a swanky glass bud vase

Up to 42% Off Nest Smart-Thermostat and Basic Installation

Bethesda Area

$428.95 $249

Wi-Fi-controllable thermostat programs itself based on your home's energy use; lighting consultants assess potential savings from LED bulbs

53% Off Jewelry and Accessories from Six

Parole

$15 $7

Fashion-forward minds can peruse an inventory of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and bags

45% Off

Pulaski Industrial Area

$42 $23

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

60% Off Lingerie and Clothing at Celine de Paris

Bethesda

$100 $40

Small selection of upscale apparel and lingerie includes a sheer, polka-dotted blouse, a floral handbag, and a lacy garter belt

Half Off Women's Apparel and Accessories

Barclay

$50 $25

Diverse selection of women's clothing and accessories that includes jackets, party dresses, and tops

50% Off Nursing and Health-Care Uniforms

Lansdowne - Baltimore Highlands

$20 $10

Nursing and health-care employees can add footwear, lab coats, and scrubs tops and bottoms to their work wardrobes

50% Off Cell-Phone Accessories at No Limit Communications

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Customers can spruce up their cell phones with cases and other accessories

50% Off Cell-Phone Accessories at No Limit Communications

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Customers can spruce up their cell phones with cases and other accessories

50% Off Consignment Clothing and Accessories at Fashion Attic

Fells Point

$40 $20

Consignment boutique houses selection of brand-name fashions for women, including Anthropologie tops, designer jeans & costume jewelry

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Downtown

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

50% Off Women's Clothing and Accessories

Pikesville

$50 $25

Boutique that stock's women's clothing, handbags, and jewelry for all ages

Up to 54% Off Makeup and Skincare Products

Downtown

$40 $20

Hypoallergenic beauty products made from natural fruit extracts

Half Off Women's and Girls' Clothing

Baltimore

$30 $15

Clothing for women and girls includes sundresses, leggings, and tutus

Select Local Merchants

Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead found themselves in a design dilemma regarding the messy home of a wealthy client. She wanted to sell her house, but no one would buy the building in its current state. Instead of passing on the case, the duo visited the home and constructed a battle plan during a 10-hour consultation. Within the week, they'd completely repainted and replaced most of her furniture, readying her for a Saturday open house, and by Sunday, she'd received multiple offers from potential buyers. By Monday, the house was sold. As graphic-design majors and interior-design enthusiasts, Steve and Lee have used their talents in many such situations, under short time limits and with exceptional challenges, to refurbish a range of spaces—even helping famed baker Duff Goldman of Food Network's Ace of Cakes choose furnishings for his lobby at Charm City Cakes.

At Nouveau Contemporary Goods, the duo fills their space with an ever-changing roster of upholstery, dining sets, bed sets, and colorful crystal-infused wallpaper. Modern furnishings such as egg chairs and aquamarine crushed-velvet benches share a mutual territory with traditional pieces such as a red cabinet with a marble top and the actual couple who posed for American Gothic. In addition to showpieces, samplings of glass panels, blinds, and other window treatments ooze inspiration for potential clients coming up with their own projects. Anyone on a tight deadline can also count on the design duo for same-day delivery, be it for full showroom sets or unique recycled artwork and furniture.

514 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

An authorized AT&T retailer, AT&T Portables sets itself apart from the crowd with customer-service-oriented staffers who guide shoppers through the process of picking phones and accessories from an extensive inventory. Each employee is well versed in the bells and whistles of the latest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, and Nokia, helping shoppers translate tech specs into real-world pros and cons. Customers’ chosen phones are accompanied by a range of protective and stylish accessories, as well as cellular plans that provide an appropriate amount of minutes, text messages, and bandwidth for sending and receiving urgent cat videos.

110300 Little Patuxent Pkwy.
Columbia,
MD
US

In 2001, Dr. Robert Samit had a vision, which was a pretty appropriate phenomenon, considering that he's an optometrist. He saw in the future a network of eye doctors, united under the banner of a single company that provides quality vision care—plus a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames.

Together with company president Sue Healey Downes, they have expanded to the Charlotte area, each with a licensed Doctor of Optometry on hand. They equip this army of eye examiners with the latest technology. When a doctor determines that a corrective lens is called for, he or she prescribes them and MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Gucci, Coach, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.

20940 Frederick Rd
Germantown,
MD
US

At Jamachi Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa, a diverse team of practitioners helps beautify clients from head to toenail. At the helm is plastic surgeon Dr. Emeka Onyewu, who has performed thousands of procedures—with a specialty in breast surgeries and liposuction—earning him a level of expertise that's been shared on news programs such as NBC 4. He's joined by Dr. Adaku Onukogu, a board-certified internist who administers flu shots and assists patients with managing their weight, overall health, and well-being. 

Nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians head up Jamachi's spa services, which are performed at mani-pedi stations or in treatment rooms. Aesthetician Trina McIntosh draws upon postgraduate training at the International Dermal Institute when revivifying faces with custom blends of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. April Parnell softens hands and feet with such specialty ingredients as champagne, olive oil, and happy unicorn tears during mani-pedis, and massage therapists Nmaku Onyewu and Joel Price lure stress out of bodies with customized techniques.

8716 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US

When it comes to footwear restoration, the experts at Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair don’t just go through the motions. Instead, they put in the extra effort to return each pair to a like-new condition, a quality instilled by the company’s founders, Charles and Sara Stern, in 1946. All repairs are completed within three days and use equal or better materials than the original manufacturer, which helps protect shoes from environmental damage and teasing from snobby loafers. Cobbler’s Bench also maintains an offsite plant with special equipment to carry out particularly complicated repairs.

11110 Mall Circle
Waldorf,
MD
US

A parade of fixtures from brands such as Kohler, Moen, and Grohe tempts kitchen and bath savants at The Somerville Showroom. An Aqueous single-hole bathroom faucet shoots a steady flow of water into waiting basins ($111.07), and a Kohler Cachet elongated toilet seat snaps off easily to be cleaned or used as an emergency Frisbee ($59.30). Alternately, a polished chrome Kohler Flipside showerhead caresses soul cases with four different flavors of spray—a traditional shower, a dense and drenching spa mist, a pulsating water massage, and a circular-patterned spray ($95.30). Homeowners can also bring along detailed plans of a bathroom or kitchen remodel, and knowledgeable staff members can advise which faucet finishes will complement countertops or pink-and-red Hello Kitty color schemes.

99 North Langley Road
Glen Burnie,
MD
US