1926 Fleet St., (410) 276-0817, thefashionattic.com
Jam-packed, dimly lit consignment stores can inspire hours-long hunting and lead to armfuls of slightly soiled, sometimes beaten-up clothes to try on only to find possibly one, maybe two, items worthy of purchase. It's how Prada flats and IRO silk blouses come to be owned by those of us that can't really afford them. BUT, amen for the bright, cheery, and nicely appointed Fashion Attic. With clothing arranged by color (after size, duh), incredibly reasonable prices, some vintage thrown in with the Banana Republic and Marc Jacobs, and great sales the minute seasons wind down, Fashion Attic is consignment pretending it's just a boutique.