811 Aliceanna St., (410) 685-1601, urbanchiconline.com
A well-curated melange of covetable pieces for your closet, jeans you want to wear out of the store, a few affordable baubles, investment jewelry, some men's wear, a few shoes, fabulous bags, fantastic sale prices . . . this is what makes a great women's boutique and Urban Chic has got it all. Housed in a large, cool, industrial space in Harbor East (there's also a Georgetown location), UC plays to fashion sensibilities and fantasies alike. It carries ladylike fitted day dresses for the office; leather shorts for dating fun; cozy, rich sweaters in foresty hues; the best cottony tees in basic colors; and accessories that make dressing in the morning easier, like scarves and lacy thongs. Brands on steady rotation include AG Jeans, Ella Moss, Obey, and Splendid.