516 N. Charles St., (410) 727-4471, apeopleunited.com
A People United has a corner on the global market-literally. What really sets APU apart from other shops selling wares from Asia and India is sheer volume. Their windowed street-level is full of gorgeous fabrics, cotton dresses, woolly sweaters, silver, handcrafted wood carvings, incense, books, soap, bags, music, and much more, while their basement is ridiculously rich with tables, chairs, and shelves in oak, marble, teak, mirror, and metal, plus art and artifacts. More than just bringing beautiful things to Baltimore, APU supports its workers in Nepal and provides school scholarships for that community-which is awesome and makes us feel good about the money we spend there.