728 S. Broadway, (410) 522-1970, poppyandstella.com
God, we love shoes! It's cool if you don't, but as we get older, shoe-shopping feels like a thrill AND an investment: no more cheap shoes thank you very much. Poppy and Stella get that and stock a range of well-made shoes from quality brands that go on sale often enough to not break the bank. Gorgeous sandals get marked down in mid-summer, when all of the fall favorite Fryes hit the shelves, and so on through the seasons. P&S go light on the Etsy bird-on-it cute and heavy on the classic-with-a-twist from Sam Edelman, Corso Como, and the like. If you can't find a pair to drool over at P&S, you may need something stronger than a drinkie lunch with a friend.