1133 S. Charles St., (410) 244-1133; 732 S. Broadway, (410) 522-1337, brightsidebaltimore.com
A necklace can change your life … or at least your wardrobe, and Brightside Boutique (with locations in Fed Hill and Fells) is changing the chain game with a mad selection of affordable baubles. Try a heavy single tooth (shark?) number you’ve been coveting for about six years, elaborate JCrewish beaded collars, “Sex and the City”-inspired astrological sign chokers in gold finish and adorable little initials on locket-like ovals with little colored beads ($28 each!), Egyptian- and Native American-flavored carcanets, uber long navel grazers, and chic stone pendants. In prices from around $30-$60, you can satisfy your enthusiasm for trends and change up your look with a touch of whimsy.