10 W. Eager St., (410) 962-8248, nouveaubaltimore.com
Not many retailers who leave downtown Baltimore for farther-flung shopping centers come back to the city, but Nouveau has never been typical. After a 10-year sojourn to more spacious digs at Belvedere Square, Baltimore’s longtime go-to store for modern and fabulous furnishings is coming home to Mount Vernon—10 W. Eager St., next to City Cafe—in mid-October. Co-owner Steve Appel said the store will have more of a design focus, more smaller items and books, and more wedding gifts for gay and straight couples. And a new name: Nouveau Home & Interior Design.