Best Vintage/Consignment: The Zone

813 N. Charles St., (410) 539-2817

Nothing beats walking into a vintage wonderland and having a shop assistant hand-pick a polyester wrap dress based on your body type and style that fits you perfectly. It’s the feeling that you’re going over to your cool aunt’s house to pick up a sequined top or day-glow zebra print jeans that makes The Zone our favorite vintage shop in Baltimore. The second-floor one-room boutique has been a Mount Vernon staple since the 1980s, when owner Donna Jenkins opened the store to sell fashion from past decades. Now the shop is overflowing with radiant rayon numbers that would make any Working Girl or Golden Girl delighted. The Zone also has a respectable men’s section with dozens of leather jackets, tweed blazers, and button-up cowboy shirts. The combination of unique vintage pieces and the personal touch of shop assistants, including Jenkins, is The Zone’s secret to fashion longevity.

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