Patch Picks: Local Boutiques Make for Unique Shopping

Here's a list of local boutiques in the area who offer a little something for everybody.

Every Thursday afternoon, Broadneck Patch will provide a list of Patch Picks to highlight local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more.

This week, Broadneck Patch picks five interesting, unique boutique shopping experiences. From new moms, to pets, to nonprofits, everyone benefits when you visit these stores. Happy shopping!

1)  The Cape Exchange

1348 Cape Saint Claire Road, Annapolis


A locally owned, friendly consignment store with a boutique feel, this store provides shoppers with everything from artwork, books, china, dolls, electronics, furniture, gifts, glassware, and household items to new and vintage jewelry, lamps, and more. In addition, they are eBay Trading Assistants and a full service Registered eBay Drop Off Location.

2)  Partners in Care Boutique 

6 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena (@ East-West Blvd.)


The proceeds from this store benefit the Partners in Care nonprofit organization that helps older adults remain independent in their own homes. The store sells upscale and resale clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, furniture, and gifts. (They will hold their annual Jewelry Sale on March 25 from noon - 7 p.m. at the Severna Park Community Center at 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. and on March 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Boutique.) 

3)  Pet Paws Boutique 

64 State Circle, 


This shop makes tails wag with their gourmet, natural dog treats, cat treats, tough dog toys, catnip cat toys, hand-painted pet pottery bowls and other splashy pet supplies. The business also offers an extensive selection of dog collars, dog harnesses and leashes, as well as cat collars. Inspiring pet art, framed giclee prints, handmade jewelry, wag shirts and more will delight human owners as well. At this boutique, pets are always welcome with free treats and a fresh bowl of water.

4)  Special Beginnings Boutique 

1454 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Arnold


This unique store is located in the Special Beginnings Birthing Center on Ritchie Hwy., offering additional support to mothers once babies are born. The store offers pump rentals, bra fittings, pump and pump accessories, natal support garments, and nursing pillows. One of the unique features of the boutique is the availability of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant on staff to provide free information and consultation.

5)  Twice Around the Park

168 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park


Twice Around The Park is a relatively new upscale consignment boutique opened by local resident Betsy Hein in Severna Park. It specializes in women and accessories, as well as furniture and home decor. You can’t miss the building. It is the yellow cottage opposite Earleigh Heights Firehouse.


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