Tickled Pink

4825 Butler Road Ste. 1A, 410-526-0559

From UGG Boots to Lily Pulitzer, Tickled Pink has a wide selection of women's and children's apparel. Opened in 2007 in Westminster, the boutique has been operating in its current location since 2008. Look out for the occasional trunk sale or jewelry from respected designers such as Brighton, Pandora and Vera Bradley.

Hamilton/Lauraville

Red Canoe

4337 Harford Road, 410-444-4440

Stop in the cozy Red Canoe for a coffee and a muffin, then shop for picture books, board books, teen series and more.

Hampden

Atomic Books

3620 Falls Road, 410-662-4444

It may be known for offering the best collection of graphic novels in town. But Atomic Books is also the best place to go for any primer on the counterculture that John Waters is most identified with. You may even run into the famed Baltimore filmmaker there, perusing its selections of books, magazines and urban art vinyl.

DoubleDutch

3616 Falls Road, 410-554-0055

DoubleDutch is considered one of Baltimore's best women's clothing stores. It features trendy dresses, blouses, sweaters and accessories, including bags and jewelry by independent designers.

Howl

3531 Chestnut Ave., 410-235-2469

If your pooch had a credit card, this is where he'd be power-shopping. Howl has treats, toys and more for your pets, plus grooming appointments are available if they're looking to get all dolled up.

Kiss N' Makeup

827 W. 36th St. 410-467-5477

When there's no Sephora nearby, Kiss N' Make-Up is the place to go for pampering goods like bubble bath and shower caps, as well as cosmetics in packages as cute as they'll be on your face. Manicures, pedicures and waxes are also available in-store.