When you’re on a budget, department stores often aren’t the answer. Instead, scour consignment and resale stores like these to find one-of-a-kind deals.
3725 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville
Belle Patri sells high-end used furniture and elegant home decor at a reasonable price.
“If you like a piece but the color is wrong, we can paint it for you,” says owner Jennifer Lane. Belle Patri also sells CeCe Caldwell paints for do-it-yourself customers.
Recent deals: A vintage vanity table and stool priced at $185 for the set, and a wicker chair for $50.
Festival at Bel Air, 5 Bel Air South Parkway, Suite 1421, Bel Air
At this clothing resale store, the vibe is young and hip but budget-conscious. Gift cards are available for the hard-to-please bargain-lover in your life, and the store will pay cash for some stylish, gently used items you’re willing to part with.
Recent deals: An Ann Taylor Loft dress for $15.99, and a plentiful selection of Coach bags in good condition for under $50.
Bows and Britches
140 N. Bond St., Bel Air
If kids clothing and furnishings are your main concern, Bows and Britches is a must-stop shop. You’ll find a huge selection of clothing and toys for babies and children, and the store also carries strollers, bikes, trikes and car seats.
Recent deals: A Bumbleride Indie Twin jogging stroller for $165 — brand new, it retails for as much as $729.
Editor’s note: Prices on recent deals are as of press time.