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Where to Experience Great Shopping in Frederick

Where to Experience Great Shopping in Frederick

Inside of a busy shop

You might know of Frederick, Maryland, because of its hands-on history, endless opportunities to explore nature, or thriving craft beverage scene. Did you know Frederick is a must-visit destination for serious shoppers? With over a hundred boutiques, galleries, and markets, there’s something for every age group and interest. Here are a few places to start when deciding where to go shopping in Frederick:

Gifts Galore

Pick out specialty loose-leaf tea, locally-made pottery, Maryland-themed gift baskets, and more while strolling through Everedy Square and Shab Row, a walkable shopping area on East Street. Park in one of the free lots and pop into Frederick Coffee Co., one of many popular coffee shops in Frederick County.

Spread of gifts at a shop
Photo Credit: Downtown Frederick Partnership | Caption: The Frederick Basket Company in Frederick, Maryland

Head to the heart of Downtown Frederick (Patrick Street and Market Street) for more great shopping. Stock up on new reads from independent bookseller Curious Iguana, test out battery-free toys at Dancing Bear, plan your next fiber arts project at Magpie Fibers, and get a laugh while looking through novelty gifts at Retro Metro.

Hungry? Check out some of Frederick’s delicious vegan and vegetarian eats, or taste a mouthwatering burger at a local brewery.

Timeless Treasures

Frederick County is an antique lover’s paradise. Take a countryside drive to browse wonderfully unusual garden accessories at Garden and Vintage Goods and visit monthly barn sales at Chartreuse & co, where you’ll find an array of antique and refurbished furniture and decor as well as food and drink vendors.

Head to Downtown Frederick to browse dozens of stalls packed with treasures at Emporium Antiques, pick out eclectic decorative accents for your home at Sweet Clover, and marvel at the mid-century modern furnishings inside Vintage MC.

Inside of a vintage shop
Photo Credit: Downtown Frederick Partnership
Caption: Sweet Clover in Frederick, Maryland

If vintage clothes and accessories are what you’re after, don’t miss out on a visit to Venus on the Half Shell.

Plant Therapy

Surround yourself with greenery and pretty pots at Big Lush and Take Root.

Selection of plants at a plant shop
Photo Credit: Big Lush Plants and Flowers
Caption: Big Lush Plants and Flowers in Frederick, Maryland

Find inspiration for adding water features to your outdoor spaces at Lilypons Water Gardens. Wander the gardens and historical outbuildings at Surreybrooke before shopping their extensive selection of plants and accessories.

Commercial garden with a wooden shed
Photo Credit: Surreybrooke | Caption: Surreybrooke in Frederick, Maryland

Make an afternoon of visiting Thanksgiving Farms, where you can check out multiple greenhouses and a large marketplace of garden accessories and locally sourced products, including cheese, eggs, soda, candy, and baked goods.


A version of this article originally appeared in the 2023-2024 Official Visitor Guide for Frederick County.

This article is sponsored by Visit Frederick. Visit Frederick is the Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick County, Maryland. Stop by the Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East Street. Plan your trip at

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Lead Photo Credit: Downtown Frederick Partnership | Caption: Magpie Fibers in Frederick, Maryland

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