A new Hampden shop selling vintage clothing and threads from smaller designers hopes to appeal to both men and women in their search for that perfect T-shirt or unique accessory.
opened last month in a 170-year-old church on Falls Road near the Avenue
Co-owners Jessica Soulen and Jenna Hattenburg have years of experience working in retail and decided to open a store where both men and women can shop together. They were looking to fill a void in Baltimore.
"Guys especially have a hard time finding stuff in Baltimore," Soulen says.
The 1,100-square-foot Hunting Ground aspires to create a casual atmosphere where shoppers can find interesting items, and neat accessories. Additionally, the shop buys clothing from people looking to sell items. The store's owners sell items that fit into a modern wardrobe versus having costume pieces, Soulen says.
The shop wanted to work with small designers to acquire its new clothing. The shop carries no big labels or anything you could find at the mall, Soulen says.
Soulen says that she and Hattenburg wanted to open a shop in Hampden to be close to a major shopping destination for Baltimore locals, but they didn't want a narrow space on the Avenue for their shop. Instead, they waited for a spot with more space and ended up with what Soulen describes as a very unique, warm, and inviting location with big windows and lots of light.
After acquiring the property, Soulen and Hattenburg worked on building out the space starting in November.
"We did everything ourselves from building racks to painting. Everything is custom-made," Soulen says.
The new project for the owners is to establish their e-commerce site to extend their sales to an international market.
Source: Jessica Soulen, co-owner of Hunting Ground
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