There’s no shortage of unique shopping in Frederick County.

Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find plenty of items that strike your fancy. Come prepared to shop ‘til you drop, and find new treasures every time you visit. From handmade goods to vintage clothing, plants to antiques, you'll find something to take home from Frederick. 

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The fun window displays at Venus on the Half Shell in Downtown Frederick offer a glimpse at the vintage clothing, accessories, and home furnishings you’ll find inside.



Lovers of all things Mid-century modern will find a haven in Vintage MC, where you can splurge on sofas and dressers or feel like you’re on the set of Mad Men with a set of vintage drinkware.


Shopping at Vintage MC in Downtown Frederick

Check out Sweet Clover, an eclectic mix of new and vintage home decor.




Mark your calendar for monthly sales at ​​Chartreuse & Co, a sprawling property near Buckeystown with multiple barns converted into stalls selling antiques, refurbished furniture, and decor. You’ll find a wine vendor and food truck there, too.


Chartreuse exterior

Take your time walking through the massive showroom at ​​Emporium Antiques on East Patrick Street in Frederick’s historic district, home to over 130 dealers! You might walk out with a lamp, quilt, or set of books—the possibilities are endless.


Emporium Antiques

Looking for more? Use our guide to antique shops located around Frederick County. 



Thrift for a cause at ​​Fetch, an upscale resale store that uses the proceeds from donations to financially support a variety of animal causes. The store sells clothes, home decor, and other items from their shop on the western outskirts of Frederick City.



Kids are expensive. Find gently used clothes, shoes, books, and toys at Lucy’s Consignment on Route 26 between Frederick and Libertytown. The shop sells maternity apparel, too.






Get answers to all your houseplant questions at ​Take Root. Find new-to-you plants and leave with the confidence to care for your purchases.


Inside view of Take Root

Give your garden a makeover with perennials and annuals found at Thanksgiving Farms, a garden center offering multiple greenhouses, a large shop filled with fun accessories, and an on-site brewery. You’ll find scenic views of the Maryland countryside on this property in southern Frederick County.




Handmade goods

The sculptural soy wax candles at ​Chappelle & Co. in Downtown Frederick smell good, look pretty, and are non-toxic. Sign up for a candlcandle-makingshop while you’re there!



Potter Bill van Gilder has worked on his craft for over 45 years and continues to create and sell his ceramic art at van Gilder Pottery, located at the top of South Mountain adjacent to Gathland State Park.

Van Gilder Pottery

Give your skin what it craves with chemical-free and fragrance-free organic items from ​Terressentials, produced in the foothills below Catoctin Mountain.



If you’re walking through Downtown Frederick and smell apple cider, you can thank McCutcheon’s. This family-owned business has been a Frederick staple since 1938 and is known for its varieties of fruit butter and preserves among other tasty products sold at their factory store.


McCutcheon's Products



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