Patch Picks: Boutiques

Great boutiques - or at least independently-owned stores - right in your backyard.

Patch Picks highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more.

You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. 

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College Park isn't a hotbed of couture fashion, but we do have some independent retailers that are certainly worth checking out.

: Wood's Flowers and Gifts sells flowers for all occasions. Stop by to shop, or just inhale the scent of fresh-cut flowers. Mmm.

: Gailes' Violin Shop doesn't just sell violins, though of course you can get those too. Go if you're in the market for a viola and cello, or bring in your instrument for a repair or trade-in.

: Smile Herb Shop has all kinds of nifty stuff. From teas to oils, books to natural body-care products: it can all be found at Smile Herb Shop.

: Comic-book enthusiasts probably wouldn't regard Big Planet Comics as a boutique, but the store does have a vast selection of comics and graphic novels, and remains one of College Park's independently owned gems.

: Honeycomb Hide-out sells fun and trendy clothes from its Upper Marlboro location. Check it out if you're in the area and in need of something sassy to wear.


michael richards February 28, 2011 at 03:30 PM
May i suggest Will's Home Decorating 10508 Baltimore Avenue Beltsville,md 20705 301-937-6100 decoratemaryland.com We have served the College Park Community since 1965-family owned operated. We are close to College Park- within a mile. We sell cool Wallpaper- Ben Moore Paint, we make all types of windowcoverings draperies blinds etc Reupholstery - Flooring carpet wood ceramic vinyl cork bamboo we have a 10000 sq ft store-Thru March 15 we have a sale-mention the Patch and receive 20% off flooring and save the same amount on fabrics when we make your draperies valances and blinds. any questions please call me michael thank you
michele March 01, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Will's is the greatest store in the entire metropolitan area to buy your paint, wallcoverings, drapes, blinds, flooring, carpeting, etc. I have been going there for many years and have referred my friends to Michael and Valerie - a most capable sister and brother duo! They are a gem and deserve our business.


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