Goods and Services
Best Portal to a Previous Era's Wardrobe
Published: September 22, 2010
837 W. 36th St., (410) 243-0990, charlotteelliott.com
From the street, Charlotte Elliott looks like any other over-doilied antique-ish shop, but the real deals are downstairs—actually under the stairs, in an amber-lit nook turned wormhole into the antechamber of a classy lady of yore. We’re talking elbow-length satin gloves, feather and net hats still intact, His Girl Friday ensembles galore, drawers and drawers of embroidered hankies, and the shoes! Shoes worth knocking off an old lady for. Show up with an afternoon to kill and your bartering pants on. Best recent find: a vintage Diane von Furstenberg two-piece luggage set for $50.