If you are looking for something unique, look no further than Bazaar in Hampden. Started in 2013 for “those seeking the strange and unusual,” Greg Hatem and Brian Henry’s shop features taxidermy, antique medical equipment and many other odds and ends. My personal favorite: framed insect specimens, especially the Galaxy Lantern Fly, but they sell out fast and the inventory is always changing. Customers can call ahead if they are looking for a particular species, or for custom orders. If specimens aren’t your thing, then there’s always the store-made candles that come in scents like Plague Doctor (based on the herbs that were stuffed into a plague doctor’s iconic mask), Overgrown Cemetery (smells like grass and dirt), Coven (smells like an herbal bonfire) or Seance (sage and frankincense for conjuring spirits).
3534 Chestnut Avenue, Baltimore