What’s happening?

Once a staple on The Avenue in Hampden, vintage clothing boutique Milk & Ice is relocating to a new storefront on Harford Road in Lauraville this fall.

What’s the shop known for? 

Milk & Ice opened as a co-op booth in Hampden Antique Mall in 2012 and grew to a storefront on The Avenue in Hampden from 2012 until 2020. While the studio “boasts hundreds of clever T-shirts, piles of denim, and the array of Halloween costumes that earned them legions of Instagram fans,” their most prized possessions are rare garments from the Victorian era, according to BmoreArt. 

“The majority of pieces we get from private estates are coming from a direct lineage, and we love that we’re able to get a history with them that tells the original wearer’s story,” they say. “A pair of hickory striped overalls that are stained throughout with rips and tears poking through multiple layers of hand-done mending and repairs tell the story of a young farm worker on the eastern shore of Maryland in the 1930s.

Anything else I should know? 

The owners plan to offer appointment-only shopping during the week and open to the public on the weekends. 

You can read more here.