1010 Morton St., 410/244-8961,
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.
How typical of Baltimore : You can’t buy a fancy Italian suit downtown, but you can find a store that’s stocked with the latest Japanese street wear—shirts and coats so cutting-edge that you’ll fit in anywhere the cool kids hang out.
Looking like a semi-evil secret agent’s massive closet (note the huge, assault-rifle Shop Gentei seal on the wall behind the counter), this store likes spotlights and dark recesses, plus small, well-selected displays.
You’ll find shirts, coats, hats, shoes, and accessories from Mastermind, No. 9, Y-3, and Sag, as well as an array of skater and street gear. Given the rarity and limited runs of these items, prices are very reasonable. Bring home something like a Fiberops hoodie from your trip to Baltimore, and get massive cool cred (plus, you’ll increase Baltimore’s).