930 S. Charles St., 410/752-4212,
HOURS: Mon. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m.
Many of Baltimore’s  storied companies of yore—Hamburger’s, Hochschild Kohn—have long vanished. But Shofer’s, first opened in 1914 in part of the same Federal Hill location (now some 70,000 square feet) it occupies today, has managed to hang on, probably because it’s helped establish Baltimore’s taste in furniture and home decor for almost a century.
No matter your style, be it over-the-top leopard print or staid, proper leather, Shofer’s probably has something for you. Looking for a bargain? Don’t miss checking the outlet center, located across the street.