Fine Antiques and Vintage in Annapolis, Maryland

About Us

Cindi and Caitlin Ryland opened Retropolitan’s doors in 2003 to offer clients an opportunity to bring beautiful objects from the past into their homes and everyday lives. Since its inception, Retropolitan’s mission has been to provide upscale yet affordable treasures to all, and the store’s layaway policy is only one example of our desire to make luxury available to each customer.

Retropolitan’s showroom is filled with unique antique and vintage items. If we do not currently display exactly what you are looking for, we are always delighted to try to find just what you need to make your life more enjoyable. Contact us if you have something on your wish list that has been particularly hard to find.

Retropolitan’s buyers travel both nationally and world-wide to bring high quality wares to our shop. We specialize in such luxury goods as crystal, silver, lighting, textiles, furniture, jewelry, porcelain, fine art, and clothing. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you choose items that will complement and enhance your own extraordinary style.

We now have an Etsy Store: find our Etsy page here.

In addition to helping you find one-of-a-kind, up-scale must-haves, Retropolitan also provides customized design services: we can help you select colors, fabrics, furniture, lighting and/or accessories as well as suggest the placement of these and/or your own treasures to optimize the beauty and comfort of your home. If we do not have what you need, we will help you find it! Please ask to see our Design Services Contract when you are next at Retropolitan, or request one by phone or email.

We can also help you prepare your house to be placed on the market for sale. As home stagers, we can assist you and your realtor in identifying your home’s strengths and provide services to enhance its sale-ability: we suggest color selection, and furniture, lighting and/or accessory and art placement. If something extra is needed for the home staging, we can provide it from our vast resources, either on a loan or rental basis. Please contact us before you list your home for sale.

Through the years, Retropolitan has worked with costume and set designers; we sell and rent historically accurate clothing, furniture, lighting and accessories for local and professional theater, film and television including vintage finds to HBO’s Boardwalk Empire Seasons 2 through 5.

We look forward to meeting you and ensuring that your visit with us is both enjoyable and rewarding.

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