Cindi and Caitlin Ryland recently moved Retropolitan Fine Antiques and Vintage from Ellicott City to West Annapolis. A ribbon cutting and grand opening took place at its new location, 14 Annapolis Street, on Thursday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Since its inception in 2003, Retropolitan’s mission has been to provide upscale yet affordable treasures to all. The showroom is filled with unique antiques and vintage items which specialize in such luxury goods as crystal, silver, lighting, textiles, furniture, jewelry, porcelain, fine art, and clothing.
“By relocating to Annapolis, Cindi and Caitlin Ryland have created a new and exciting way to go green,” Mayor Cohen said. “What better way to reuse, repurpose and resell than to showcase vintage items. This is a brilliant way to offer Annapolis an alternative shopping experience while helping to promote a green lifestyle. It’s an example of how the range in services meets the demand of our residents and adds to the enduring appeal of our City.”
Retropolitan’s buyers travel both nationally and world-wide to bring high quality wares to their shop and provides customized design services. They can help you select colors, fabrics, furniture, lighting accessories to optimize the beauty and comfort of your home. The staff can also help you prepare your house to be placed on the market for sale. As home stagers, they can assist you and your realtor in identifying your home’s strengths and provide services to enhance its sale-ability.
The store is open for appointments on Monday and Tuesday, with normal business hours Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
“This store offers another unique shopping experience to our residents and is such a great addition to the existing shops selling one-of-a kind treasurers in West Annapolis,” AEDC President Lara Fritts said. “There is something to be said about being able to buy a vintage dress, a Russian cut crystal champagne set and a sofa all at one location. I wish Cindi and Caitlin much success in their newAnnapolis home.”
Through the years, Retropolitan has worked with costume and set designers, selling and renting historically accurate clothing, furniture, lighting and accessories for local and professional theater, film and television.