Carry On Shop

The world of the Carry On Shop

Customers of the Carry On Shop come from six of the seven continents. Daily visitors include students, researchers and residents from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Oceana. Antarctica coming soon!

Recently a Bloomberg School of Public Health student from Ethiopia came to COS looking for a winter coat. She had mistakenly left hers on the airplane when returning to Baltimore after winter break. She found a beautiful suede/shearling jacket at 50% off and was more than thrilled!

Two days later a researcher from the Indian continent came into the shop to decompress after a long week, and take advantage of the 50% off sale. She left with a ¾ length fur (half off the already good COS price), numerous work jackets including Lafayette 148, Boden, and Talbots, a
dress or three, women’s size10 shoes, and an overcoat for her husband, to name a few of her finds. We were delighted to have helped as her personal shopper and grateful that her purchases support the mission of the Women’s Board to support Johns Hopkins.

The Carry On Shop is part of a lively, thriving, international community on the East Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Campus.

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Stories from the Women’s Board Shops

Last week, as two friends paid for their finds at Renewal, they said they knew by waiting a few days for Black Friday, they would save 30%.  They went ahead and purchased at full price fearing their treasures would be sold by then.   At the Carry On Shop, a visitor from France bought first copy a new item — the colorful, upbeat new book Let’s All Go to Baltimore!

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Kathy’s passion for vintage clothing

Kathy Abbott has been a proud member of the Women’s Board since 2011.  It all started in 2009, when Pam Hindsley, then Best Dressed Sale chair, wisely asked her to help with Vintage Clothing donations.  As Kathy’s most recent education had been in Costume History and Design, she was thrilled to accept because of her passion for vintage clothing and because of the worthwhile cause of contributing to benefit patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After volunteering for the board for several years and finishing a second degree in Theatre, Design and Production at Towson University, she became a member ready to dedicate her newly found free time to the Women’s Board. Kathy has continued to oversee Vintage, at first at the Best Dressed Sale, then at the shop at Kenilworth Mall, now  at Renewal and at the Carry On Shop. In addition to co chairing the Carry On Shop, she has helped with Great Taste events, the Golf Classic, and any number of other committees needing volunteers.

Kathy’s favorite committee has been Hospital Relations (now Grants and Awards), thus being part of the review of grants submitted by various departments and of the decision as to how to allocate the funds the board has worked so hard to raise.  For Kathy, a personal benefit of being a board member has been the number of wonderful women she has had the opportunity to meet, and the friendships that have evolved when she thought all her friendships already had been made!

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Bag Sale at the Carry On Shop

Buy one or more Carry On Shop brown bags for $20 each. Fill with men’s and women’s clothing, no logo wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry or housewares.  The contents are yours.  No ripping allowed!   Bring your own bags to take your purchases home. $1.00 surcharge if you don’t have a bag for your purchases or you rip one of the Carry On bags. View video of the Carry On Shop!


Bridal Wear Event!

Renewal is hosting our 2nd Bridal/Special Occasion Event this Tuesday, 3/14 from 5pm to 8:30pm.




Enjoy some bubbly while shopping!