We specialize in one-of-a-kind vintage and antiques .

Ellicott City, Maryland

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Cynthia Ryland

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Cynthia Ryland


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Shop policies

Last updated on July 15, 2012
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 our staff 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.

Retropolitan is located in historic Ellicott City across the street from the B&O Plaza. Visit the Howard County Tourism Website to learn more about Ellicott City and for more information about upcoming festivals and events on Main Street.

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

Please visit our website at to see more of our one-of-a-kind treasures!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final.
PAYMENT: We accept Paypal payment, most credit cards,checks and money orders. If we receive a check or money order,we will wait until they have cleared the bank before shipping the purchased item. All items must be paid within 24 hours after purchase.

LAYAWAY: We accept 60-day layaways; there is a 1/3 non-refundable deposit including shipping.

Maryland residents must add 6% to the total cost, excluding shipping.
All our shipping charges include the shipping itself, handling and insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact us if you would like additional information and/or photos and we will be happy to comply.