Everywhere you look at Silk and Burlap is a thoughtful mix of new and old, vintage and modern. With backgrounds in design and merchandise, Angelique Hoffman and Saule Smariga have turned their downtown Frederick boutique into one-stop shops for fashion and home decor. Their love for furniture and home furnishings isn’t just confined to Silk and Burlap, Apartment Therapy’s house tours has featured both owners Saul and Angelique. Read on to see what makes Silk and Burlap so popular in Frederick.
What’s really good about this neighborhood?
We love being located in Historic Downtown Frederick where there are plenty of great restaurants and an eclectic mix of boutiques that draw fans from near and far. We are located in the heart of a small town with enough intrigue to keep day trippers engaged and locals experiencing personal service and quality merchandise they would otherwise have to travel to find.
What do you do to draw people in to your shop?
We are a true lifestyle boutique offering an eclectic mix of vintage and modern home goods. We hang an edited mix of designer contemporary apparel and accessories alongside our home offering to appeal to both our local clientele and travelers who are visiting our historic town. We pride ourselves in finding designers who manufacture in the US and are not readily available in our area.
We also have two shop-in-shops within our store: our collaborators Relish Decor (tabletop) and RC Apothecary (beauty bar) offer our clientele additional expertise creating a small town one-stop-shop.
We also host three charity events during the year supporting our community through non-profits that are vital to our community. Unique product offering, exceptional service, and collaboration with our local community continue to bring us loyal clientele.
What do you sell that’s popular with the locals?
Our local clients’ shop favorites include modern throw pillows, Alex and Ani bangles, apparel from Los Angleles-based Dolan, and Bed Stu boots. We also turn really quickly vintage mid century case goods and anything vintage lucite.