Harford Magazine - Page 10 - A big move

Harford Magazine
- Page 10
A big move

Velvet Trunk opens in a larger location on Bel Air’s Main Street


By John-John Williams IV
Harford Magazine
Photos by Kenneth k. Lam


Marissa Drayton-Smalley wanted a larger space to offer her customers a better shopping experience. That meant moving her beloved Bel Air fashion boutique, Velvet Trunk, to a much larger 1,800-square-foot location along Main Street this past summer.


“It allows for easier movement throughout the store,” the 40-year-old Parkville resident says. “People can have different looks and styles to search.” The new space, which was a former bank that remained empty for years, has allowed Drayton-Smalley to expand her shoes and accessories offerings as well as gifts such as hand lotions and candles. The older location was 600 square feet.


“It’s definitely a better space for entertaining,” she says in reference to the shop’s crisp white walls with touches of gold and warm wood. “We will be doing events like girls’ night entertaining.”


Drayton-Smalley was born in Louisiana


velvet trunk
10 S. Main St., Bel Air | 410-638-5900 | velvettrunk.shoptiques.com