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Sometimes, the best part of a retail experience isn't the purchase — it's the inspiration we take away from the impossibly cool chicks working the store. But rather than nurture our girl-crushes from afar, we like to take it a step further and actually get to know the staffers at our fave local boutiques. After all, it's a no-brainer to be BFFs with someone who wants you to score awesome pieces that make you look, well, awesome.
Since we've already introduced you to the cutest shopgirls in D.C. and Northern Virginia, we're completing the trifecta and showcasing their chic counterparts in Maryland. Click through to learn a bit about these stylish ladies, including some big surprises about their daily grind.
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