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Cambridge's Downtown still needs some work but the shops they've got are worth a stop. Head to High, Poplar, and Race streets to have a look -- an eclectic jumble of secondhand goods are at Crabcatcher's Scavenger Shop, 533 Poplar St. (tel. 410/225-5689). At the cavernous Sunnyside, 500 Poplar St. (tel. 410/901-9009), fair-trade items are available for every age, especially great greeting cards and jewelry. Even the owner's handicrafts are among the handmade items at Joie de Vivre Gallery, 410 Race St. (tel. 410/228-7000). Gourmet items and wine are at A Few of My Favorite Things, 414 Race St. (tel. 410/221-1960). Like duck decoys? Don't miss Chesapeake Classics, 317 High Street (tel. 410/228-6508), which stocks a treasure-trove of locally-made and antique waterfowl decoys, duck calls, and fishing lures.

Out on Route 50, Bay Country Shop (tel. 800/467-2046 or 410/221-0700) offers mementos with Eastern Shore flair.

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