The Story


SMITH is a one stop contemporary women's boutique offering carefully curated clothing and accessories from both established and emerging designers.

Owned and operated by Jessica Smith, every touch from the garment that has been hung on the rack to the photo framed on the wall has been curated by Smith herself.

Jessica, a mama to one little princess decided she didn't want to be the typical 'stay-at-home' mom. With a degree in communications + marketing and a desire to be in the fashion industry Jessica simply decided to open a boutique to deliver the missing aliments from other boutiques in the Baltimore area.

Fashion has always held a special place in Jessica's heart especially after losing her father as they bonded on weekends by shopping together.

"My father was always into materialistic things, in a good way. He admired the craftsmanship + details that went into all of the products, large or small from world renowned designers. He definitely favored Versace + Cavalli the most".

Jessica's first store, FORWARDMODA, opened in Fall 2018 with a local jeweler, Radcliffe, who happened to sell estate designer goods. Jessica curated a women's clothing selection to compliment the vast collection of estate handbags. From Birkins to Chanel necklaces to designer clothing, FORWARDMODA was the ultimate one-stop-shop for the fashionista.

During the pandemic, Jessica decided to take her skill + reopen solely under a new name + a new brand, meet "SMITH".