30 Jun
  • By Theresa DeSouza
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Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop Opens in Berkeley Springs

Good things comes in small packages, and GREAT things come in ITTY BITTY packages!  The recent move of the UPAVIM Crafts warehouse from Maryland to the spa and art vacation town of Berkeley Springs, WV,  afforded the opportunity for a small retail site … thus the Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop was born.

As late winter moved through spring and into summer, the building was spruced up, complete with fresh paint, signage, even flowers .  The UPAVIM Craft warehouse was in full operation and many curious locals and visitors to the town regularly stopped by to visit the gift shop.  But the Itty Bitty part of the site was still in prep stages.


Finally, a soft opening on June 18 satisfied some, but it was the grand opening of June 25 that was standing room only!  (Not hard to accomplish in only 120 square feet — itty bitty indeed.)  Nevertheless, customers were delighted with the offerings, and despite the Itty Bitty-ness, the shop is doing as well as other “full size” local venues.


Featuring exclusively  100% fair trade gift items from multiple continents, including the countries of  India, Vietnam, Thailand, Ghana, Nicaragua, Nepal , Indonesia,  and of course Guatemala, the Gift Shop has integrated itself into the local scene.

Only 90 minutes from the Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD area, Berkeley Springs, WV,  is a top get-away destination.  Stop by for a visit — the Itty Bitty is open 7 days a week!