| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:21 AM
When Savanna Testerman finished eighth grade, she still had a dress from the eighth-grade dance she had never even worn.
"I outgrew it, so I gave it to my cousin," the Monkton resident, now 15, recalled.
She also gave away last year's homecoming dress...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Karin Lundquist got hooked when she received her Kensie white skinny jeans in the mail. For Whitney Kippes it was the orange-and-gray color-blocked cardigan. And Marian Gunther fell in love with a pair of zip-ankle pants from Nicole Miller Artelier. The...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:43 PM
At a forum on new ideas for the Howard County library system's technology-based HiTech initiative, a group of teen girls bristled at the thought of venturing into science, technology, engineering and math fields, seeing no correlation between science...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:05 AM
A treasure was recently unearthed at Laurel High School — it wasn't a chest filled with gold and jewels, but a treasure of historical wonders, and the school is working with the Laurel Historical Society to preserve it.
About two months ago, a...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:40 AM
In years past, Sima Blue would never have dreamed of stocking her Green Spring Station boutique with ivory sheath dresses, cream lace blazers and eggshell pleated skirts this late in the season.
But times are changing.
With major designers including...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Sports apparel consumers aren’t the only ones who like what Under Armour is selling. So do investors.
Shares in the Baltimore-based apparel maker spiked 12.2 percent on Thursday after the company announced a 13th quarter in a row of more than 20...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Chelsea Lanzoni was on her way from the lacrosse fields of Vanderbilt University to a summer internship at National Geographic in Washington, but her first stop was a dressing room at Nordstrom Rack in Annapolis.
"I had, literally, nothing to wear," she...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
For all you ladies who feel like clothing is designed to fit anyone but you, you are not alone.
Two thirds of females in a survey out this month classify themselves as wearing "special sized" clothing." One-third of these women say they are "plus size,"...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Why are cool-looking baby clothes so hard to find?
That's the question that led two local fathers of young children to launch Charm City Babies in July. The company makes and sells onesies with clever messages and vintage sensibilities, and donates one...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:24 AM
In a race to beat other retailers in sales growth, Under Armourmay not have won gold, but the athletic apparel brand secured fifth place - not bad out of a field of 100.
The Baltimore company was the fifth fastest growing retailer in the U.S. last year,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Every year, Terry Brukiewa transforms himself from the grant accountant for the Howard County Public School System to King Francis I of France for the last weekend of the Maryland Renaissance Festival in October.
"It entirely changes your attitude, the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Her affinity for sleeveless frocks has caused a buying frenzy and inspired people to turn to workouts for toning their arms. She has become a highly coveted canvas for fashion designers and retailers. She steals the scene in pointed-toe flats, colored...