| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 10:44 AM
A man in Overland Park, Kansas, has applied to trademark the phrase that President Obama uttered last month: "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
According to Trademarkia.com, Martin Joseph Markley applied for the trademark on March 27. He filed the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Melvin B. Lowe Jr., a floral designer and funeral home attendant who was also a partner in a special-events and decorating company, died Sept. 27 of renal failure at his Washington home. The one-time Northeast Baltimore resident was 47.
"Melvin was a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Take away the glamour, the TV cameras and the tabloid headlines, and Michaele Salahi's latest drama could almost be an Anne Tyler plot: Disaffected housewife risks it all to walk away from a stale marriage and into an entirely new life.
But, hey —...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:05 PM
It’s been said that the right outfit can make or break you. And nowhere is a good first impression more crucial than a job interview. But not everyone has a business suit hanging in the closet. That’s where Success In Style comes in.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:19 PM
At Tiny Toes, a children’s boutique on Main Street in Bel Air, owner Karen Jacobs specializes in giving moms the Hollywood treatment.
Jacobs and her employees, who are all moms, help customers select everything from clothing for their own kids to...
| May 2, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Christie Griffiths left behind her New York City life — working with fashion lines like Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore and Rag & Bone — and opted to cater to more cost-conscious consumers in Baltimore. She opened Brightside Boutique and...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:57 AM
Growing up in Bethesda, Giuliana Rancic thought there was nothing more glamorous than the news women she saw on TV. First at the University of Maryland, College Park, then at graduate school in Washington, she trained to join their ranks, heading with...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Lisa Schatz starts her Preakness shopping eight months early, at the September fashion trade shows in New York City. In addition to her regular buys for spring inventory, she's learned to add items featuring bold colors and fun prints that will stand...
| Feb 1, 2012
More than 200 girls and their American Girl dolls hit the runway at Towson Town Center on Saturday, Jan. 28.
The walk was short and the line was long, but there were smiles all around.
"I got to tell the guy what I liked," said Savannah Shafer, 7, of...