| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Gustav "Gus" Baer, a retired executive and certified public accountant who had a second career as a pianist entertaining Nordstrom shoppers with his spirited renditions of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin classics, died Oct. 9 of a...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Baltimore residential real estate broker Bonnie Fleck is no stranger to luxury.
"I think it might be because my very first car was an Audi," Fleck said when asked why she chooses luxury cars instead of more utilitarian models. She also wants to give...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Towson Town Center announced Thursday that two new retailers will be opening later this month, while two existing stores will be expanding.
Soma Intimates, a women's lingerie boutique, will open a 2,472-square-foot store on Level 2 of the Nordstrom wing,...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:15 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be sunny, with a high near 102 and north winds around 5 miles per hour or less. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with heat index values expected to be around 105....
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:07 PM
As nations battle it out for sports supremacy at the Olympics in London this summer, we can all acknowledge that when it comes to fashion, the Brits have us beat.
Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Twiggy, the...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Who says you need to look grungy to garden? Glam doesn’t have to be impractical and uncomfortable. Start with an adorable pair of overalls with lots of pockets. Wear a pretty hat for the best sun protection and then pretty-up. Sweet lip gloss,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Sports Authority will open an S.A. Elite store at The Mall in Columbia this Saturday at 9 a.m. The 10,000-square-foot store located on the lower level next to Nordstrom will be the first of its kind on the East Coast.
S.A. Elite sells high-end footwear...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The county Planning Board Thursday unanimously approved General Growth Properties' plan to remove 30,000 square feet of retail at the Mall in Columbia and replace it with 75,000 square feet of retail to create an outdoor-facing "lifestyle center."
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
New Under Armour product launches -- the Armour Bra and Spine running shoes -- should help boost the company's financial results in the second quarter and beyond, a report out today by analyst Sam Poser of Sterne Agee says.
Baltimore-based Under Armour,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:58 AM
An "open-air plaza" surrounded by yet-to-be-selected restaurant and retail tenants is planned to be built at the Columbia mall in the space currently occupied by L.L. Bean, mall owner General Growth Properties announced Tuesday, July 24.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:21 AM
Wedding Day: August 18, 2012
Her story: Nola Dobratz, 33, grew up in Chicago, Ill. She lives in Fells Point and is marketing director for Radcliffe Jewelers. Her father, Walter Dobratz, is deceased. Her mother, Nola Dobratz, is a retired accountant.
| Aug 12, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Shoppers in Maryland showed up at area malls and other retail outlets in large numbers Sunday, the first day of the state's Tax Free Week.
The holiday from state sales tax for most clothing and footwear priced under $100 was an incentive to spend and...