| Dec 23, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Just skip down Michigan Avenue or any mall thoroughfare and you’ll discover an abundance of retail establishments, boutiques and upscale shops featuring women’s apparel. But where can you specifically find a variety of options to smartly strut...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The Pop Shop by Jo Louise has returned to Hilton Village in Newport News for the spring season.
The small artsy boutique is packed with quirky and unique home décor and jewelry items from local artisans.
The temporary store launched with a...
| Apr 7, 2013
Few are brave enough to risk opening a business in today’s uncertain economy.
But times were just as financially tumultuous in the recession-ravaged 1980s when Tim Myers, Nancy Motichka and her son, Tom Motichka, took a risk and opened The Jewelry...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Ellen Zipper's summer Saturdays start early.
Throughout the season, the Owings Mills resident rises around 5 a.m. She checks her computer, visiting Craigslist for the umpteenth time that week, making last-minute adjustments to her plans for the day....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:09 PM
An Evanston rare coin dealer has pleaded guilty to buying thousands of dollars worth of purportedly stolen coins, jewelry, watches and other valuables from undercover police officers posing as burglars, according to court records.
James Coello, 47, of...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:32 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is bringing back sales.
The struggling department store chain this week will begin adding back some of the hundreds of sales it ditched last year in hopes of luring shoppers who were turned off when the discounts...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:16 PM
Kessler's Food and Liquor is in the midst of a major cooler upgrade that should benefit customers.
I talked to Reed Kessler about the changes on Thursday. The biggest one is the replacement of the open-air dairy cases with coolers with doors. The...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Guys, we know. Shopping for a woman is intimidating and often discouraging – especially when it comes to jewelry.
What’s worse, jewelry retailers with big marketing budgets send confusing messages with the mental image that we’ll...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
H&S Properties Development Corp. plans to push its Harbor East development east across Central Avenue with an expanded Whole Foods Market, a possible department store and apartments on two sites, baker-turned-developer John Paterakis Sr. said Friday....
| Mar 15, 2012
Lucky Magazine Senior Editor Jessica Matlin was here with a couple new wacky beauty devices like the Christina Beauty Globe, which is filled with specially treated water that stays cold for extended periods of time to reduce puffiness, minimize pores...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:09 PM
It's no longer taboo to spend money lavishly if sales of high-end goods are any indicator. And that bodes well for retailers this Valentine's Day.
A resurgence in spending by the luxury consumer is expected to benefit stores that sell accessories,...