Monday, December 17, 2012
The discount division of the well-known department store will open at Columbia Crossing.
Nordstrom announced Monday it would be opening a Nordstrom Rack location at Columbia Crossing near Snowden River Parkway. The approximately 40,750 square-foot store is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013, according to a press release. Nordstrom Rack offers brands carried in Nordstrom stores, but typically at prices 30 to 70 percent off, according to the company. "We're fortunate to have lots of customers living in Maryland and hope this new store will make it more convenient for our Columbia customers to shop both our full-line and Rack locations," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack, in a statement. Columbia Crossing, which has stores such as Pier 1 Imports, Target and Sleepy's is owned by Kimco Realty. "Our shoppers are …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Could you go cold turkey on consumerism for 24 hours?
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Holiday Weekend Sales, Pre-Christmas Sales, Post-Hanukah Clearance Sales, and Kwanzaa Clearance Events—it’s enough to make you go crazy as a consumer. One organization, AdBusters, has a solution to help you retain your sanity—“Buy Nothing Day.” The group’s website touts that “the journey towards a sane sustainable future begins with a single step” and sees capping your consumption for an entire day as that step. AdBusters, which also publishes a monthly anti-consumerist magazine, is also a proponent of the Occupy movement, and offers online and printable ads to help spread the word. The website also features guides to organized protests like a Credit Card Cut Up, Zombie Walk and Whirl-Mart. AdBusters claims …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday comes on Nov. 24 this year. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Employees of the retail giant hope to take advantage of one of the year's busiest shopping days.
Several employees of the Laurel/Maryland City Walmart Supercenter are joining a national strike effort this Black Friday to protest what they view as low wages, poor scheduling practices, and worker intimidation on the part of the retail giant. The campaign, organized by Making Change at Walmart and linked with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, is planning demonstrations outside dozens of stores nationwide on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. In the D.C. area, Nov. 23 protests are scheduled for Walmart and Sam's Club locations in Laurel, Hyattsville, Bowie, Gaithersburg, Woodlawn, Severn, Clinton, Abingdon, Alexandria, and Fairfax. (Both chains are owned by parent company Walmart Stores, Inc.) The …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. Greek Food and Cultural Festival Maryland Etsy Seller's Fall Shopping Frolic Kuromori Kagura: Japanese Folklore and Dance Perry Hall Folk Music Night Catsino – A Night of Fun & Faux Gaming to Benefit Baltimore Humane Society Night of the Living Dead Bennett's Curse Haunted House in Blobs Park Beachmont Corn Maze 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Try layaway plans at one or more of these retailers.
While it may only be October, it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping. In this economy, some shoppers are fretting over being able to afford that special toy, bauble or other item that they know will bring a smile to their children, spouse, friend or family member. Consider layaway as a way to spread payments out over time, and be able to check things off those holiday lists. Popular during the Great Depression in the 1930s, layaway fell out of fashion in the 1980s as credit card usage became widespread. Many companies are once again offering the service, which allows customers to make installment payments on an item, sometimes with a small fee added to the item’s price for the company’s administrative costs. In our…
Monday, October 8, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Howard County.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Howard County and beyond: If you’re in the market for a wedding dress, or just enjoy wedding fashion, then mark your calendar for Brides Against Breast Cancer's wedding dress fashion show in Baltimore, MD. There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions. You can also …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Shoppers are encouraged to "Think Pink" this weekend, to help fight cancer and save some money.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, more than 25 stores at the Mall in Columbia are offering special discounts to shoppers who donate to the American Cancer Society. On Saturday and Sunday, mall visitors can visit Guest Services and make donations for cancer research. Those shoppers who "Think Pink" will receive a pink ribbon that will give them access to discounts on food, clothes, toys and more, according to a mall press release. "The Mall in Columbia is proud to support breast cancer awareness and the American Cancer Society," said Michelle José, Marketing Manager for the mall. "Breast cancer is a disease that has touched most people in some way, and the American Cancer Society works tirelessly to find a cure." The first …
What do you plan to be for Halloween?
People in the U.S. will drop approximately $8 billion on Halloween this year according to The Chicago Tribune, and plenty of people have already started to get their outfits together. Where do you get your Halloween costumes? Are they handmade? Online? From a specialty or consignment shop? Tell us in comments. Whether you like masks and suits or face paint and wigs, here are a few locations around Howard County where you can find costumes and Halloween must-haves: See related links: Doomsday Asylum Haunted House Opens in Bowie Oct. 5 Fall Spooktacular
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Check out which items on which you can save 6 percent during Maryland's tax-free shopping week.
You may want to wait a couple more days to buy that new pair of jeans or go back-to-school shopping. Sunday, Aug. 12 through Saturday, Aug. 18, you’ll be able to save 6 percent on some clothing and footwear items during Maryland’s tax-free shopping week. Items that will be exempt from the 6 percent sales tax include clothing and footwear priced less than $100. Accessories, ranging from bowties and bracelets to purses and watches, are not exempt, according to the comptroller of Maryland. For a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items for the week of Aug. 12-18, check out our attached PDF. School starts on Aug. 20 for Prince George’s County and Aug. 27 for Montgomery County students, so next week is the perfect time to do all your back-to…