Spring 2014
Best Sellers in Baltimore, MD By Duffy Weir

Baltimore is a city of great contrasts with its gritty side made famous by television shows like “The Wire.” On the other hand, there are horse farm homesteads and quirky, artsy neighborhoods like Hampden. Baltimore is renowned for its service-based economy boasting some of the best hospitals in the country. Charm City, as Baltimore is called, has it all: from the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay and its famous blue steamed crabs to vibrant ethnic neighborhoods. This diversity is reflected in Baltimore’s gift shops – there is plenty of kitsch mixed in with the refined.

Duffy Weir

Duffy Weir is the former vice president and director of Specialty Retail and Marketing at The Rouse Company in Columbia, Maryland. She is now an independent retail marketing and sponsorship consultant, and a senior writer for Specialty Retail Report. Weir travels the world searching for what she says “makes marketplaces tick.” She can be reached at Duffyllc@comcast.net or her office 410-252-8885.




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