I love Harbor East.  The Landmark, Sassanova, Cinghiale, Patrick Sutton and now the glistening new Four Seasons all have the power to bring my staid suburban self downtown on a regular basis. You’d think that would make me happy, but noooo! I want more! I want a destination where I can while away a full day with a little shopping, eating, drinking and onto more shopping. So far, Harbor East is more of a half-day kind of place. 

Changes are rife, however. We’ve already reported that Anthropologie is in Harbor East’s future. As excited as I am at the prospect of stocking up on mustard yellow day coats, I am delighted to learn there are more stores on the horizon.

We promised not to name names, but we hear that a certain preppy chain, known for its classic with a twist look (used to be in the Gallery at Harbor Place…how many more hints can I give you?) and a cosmetics store whose fans include RuPaul and Lady Gaga, are  very close to closing the deal on setting up shops there. 

I love what this development means for the future of Harbor East. It’s a stamp of approval that reads “viable retail market.” Hopefully, along with more national chains, it will attract smaller independent stores to round out the shopping landscape.

Now I can see the perfect downtown day-trip taking shape: a day of shopping ending in a makeup application for a big night out! Now if only there were a great hair salon too? (Wink, wink, we hear that’s in the works too.)

2 replies on “More Retail at Harbor East”

  1. If you look closely on the glass, you will see the name J. Crew. Bring it on! We need more stores that carry mens clothes and accessories as well.

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