Originally published by The Baltimore Sun on May 30, 2013

by John-John Williams IV

Deborah Seymour lives in Federal Hill. But working at Laureate Education Inc. and shopping and dining in Harbor East means much of her life happens on the other side of the harbor.

"Between the restaurants and the retail, it is a place where you can spend a lot of time," she said. "It has become a neighborhood that you just don't leave after work. It has become a destination."

The growth along the brick-paved sidewalks has been accelerating, turning Harbor East into the city's hottest shopping destination. Within the past year alone, newcomers have included White House Black Market, J.Crew, MAC Cosmetics, Anthropologie, Lululemon Athletica, Under Armour Brand House and Loafers & Laces.

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