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While working as a plus-size fashion stylist, Doretta Johns became frustrated with boutiques’ attitudes toward full-figured women. She decided to put her eye for fashion to use in creating Couture Queen, a boutique that specializes in dressing women sized 14 and higher. Her fashion haven includes classic styles that flatter every figure as well as more edgy pieces that accent a wardrobe, with an array of shoes and handbags to match. Doretta can order in larger sizes by special order, and also offers personal styling sessions to help clients figure out what works for their style, body type, and current wardrobe. This one-on-one treatment helps women own their own style and gives them enough confidence to strut down runways made out of parked police cars.

8400 1/2 Harford Rd.
Parkville,
MD
US

Formerly Electrolux, Aerus maintains the same standards it’s kept since 1924 in keeping area homes as clean as possible. Its air-purification services can help eliminate allergens and mold from interior air, and by using biodegradable products its techs can keep odors at bay while keeping air clean and free of chemicals.

1702 Joan Ave
Parkville,
MD
US

One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.

4201 Wholesale Club Dr.
Nottingham,
MD
US