The 30 women sitting in the "Better Sportswear" department of the Hecht's store at Owings Mills were there for two reasons: fashion advice and financial advice.
Last weekend's seminar started with a demonstration on how to tie scarves, followed by a lecture on financial planning. The hour-long program was capped with a fashion show of the latest designer business suits.
Welcome to the 1990s where smart women want to look fashionable and fashionable women want to be smart.
"I think there has been a need for this," said Nancy Ensor, general manager of the Hecht's at Owings Mills, who helped organize the first financial planning seminar and fashion show event last year. The program was so successful last year, it is being offered twice this year. It will be held at the Hecht's store in Towson tomorrow.