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Your guide to this week’s most stylish events. By Caroline Cunningham
Images courtesy of Grand Central Publishing.

Red and Blue Jewelry Sale

Old Town Alexandria’s Mystique Jewelers is celebrating the Fourth of July with a color-coordinated discount: Starting July 1 all red and blue jewelry will be 20 percent off, and that includes sapphires and rubies. Through the end of July, shoppers can stop by the showroom to nab some savings on the fine jewelry collections. 211 The Strand Waterfront, Alexandria; 703-836-1401.

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Posted at 05:31 PM/ET, 06/30/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Hit up the Georgetown store for the purse-friendly makeup line. By Caroline Cunningham
Image courtesy Stowaway Cosmetics.

When Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson met up for breakfast, they both came to the table with the same gripe: a lack of makeup on the market that was sold in sizes that didn’t take up much room in their bags and they could actually finish before the product expired.

“That was when the insight hit us,” says Fredrickson. “Lipstick and mascaras have stayed the same size since the 50s, but women’s lifestyles have changed dramatically.”

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Posted at 04:54 PM/ET, 06/26/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Don’t miss $65 dresses or a fashion flea market. By Caroline Cunningham
Vintage and second-hand designer apparel will be up for grabs at the Fashionista Flea Market on Saturday. Image via Shutterstock.

Britt Ryan and Kiki Lynn Warehouse Sale

Georgetown boutique Britt Ryan will be offering major discounts on past and current season apparel, including $65 dresses, $45 tops, and $40 shorts. On the second floor, local designer Kimberly McKinley will be offering up to 65 percent off her line, Kiki Lynn, including dresses, skirts, and shirts. The sales will run June 24 through 27 at Kiki Lynn and June 24 through 28 at Britt Ryan. Swing by on Thursday, June 25, between 6 and 8 PM for summer cocktails, sales, and door prizes. Britt Ryan and the Kiki Lynn showroom are located on the first and second floors of 1625 Wisconsin Ave., NW.

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Posted at 01:22 PM/ET, 06/22/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
No shoving or trampling, please. By Caroline Cunningham
Images courtesy Gilt City.

There are few things shopping addicts love more than a warehouse sale, and the Gilt City’s biannual sale is generally worth the anticipation, with its room full of racks of designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and home decor, at prices up to 80 percent off retail. This year’s event this weekend is promising to live up to the hype with pieces from the collections of Badgley Mischka, Helmut Lang, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera, to name a few.

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Posted at 04:43 PM/ET, 06/05/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Ride a chauffeured limousine bus between thrift shops or preview the new handbag line from Tissanya&Purshe. By Angie Hilsman
Catch a sneak preview of Shopaholic City's Summer 2015 collection! Photographs courtesy of Lattiea Whittaker

Shopping Happy Hour

Tonight, Lord and Taylor in Chevy Chase is hosting their first Shopping Happy Hour. Join L&T for refreshments, a fashion show, and shopping. Be sure to RSVP. Free, 5-8PM. 5255 Western Ave, Washington, DC; (202) 362-9600.

Goodwill Summer Shopping Tour

Modage and Style Mavern host this all-day shopping tour on Saturday, where guests enjoy a chauffeured limousine bus ride to four Goodwill resale locations in the DMV area. The trip includes breakfast and snacks throughout the day, a lunch stop, giveaways, raffles, exclusive discounts, and a challenge at each stop. Buy your tickets ahead of time. $50-75, 9-5PM. 2200 South Dakota Ave, NE, Washington, DC.

The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED

As part of the Our City Festival this weekend, the documentary DC UNBOXED by Elaine Mensah will show at the Goethe Institut on Saturday. The film explores the perception of DC fashion and the debate on whether DC fashion as an industry. Buy your ticket online. $10, 12-2PM, 812 7th St, NW, Washington, DC.

Tissanya&Purshe Launch Party

Check out the new accessory and handbag line from Tissanya&Purshe on Saturday while enjoying complimentary food and music! Be sure to RSVP! Free, 12-4PM. 4425 Garrett Park Road, Wheaton, MD.

Sip & Shop Fashion Affair

Join Shopaholic City founder Lattiea Whitaker at the Dirty Martini on Saturday for a sneak peek of her consignment shop's Summer 2015 collection. Along with on-site shopping and styling, there will be music, refreshments, raffles, and featured guests! Early-bird pricing ends today! $10-15, 3-6PM. 1223 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

Posted at 11:41 AM/ET, 06/05/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Online and in stores, use the long weekend to save on style. By Caroline Cunningham
Image via Shutterstock/MediaGroup_BestForYou

The sun is shining, you’ve got a long weekend ahead of you—it’s time to make plans. Take advantage of these sales around town to get your spring wardrobe in shape, your patio furniture prepped, and to keep your inner shopaholic smiling.

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Posted at 01:23 PM/ET, 05/22/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Pick up Shinola accessories for your pooch and support artisans around the globe. By Caroline Cunningham
Shop Hanuel's pop-up shop this Saturday. Image courtesy Hanuel.

Head To The Market

The Covington Reception Space at CityCenterDC is hosting a shopping event on Friday with To The Market, a retailer that partners with survivors of abuse, conflict, or disease. The handmade goods are created by artisan survivors around the world, and To The Market assists them with raising awareness and getting their goods before consumers to help create a base of financial independence for them. Attendees will hear from To The Market’s founder, Jane Mosbacher Morris, and human trafficking survivor and advocate, Margeaux Gray, during the evening of shopping. The event will take place at 850 10th St., NW, on May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. RSVP by emailing events@citycenterdc.com.

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Posted at 08:39 PM/ET, 05/13/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
The National Retail Federation’s Retail's Night Out brings together local and national shops. By Caroline Cunningham
The Park at CityCenterDC. Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons/Payton Chung.

In celebration of small business week, the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, is hosting a pop-up shopping bonanza on Wednesday evening at the Park at CityCenterDC. The event will include local shops, food trucks, as well as CityCenterDC retailers who will have related specials within their stores.

For one night, Washingtonians can shop some of their favorite local companies all in one place, including Hugh & Crye, Salt & Sundry, Propper Topper, Urban Stems, Tuckernuck, and Potomac River Running. Foodies can indulge in Milk Cult’s ice cream, ‘Chups fruity ketchups, and Undone’s artisan chocolates. Jose Andres’ Pepe, CapMac, and Ball or Nothing food trucks will also be on hand to fuel the party.

While in the neighborhood, attendees can also take a look at all the brand-spanking-new retail that’s taken up residence in CityCenterDC--stores such as Arc’teryx, the technical outerwear apparel company, Zadig & Voltaire, the French luxury streetwear brand, and Loro Piana, which markets high-end cashmere goods, will all have their doors open for the evening’s festivities.

Retail’s Night Out will take place on Wednesday, May 6 from 5 to 9 PM at The Park at CityCenterDC, 11th Street and New York Avenue.

Update: Bull + Moose will not be participating in the pop-up.

Posted at 02:59 PM/ET, 05/05/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
VIP tickets for The Front Row go on sale this Thursday. By Caroline Cunningham
Photograph by Abby Greenawalt.

Bethesda’a annual three-day fashion event, The Front Row, has made a name for itself as a celebrity sighting opportunity—Jessica Alba, Kelly Cutrone, Christian Siriano, and Maria Menounos have all made appearances—and this year is no exception. Aliza Licht, the social media guru and PR executive behind the DKNY PR GIRL Twitter handle, will be signing copies of her new book, Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media., which goes on sale May 5.

Aliza Licht will sign copies of her new book. Photograph by Gerardo Somoza.

The celebration will kick off with a showing of the Dior and I fashion documentary on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 PM at Landmark Theatre. On Friday, May 29, attendees can pick up a copy of Licht’s book and have it signed between 5 and 6:30 PM on Bethesda Lane. The runway show, featuring Bethesda Row retailers’ Spring/Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 collections, follows at 7:30 PM on Bethesda Lane. Seating for the show is reserved for VIP ticket holders, but standing room is available.

The weekend will wrap up on Saturday, May 30 with trunk shows and sales from Bethesda Row retailers. Tickets for the weekend will go on sale on Gilt City at 10 AM on Thursday, May 7. Attendance is free, but a $29 VIP ticket grants access to the documentary showing, a VIP party, and a signed copy of Licht’s book, and a $49 ticket includes the former plus a front row seat at the fashion show.

Posted at 10:46 AM/ET, 05/04/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Shop for flowers and artisan gifts at this family-friendly fest May 1 through 2. By Caroline Cunningham
Image via Shutterstock.

The All Hallows Guild has been bringing together the community for a outdoor floral festival since 1939, and this year’s celebration has a lot to offer a out-of-town visitors and locals who want to enjoy the gorgeous weather Washington is promised this weekend (currently: sunny and a high of 73). Even those who have no interest in strolling through fresh flowers on a sunny Saturday—of whom, we must politely ask, “What is wrong with you?”—will find plenty to see and do at this year’s market.

Here’s some of the best things you can experience at the National Cathedral on May 1 and 2.

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Posted at 11:02 AM/ET, 05/01/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()