Fashion Agenda: Benetton’s Spring Launch Party, Personal Stylist Appointments at Ann Taylor
Your guide to the week’s most stylish events.
Benetton’s Spring Collection Launch
United Colors of Benetton celebrates the launch of its new, Paris-inspired spring collection with cocktails at its Georgetown location. Sip sparkling wine while getting a first look at the brand’s upcoming Black & Powder line, composed of black, white, and blush pieces. Tuesday 5 to 8. 1200 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
Styld.By Party by Gap
Head to your local Gap store (see the full list of participating stores online) Tuesday for an evening of sips, shopping, and styling. The result of Gap’s Styld.By project, which tapped such influential fashion blogs as Refinery29 to style and create its spring catalog, the event gets you early access to the season’s newest looks, help from on-site stylists, and 30 percent off all purchases. Tuesday 6 to 8. Multiple area locations.
Fashion Week at the W Hotel
The W’s Fashion Week celebration, which kicked off with a Diane von Furstenburg presentation Thursday, continues this week with three more collection debuts: Tory Burch, Hugo Boss, and DKNY. Check out our preview for more details. Tuesday through Thursday 6 to 8. 515 Fifth St., NW.
Ella Rue’s Basement Blowout Sale
This Georgetown boutique and consignment shop hosts a major end-of-winter sale in its basement this week, offering up to 75 percent off clothing and jewelry by such in-demand contemporary brands as Milly, Theory, Rag & Bone, and more. Check out the shop’s Facebook page for updates on standout items available in the store. Tuesday through Saturday all day. 3231 P St., NW.
Sharlaine Anapu Trunk Show
Local jewelrymaker Sharlaine Anapu, known for her delicate and geometric designs, hosts a trunk show this week at Proper Topper, the brand’s exclusive Washington-area retailer. Peruse the collection over a glass of wine, and while you’re at it, set your sights on some Proper Topper goodies before its annual mid-winter sale begins next weekend. Wednesday 5 to 8. 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW.
Ann Taylor’s Style on Call
Need a wardrobe update? Ann Taylor wants to help you out—for free. For four days beginning this Friday, personal stylists will be at all area Ann Taylor stores to give you a “wardrobe remix.” Guests can also enjoy small bites, a sweepstakes for a luxe vacation, and gifts at the event. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended and can be booked online. Friday through Monday, all day. Multiple area locations.