Fashion Agenda: Old Town’s Scavenger Hunt, Nordstrom’s Fall Beauty Trend Show
Your guide to this week’s best deals and shopping events.
Back to Work Special at Lorien Spa
You gotta love a discount on pampering: Old Town’s Lorien Spa (in the Kimpton-owned Lorien Hotel) offers up a “back to work” special that includes 40 percent off all signature spa services booked Sunday through Friday until the end of the month. The deal covers massages, facials, body treatments, waxing, and tinting. Through September 30. Lorien Hotel. 1600 King St., Alexandria. To book, visit the spa’s site or call 703-894-5130.
Meet Efva Attling at Hu’s Wear
Swedish jewelry designer Efva Attling visits luxe boutique Hu’s Wear to introduce her line of fine jewels, which includes silver pendant necklaces and gemstone-encrusted rings. The former model and singer will also discuss her inspiration for the latest collection. A portion of sales during the launch will benefit MentorFoundation USA. Tuesday noon to 7 PM. 3005 M St., NW.
Bloomingdale’s Charity Shopping Event
Shop for a cause at Bloomingdale’s, where the department store will donate 10 percent of sales to local charity Lolly’s Locks and host cancer survivor Michelle Judson as a guest speaker. Also includes light bites, drinks, and an informal fashion presentation. Wednesday 5 to 8 PM. Bloomingdale’s. 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase.
Eva Franco Launch at Anthropologie Petites
Join designer Eva Franco as she celebrates the launch of her brand-new petites collection, exclusive to Anthropologie. Wednesday 6 to 8 PM. Anthropologie Petites. 5402 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. RSVP here.
The Power of Presence at Ann Taylor
The workwear pros at Ann Taylor host a career-focused presentation with mini makeovers, networking tips, and a presentation lineup that includes Marie Claire’s features director Lea Golman and merchandising editor Madison Shoop, plus LinkedIn career expert Nicole Williams. Wednesday 6 to 8 PM. Ann Taylor. 600 13th St., NW. RSVP to email@example.com.
H&M Union Station Grand Opening
The brand new H&M opens at noon Thursday with the retailer’s usual fanfare: giveaways for up to $300 for the first 300 shoppers, and an in-store deejay. Thursday at noon. Union Station.
Old Town Boutique District Scavenger Hunt
For the sixth year, Alexandria’s Old Town hosts a stylish scavenger hunt, during which contestants collect stamps at participating boutiques, then enter to win a grand prize shopping spree worth $3,700 upon completion of the “passport.” There are also 37 prizes worth $100, and contestants who get at least 20 stamps can enter to win one of 37 prizes worth $25. (Why 37? That’s how many stores are taking part.) Blogger María José of Very Busy Mamá will live-tweet the hunt on Saturday, and ask participants to meet up for prizes ranging from a free cupcake to a style consultation with a local stylist. Friday through Sunday. Visit the Old Town Boutique District’s website for more details.
Nordstrom’s Fall Beauty Trend Show
Get up to speed on new beauty trends at Nordstrom’s fall show, which includes a glimpse at runway-inspired looks, a tip-focused beauty consultation, and a complimentary tote bag. The $20 ticket price is redeemable toward any cosmetics purchased during the event. Appointments required; to schedule, call or stop by any Nordstrom cosmetics counter. Saturday 8 to 7.
Spa Logic’s Pop-Up Salon
The hair salon throws a charity-focused pop-up salon event in Dupont Circle, where they’ll offer haircuts for a $15 minimum donation to Locks of Love, and accept hair donations of 10 inches or longer. Saturday 10 to 7. Dupont Circle Park. Register here.
Topaz + Arrow’s Prints, Totes & Tags Workshop
This month’s crafting session takes on prints, totes, and tags with a DIY workshop at Black Whiskey that includes cocktails and light nibbles from Kushi, Honest Tea, and Boulevard Brewing Company. Sunday 1 to 3 PM. The Social Room at Black Whiskey. 1410 14th St., NW. $37.50 at Topaz + Arrow.